November 19, 2018
Samsung Support Training for People with Visual Impairments Provide Smartphones to the National Research Institute for Research and Development Blinds Under the Foundation for the Blind in the Digital Age
A smartphone can be considered an important device that makes people's lives easier. The keyboard is smaller. With a replacement with a smartphone to touch. This is a big change and challenge for blind people. Thai Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. provided by Samsung Smartphone. National Blind Foundation for Research and Development Pod Thai Blind Foundation Support training for using smartphones for people with visual impairments throughout the country. People with visual impairment can use smartphone functions to ease everyday life.
Mr. Varith Charanaianond Senior Manager, Corporate Marketing, Thai Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. "Today, smartphones do not play a role, but only for communication, it's an important device that helps to make life easier.So not only smartphones are also a learning device, and help us to open our world around the world and touch it.And not only the average people can use smartphones, and people with visual impairments can also benefit from smartphones, through features, accessibility or "Accessibility help", which provides a function to read what's on the screen. Increases reliability and reduces screen-based errors on sensitive screens. d Odir also provides access to information Enabling everyday use, whether it is access to educational applications or entertainment Transfer of data via email Online payment services Therefore, Samsung encourages the use of smartphones for people with visual impairment We are dedicated to improving the quality of life for everything through our innovation. "
At present, the National Blind Foundation for Research and Development Pod Thai Blind Foundation The smartphone training program is available to blind people across Thailand every month. And because training is specific. Training knowledge is not much. So, at each stage of the training it takes about three to five days. Dedicated participants will be able to use the basic smartphone.
Mr. Jatupon Ratthong Head of Information Technology and Blind Foundation Blind Facility Role recipients are speakers in training activities using smartphones. "The hardest thing about training is the difference, the first is the difference in basic knowledge, some people have enough knowledge about smartphones, but some do not, the other thing is the difference in the device, and some people with disabilities have nothing to do, I can not buy a smartphone. I'm not sure if it's possible to use a smartphone? People who have and bring their own training. The smartphones that bring the second version, the training is quite heavy, as every smartphone has different functions and uses, Samsung's support is to help s reducing barriers to learning for people with disabilities Visually and the Institute It is willing to provide appropriate agencies in different regions The same training can be used to leverage a smartphone to use To help train the wider and benefit people with visual impairments throughout the country . "
"After learning the basics, people with visual impairments are turning around with smartphones." The fear of touching the phone without the keyboard disappears, and then they started looking for advanced training. "" Incoming calls – Making a call Go to music download Watch video and audio through Ioutube, and social media, and offline, people with disabilities will get more information and communicate, I open the world to myself, these devices are nice to you, "added Jatupon.
Without a human perspective, they broke the wall of fear and entered the digital world. This is another major change in the life of smartphones. With the help of Smartphones that are not only useful for communication. It also makes it easier for artificial intelligence (AI), which can fully read the text on the screen. Information on the site, food menus or labels used in everyday life.
"Therefore, we need to make people with visual impairments turn around with smartphones, if you do not have a phone with a keyboard, or less people with visual impairment have less options." We need to try to prepare him to learn as much as possible, "Jatupon said.
Smartphone training on the Android system is fun. People with visual impairment have been taught to use the Google Now Assistant System for using the Samsung smartphone. Whether you find basic information such as taking BTS or bus, playing games or predicting.
G. Nattapong Leeloompan Work in the Red Cross This is a bank free agent. He is one of the participants in the smartphone course organized by the g. Nattapong. Attended this event. The second time he is one of those who use the Samsung smartphone in work. Whether it's for information. Or document management Helps to comfortably exit.
MissThitikhan Sunthornvirat Damaged sight This is a live broadcast of this training for people with visual impairment in the house via Facebook. He is one of those who use a smartphone for six years. The first lesson. The school started from six to eight years. "It's touchable, it's touchable, it's like a change on a smartphone, which is a flat screen, it has to be used for some time, I do not want to play it." But when it's accepted, we continued and started enjoying it, then look for something new. learn in real time, this allows for more experience, technology is developing continuously for the blind, originally from overseas, but now in Thailand, we also want to share the opportunity to learn others, "said Thitikhan.
Also at the end of the training session. Samsung is open to the blind. It is used to develop smartphones to respond to everything that is best used.
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