Today, only a fraction of the 285 million visually impaired people around the world can effectively use smartphones and connected digital services. Despite the efforts of developers and organisations promoting accessibility, blind people are painfully behind when it comes to smartphone technologies, which all use graphic UIs and touch-screens. Smartphones are entirely sight dependant leaving blind users with outdated, basic devices.
To solve this problem Project Ray have developed BlindTouch, a smartphone UI that is automatically superimposed over all system functions, applications and services. All features can be easily accessed due to the multiple input options enabling the visually impaired simple operation of their digital devices. In this way BT allows the blind and visually impaired community to effectively use smartphones as part of their daily lives, bringing the benefits of smartphone technology into their hands.