The focus of smart phones is all around the touch screen which can be a bit challenging for visually impaired people.
Smart phones do have great access features but not everyone can master the touch screen navigation.
Telorion aims to offer the ease-of-use of a traditional mobile phone with buttons along with the advanced capabilities of a smartphone.
Telorion is a French company on a mission – Smartphone technology made even more inclusive
Jackie, blind user
“I am so pleased to see Telorion become available. For people new to Smartphones and touchscreen technology, it is extremely daunting, and Telorion is just what is needed to help those individuals. For those of us who are used to touchscreen phones, Telorion is still an excellent tool for doing things quickly and while on the move. It is incredibly difficult, even with experience, to type on a touchscreen while travelling or taking a call outside. Telorion gives everyone the kind of tactile feedback we thought had gone for good”!
Telorion has designed two specific interfaces:
Telorion Vox designed for blind users, is a talking phone with a keypad. Through an elastomer overlay delimiting the keys of a keypad and a completely vocalized interface, Telorion Vox is quick and easy to use.
Telorion Zoom designed for partially sighted users, offers several features to make the reading experience really comfortable (magnification, colour themes, flexible vocalization).
More than 30 functions and applications can easily be accessed on both versions through simple list menus:
Communication functions: call your contacts using voice shortcuts, dictate SMS, listen to your emails.
Utilities: follow the talking GPS, keep your appointments with the calendar, save an alarm, notes, or voice recordings, listen to the weather forecasts.
Multimedia: listen to music with the MP3 player or to your favourite Daisy book with the Book Reader, listen to the radio or to the newspapers, browse the web by dictating your Google search.
Vision Aids: take a picture and save a description or recognize a barcode using the Camera, read a letter using Optical Character Recognition or the electronic magnifier, choose your clothes thanks to colour recognition, find which lights are on with the light sensor.
Telorion is seamlessly integrated with the Android platform. Users can benefit from the native Android Talkback screen reader and access the whole Android environment, including the 600,000+ apps available on the Google Play Store.
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