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
- Address book
- Text editing and text reading optimised for the blind
- Dictaphone (sound recording and playback)
- Clock, alarm clock, stop watch and timer
- 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.