Mobile assistive technologies for the visually impaired.

@article{Hakobyan2013MobileAT,
  title={Mobile assistive technologies for the visually impaired.},
  author={Lilit Hakobyan and Jo Lumsden and Dympna O'Sullivan and Hannah Bartlett},
  journal={Survey of ophthalmology},
  year={2013},
  volume={58 6},
  pages={
          513-28
        }
}
There are around 285 million visually impaired people worldwide, and around 370,000 people are registered as blind or partially sighted in the UK. Ongoing advances in information technology (IT) are increasing the scope for IT-based mobile assistive technologies to facilitate the independence, safety, and improved quality of life of the visually impaired. Research is being directed at making mobile phones and other handheld devices accessible via our haptic (touch) and audio sensory channels… CONTINUE READING
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