Starhub Mobile: App for the Visually Impaired


We designed a mobile app for the visually impaired to crowdsource vision and care for them. Using inbuilt iOS and Android’s accessibility features, a visually impaired person can easily take a picture of anything with just a tap. The image is then shared with micro-volunteers in real-time as a query. The volunteers can describe the image to the visually impaired, from wherever they are, making volunteering effortless, easy and instant — a movement also known as micro-volunteering. The replies are then converted from text to speech for the visually impaired. With this app, now anyone, anywhere, can connect to a visually impaired person, and help even if they only have seconds to spare.