In this audio, J.J. speaks with Danel Novak from BlindShell. This Android phone comes with custom-built apps intended for the blind user who is not comfortable with traditional smart phone technology. When it is available in the U.S., the hardware and software package should cost around $350.
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Ugh, not another one. Haven't we seen enough of these things? I'd hoped the Odin crap would be the end of it.
broadwaydon Thursday, 31-Mar-2016 4:23 PM ET:
Unlike the person who posted the previous comment, I'm glad to see that these basic options are being made available. While I can't imagine life without my IPhone, there are certainly many blind people who are looking for simpler options. This is particularly true for elderly people who are new to sight loss. They may want some of the features of a Smartphone, but not all of them. And while they are learning Braille, mobility, etc., and adjusting to the life changes that come with blindness, it's important that they have options such as this. Some people will then move on to a more sophisticated phone and some won't; viva la difference.
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J.J. Meddaugh is an experienced technology writer and computer enthusiast. He is a graduate of Western Michigan University with a major in telecommunications management and a minor in business. When not writing for Blind Bargains, he enjoys travel, playing the keyboard, and meeting new people.