Color OS providing ease in the daily life of disabled people
June 16, 2020

Color OS providing ease in the daily life of disabled people

By Nirdesh Pokharel

According to a recent report released by the World Health Organization, more than one billion people are estimated to be living with some form of disability. According to statistics, this is 15 percent of the world’s population.

People with disabilities have more health care needs than the average person, and most of the time their needs are not even met.

As a member of the Information Accessibility Product Alliance, OPPO’s Color OS is actively taking the initiative to help people with disabilities and access customized facilities on a daily basis through mobile internet.

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Visual level

Speaking of visual level, Color OS helps visually impaired people to understand display content more easily through features including Talkback, Select to Speak, Gesture and Motion and Color Accessibility mode.

By activating the talkback feature, the user can easily read the things shown on the screen through the voice guide function. Also, they can jump to another page without looking at the screen.

With the Select to Speak function enabled, users can listen to real-time voice feedback by clicking on a text position. Also, users can adjust the speed of speech according to their needs.

The gesture and motion function helps visually impaired users to experience the answer and hang up feature in a more interactive way.

By turning on this function, the user can have various somatosensory experiences. This makes it easier to accept incoming calls. For example, users can automatically receive calls as soon as the phone is close to their ears.

Color Accessibility mode is also available in ColorOS for people with visual impairment. Compared to simple ‘high contrast text’, ColorOS allows the user to change the colour of the letter according to his needs.

This function can be used for text as well as linear icons, buttons, switches, etc. This allows the user to read easily and use the phone.

Level of hearing

Color OS also provides solutions to hearing-impaired users. The functions available in it convert the sound of the right and left channels into a mono signal and facilitate the listening process by transmitting the sound of both the channels to the same ear. In addition, users can get accurate reminders about incoming calls by turning on the flash on-call function.

Users with physical disabilities or mobility problems can use the Color OS’s accessibility function.

Simple functions like screenshots, volume and brightness can be easily controlled with a click, without slides or gestures. Color OS also has features like touch and hold delay and operational execution time.

OPPO ColorOS is developing new functions for people with disabilities with special interest.

In order to facilitate him, the Accessibility Association has been holding regular meetings with the professionals and the Color OS team has been asking for suggestions for refinement in production with disabled engineers.

The purpose of Color OS is to provide people with physical disabilities with a strong experience by providing solutions to their vision, hearing, touch and other problems.

In the future, OPPO will continue to adapt its products to address the problems of users with disabilities and to use uninterrupted functions.