Introduction to apps and devices
The new technologies have had a major impact on today’s society and have produced many changes, including in the integration of those who are visually impaired. The Barcelona Macula Foundation (BMF), in conjunction with the digital accessibility consultancy firm DRJ, have created the SilVer (Smart Aids for Visually Impaired) project.
SilVer is a free-access website that gives the blind or those with low vision a platform with the finest mobile apps and devices currently on the market, those that best adapt to their daily needs.
At present, the website contains a total of 41 initiatives that help people who have suffered unexpected blindness at a specific time in their lives or a substantial loss of vision (central or peripheral) to adapt to the new environment with greater ease and autonomy.
All the apps and devices have been selected following the rating of parameters like functionality, ease of use or each person’s needs. This is a dynamic project because new information that could prove useful is incorporated periodically. In addition, the user can also pose questions or make proposals. Under the name of SilVerSessions, training activities will be organised for teaching the visually impaired about the workings of the tools for achieving greater autonomy.See apps See devices
Considering the need of each person and not the latest invention
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