Natasha Baker of Reuters reports on a new mobile app that can greatly benefit the vision impaired:
Called Georgie, the app for Android devices enables people with little or no sight to accomplish daily activities that could be difficult for them.
Here’s how the app works:
Users navigate the app’s features by passing their fingers over various options which are read aloud. Lingering on a particular option produces a beep, indicating that the option has been selected.
The app can make calls or send texts but it also provides location-based technologies, which can let users know, for example, when the next bus is coming, which direction they’re facing, or the ability to set location-based reminders.