"Accessing Mobile Devices for Blind ": Application Allows User to Interact With Smartphone or Tablet

Accessing Mobile Devices for Blind would enable blind or severely sight-impaired persons to enjoy a variety of apps and programs on their smartphones or tablets, by equipping these with a series of Braille-based, adhesive-backed films which adhere to the phone or tablet's screen. These films or overlays will correspond to the screen selections of the app, thus enabling the visually impaired to more easily interact with many various applications.

Accessing Mobile Devices for Blind “incorporates the Braille system enabling a blind person to use a 2-dimensional music program by converting it into a 3-dimensional program.” Accessing Mobile Devices for the Blind system functions with such 2-dimensional music apps as those which “convert” the screen of a phone or a tablet into a keyboard, fretboard, or drums – and thus have features (keys, frets and strings, drumheads) that the blind cannot see. Accessing Mobile Devices for the Blind consists of thin plastic masks or screens that sticks to a smartphone or tablet's screen by means of static attraction. The screens or masks have raised ridges, in Braille to represent the underlying keys, frets, or strings of the musical-instrument app, and the user will simply press, hold, or tap these ridges just as they would the keys, strings, or surface of the “instrument” – be it a keyboard, a guitar fretboard, or a drum or drums. Televised test marketing has recently been completed indicating strong consumer interest in Accessing Mobile Devices for Blind. 
Accessing Mobile Devices for Blind is Patent Pending and was invented by Raymond Cordero of Ridgewood, NY who said, “I have a series of working prototypes. This product could also be applied to a variety of apps extending the capability of blind or severely sight-impaired individuals when it comes to music, self-expression and all the capabilities of a contemporary smartphone. I did this is in memory and honor of all blind people in hopes that a blind person can truly access a mobile device.”

EDITOR'S NOTE: Development of this product is being handled by Invents Company. For more information about licensing or sale, contact the Licensing Department at Invents Company Operations Center, P.O. Box 1682, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576  Tel: 212-620-2629   www.invents.com    

Contact: Jeanne Nelson   Media Dept:  10577   (646) 503-4817   Jeanne@invents.com

Source: Invents Company


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