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First Braille Phone Goes On Sale In UK! - Assistive Technology Blog
Technology is so amazing and friendly that it has made many things accessible – including phones! All smartphones today, with the help of native features and several apps, can help blind users perform several tasks very easily (including making phone calls, of course)! However, what if you find technology intimidating? What if you like things to be as simple as possible and are okay with a device that will help you keep in touch with your loved ones with minimal interaction with technology? If that’s the case, the OwnFone is the solution for you! A phone that only has a list of names and pretty much nothing else, OwnFone lets a blind user make phone calls to 4 to 12 of their loved ones with the touch of a button. The device has names of their loved ones listed in Braille which can also be listed in raised text if the user cannot read Braille. All they have to do is press a name and a call is immediately made to that person. This phone also receives phone calls from the same set of people. The size of a credit card, OwnFone can be used for both day to day [...]