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June 23rd, 2015 by

Blind3 - See The Amazing Ways Blind People Use Smartphones dir=”ltr” style=”line-height:1.3800000000000001;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;”> This week pays homage to the blind and deaf and aims to encourage our understanding of misconceptions and reawaken awareness of the many challenged by it. An absolutely amazing how the hard of hearing and visually impaired managed through their day to day lives and now they’re also able to make use of smartphones.

Click n Compare takes a look at technology and the affect it’s had on these lives through mobile applications.

Google Translator

To enable blind users to utilize the internet as an information resource, Google developed Google Translate. By instant translation of online web pages, the blind can now listen to searches displayed  in every language.

Google Maps

The Map app assists both blind and deaf users in navigation,  by using imagery and audio to relay guiding instructions to mobile devices.

Sorenson nTouch

Sorenson nTouch software is specifically designed to assist deaf users in communicating through sign language. This is done by using interpreters to convert and deliver messages. Additionally, the software also provides high quality educational programs.


In a bid to allow deaf users to utilise their service and enjoy their movies, Netflix allows all movies to be streamed with on-screen audio descriptions.

P3 Mobile

Using a similar concept as Netflix, the PS3 mobile’s videos relay text, and convert it to audio, making it ideal for the visually and hearing impaired.

Hamilton Captel

Hamilton Captel is an innovative application that instantly converts phone calls into text, enabling the user to read what is being said, and respond immediately.

IP Relay

Using keyboard assistive touch, both blind and deaf users are now able to place calls to standard telephone user through an operating service.

Merriam Webster Dictionary

A user friendly system, this dictionary also definitions to be narrated as they appear on screen.

Audio Alert

Audio Alert is used as cautionary measure, alerting it’s users to any disturbances, such as smoke alarms, crying, car horns, etc.

Closed Capp

Closed Capp enables users to have direct video conversations, by converting spoken reponses into text.