Cellphones for the blind and visually impaired are the Snapfon ezTWO, the Big Button BM-01, the Apple iPhone and Android-based phones, as of 2015. The Snapfon ezTWO and the Big Button Mobile Phone are ideal for visually impaired seniors who prefer uncomplicated phones with minimal features.Continue Reading
The ezTWO has a talking keypad with large buttons, enhanced sound and an exclusive SOS button for emergency dialing. The BM-01 features large keys, an emergency button and a magnify key that can enlarge text messages.
The Apple iPhone has built-in features that assist the visually impaired such as the audio assistant Siri that responds to voice commands; scanning apps that can scan barcodes and read the product aloud to the user, as well as read paper currency; and GPS technology that can tell one's exact location.
Some of the assistive built-in features that Android-based phones have include a text-to-speech engine and screen reader, as well as resources such as TalkBack, BrailleBack and EyesFree. Downloadable third-party apps allow the visually impaired user to make phone calls, text, email and browse the net using voice commands.Learn more about Mobile