Touch screens on phones and tablets can be very daunting to master for those who are new to vision loss. Cody Mitchell, Sales Manager for Irie-AT, and J.J. talk about some options that are out there for those looking to adopt a more guided focus driven experience on Android. The Synaptic software can be loaded on any device with Android Kit-Katt, on up, and contains features like a built in Video Magnifier and OCR. To check out the accessible phone options mentioned in this interview, head on over to the Irie-AT phones and tablets section of their website.
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Joe Steinkamp is no stranger to the world of technology, having been a user of video magnification and blindness related electronic devices since 1979. Joe has worked in radio, retail management and Vocational Rehabilitation for blind and low vision individuals in Texas. He has been writing about the A.T. Industry for 15 years and podcasting about it for almost a decade.