BlindShell is a touchscreen phone especially designed for the blind and visually impaired people. BlindShell has been developed in close cooperation with the Czech association for the blind and visually impaired (SONS). Besides standard functions such as calling, messaging or contacts, users can listen to Internet Radios, download audio books on LibriVox, dictate Emails/texts, make a Voice note or get a book on BookShare. Facebook, Whatsapp and web browser are integrated with Talk back control.
This phone is fully talking; including reading emails and texts, and talking menus.
In addition to typing, BlindShell supports dictation.
Learning to use BlindShell
This phone is operated by 4 simple hand gestures and importantly, feedback is provided via the built-in synthetic voice, vibration and additional acoustic signals.
All RNIB customers will receive 1 free hour’s training with the RNIB Technology Team - the phone must have been bought from the RNIB.
The device also includes an interactive tutorial, which automatically starts when you first use the device. This must be completed before you can use the phone and is available to access within the device any time thereafter.
BlindShell comes with a built-in manual which you will find in the main menu.
Touchscreen phone for blind and partially sighted persons
Fully talking including reading texts and emails
Operated via hand gestures
PIN code or hand gesture to stop pocket unlocking
TapTapSee: Point camera at an object and the app will tell you what it is
System: Android 5.1
Features: Bluetooth 4.0, Wifi, GPS
Functions and tools: internet radio, Mp3 player, alarm, calendar, notes, voice recorder and calculator
Applications: magnifier and colour detection applications.
Camera: 8MP back; 0,3MP Front
Frequency: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz; 3G 850/2100 Mhz
Size: H8 x L139 x W70mm (0.32” x 5.47” x 2.76”)
Weight: 156g (5.5”)
12 month warranty
- For downloadable instructions, please use this link Product Instructions (Word doc )
- This product is only available to buy in the EU.
We will make every effort to deliver within 5 working days, however if you have not received your goods within 10 working days please contact our Helpline on 0303 123 9999 who will be able to help you. Please note that for special orders the delivery can take up to six weeks and this is stated in the product details, where relevant.
Most of our products and some publications in large print (16 point and above) can be sent by freepost under the 'Articles for the Blind' scheme.
However, the Articles for the Blind scheme offers no guarantees of delivery or insurance for valuable items. We do, therefore, have to make delivery charges for some high value products which need to be sent by a special delivery method. Where a product incurs a delivery charge this is highlighted in the product details and will be added to your order at checkout.
When we send your products, the package will include a 'dispatch note' with details of the contents. It is really important to check this against the actual contents of the package and alert us immediately (within 7 working days) of receiving the order about any discrepancies.
If you find this product is unsuitable for your needs, or is faulty, then follow our returns instructions to ensure we deal with your enquiry efficiently. Some products cannot be returned. More information can be found in product description where applicable.
Special order products are non-returnable unless faulty. We kindly ask our customers to ensure that any faulty products being returned are packaged securely for stable transit, or the warranty may be voided. Where possible, please use the original packaging. These include specially ordered items that are not part of our standard range. This also includes personalised items, including computer packages, as well as special order canes, walking sticks and more.
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