UC Santa Cruz graduate Dustin Adams designed a mobile app for the visually impaired that helps them take blind photos.
It is a common misconception that the visually impaired have no interest in photography. Adams noticed that often as technology moves forward, it can often leave the physical or mentally disabled behind in a sort of unintended form of discrimination. It was for this reason that he designed VizSnap, a blind photo app that records audio while people capture photos.
The visually impaired can listen to their device for audio prompts to enter camera mode and capture photos. They can then listen back to the ambient audio from the time the image was taken to distinguish one taken photo from another. The app also lets individuals leave audio memo reminders describing the time and place each photo was taken.
This Special Mobile App Helps the Visually Impaired Capture Photos
1. Audio-enhanced Photography - The trend of incorporating audio elements into photography apps provides a new way for the visually impaired to capture and experience photos.
2. Accessibility Technology - The rise of accessibility-focused technology opens up opportunities to create innovative solutions that empower individuals with disabilities.
3. Inclusive Design - Inclusive design principles are driving the development of apps that cater to users of all abilities, disrupting traditional notions of user experience.
1. Mobile App Development - Developing mobile apps with accessibility features presents a disruptive innovation opportunity to better serve users with disabilities.
2. Assistive Technology - The field of assistive technology can explore and apply audio-based solutions to enhance accessibility for visually impaired individuals.
3. Photography Equipment - The photography industry can innovate by incorporating audio features into cameras and accessories to cater to the visually impaired market segment.