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An Introduction to Smartphones

It’s something I’m not proud of, but I just can’t help myself. It’s like an involuntary tick. It happens every time someone tells me they don’t have a smartphone, they don’t need or want one, my eyes widen and I blurt out in a surprised tone:

“Wow, really?”

As with many aspects of life, it’s easy to get caught up in your own personal bubble, assuming that everybody is aware of, or even care about, the same things you do. Which of course, they don’t. We all have our own ways of doing things and getting things done. Which, obviously, is fine. Whatever works for you is great. But with that said…

Smartphones Are Amazingly Useful For The Visually Impaired!

There’s no denying it: A smartphone, be it from Apple, Google, Samsung, Huawei or whoever, not only makes many everyday tasks easier, in some cases, a smart phone means we, as visually impaired people, can do these things independently. Everything from shopping, travelling, banking, productivity, entertainment, learning and more are simply made easier with the help of a smartphone.

Now, that’s not too say I think that it replaces all other tech, specialised or otherwise, that we use, or that there isn’t a short period of frustration while getting to grips with how they work. But, I honestly find it difficult to think of any other device that helps me in so many different ways, every day.

If you are a little unsure of smartphones, of what’s available, what they can do and if they are truly accessible, firstly, I’m not surprised, knowing where to start is never easy and secondly, hopefully my introduction to smartphones will help.

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Shaun Preece View All

Co-host & audio producer on the Double Tap Canada radio show. Occasional contributor to Double Tap TV, full time shed resident.

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