RAY Audio Book Library Application is a fully accessible eBook reader application and Cloud service designed to provide visually impaired and blind users with free access to publicly available Audio Books.
This version of RAY READER allows visually impaired people, blind users and people who suffer from print disabilities to get free access to a verity of audio books, podcasts and magazine.
RAY READER is optimized for visually impaired readers, and usable by anyone.
Access to the RAY READER public content is available for all users. Some additional content is restricted to individuals who are registered users of the associated libraries for the blind.
The RAY READER application is also available on the RAY device, see at www.project-ray.com.
RAY device is the first fully accessible smartphone specially developed for the blind & visually impaired.
RAY leverages the latest mobility technologies and Internet cloud services to increase independence, enrich social life and improve accessibility of essential services for the visually impaired.
RAY mobile services provides a unique user interface that enables eye-free operation and easy interaction using touch and sound only. In addition, it provides a complete and holistic system that is built using four types of display elements making it easy for users to learn, practice and use.
Features and Capabilities:
- Eye-Free user interface
Touch-screen based inputs using finger gestures
Homogeneous interfaces across all system functions
Single gesture access to frequently used functions
One hand operation
- Over the WEB remote assistance
Automatic backup and restore of all system functions
Over the WEB management of device features
Remote identification and device discovery
- Book/Magazine subscription and reading services
Connecting directly to online library services
Downloading online audio content
Reading audio content with speed control
This project is supported by contributions from Qualcomm Wireless Reach program, Microsoft BizsPark program and Google. The content and audio books are available through contributions of various libraries for the blind around the world.