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About BlindShell

BlindShell is a touchscreen phone for blind and visually impaired people. It is operated by simple gestures. Feedback is provided by the built-in synthetic voice, vibration and additional acoustic signals. BlindShell has been developed in close cooperation with the Czech association for the blind and visually impaired (SONS).

CONTROL

The easiest in the world! You will need only two fingers and a couple of minutes of training to figure everything out. Short or holding touch with one or two fingers. That's it! That's BlindShell!

EFFECTIVENESS

Message Dictation

Finally you don't have to use keyboard so often. From now on, you can dictate instead of writing! Just a few seconds and your messages or emails are ready to be sent.

PRODUCTIVITY 

Email

Automatic configuration of the most frequent domains: Google, Yahoo, GMX, Outlook. Just write your nickname, password and it's done.

Voice recorder

Take notes anywhere without limitations.

Calculator

It might come handy!

Calendar

Simply put your important meetings and events into agenda. Set application to notify you a week, a day or an hour beforehand. Never forget again!

ENTERTAINMENT

Internet Radio

Can you choose from thousands of stations from all over the world? Or are you more comfortable with just hundred from your country? Classic, rock, jazz or pop? Choose your preferable genre with a few touches!

Audio books

Now you have access to more than 25,000 audiobooks in english, german, french or spanish. Everything for free. You can search tittles or authors.

MP3 player

Practical and easy to use. Enjoy your favorite interprets.

VISION AIDS

Banknote Recognition

Aim BlindShell camera to a banknote in your hand and in few moments you will know the value. How simple!

Color Indicator

Know the color of cloths or any other object. Note that the result is dependent on external lighting.

Magnifier

BlindShell can turn into magnifying glass. Available with practical holder for reading.

TapTapSee

Sophisticated 3rd party application. Aim BlindShell camera to any object and the app will tell you what is it.

INTERNET AND SOCIAL NETWORKS

Facebook, Whatsapp and web browser. Finally with easy BlindShell-like control!

LIFETIME FREE UPDATES

You can be sure that your new BlindShell will get the newest available applications. Update is done without the need of assistance of sighted person.

SD CARDS

More space for MP3s and books? Just put micro SD card into the phone. Easy as BlindShell.

2 SIM CARDS

We can handle this! Simply set which one should be used for calling and which one for mobile networks.

There is also a unique, easy-to-use keyboard for writing numbers and texts.

We tested this smartphone with real visually impaired users in order to find out as much as we could about their specific needs. We also closely work with SONS organization and Dedina center.

Preview of the user interface

Screenshot of the keyboard   Screenshot of the Radio applicationScreenshot of the Whatsapp application

Technical specifications:

Phone:
Certification: CE
Supports 2 SIM cards
Supports external SD card, max. 32GB
Dimensions: 138.5x71.4x8.9mm
Weight (incl. battery): 156g
Display: 4.7 inch QHD capacitive touch screen, 860*480px 
Chipset: MT6580M, Quad Core @ 1300 Mhz, 480 MB RAM
Supported broadbands: CDMA, GPRS, GSM, HSPA+, HSUPA, UMTS
(2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz;   3G: WCDMA 850/2100MHz)
Internal memory: 3.6 GB (1.5 GB - system, 1.6 GB - data)
Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity sensor, light sensor, GPS
Wireless networks: WiFi
Camera: 5MPx 
Color: White
LED light

Accessories:
Battery: 2200 mAh
Power Adaptor: AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz, compatible with European electricity network plugs Type C, E, F
Micro USB Cable, Earphones