Openmoko for blind users?
helge.hafting at hist.no
Wed Apr 1 14:28:18 CEST 2009
Crane, Matthew wrote:
> Seems to me OM would be a good platform to quickly implement something
> like this on a working phone.
There quite a few ways to help the blind using this phone:
* Some aren't completely blind, and can be helped with an
enormous font. Up to one character covering the display,
if need be.
* USB have some options. One can connect a keyboard or a smaller
numerical keyboard. Of course these can have braille keys.
* It is also possible to connect a braille output device
"braille screen?". Such devices works well with the
command-line interface. We already have a command-line
app for sending SMS. Adding command-line apps for making calls and
reading SMS isn't hard either.
* speech synthesizers can read sms (and other stuff) over the speaker.
Free ones exists, for quite a few languages.
Being open, it isn't that hard to install alternative software. There
are already linux software for the blind.
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