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Project Ray: World's First SmartPhone Designed Especially for the Blind and Visually Impaired

By Bob Gourley

Project Ray is the world’s first smartphone developed with advanced mobile technology for intuitive eye-free operation.

The blind and visually impaired can now enjoy greater independence, spontaneity and accessibility to valuable daily services that we all take for granted in today’s smartphone world (for an overview see the video at this link and embedded below)

This affordable, integrated device replaces multiple expensive and complex accessories required for essential communication, orientation, daily routine tasks, entertainment and more.

RAY is the world’s only smartphone developed specially for the blind, from its unique
operating system & eye-free operation to specialized built-in apps and content featuring:

• Multiple built-in communication services within one powerful device
• Advanced communication and lifestyle services
• One common, simple user interface across all system functions, applications and services
• Unique operating system and user interface specially developed for eye-free operation

See More Here: http://project-ray.com

 

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Bob Gourley, former CTO of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), is Founder and CTO of Crucial Point LLC, a technology research and advisory firm providing fact based technology reviews in support of venture capital, private equity and emerging technology firms. He has extensive industry experience in intelligence and security and was awarded an intelligence community meritorious achievement award by AFCEA in 2008, and has also been recognized as an Infoworld Top 25 CTO and as one of the most fascinating communicators in Government IT by GovFresh.