Drexel grads create smart-phone apps for the visually impaired

    As part of a senior project, Drexel computer science and software engineering students Trevor Adams, Tom Burdak, Shawn Busolits, Andrew Scott, Matt Staniewicz, and Nate Vecchiarelli have developed a suite of smart-phone apps aimed at helping the visually impaired.

    There are five applications under the name VisAssist that are now available in the Andriod app store, reports CBS3.


    The Contrastinator uses a smart phone or tablet’s camera this app magnifies and adjusts the contrast of text on paper so it’s easier to read. Another app that un-clutters social media sites like Facebook so they are more easily navigable.

    CBS3 has all of the details.

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