A mobile phone designed by blind people for blind people

Listen in pop-out player

Peter White talks to Margaret Wilson-Hinds, who with her husband Roger, has designed a new phone application called Georgie. The app enables blind people to navigate their way around, let others know their location and other tasks, using voice-based assistance. Dr Mike Townsend from the British Computer Association of the Blind reviews Georgie. He also talks about a similar product by Synaptec.

And Tony Shearman joins a group of visually-impaired visitors for a guided tour of London's Chelsea Physic Gardens, housing the world's largest collection of medicinal flowers.

Presented by Peter White
Produced by Cheryl Gabriel.

Available now

20 minutes

Last on

Tue 31 Jul 2012 20:40