Talking Places is an accessible Android application developed by Zdeněk Papež as a diploma thesis at Czech Technical University in Prague in 2011. The application was designed for visually impaired people, providing them with information in surroundings. The application was successfully tested on blind users.
The application is fully functional for sighted users as well.
* uses Android accessibility to provide feedback for visually impaired people (works best with TalkBack, KickBack and SoundBack accessible services installed)
* provides localized (GPS) about points of interest in the surrounding
* communicates with OpenStreetMap, Google Maps, Wikipedia and Panoramio to retrieve data
* enables filtering, sorting
* filtering by current street
* includes virtually tactile map of places in an accessible MapView?
* search by name
* easy to ask for walking directions (uses Gmaps)
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