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App for feature phones to help the blind

October 18, 2016

An app called King Voice has been launched that will help people with low or no vision to use a feature phone. Feature phones are those that offer a voice and SMS service and not the Internet.

The company that has launched it is Itel Mobiles. It is part of a Chinese company called Transsion Holdings.

Itel is working closely with blind welfare societies in India to bring more technologies in cheaper phones for the blind and people with low vision.

There are many text to speech applications but these are mostly available in smartphones. Bringing it to a feature phone will help people living in villages who find it difficult to use text messaging service.

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