How Do Blind Users Use Smartphones?
There are several things that are just not easy to understand if you don’t have any sort of exposure to them. One of those several things that (especially sighted) people have a hard time understanding is how blind people use smartphones? A device with just a flat screen and one to maybe four physical buttons was the bane of many blind users when it first came out, but we all know that things have changed in the last so many years, and phone have become really accessible. But what does that mean (especially to sighted users who are not necessarily familiar with accessibility)? How does accessibility help blind users? What do they do different with their phones to do what sighted users would do? What kind of apps do they use on their phones?
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Project Ray is a good start, but I don't think it helps that much for blind people in using smartphones. If it literally reads all the steps, then that would be great.