This is a guest post by Tom Harrison.
Smartphone has in store various advantages. It has the power to expose you to the world of entertainment and connect with the friends all over the globe. For the visually impaired the Smartphone offer more than this. The use of the phone is not restricted to connecting people but also it has become a guide that helps them to conduct their daily activities seamlessly. So be it counting the bills after any transaction, or locating any bus-stop in any unknown location, they can do the same by touching the icons on the screen. Connecting the internet and seeking information is also easy with this phones
Use of touchscreen
It might seem that the flat glass screen of the Smartphone might not be the best option for the visually impaired people, but in reality it is not so. This touchscreen has turned out to be of great benefit to the blind users. It is known that the blind user generally use their sense of touch to navigate through the Smartphone and also perform different functions. The Smartphone uses this concept and couples it with the voice commands for the convenience of its users. Only the phone that uses braille does not use the voice commands.
Aids in various activities
The manufacturers of the phone have also introduced apps that can help them to gather different information and perform various actions. Audio books, playing games with the help of sound and touch and matching the color of clothes are few of the function that can be conducted with these apps. If you are planning to visit a new locality, then with the help of voice command, the phone can guide you towards your destination. So, when you are out just switch on the GPS and you can reach the desired location without getting lost.
Spots your bus easily
Few of these phones come with in-built applications that can guide you to appropriate bus terminus or bus-stop. Al you need to do is feed in the details or the number pertaining to the bus fleet. You can also mention the nearest stop or your destination. You can hear a recorded voice directing you to the top and also the details of the route and once you are on the bus, it will tell you the number of stops that you need to cover to reach your destination. In this software or application, information related to the routes is already recorded.
Various other benefits
There are also applications in these phones that forecast the weather of a particular area. If you want answer to your queries, all you need to do is ask a question and you will receive an answer in an audio format. If you need any assistance for any task, you can also seek the same with the application. Connecting to the social media sites is easy with the phones for visually impaired. Your photographic spree will also be answered by the applications. You can click the photograph and you will be told what it is about. You can also transform a sound clip to an audio aid and the same can be saved and can be utilized later.
No need of any human help
The general functions of the phone that is calling up people and sending messages and emails can be done with ease with the help of voice command. A Smartphone loaded with these applications can help you to enjoy the world without the help of any third person or human assistance. Another worth mentioning help catered by these phones and their apps are that the bill that you pay as part of the payment can be counted easily by them. They can also recognize the currency easily.
Author Bio: Tom Harrison writes blogs regardingSmartphone and the different applications that are built in the same. In his latest one, he has written about the phones for visually impaired and the advantage they have.