Eureka Park Preview: Project Ray Is Vision Free Communication Made Intuitive and Easy.
The smartphone has changed our lives dramatically. In our pockets we hold mini computers over 1000x more powerful than the first computers that filled warehouses. The smartphone has replaced the discman, walkman, home telephone, cable tv, the radio, flashlights, video cameras, personal cameras and much more. It’s a technology marvel that many even take for granted today. Think about all the amazing things the smartphone does in your life. But what if you were blind or visually impaired.
There’s always been some kind of adaptable technology for the disabled. Often times it would be some big and bulky take on a device that most people take for granted. Adaptable technology always screamed out loud that the user had some kind of disability.
It doesn’t have to be that way, and the people at Project Ray know that more than anyone.
Project Ray is a company that’s bringing today’s most important technology to those that are blind or visually impaired, in sleek devices that look, and pretty much function, like the devices we use today. They’ve also created a mobile app
On the Hardware side Project Ray has 3 different mobile phones to choose from.
- Ray L5 is a smartphone flip phone designed for the visually impaired. It runs Android, has access to apps and a physical keyboard. The interface is designed to be open, intuitive and easy to operate without all the excess clutter found on other rival smartphones. There are several features designed to improve the lives of those visually impaired. Those features include a tag identifier system, remote assistance, eye free user interface,plenty of speech to text and more.
- Ray E5 is a smartphone with a 4.5″ screen, an added tactile phone keyboard and many of the features already found in the L5. It features simple navigation menus, larger icons, and an added stylus pen. The Ray OS makes it easy to navigate and easy to use.
- Ray S7 is a full featured smartphone built on the Samsung J7 platform. It features a dual mode operating system where users can use an enhanced version of Android with bigger menus, accessibility functions and the best possible voice to text, speech and other features to make it easy for someone visually impaired to use a smartphone packed with features found in the latest model phones. As with the other two Ray smartphones users can have completely eye free access.
The Ray Vision application gets rid of all the clutter found in Android devices and has features a launcher designed just for the visually impaired. It features the same eye free interface found in the Ray phones basically allowing users to retrofit any Android phone with Ray functionality. The app already has over 10,000 happy users in the Google Play store.
You can see, touch and experience Project Ray’s smartphone products for the blind and visually impaired at CES 2018 in Las Vegas, January 9-12th in Eureka Park booth #50849 and check them out on the web at project-ray.com
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