Added by Pat Williams on March 11, 2012
Prague, Czech Republic – Big Launcher Team has announced the release of a new version of the Big Launcher Android smartphone application for seniors and those who are visually impaired, located at: www.BigLauncher.com
Big Launcher for the Android smartphone, is the first home screen optimized for seniors and people who are visually impaired. The application features big buttons and large fonts for all the basic functions of the phone – telephone, SMS messages, camera, gallery, SOS button and installed applications. Moreover, the SOS button allows automatic dialing of a pre-defined number or the sending an emergency text message with GPS coordinates.
“For users without any disabilities Big Launcher offers fast and simple interface for using all the functions of the phone and quick access to favorite applications. 100% accessibility not only allows blind people to use the phone, but it’s also practical when driving a car with phone attached to your dashboard.”, said Jan Husak, a company spokesperson for Big Launcher Team.
Other key features of Big Launcher allow users to lock the settings menu with password to avoid any unwanted changes in the launcher and system settings.
“Really, Big Launcher a unique and essential tool for senior users, allowing them to use any Android phone without being worried if they break anything or get lost in menus.”, Husak concluded.
Big Launcher is optimized for accessibility; it is compatible with screen readers (Talkback for example)
and can be also controlled by physical buttons. Also, the app includes 3 different color schemes available: Light for normal usage, Dark which is suitable for people suffering from Retinitis Pigmentosa, and Blue
with yellow text for ideal readability.
For more information demo video and screenshots, please visit http://BigLauncher.com
About Big Launcher
The first home screen for Android optimized for elderly people and those who are visually impaired. The Big Launcher application uses large buttons and fonts for all the basic functions of the phone, SMS messages, camera, gallery, SOS button and installed applications.
Winner of the Vodafone Smart Accessibility awards 2011.