Ice Cream Sandwich Includes Impressive Features for the Visually Impaired: Video Demo

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  1. dgstorm

    dgstorm Editor in Chief Staff Member Premium Member

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    Apparently, the Googlers that put Ice Cream Sandwich together didn't want anyone to be left out of the Android experience, including the visually handicapped. They have included some impressive accessibility features in the new Android 4.0 OS that are designed to assist those with visual impairments. It's really creative thinking to include these features in a smartphone, and you must send out kudos to Google for doing this! This seems like another thing to be thankful for about Ice Cream Sandwich

    Ironically, these new features are demonstrated in a video above :)

    Source: PhanDroid
     
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    Does any other smart phone have built in accessibility features like android?
     
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    kodiak799 Silver Member

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    video of features for the visually impaired = fail
     
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    I wish Blackberry would come out with something. One thing I know from having a blind sibling, hard buttons always work best. He can use the computer, but never uses the mouse because it's way too difficult. If it had keys, physical buttons and what not, maybe it could be workable. But the GNex it buttonless! :blink:

    Glad to see companies thinking of the blind though. This feature must burn though batteries like a mother!
     
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    ilikemoneygreen Silver Member

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    kinda cool, i hope i never need to use it. Hopefully. Im glad somebody is thinking about it though.
     
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    dezymond Tech Support Mod Staff Member Premium Member

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    That's really cool.

    Considering how much of my time goes towards look at a screen of some sort I'm hoping I don't have to use this before I hit 65+ :D
     
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