Now even the visually challenged will have a smartphone which will take them to this new world of smartphones. This heroic discovery was done by two students of IIT Patna. These B.Tech students have created a smartphone for visually challenged people through which they can not only communicate but they can also access the internet.
Two students of IIT Patna, Anandghan from Computer Science and Engineering Department and Vidit from Electrical Engineering Department have invented a smartphone for the visually challenged people in the final year of their undergraduate programme. Currently, visually challenged people use regular mobile phones by memorising the buttons or with the help of voice support. These methods are slow, error prone and restrict the user to basic functionalities of the phone only. The new phone is completely Braille based and does not use any voice support for interaction. It offers features like email client, Twitter client, phonebook, text messenger etc. It also has a reader app which allows the user to read any book in text format by displaying it in Braille script. This can be a great help in spreading education among the visually challenged, as not all books are available in Braille.
IIT Patna has three schools (1) School of Engineering consisting of the following Departments namely, Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering (2) School of Basic Sciences consisting of Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics Departments (3) School of Humanities consisting of Humanities & Social Science Department.