Reply to post: Re: Bar & QR Codes suck for the blind.

Smartphones aren't tiny PCs, but that's how we use them in the West

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Re: Bar & QR Codes suck for the blind.

I wondered how someone like yourself would get on with a touchscreen device. Basically about as well as I thought: not very well.

About the only thing I could think of to aid usability would be to have a mode where you drag your finger across the screen like a mouse cursor with the vibration motor pulsing as you pass over the border of a UI element, then to "click", you'd lift your finger off momentarily.

Even then, I think it'd be a far inferior UI to what you have now in that "feature phone". A cross between the two is really what is needed. (Maybe buttons on the "case", via a Bluetooth link? Not sure.)

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