Cell Phones for Visually Impaired

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Cell Phones for Visually Impaired

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The Smart3 from Jitterbug keeps you connected, safe, and healthy.

The Jitterbug Smart3 will keep you connected to friends and family with its easy-to-navigate menu, voice typing, and video chat. Simply push the Urgent Response button in an emergency, and a licensed Emergency Response Agent will get you the aid you need. You can also consult with a board-certified doctor or registered nurse, as well as take advantage of low-cost transportation service.

 

Jitterbug 3's Specs

The 6.2-inch screen is quite large.
The menu is simple and based on a list.
Video chat using a high-resolution camera
Battery that lasts a long time
a powerful orator
Internet connectivity on the go
Keep your mind busy by playing brain games.
How-to guides are available right on your phone.

Jitterbug's Features

A big screen
The Jitterbug Smart3 offers a 6.2-inch screen that makes reading, texting, and video conferencing more comfortable

Menu is straightforward.
The Jitterbug Smart3 is simple to use, featuring a list-based menu and clear icons. You may use it to check your email, send SMS, browse the internet, and more.

Typing using your voice
It’s never been easier to send a text message. Your message will appear on the screen after you talk into the phone.

Live chats
The Jitterbug Smart3 is ideal for video chatting with family and friends, thanks to its built-in front-facing camera and pre-installed apps.

A Loud Speaker
On the Jitterbug Smart3, conversations are loud and clear. You may use the speakerphone to communicate hands-free, listen to music, watch videos, and much more.

Maps, directions, and the internet
Use our Maps and Directions function to get route options and driving directions, and easily access the internet from your phone.

With these services, you may turn your Jitterbug Smart3 into a health and safety device.

Emergency Response

Emergency Response Agents are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist you in an emergency.
Simply press the Urgent Response button, and we will validate your location, assess the problem, and provide you with the assistance you require.

Urgent Medical Attention

You can talk to a doctor or nurse 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from the comfort of your own home.
 Doctors and registered nurses can provide answers to your medical problems, as well as write prescriptions for popular medications.

Lively Link

Keep family and friends informed about your health and safety.
If you call Urgent Response, the Lively Link app helps you stay self – reliant and informs loved ones by sending an alert to their smartphone.

Personal Assistant

Helpful and friendly Personal Operators are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Personal Operators can look up phone numbers, make phone calls for you, organize a ride, and provide driving instructions, among other services.

Lively Rides 

Is a car service that is both easier and less expensive than taking a cab.
Lively has partnered with Lyft to give you peace of mind while traveling. When you dial “0” on your Jitterbug phone, a Personal Operator will arrange a transportation for you at any time of day or night.

 

Ease of Use

Using the Irisvision is a breeze with voice activated controls like “reading or distance mode”, “Zoom in” or “zoom out and “reduce brightness”.  This vibrant, high-definition vision delivers quick auto focus and an industry-leading 70° field of view with up to 14X magnification for distant, intermediate, and close work. 

For distant, midrange, and near tasks, this bright, high-definition vision provides rapid auto focus and the largest available, 70° field of view with up to 14X magnification.  This makes it useable for outdoor activities such as walking, navigating, watching TV or sporting events. Doing hobbies at intermediate distances or reading and writing.  Now with the new lightweight Inspire model it can be worn longer and more comfortably. 

 It comes with a cellular data plan and unlimited data and wifi, making it easy to connect with the customer support team along with loved ones. So not only does IrisVision help you to see but it helps keep you connected socially and even medically with remote telehealth features. 

Costs

The cost of the Jitterbug Smart 3 is $112.49

Does the Jitterbug Smart 3 act as a fall detection device?

The Jitterbug Smart3’s Lively Wearable2 is a safety accessory. It can detect if you fall when worn around your neck with our specifically designed lanyard. When a fall is detected, the Lively app on your Jitterbug Smart3 will automatically link you to an Urgent Response Agent so that help can be given even if you are unable to hit the button.

Large Button Cell Phone for the Visually Impaired

CELL PHONE MINIVISION2

The MiniVision2 is a simple cell phone with large physical buttons that is fully accessible to people who are blind.

Everything on the screen and entered is read aloud by the phone. Voice commands can also be used to control it to a significant extent. Although the MiniVision2 is a simple cell phone, it contains a number of smartphone-like capabilities. The MiniVision2 contains an alarm, camera, FM radio, light detector, color identifier, money identifier, calculator, recorder, voice notes, flashlight, weather, and a “where am I?” feature in addition to making calls and sending text messages.

CELL PHONE MINIVISION2

Physical Characteristics

The MiniVision2 is a smartphone that is slightly smaller than the average. It measures 4.9 inches in height, 2.4 inches in width, and 0.5 inches in thickness.

It’s composed of durable plastic and features rounded edges for a more comfortable grip. The keypad, which has huge black buttons with large white lettering, takes up the lowest sixty percent of the phone. The buttons are evenly placed, making it simple to select the correct option. The navigation buttons, in particular, are very haptic. The surface of the OK button is covered in countless tiny bumps, giving it a unique textured feel. The OK button is surrounded by elevated navigation buttons. Each of the Call and Power buttons has three big bumps on its surface. In short, the keypad on the MiniVision2 is the most tactile we’ve ever used.

A micro-USB charging port, a 3.5 mm audio connector for headphones, and two small holes on the phone’s bottom edge power the phone when it sits in the charging station. The power and volume controls are built into the keypad rather than on the phone’s edge, as is common on smartphones.

Voice Guide

 Voice guide turns the MiniVision2 into a “talking phone,” making it fully accessible to blind people. Everything on the screen and everything pressed is spoken by the voice guide. The MiniVision2, for example, will read the user’s text messages. It will also voice the letters as they are entered when the user is typing the reply. It will say “h removed” if the user deletes a letter, such as the letter “h.” The MiniVision2 gives users all the information they need to operate all of the device’s features fully and independently.

The voice guide not only gives the visually impaired user access to all features, but it also gives him or her numerous forms of information. It can, for example, speak phone status information like the time, date, and battery power level, as well as alert the user when the phone is charging.

English is the default language. In total, the MiniVision2 supports 19 languages. Premium voices are available for free download, allowing users to choose the voice that most appeals to them. The audio guide’s speaking pace can be set to regular, fast, faster, or extremely fast.

Voice Instructions

Many of the MiniVision2’s fundamental features may be operated with your voice. Most significantly, calls are made by pressing and holding the OK button and saying “call” followed by the name of the person to be called. Similarly, the user can send a text message by holding down the OK button and saying “send message to” followed by the recipient’s name. Voice can be used to compose messages. The speech-to-text accuracy is quite good in our experience.

Other parts of the phone can also be controlled using the user’s voice. To create a voice memo or add a new contact, for example. Voice can also be used to populate almost any text field.

Voice control is generally effective, and users who like to use their voice have plenty of opportunities to do so.

Making Phone Calls

There are four ways to make a call: To begin, the user can utilize the keyboard to dial phone numbers. As the user types the numbers, the numbers are stated aloud. Second, users can make calls directly from their contacts list. Calls can also be made from Call History. Finally, voice commands can be used to make calls. As previously stated, the user presses and holds the OK button while saying something like “Call John.”

Text Messages: Sending and Receiving

With the help of the voice guidance, you may type and send text messages. It is an easy procedure to follow. Voice commands and voice dictation can also be used to compose and send text messages. Voice commands are by far the most convenient method of sending text messages. When new text messages are received, the MiniVision2 will tell the user audibly and display the quantity of new unread messages. Text messages will be read aloud when they arrive.

More Features

Even though the MiniVision2 is a basic cell phone with buttons, it is capable of much more than just making phone calls and sending text messages. An alarm, camera, photo gallery, FM radio, light detector, color identifier, banknote recognizer, calculator, recorder, notes, flashlight, weather, “where am I?” and an emergency feature are all included on the phone. All of these are usable by someone who is blind and work effectively.

We used $1, $10, and $20 bills to test the banknote recognizer feature. The MiniVision2 correctly and reliably detected the bills. Similarly, the “Where Am I?” feature always gave me the proper address. These and other qualities should be extremely beneficial to blind people.

Low Vision Compatibility

The font size can be changed to tiny, medium, large, or extremely large. The letters are bigger than any font size on a smart phone when set to very large. In reality, when the font size is adjusted to very large, some words will not fit on the screen and will scroll over the screen.

The color schemes can also be changed by the users. White on black (the default), black on white, blue on yellow, yellow on blue, yellow on black, and black on yellow are among the color schemes available.

Cost of the Raz Mobility MiniVision2 Cell Phone

$309

Find a nearby low vision professional

The best way to learn more about low vision aids and pick up the right ones is to visit a low vision professional. It’s easy to find one in your area.