Samsung is going to release a line of accessories for its Galaxy Core Advance smartphone that are designed to help blind and visually impaired users.  This was reported in the press release published on the Samsung Mobile Press website. The line includes three devices: a case with an ultrasonic distance sensor, smartphone stand and NFC- tags. The case allows the user to be notified about people and objects standing in his path at a distance of up to two meters. The stand is designed to scan text from a page. Text is photographed to a smartphone’s built-in camera, recognized and read out loud. Optical character recognition is carried out by Optical Scan mobile app. The tags are attached to objects – for example, to household appliances. When brought closer to the tag, the smartphone plays a pre-recorded voice instruction – for example, how to operate this device correctly. Samsung says that accessories are already on sale but does not specify how much they cost. Galaxy Core Advance smartphone is equipped with a 4.7-inch screen and a dual-core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz.



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