There are 6.5 million people with a severe visual impairment who are increasingly left behind as technology continues to improve. While the broader consumer market is benefiting from continuous innovation in mobile computing, tools for the visually impaired are hardly improving at all.
Daily tasks such as shopping and running errands are extremely difficult to do independently. These tasks often require the assistance of friends or aid retail employees. Existing technologies fail to accommodate many of the tasks that the blind visually impaired need to complete on a daily basis.
Conversant Labs has created a voice-based interface designed specifically for the blind. Unlike traditional screen readers which work by converting a visually-based user experience into an audio stream, our software is designed from the ground up to be consumed in audio. By putting the blind user at the center of the design process we can create applications that grant equal access to life enabling services.