Meet the New iPhone for the Blind

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  • New help is on the way for those who are visibly challenged. Now, the blind can reap the benefits of technology with Apple's new phone.

    Unlike much of the population that uses sight to find and use apps, the new iPhone allows the use of fingertaps to navigate. One tap and a voice tells you which app you're on; two taps and you open the app.

    In addition to being able to make calls, send texts and check email, blind people can use many custom apps to keep track of their location, street by street, and another app to identify paper money. Future apps might include indoor GPS devices for navigating inside buildings and an app that reads restaurant menus.

     

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