By Ahmed Hamdy, 12 February, 2014
iOS and iPadOS
I've been thinking about the revolutionary use of iPhone's camera to make accessible apps but why We don't make an app to help the visually impaired to know which cars are running front of them, or choose a taxi or bus to get on? please I need your opinion about that important topic, and I wanna to hear from app developers about their opinion and how We can develop such a very important that gives the blind more privacy thanks Ahmed
No need for an app really.
Not yet exactly But definitely coming soon
Tech to recognize faces and text real time is almost here.
Link for face recognizing camera. Also reads bus numbers
Plus, we cannot constantly
hail a cab easily, wow!
In some cities buses have a
I think that scanning buses
Agree with comments 1, 3, 4, and 8,
I think you guys are all missing the point
I think though the skill
Asking for Assistance
The point in my opinion
Again I don't think such an
Low tech solutions Call the
That might not work as it is
Nothing wrong with asking for help
We all want independence
I have a different question for ah med.
Have you tried searching your
Pour a bit of water on your flames, please.
stopping a bus or taxy with you i phone
Not fictitious at all
Now that would be a good idea
The absence of hope is never a good thing
I think a couple of the
Just wanted to mention that
In addition, it is important
Oh are you by chance talking
Oh are you by chance talking about the brain port? I know several friends who have been in clinical tests and they say it has a long way to go, but yeah. For me to be able to maybe, just maybe, read a printed page of music with that thing would be awesome. I can't sing any of it unless the sensor would be small enough for me to sing with it in my mouth and have good diction
And it would probably do a lot more like tell you in plenty of lite of corse what bus number is on the side etc etc. I would not how ever give up my cane or braille skills as what if the battery goes dead. or what not.
The beauty is you don't have to give up on your cane
You are not wrong about privacy, but there is a difference
Lol. I was using my iPhone
Lol. I was using my iPhone and making calls about 24 hours after i got the thing, but I'm extremely quick at picking up most things. and some thing I'm not, for example lilly pond. Yuck!
but yeah I guess we'll have to wait and see what happens with th brain port. I first read about it in discover almost 10years ago and we'll see if this ever gets FDA approved.
When I travel on my own in an
When I travel on my own in an unfamiliar place I try and listen to my bar rings if I can hear them but yeah I am constenly gathering information about where I am and how to get to this street or that.
I have with me a braille comps that's low tech but boy is it accurate, that and I use the sun if it is out for my travels as I know what direction I'm going based on where the sun happens to be at the time of the day.
All of this takes practice and I'm not 100 percent a good traveler but it can be done.
In Minneapolis where I live city buses talk as an example as the bus approaches I will hear the route number it will also tell me where it’s going and what direction it’s traveling
First with busses in Chicago and L what we call train, when you are waiting on the bus stop when it stop in front of you, you can hear name of bus and where it is going. Same with the train. Taxi if they had a radio signal that an app can pick up and tell you there is a taxi close to you so you can do like all sighted people do when they see just say very loud TAXI. Hope they hear you and stop.
Not only that stereotypes that have to do with blindness varies from country to country. Besides as painful as this is Egyptian society needs to learn a lot about blindness this applies to other countries as it stands
Sad but true
Most culture do not want to deal with those who have a mental illness or are disable. The old saying works for them. Out of sight, out of mind. What you do not see, you do not feel. Lucky for me that I live in Chicago, we have great public transp and the city is perfect for blind people. A big square where streets go north, south, east and west with some diagonal.
Agreed. The idea is not
Agreed. The idea is not stupid at all,all, but it is not practical. I always ask for help even though I hate it and feel like i'm going to vomit every time. But I have no choice. I'll do that raather trhan rely on an iphoen app for this.
Besides I lived in Egypt for two years it’s challenging enough to navigate Egypt as a sighted person it’s impossible to navigate Egypt as a blind person because of design and their are no traffic lights with the exception of one city vehicles don’t care where your situated if drivers find your in their way you will be honked on if you don’t move you get run over so using a smartphone app while your phone is telling you that info you could easily get run over and you wouldn’t notice because you could easily bleed because of that said app you wouldn’t be just putting your own safety at risk but you would endanger the lives of others around you. Besides if such an app existed I wouldn’t want it