More often than not, we don’t often cover mobile apps that are completely new to us. But this one deserves a special place simply because it provides something special to special people. Enter Georgie, a smartphone app that’s designed for blind people. The app is developed by a non-profit group called Screenreader, and it will be officially launched by UK’s Sight and Sound Technology at Sight Village Birmingham 2012 this coming July 17 and 18.
Georgie is built specifically to help blind users navigate day-to-day obstacles such as taking bus rides, reading printed texts, and knowing their exact whereabouts in unfamiliar areas. The app lets users dial numbers using a voice assisted touchscreen. Users can also utilize the speech input to send text messages and tag previous routes or hazards through navigation apps. During its launch, Georgie will be bundled together with the Samsung XCover and the Motorola Defy + JCB 2. Other Android users who are interested in testing out the app can get Georgie via Google Play.