Visually impaired people can detect and open a door with their iPhone

Apple has just presented a large number of solutions adapted to people with disabilities. One of these tools is a new feature that allows blind and partially sighted people to analyze a door and tell them how to open it.

This new motion assist feature is intended to help visually impaired people correctly locate, analyze and estimate the distance from the door so that it can be opened correctly. Indeed, the system indicates whether it is open or closed, whether to press it, turn a knob or pull a handle to open it. It can also detect and read the signs and symbols around the door, such as an office number or a store’s name and specialty.

All this is made possible by the power of LiDAR (laser detection measurement systems) present on the latest generations of iPhones and the machine learning integrated into the device. “Door Detection” will soon be accessible via a brand new detection mode within Magnifier, which is already part of the accessibility features integrated into iOS.

Apple also made other announcements, this time for the deaf and hard of hearing, with the arrival of live captioning for iPhone, iPad, and Mac, regardless of audio source (phone call, FaceTime, video conferencing, streaming, social networks, etc.).

(ETX Daily Up)

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