Iranian Company Makes Special Products for Blind, Visually Impaired People
8:05 - June 20, 2024

Iranian Company Makes Special Products for Blind, Visually Impaired People

TEHRAN (ANA)- Iranian specialists at a company design and produce innovative rehabilitation equipment for low vision and blind people, including chess, visual wristwatches and digital magnifiers, by using state-of-the-art technology.
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“Our company is a supplier of innovative equipment for the visually-impaired and blind people. It is important to us to always look for new and up-to-date equipment in the world to take a big step in meeting the needs of our clients,” Maryam Sakhayee, the managing director of the company, told ANA.

“Our company has made products like walking sticks, digital magnifiers, intuitive wristwatches, blood pressure monitors, and heart monitors, and other products like intuitive calculators, intuitive wristwatches, etc.,” she added.

“Also, special toys for the blind like chess, ludo, sudoku and other data-x-items have been designed and produced by our company,” Sakhayee said.

In a relevant development in December 2022, a creative product was also produced by an Iranian company which makes the process of accessing the pages of different websites and reading their texts easier for the blind.

"’Follow’ service (internet assistant for the blind) is a product and among the measures by which the company could join the list of creative companies," said Alireza Qassemi, the executive director of the knowledge-based ‘Poli Be Sooye Farda’ company.

He added that the product automatically detects and identifies the main text of a webpage and removes its unnecessary texts, including the advertisement.

“The product makes it possible to switch between different pages of a website and access the main text of that page with the help of speech recognition and text to speech services and the up and down buttons of smart phones,” Qassemi said.

The most common way for users who are blind to surf the web is with a browser and screen reader (also known as text-to-speech software).

Understanding how text-to-speech software helps the visually impaired “read” websites is essential for anyone designing for such users. 





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