invisual – a tactile Silicone case for the Apple iPhone

Used along with an app, designed in mind, for the Blind and the Visually Impaired with the need for special accessibility functions, ex: text-to-speech features and moon type tactile alphabet keyboard. This simple silicon case covers all the Apple iOS iPhone mobile devices with the help of the engraved bas-relief icons, keyboard and multi-touch scrolls that gives fully access to the interface beneath.

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  1. Great concept. Apple has really neglected accessibility in their products.

    I saw this highlighted at Yanko Design (http://www.yankodesign.com/2008/12/01/this-iphone-is-touchier-than-most/#comment-54430). As a legally blind iPod Touch user, I am eager to hear more about this product. I am posting about it on my blog right now. Where/when will it be available? Which app does it work wtih? Thanks.

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  5. As someone that has a visual impairment and working in the Lighthouse for the blind, This would be very useful. We have clients ask all the time if theres a way to get the iphone feel better. Unfortunately sticking dots to a screen just don’t cut it. This would be a god send.

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  33. David

    I never think how can blind people use screen control products like iphone or ipod.

    This is the best sample of “Design for human”

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  46. MikeF

    With a blind wife and several blind friends, I can’t decide how stupid this is, since you would have to have talking software to know what what going on underneath and a sighted person picking it up couldn’t help, not being able to see the screen.
    This web site doesn’t help the sighted either with the comments being printed in tiny gray print on black so as to be almost unreadable.

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  50. Hi,

    I have recently sustained severe damage to my eyes in an accident and have been an iphone user since it first launched.
    After getting the fatal news, even more fatal too me as i worked as a 3d artist/manager in a production studio before the incident, i have been fumbling with the unlock slider the phone for a while to find solutions to my dark complex.
    Besides finding a few tricks to which i can use the phone for dialing (i’ve stuck a braille dot sticker to where an app called ispeak is located). i’ve been having thoughts of using in the end a nokia or other phone which includes a screen reader. But the feel of the iphone on my palm is so familiar and dear to me, i’ve continued to use my home made contraption and neglected the texting thing altogether.
    Now that i’ve found this concept on the web, ii’d love to test it out and if it does in fact enter production, please let me know as i think is a great step forward for the blind community at large which probably simpers and fumbles with the unlock slider in unison.

    Hoping that i will find this cool design innovation at my apple store soon@!

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  52. Megan Metcalf

    I think this product looks amazing. Is it available to purchase yet? If so where how much and how?

    Kindest Regards

    Megan

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  54. Ben Darby

    Which application does it run with? Where is it available in the UK? What does it cost?
    Thanks

  55. [...] invisual is an interesting design concept: a tactile screen cover bundled with accompanying software which together form a mobile computing solution for the visually impaired. The silicone screen cover displays tactile symbols and icons, and the software places buttons behind the surface features. Nice photos at the link. [...]

  56. i am registered blind and am desperately trying to find a persom or company that sells the tactile iphone case for blind users. could you please advise me as soon as possible so i can purchase one and upgrade my phone to an iphone 4

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