Blanco & Negro

WSA-mobile Winner in the category m-Inclusion & Empowerment, 2012
Original Title: 
Ecuador
m-Inclusion & Empowerment
2012
Producer: 
Byron Llerena Z.

Blanco y Negro is an app for visually impaired persons, optimizing the use of other senses to access the main functions of a cell phone. The app makes use of two key tools, a speech synthesizer and a set of functions called Gesture, to provide feedback about actions taken on the mobile so that users can easily follow. Based on these tools, visually impaired persons can access mobile phone functions in a way adapted to their abilities and needs: phone calling, text messaging, information management and colour recognition. Blanco y Negro is available in English and Spanish. Blanco y Negro is a unique app ensuring the inclusion of visually impaired persons in the use of smartphones.

 

 

Blanco y Negro is an app for visually impaired persons, optimizing the use of other senses to access the main functions of a cell phone. The app makes use of two key tools, a speech synthesizer and a set of functions called Gesture, to provide feedback about actions taken on the mobile so that users can easily follow. Based on these tools, visually impaired persons can access mobile phone functions in a way adapted to their abilities and needs: phone calling, text messaging, information management and colour recognition. Blanco y Negro is available in English and Spanish. Blanco y Negro is a unique app ensuring the inclusion of visually impaired persons in the use of smartphones.

 

 

Watch the product video here. “Blanco y Negro” is an app developed for smartphones running android OS , a program to visually impaired people that will exploit the ability of other senses, turning a Smartphone into a powerful tool for the user.

The applications main goal is to supplant the main functions of a cell phone which are:
Phone Calling
-Text Messaging
-Information Managing.
-Navigation through the smartphone.
-Color Recognition
 
The functions listed above display a big number of other functions that have not been properly covered yet by any other software. “Blanco y Negro” is the first step to take in order to include visually impaired people in the use of SmartPhones.
Jury Evaluation: 

Mobile: 
Yes