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From: Varun Khosla
Date: Nov 26, 2010 2:39AM


Hi Shrirang,

Is Infosys planning to build such a phone?



On 11/25/10, Ro < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> I have to agree. I'm not even gonna try to fill out the survey using a
> screen reader; it would be much easier on a website. And in my
> opinion, all anyone needs to do is look at the iPhone and maybe do
> that with a tactual phone. A non smart phone would be awesome, but one
> anyone can use, not just us. To me, that would be much more cost
> effective to make the sighties' phones work for us as well.
>
> ~Randi and Guide Dog Jayden
>
> For me, acceptance was the first step towards recovery.
>
> On Nov 25, 2010, at 2:41 AM, Birkir RĂșnar Gunnarsson wrote:
>
>> If this is a serious project, why not make it look a bit more
>> professional and put it on a web page where survey results can be
>> recorded (this suvey looks confusing and like very little work went
>> into it)?
>> What is RS, I have no idea what currency it is, please use currency
>> appropriate to the audience.
>> I do not think creating some specific device just for the blind is the
>> way to go, and I have problems seeing this kind of device having all
>> these features as well as being low cost. Also keyboard and large
>> screen together will make the device too large, in my opinion.
>> Much better to modify existing phone and put efforts into one of the
>> Android screen readers, for instance.
>> There is no need to reinvent the wheel, plus it is costly.
>> I think what is missing today is a very low cost, very simple phone
>> that is not a smart phone and people can use to make phone calls, use
>> caller id and, may be, texting, nothing else. Elderly folks would
>> benefit and want this, plus developing country people who really do
>> need an affordable, accessible device.
>>
>> eSpeak is free, open source, and fairly decent quality, so porting it
>> to an inexpensive phone platform would be a simple and effective
>> solution.
>> For the other stuff you asked for, the iPhone is perfect, it need one
>> or two extra buttons to simplify very basic operations, like answering
>> a phone call, but apart from that they've done an excellent job and
>> have all the features I can think of in a great package.
>> Thanks
>> -B
>>
>> On 11/25/10, Shrirang Prakash Sahasrabudhe < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
>> wrote:
>>> Sorry, this may be off-topic, but sending the questions to list to
>>> reach
>>> target user community.
>>> You may circulate the questions within your network if appropriate.
>>>
>>> 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.
>>> Thanks
>>>
>>>
>>> Assistive Technology Questionnaire
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Overview
>>>
>>> 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
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Age
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Sex
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> 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
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
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>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> 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
>>>
>>> Disagree
>>>
>>> Neutral
>>>
>>> Agree
>>>
>>> Strongly agree
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> 1
>>>
>>> 2
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>>> 3
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>>> 4
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>>> 5
>>>
>>>
>>> I need such a device.
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>>> This product is unique.
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>>> I need this product to do my job.
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>>> This product makes my life easier.
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>>> This product is a great value.
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>>>
>>> Shrirang Prakash Sahasrabudhe
>>>
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