Something like one person for every 250 is blind. It might be small if you’re doing Where’s Waldo, but in the grand scheme of things it’s a pretty significant figure. And every day, the blind have to deal with lame problems like this:
of bringing attention to something that’s actually not so funny.
Now imagine using a computer. How can it interface with a blind person? There are some solutions out there already, but they’re clunky, not ergonomic, and are expensive. They really only start to chip away at the problem. Think about this: there are now more wireless connections in the US than there are people. What if a blind person wants to use one of those wireless touch-screen phones or tablets? Well, this happens:
But now that it’s made, the touch-screen world is accessible to
the visually impaired.
All it took was for one engineer to sit down for a minute and spot the real problem, now suddenly a huge problem is solved. Now, that 250th person can use his or her touch-screen phone, and they can get back into the world of wireless communication.