Student Creates Smartphone App That Helps Blind Users Take Better Photos
The program was built around solutions that were asked for in a survey of blind smartphone users; the students took the most-needed features and tried to construct an app that addressed all of them. What resulted was a program that gives aural cues to blind users when faces are detected and in focus, and a 30-second audio clip is captured with each shot. This enables blind users to listen in to what was being said surrounding each photo as they're shuffling through a gallery in an attempt to sort their images later on.
We're hoping that the app leaves the college campus and hits various app stores soon, but moreover, we hope this is just the start of a trend. Apps enabling better lives for the disabled? Now that's something anyone can get behind.