Kriyate, a Delhi-based company, has launched a new Android launcher application SimplEye, for visually challenged people. The application, available on Google Play store, features an easy to use interface for the visually impaired allowing them to use take advantage of all the features of a smartphone like a person with normal vision.
The application ensures the screen has one element at a time. A voice narrates the element that is on screen. It also allows users to interact with the element using simple gestures. “For example, swiping up/down scrolls through the elements in order. A single tap takes the user forward while a long press is for accessing options. A user can apply these gestures anywhere on the screen, freeing one from the need of seeing the display!,” says the app description.
According to Sumit Dagar, founder of Kriyate, the company has already started working on an update of the app that will bring in new futures such as colour identification and location sharing.