I would like to share an app that I have created: SunoDayko. You can find it on the Apple App Store by searching SunoDayko. I apologize for not being able to post a link to it. The site is not letting me submit the post with a link included.
It has features that I felt would be useful for 2 groups: visually-impaired and deaf-blind. Let me explain the 3 features that I have at the moment:
-TIME in morse code. Designed for the deaf-blind. Tap once and swipe up
-DATE in morse code. Designed for the deaf-blind. Tap twice and swipe up. Not that the app will not give you the full date. It is will you the date and the first 2 letters of the day of the week. It does not provide the month or year. I did this because I felt people usually know the month or the year and do not need the assistance of an app for that. I could be wrong on this. Please share your thoughts.
-CAMERA. Designed for both the blind and deaf-blind. This can be used to get text. For example: flat numbers on doors or meeting room names on doors.
To access this, do the following:
-Tap 3 times and swipe up to open the camera
-Point the camera at a door where a flat number or meeting room name is clearly visible
-If the app reads the text successfully, the app will vibrate to indicate success. If you are visually-impaired you can tap the screen to hear the text. If you are deaf-blind, you can start swiping right with 2 fingers to read through the morse code version.
I have tried to ensure it is compatible with VoiceOver. Please take a look.
I'd like to finish by admitting that I simply designed this because I felt these features would be useful. I felt that using morse code could help the deaf-blind, at least for simple things like date and time. The morse code functionality can also be an alternative to carrying around a braille keyboard.
For the camera feature, it works best when the text you are trying to get is large and there is no small text around it. Best examples are:
-Flat numbers on a door. I understand flat numbers are not always on the door, but if it is, then this app's camera can get it
-Meeting room names on doors. Another example where the text is large and there is probably nothing written around it
Finally, I will say that after opening the camera, you should wait upto 10 seconds. If the phone does not vibrate the confirm that it has succeeded, it likely did not find anything.
I designed these features based on my feeling that it would be useful. I could be wrong. That is why I am here. A friend pointed me to this site saying that the community will gladly give you feedback. So please do. Suggest any modifications you like. And if you feel that I am completely wrong and these features are not useful at all, please feel free to say that too. Thank you for your time :)