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Fleksy Is An iOS Keyboard For Visually Impaired

Question asked by Smeechi Mittal in #Gadgets on Aug 17, 2012
Smeechi Mittal
Smeechi Mittal · Aug 17, 2012
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Fleksy is an iOS app developed by Ioannis Verdelis and Kostas Eleftheriou that provides QWERTY keyboard for visually impaired. The app includes a keyboard in lower half of the phone and a space that bears the typed text in upper half. User can type a word using estimation about alphabet's position; the key needn't be the right one, it should be somewhere around the right one! As soon as you provide space after a word, the app corrects it automatically on the basis of it's understanding and reads it loud so that the user knows what is typed. For simplicity, the keyboard includes only alphabets and no additional function keys, you won't see a space bar, or a shift key! Instead the App understands your swipes, you can swipe right for space, swipe right twice for punctuations, swipe left to delete (the app does not delete letter-by-letter, instead it deletes the entire word at once).

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As soon as the user swipes right (adding space) after a word, the word is auto corrected and a suggestion list appears just above the keyboard. The list includes all the words that the user might intend to type, he can then use an up or down swipe to transit between the options. The app might look awkward at once users with perfect eyesight, as the app itself states ' Please consider that Fleksy is optimized to be used by blind people. Some functionality is therefore going to seem unusual if you are a sighted user '. The app you see in the store is the basic version which can be upgraded to full version that allows you to send email, SMS, Tweets and copy the text into any application at a price of $4.99. Posted in: #Gadgets

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