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.