Simple Audiobook Player For Seniors And Blind People - Assistive Technology Blog
Books are an integral part of our lives! Doesn’t matter if we are voracious or occasional readers – we always appreciate the entertainment and knowledge books impart. However, in case of blind people or sighted people losing their partial or full vision, physical books can seldom be an option. That’s where audiobooks come into the picture, but they come with their own challenges. This post has been written by Marcin Simonides who has created a very simple, minimalist interface for playing audiobooks for blind and/or elderly people. When eyesight deteriorates, either due to illness or advanced age, many people turn to audiobooks as an alternative to reading. With today’s technology there is an abundance of services and devices one can use. For many seniors, however, mastering the technology can be an additional obstacle. Most audio players are designed either to be small, which requires that buttons are tiny and close together, or big with touch screens which is susceptible to accidental touch. Either way it is easy to inadvertently press the wrong button, especially if fingers are no longer as flexible and precise as they used to be. Add to this features like shuffle or repeat that sometimes get enabled [...]