RAY for the Visually Impaired.
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+ By Project RAY - for the blind & visually impaired
RAY leverages the latest mobility technologies and Internet cloud services to support visually impaired people, increase independence, enrich social life and improve accessibility of essential services.
RAY mobile services are powered by unique user interface that enables eye-free operation and easy interaction using touch and sound only. It provides a complete and holistic system that is built using four types of display elements making it easy for users to learn, practice and use.
PLEASE NOTE - the user interface used is designed for eye-free interface.
DON'T try to touch the icons -
DO touch somewhere in the middle of the screen and slide your finger in the direction of the icon.
We strongly suggest to go through the training wizard we have for new users.
In addition, by putting your finger on the screen and holding it for more than three seconds, you will get a context-sensitive help that will guide you through the usage and capabilities of each screen.
A quick user guide is available after the feature list and capabilities below.
A complete user guides, video training and more you will find on our website and support page.
Features and Capabilities:
- Eye-Free user interface
Touch-screen based inputs using finger gestures
Homogeneous interfaces across all system functions
Single gesture access to frequently used functions
One hand operation
- Over the WEB remote assistance
Automatic backup and restore of all system functions
Over the WEB management of device features
Remote identification and device discovery
- Telephony services
Making and receiving calls
Dialing numbers in your Contacts List
Complete call history
Reading out the name or number of incoming calls
- SMS and messaging
Writing and receiving SMS messages
Complete email support
Reading out text messages and emails using TTS services
- Contacts list services
Favorite numbers with quick access technology
Managing contacts on RAY or from a website
- Book/Magazine subscription and reading services
Connecting directly to online library services
Downloading online audio content
Reading audio content with speed control
- Additional services
Voice recorder and notes management system
On-line scheduler synchronized to the WEB and Internet
Time and sleep clock applications
Reading out your current location using GPS
The application is also a launch pad for additional separate applications using the same interface concept and creating a complete system and service. The first time you will try to invoke an application, the system will prompt you into the Play Store in order to complete the download and install of the specific service.
Quick operation guide -
The basic operation is done by placing a finger somewhere in the center of the screen and sliding it in a specific direction. Upon moving the finger, you will hear the item that is located in that direction. To select it, lift the finger from the touch surface.
It is important to put the finger close to the center of the screen. When you place your finger in the right location, you will hear a gentle confirmation tone. When you touch outside the center, you will hear a high-pitched cancellation beep.
If you touch the screen and would like to cancel the touch without making a selection, drag your finger outside of the screen area until you hear the cancellation beep.
RAY interface is built with three type of screens that are the same across all function of the system:
1. MENU Screen allows you to choose 1 out of 8 application and execute it.
2. LIST Screen allows you to select a single item from a list of similar items, such as an audio books list, contact list or call list.
3. MANAGEMENT screen allows you to perform a certain action on the selected item.