Tech Tips Home
The Best Tech Tips And Daily Deals
Newsletter On The Internet!

WorldStart Tech Tip And Store Search
Email: Password: Login Remember Me

Like what you see here? Subscribe to the Tech Tips newsletter!   Email: Subscribe

New Smartphone Tech Helps Blind

Monday, March 24th, 2014 by | Filed Under: Android, Smartphones

Samsung is showing off three new accessories for the Galaxy Core Advance phone that could make life much easier for the visually impaired.  The emergence of texting and messaging apps has already made a huge difference for the deaf community, allowing the hearing-impaired to communicate freely withe the hearing and each other without the need for any special equipment.

These devices promise to help visually impaired and blind smartphone users.

The Ultrasonic Cover allows users to make their way in unfamiliar surroundings. It sends a vibration when something or someone is in the the path of the user. The user holds up the cover and it will alert him or her to objects as far away as six feet. 

The device is compact and doesn’t look much different than an ordinary phone case.

The second accessory is the Optical Scan Stand. The phone fits right into the stand and when the phone’s camera is focused on printed material, the phone will automatically read the text aloud to the user.

It will automatically start working when sensors detect paper in the stand. So, it’s easy for the visually impaired to use without any assistance.

The Voice Label helps users distinguish objects and even make notes and voice tags to help identify object and could even be used to record brief instructions on how to use something.

The phone also features a light-sensing app, instant voice recorder and a voice guided camera. The accessories are sold separately from the phone.

~ Cynthia



Tags: , , ,

Leave a Reply

Like these tips? Get them for FREE in your email!

WorldStart's Tech Tips Newsletter

  • Tech Tips Daily - Become a tech pro! Get the very best tech and computer help sent directly to your email every weekday!

  • Tech Tips Weekly - If you don't want our Tech Tips newsletter every day, then sign up for this weekly newsletter to get the best information of the week. Sent on Fridays.

Other Newsletters

  • WorldStart's Daily Deals - Every week, we send out great deals in our Daily Deals newsletter. Many of these deals are exclusively for our Daily Deals newsletter subscribers and can't be found with our regular specials.

  • Just For Grins - Each issue includes a couple clean jokes, some funny quotes, and a hilarious reader's story. Newsletter is sent five days a week.

Enter Email Address:


Your e-mail address is safe with us!
We only use it to send you the newsletters you request. It is NEVER disclosed to a third party for any reason, ever! Plus, if you decided you don't like our newsletters (don't worry, you'll love them), unsubscribing is fast and easy.

Free Newsletter Signup

Tech Tips Daily

Become a tech pro! Get the very best tech and computer help sent directly to your email every weekday!

Tech Tips Weekly

The week's best in tech and computer help. Get your issue sent to your email every Friday!

WorldStart's Daily Deals

The very best deals on the Internet! Get a new set of incredible sales every day of the week!

Just For Grins

Clean jokes, funny quotes, and hilarious comics. Sent 5 times a week straight to your email.


Love Worldstart? Refer A Friend!

WorldStart's Premium Membership

Tip Archive