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Samsung today announced two new accessibility focused applications for Android users.
Good Vibes app was developed in India and it helps the deafblind to have a two-way communication with others using their smartphones. The app uses Morse code to convert vibrations into text or voice and vice-versa. For the deafblind, the app has invisible UI which uses vibrations, taps and gestures. For caregivers and others, regular chat interface is available. This app uses vibrations in Morse code so that the deafblind can interpret the received messages.
With the deafblind interface, a deafblind person uses a combination of dots and dashes to send their messages. The standard interface allows users to type or use voice to send messages to the deafblind.
Good Vibes is now available for download from Samsung Galaxy Store. Samsung will also release it in Google Play Store for all other Android smartphone users in the coming months.
Relúm?no is a visual aid application for people with low vision. It allows them to magnify and minimize images, highlight the image outline, adjust colour contrast and brightness, and reverse colour.
“Samsung uses both its innovation and global network to create positive change, responding to people’s needs around the world and helping them to live better lives, with more choice, freedom and greater possibilities. We are happy we were able to develop technologies such as Good Vibes and Relúm?no that will help improve quality of life of the deafblind and people with low vision, allowing them to become more aware of the world around them and better integrated with society,” said Peter Rhee, Corporate Vice President, Samsung India.