Blind o Techmate: A technology for the vision-impaired
We use and experience technology every day, every moment. Computers and the internet have shaped the way 21st-century will be remembered in the pages of history. Unfortunately, many of us are still unable to access technology independently due to vision impairment. Devices have become more sophisticated and require a proper vision for independent operation. Individuals with vision impairment require help from others to operate devices, which deprives them of privacy and makes them completely dependent. We present this paper with the vision of eliminating the barrier between technology and blind individuals. We have developed an idea of modifying the already existing computers and making them specially built for blind individuals so that they can independently use and explore technology in their way. We intend to present an idea that will bring technology closer to them and enable them to interact with the technology independently. We believe that technology must be accessible to everyone irrespective of any disability.
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