I’ll admit it. Being blind must suck, but it’s about to get a whole lot worse.
More and more products are coming out with touch screens. That might be fine and dandy for me and you, but blind people are being left behind.
Stevie Wonder went to the world’s biggest gadget fair, the annual Consumer Electronics show in Las Vegas (at least that’s where he was told he was at).
He wanted developers to include the needs of the blind into their products. Some of the examples he gave were a Sirius XM radio that he could operate and a car that he could drive.
Hey Stevie, as long as you’re making a list of impossible inventions that can help the blind, I got one for you: How about some new f***ing eyes.
But good old Stevie does have a point. The menus on products like the iPhone are impossible to navigate without the ability to see. And yes, if Apple really cared about cornering the sight impaired market they would make a blind friendly version. I don’t think that will ever happen because Apple must hate blind people. They even name their products in a mocking fashion, the iPhone and the iMac. Come on Apple, it’s the 21st century, a little tolerance please.
By Sean Brett