SMS for those both deaf and blind The video demonstrates "PocketSMS", a free app for Android phones, which could be used a person who is both deaf and blind to read and send SMS. Before this, the deaf-blind could only electronically communicate using refreshable Braille devices costing thousands of dollars. This film has won Jury Special Award at the WeCare Film Festival in 2012.


VIBRATIONS series of mobile apps The video elaborate our plans to enable the deafblind to receive and produce information to communicate using a smart phone. The project plans to use vibrations to read text to make wikipedia readable, explore benefit of speech-to-text to listen to others and text-to-speech facility to type in text and make it possible for them to post tweets.

Morse Trainer for DeafBlind A person who can neither hear nor see can use Bapsi's "VIBRATIONS series of mobile apps for deafblind". For this, she needs to learn Morse code of each alphabet. MorseTrainer is designed to help learn morse codes of alphabets via vibrations on a samrtphone.


Android input for the Deaf-Blind:Graffiti A deaf-blind person wishing to use PocketSMS on an Android phone should either get one with a QWERTY keypad, or use Graffiti, which lets you use gestures to type. This video explains how to install Graffiti on an Android phone.


Downloading and Installing PocketSMS PocketSMS uses vibration in Morse code to communicate the incoming text message to the user, and hence can be used by persons who are both deaf and blind. The video shows how to download and install this free software on an Android phone.


Videos related to this series have also been posted by the World News (WN) Network on its website.

TellMyPhone English and Hindi speech recognition for the DEAF and LOW Vision The TellMyPhone free app is for the deaf with low vision. It recognizes speech in Hindi/English and displays it in large roman text.


Narangi A Slate for Deaf-Blind Children A free Android app that lets you draw with your finger in black color. You can sense the drawing by moving your finger on the screen: when black is under your finger, the phone vibrates.
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TndRXvW-gxU

Showitem Picture Based Communication for the Non-Verbal Simple database functionality: associate short alphanumeric codes for pictures to call them up quickly. Press Select to find a picture in your gallery, type in a code in the text box, press Save. A list of all tags to pictures is available by pressing Pick. x deletes a single item in the database, Clear empties the database.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yJl90Pr-7I

dbtype Communication for the Deaf Mute with Low Vision This app allows communication to a person who cannot hear nor speak, and also has low vision. A text box using large font sizes allows communication through typing. A Hear button activates speech to text, displaying the result in the text box, while the Say button converts the text in the box to speech and plays it through the speakers of the device. A Pick button lets you pick from prestored sentences. To edit these, type only the word "settings" (without parenthesis) in the text box. This opens another screen where you can edit a list of sentences, and also change the font size. When you press Save, you are brought back to the main screen.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DyfzxVWA2E

dbbug a game for deaf-blind This game can be played by a deaf-blind person. Others might also like to play it under the table at a boring meeting, or in the opera, without disturbing anyone.

Keep the screen horizontal, and play the game by tilting it. On the screen are a bug and a ball. The ball rolls in the direction you tilt the phone. When it touches the bug, it produces a long vibration, and the bug flies to a new spot on the screen. Your score on the title bar is incremented by 1.

When the ball moves towards the bug, the phone vibrates. The faster it approaches the bug, the longer the vibration pulse.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maSmwo6aOrE&feature=youtu.be

Narangi2 A Slate for Deaf-Blind Children Tap the screen to switch between draw and sense modes. To draw, switch to draw mode, upon which you feel a long vibration. Now drag your finger across screen. The drawing is black on orange. The device vibrates while you draw, with a slight change when you cross an existing line. To sense what you have drawn, tap the screen to switch to sense mode. You feel a short vibration. Now simply move your finger on the screen. The device vibrates when there is black color below your finger. To clear the screen, rotate your phone from portrait to landscape or vice versa.

Narangi in Hindi means "orange" which is the color of the background on which you draw. Na rangi, on the other hand, means "without color". Since this is a monochrome drawing app, that seemed like an appropriate name.

This app has been designed with the help of friends from the Homi Bhabha Center for Science Education, Mumbai. It does not collect any data from you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dxibgcX5qw&feature=youtu.be

dbbug V2 a game for deaf-blind
This game can be played by a deaf-blind person. Others might also like to play it under the table at a boring meeting, or in the opera, without disturbing anyone.


Keep the screen horizontal, and play the game by tilting it. On the screen are a bug and a ball. The ball rolls in the direction you tilt the phone. When it touches the bug, it vibrates the score, and the bug flies to a new spot on the screen. Your score on the title bar is incremented by 1.

When the ball moves towards the bug, the phone vibrates. The faster it approaches the bug, the longer the vibration pulse. Slide your finger horizontally on the screen to increase/decrease the size of the bug.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bRxPvTbiAc

Akhtar Akhtar is the first deaf-mute person with low vision we worked with, in develeoping software dbtype and Akhtar that allow him to communicate.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N18sO0-CBy0&feature=youtu.be