• Announcements

    • Reminder - MoDaCo position on illegal content   07/30/15

      ILLEGAL CONTENT I'd like to just reaffirm MoDaCo's position regarding piracy and illegal content in the light of some recent questions / postings. Posts will be censored by myself or my moderation team if the contain or link to: Illegal / pirated / cracked software or sites that host such softwareNintendo emulators / ROMs or sites hosting them (in light of Nintendo's legal stance)CUSTOM ROMS You may discuss and post links to custom device ROMs on MoDaCo, provided the following rules are adhered to: ROMs must not contain any illegal 3rd party software (this includes trial versions included without permission)ROMs must give full credit to the original authorISSUES If you have any issues with this policy, please contact PaulOBrien directly via PM.
    • Reminder: Selling items on the forum directly is not allowed   07/30/15

      Please note that selling items on the forum directly is not allowed by the forum rules. There is a forum for eBay auctions whereby you can list the items on eBay and link to them there. This is the ONLY forum for this type of activity. You may also advertise links to the eBay forum in your signature. Please note that selling directly in contravention of these rules will result in a warning / suspension / ban.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

Qualcomm and Project RAY to launch an eye-free mobile device

2 posts in this topic

Posted

Project RAY's vision is to bridge the digital divide and raise the bar in accessibility for the blind and visually impaired by unleashing the power of modern smartphone technology to foster independence. A single, powerful mobile device that combines all the capabilities of dedicated devices into one, the RAY device is poised to become the new gold standard for the blind and visually impaired.

I'm excited about this, based on an off-the-shelf Android OS smartphone powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon™ processor, the Project RAY device integrates the capabilities of smartphone technology with 24/7 mobile broadband connectivity and a UI designed for eye-free interaction.

A trial project is currently underway that is testing the new system with 100 participants throughout Israel.

Boaz Zilberman, chief executive officer of Project RAY, said:

"The breakthrough UI (User Interface) defines a new language for human-device interaction that is built ground-up for eye-free operation, the user touches any position on the screen and that position becomes the starting point for selecting an audio-book, messaging or other activity. Navigation is enabled by a few simple finger movements in different directions. The phone’s built-in vibration capabilities and voice prompts provide user feedback and the UI learns to adapt its behavior based on users’ preferences and usage patterns.”

According to Qualcomm, the UI supports a rich set of services, including phone calls, text messaging with vocal read-out, navigation, object recognition, social network services, remote assistance, audio-book reading, and other leisure and entertainment offerings.

Here's hoping it's open source, and can be eventually integrated into other devices easily.

Further information is available on Project RAY's website.

[Via: Project RAY]

projectray.png

Click here to view the item

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

oooohhh, like the sound of this. For my work anything that helps accessibility helps my websites content reach a wider audience, will be waiting for for more developments on this.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

MoDaCo is part of the MoDaCo.network, © Paul O'Brien 2002-2015. MoDaCo uses IntelliTxt technology.