A smartphone designed for blind people has been launched.
Georgie, as the device is known, has a voice-assisted touchscreen and
offers a variety of apps to help complete tasks such as catching a
bus, reading printed text and pinpointing location.
The phone was designed by blind husband-and-wife team Roger and
It was named after Mrs Wilson-Hinds' first guide dog. First text
The couple run a not-for-profit social enterprise Screenreader.
The handset is powered by an Android operating system and uses
existing Samsung handsets such as the Samsung XCover and Galaxy Ace 2.
"I was able to send my very first text just earlier this year thanks
to Georgie," said Mr Wilson-Hinds.
"It's exactly the type of digital experience we want to make easily
available to people with little or no sight. It is also going to help
solve everyday problems for blind people so they can be more confident
about navigating the real world and become independent," he said.
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