How blind people are reinventing the iPhone

The iPhone has proven itself to be wonderfully adaptable for apps that aid blind and vision impaired people in such necessities of life as identifying currency bills (LookTel Money Reader), Sendero (audible GPS locator), speech texting (HeyTell), HopStop (transit point to point directions), VizWiz (clothing color) and books (Audible). Built in is accessibility that audibly guides navigation of the touch screen. And those who are blind and visually impaired are designing even more apps. It’s not much of a leap to imagine these in wider distribution for older people with vision or cognitive impairments, and for younger adults with TBI or post-stroke. How the blind are reinventing the iPhone (The Atlantic).