April 21, 2011

Intex VISION phone for visually challenged

Intex Technologies along with National Association for Blind have partnered to bring a mobile phone specifically designed for visually challenged individuals. The new Intex Vision mobile is a dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) smartphone has a Braille Keypad for recognition of the digits. It also has a talking keypad feature that speaks the digit in English.  Unique SOS feature lets user save up to four numbers and either of them can be called by pressing the SOS button. This mobile phone would be sold for about Rs. 2600 in India.

National Association for Blind (India) and Intex unveiled the phone amongst students and faculty. Intex Vision has been designed by Intex and is capable of supporting two SIM modules in GSM+GSM configuration. The physical keypad of the Vision phone has the digits in Braille for easy recognition. There's also a talking keypad option just in case the users aren't well-versed with Braille.

At the back of the phone lies the SOS button that calls the first emergency number when pressed. Users can store up to four emergency numbers for the SOS button function.

Shailendra Jha, DGM-Telecom, Intex Technologies said, Intex believes that simple and affordable technology can do wonders in enhancing quality of life of differently-abled people. INTEX Vision is just a small gesture to help empower the visually impaired population by bringing connectivity within easy reach.

The Intex Vision IN 2020 mobile comes with wireless FM radio, audio player, auto call record, mobile tracker, and flashlight. One can expand the memory of the phone to a maximum of 2GB, which might be less for users like students, who wish to use the phone for listening to educational material. The phone has an orange tone bearing backlight so that it doesn't affect the individuals with partially impaired vision. 

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