MObile SlateTalker (MOST) application for the blind

MOST logo MObile SlateTalker (MOST) is a versatile assistive software currently running on Android devices developed for the blind and nearly blind. The app is usable through a braille mask specially designed for this purpose. The MOST application is free of charge. Manufacturing costs depending on the phone model must be paid for a special braille mask required for the operation of the app.

 

Main features of MOST:

  • The use of MOST requires no sight of any level
  • A MOST user must have or acquire basic skills of braille writing (reading skills are not needed)
  • The braille mask allows entering texts and numbers. It does not serve for reading braille
  • The application conveys information by audio signals, speech and vibration
  • MOST can be used with 3rd party Speech engines installed in the Android system, plus MOST's reliable own built-in speech synthesizer is available at any time
  • MOST substitutes or complements the screen-reader running on the same mobile device
  • Most frequently needed activities can be performed by a blind user more conveniently through MOST than using the phones factory solutions

Services provided by the MOST application:

  • Dealing with phone calls, SMS and ringtones
  • e-mail
  • Address book
  • Text editing and text reading optimised for the blind
  • Dictaphone (sound recording and playback)
  • Clock, alarm clock, stop watch and timer
  • Calculator
  • Database manager
  • In progress: porting a GPS navigation service optimised for the blind requiring no internet connection to access map data

 

Currently supported phone models:

  • Google Nexus 5
  • Google Nexus 4
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro MK16I
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro SK17I
  • Motorola Milestone2 (Droid2)
  • Motorola Defy

 

How to get MOST?

 The MOST application is free of charge. Manufacturing costs depending on the phone model must be paid for a special braille mask required for the operation of the app.

 Individuals wishing to become MOST testers/users must first own or obtain a supported mobile device before contacting us to make a personal appointment. After an on-site registration, MOST will be installed along with the braille mask on the device at the Csillebérc campus of the Wigner Research Centre for Physics, Budapest. On demand, a short training may take place after the installation during the same visit. The new user then leaves with a fully functional MOST device and with the ability to autonomously use and explore the app's features.

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