November 19, 2018
Samsung Support for Training for Persons with Visual Impairment Provide smartphones to the National Institute for Blind Research and Development Under the Foundation for the Blind in the Digital Age
A smartphone can be considered an important device that facilitates the existence of people. The keyboard is smaller. With a replacement from a smartphone to the touch. This is a big change and a challenge for the blind. Thai Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. has provided the Samsung smartphone. The National Institute for Blind Research and Development Under the Thai Blind Foundation To support the training on the use of smart phones for people with visual impairment at the national level. Visual damage can use the functions of a smartphone to ease everyday life.
Mr. Varith Charanayanond Senior Manager, Corporate Marketing, Thai Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. "Today, smartphones do not play a role, just for communication, it's an important device to make life easier.So not only Smartphones are also a learning device.And to help us open our world wide, as before, and touch not only the average person can use smartphones, but also people with visual impairments can also benefit from smartphones through the features Accessibility or Accessibility Help that provides a function for reading what's on Increases confidence and reduces e's errors touch tap, and also provides access to information, ease everyday use, whether it's access to educational applications or entertainment. Data transmission via email Internet payment services This is why Samsung encourages the use of smartphones for the visually impaired. We are committed to improving the quality of life for everyone through our innovation. "
Currently the National Institute for Blind Research and Development Under the Thai blind Foundation, the Training Program for smartphones is available to blind people throughout Thailand every month. And because the training is quite specific. Knowledge of the training is not very much. So, at each stage of the training, it takes about three to five days. Participants will be able to use the basic smartphone.
Mr Jatupon Ratthong Head of Information Technology and Facilities for the Blind Foundation for the Blind Recipients of the role are speakers in training activities using smartphones. "The hardest thing about training is the difference, the first is the difference in basic knowledge, some people have enough knowledge of smartphones, but some do not, the second thing is the difference in the device, some people with disabilities have nothing to take. I'm buying a smartphone I'm not sure if it's possible to use a smartphone People who have and own their own training Smart phones that carry a different version The training is quite difficult Since every smartphone has different functions and methods of use, this mind Samsung's phone is helping to reduce barriers to learning for people with disabilities Visually and the Institute It is ready to provide relevant agencies in different regions The same training can be used to borrow a smartphone to use To help train the wider and benefit people from the visually impaired at the national level. "
"After learning the basics, people with visual impairments are turning to smartphones, the fear of touching the phone without a keyboard disappears, then they started to seek higher training In addition to incoming calls, make calls Go to music downloads Watch video and audio through YouTube and social media, and offline, people with disabilities will get more information and communicate. "I opened the world for myself." These devices come in handy, "added Jatapon.
Invisible people broke the wall of fear and stepped into the digital world. This is another major change in the life of smartphones. With the help of Smartphones that are not only useful for communication. It also facilitates Artificial Intelligence (AI), which can fully read the text on the screen. The information on the website, food menus or labels is used in everyday life.
"So we need to make people with visual impairments turn to smartphones If you do not have a phone with a keyboard, or less, people with visual impairment have fewer options. We must try to prepare it to learn as much as possible," said Gatapon.
Android smartphone training is fun. People with visual impairments are being taught to use the Google Assistant system to use a Samsung smartphone. Whether it is to find basic information such as downloading a BTS or bus, playing games or forecasting.
Mr. Nattapong Leeloompan Work in the Red Cross It's free for a bank. He is one of the participants in the training for smartphones organized by Mr. Nattapong. I attended this event. For the second time And he is one of those who use Samsung's smartphone at work. Whether it's for information. Or document management It helps to cool comfortably.
MissThitikhan Sunthornvirat Visually Impaired This is a live broadcast of this training for visually impaired people at home through Facebook. He is one of those who use the smartphone for six years. From the first lesson. She started schooling from six to eight. "From everything that the blind uses it, it's touching," he said, "changing the smartphone, which is a flat screen, has to be used for some time, I do not want to play." But when it is accepted, we went and started to enjoy. ask for something new To learn in real time This allows you to experience more Technology has evolved continuously For the blind From the original only abroad But now in Thailand We also want to transfer the opportunity to learn the other " , said Titichan.
Also at the end of the training. Samsung is open to the blind. It is used to develop smartphones to answer all the best to use.
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