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pls respond: survey about mobile solution for visually challenged


From: Shrirang Prakash Sahasrabudhe
Date: Nov 24, 2010 9:33PM

Sorry, this may be off-topic, but sending the questions to list to reach target user community.
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Hi all,
I am researching on a mobile solution for visually challenged and elderly, in the same context gathering some data. Just pasting the questions in the mail. Pls respond.
If you can not tick the checkboxes for any reason, Pls put a '*' before the option you wish to select.

Assistive Technology Questionnaire


Please give your responses with regard to a low cost mobile phone hand held device which will improve the lives of differently abled as well as aged people. The device will have the optimal user interface and interaction mechanism to cut across age, gender, economic as well as language barriers. The device will have features such as multi modal interface, GPS based navigational help, proximity sensors, multi-lingual voice recognition, text to speech support for local languages, peer to peer support, gesture based user friendly interfaces, health management etc.

User Profile



Type of disability

Total Blindness Partial Blindness Colour Blindness

Hearing related disability Motor Disability Cognitive Disability

Others: _________________

Annual Household Income

< Rs100,000 Rs 100,000 - 300,000

Rs 300,000 - 500,000 Rs 500,000 - 700,000

> 700,000 Do not want to disclose

Needs Assessment

1. Which tasks do you need help with, and how frequently do you need help?

2. Which types of assistive technology will enable you to be most independent?

3. Is there a more advanced device that addresses more than one of your needs?

4. Which kinds of assistive technology are available that meets your needs?

5. Which types of assistive technology have you used before, and how did those devices work?

6. Do you wish to use assistive technologies?

Product features

Which of the following assistive features would you expect in your mobile phone? (Tick/highlight the relevant)

Global Positioning System based navigational help for directions

Proximity sensors,

Multi-lingual speech recognition

Text to speech support for local languages

Peer to peer support

Gesture based user friendly interfaces

Call center support

Applications such as Banking, Retail, Health Management, Emergency guidance, Weather, Community connect

Contextual alerts and reminders

Accessible keypad with large alphabets and numerals

Display screen friendly for low vision users

Accelerometer to measure linear acceleration

Proximity sensor to detect nearby objects

FM radio for local news, entertainment, alerts

6 basic keys for Dial/Answer, Disconnect, GPS, Proximity sensor, Text to speech, Speech recognition

Gyroscope to measure acceleration, shake, vibration shock, or fall

Digital compass (magnetometer), to detect direction

Product pricing

How much are you willing to spend for a mobile phone which has the above chosen features?

Rs. 3000-4000 Rs. 4000-5000 Rs. 5000-6000

Rs. 6000-7000 Rs. 7000-8000 >Rs. 8000

Product value

What is the value you will associate for a mobile phone assistive device?

Rate questions on a scale of 1 to 5.

Strongly disagree




Strongly agree






I need such a device.

This product is unique.

I need this product to do my job.

This product makes my life easier.

This product is a great value.

Shrirang Prakash Sahasrabudhe

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