While we perfectly fine people can enjoy the luxuries of life, there are also some who aren’t as lucky as we are. There are many people out there dealing with disabilities; blindness being one of them.
Blindness deprives one with the ability to do even the simplest of tasks and no one would need an explanation for that. However, interestingly, blind people still continue to live their lives by simply learning some crazy hacks.
Similarly, this girl here, who is blind, has learned to use her phone and wanted to share the experience with others so they can help themselves and other blind people.
Michigan resident Kristy Viers took to Twitter to explain how any visually impaired person operates their phone. “I thought I would share how I, as someone who is visually impaired use my iPhone.”
In the clip, the US teen slides her fingers through the screen of the phone as it spells out the icon’s name. She then goes on to double-tap on the app she wants to open and the phone’s voice assistant does the rest of the job.
She also recommends braille keypad for typing purposes for someone who is deprived of eyesight.
Many users joined in to thank her for the wonderful advice.
Thanks so much, Christy, for doing this for sighted people, and other blind people like myself too! It's always very helpful for anyone to understand how we use assistive tech. How did you film this? Also, you sound super young!!! I thought you were older…. but I guess not!— A Rhyean Princess?♀️??? (@ARhyeanPrincess) July 26, 2020
Hi Kristy! It was awesome to see how you use your iPhone. Really puts some things we take for granted into perspective. As a developer on the Apple ecosystem, part of my goal is to make my apps as accessible as possible. What are some features that make or break your experience?— nikolouzos (@_nikolouzos) July 26, 2020
Wow! This is the first time I’ve ever seen an iPhone used like that. Makes me appreciate the ability that many of us take for granted and go on mindless endless scrolling.— Keeny ? (@keeny76) July 26, 2020
Thanks for sharing your process and giving me a bit of my consciousness.
Kristy you are so courageous & generous to bring us into your world – I have a myopic left eye, suffered a retinal detachment in 2017, that increased the chance of visual impairment for me. I’m often anxious & afraid, but seeing you, teaches me a lot about fortitude. Thank you??— Lerato Mbele (@mbele_lnb) July 27, 2020