Voice synthesizer for blind and visual impaired person

adrian cockcroft adrian.cockcroft at gmail.com
Tue Mar 27 17:09:56 CEST 2007

There are a lot of people who can't read the tiny fonts on their phone
screen. I'm particularly interested in making a UI variant that is
optimized for people with failing eyesight, but not completely blind.
I have a friend with macular degeneration who wants me to make a phone
she can use, and many older people just get long sighted and want a
simple UI they can actually read.

For completely blind people we could make a voice driven UI using
VoiceXML to specify the flows. I work alongside someone who has done
VXML work using Tellme's backend service. I'm not sure if there are
implementations we could use on the phone itself.


On 3/27/07, Gabriel Ambuehl <gabriel_ambuehl at buz.ch> wrote:
> On Tuesday 27 March 2007 10:23:08 Bartlomiej Zdanowski AutoGuard Ltd. wrote:
> > There's so much to do for blind person and we can do it together so
> > think guys and please provide some solutions and thoughts.
> I would imagine that a touchscreen only phone is quite hard to use for blind
> people as opposed to a phone with proper keys?
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