ORIENTATION & MOBILITY

Did you know that a person with visual impairments can use an iPhone independently?
Yes, you have heard correctly, an iPhone with a touch pad!

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Recently Pieter van Niekerk came to demonstrate his mobile phone to the students at the College of Orientation and Mobility and also gave them an opportunity to try it out.

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Apparently all iPhones (and iPads) have a VoiceOver app pre-installed that, once activated, talks with the person with visual impairments and makes it possible for him/her to use the phone!

Android phones likewise have an app called TalkBack.