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Visual impairment shouldn’t stop you from making the most of Apple’s iPhone, at least according to the inventor of a concept iPhone case with the blind in mind.

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This case supposedly helps the blind use an iPhone

Designer Bruno Fosi said that his tactile silicon iPhone case is suitable for the visually impaired because of the “engraved bas-relief” icons and cover the phone’s screen. These, together with a specially designed application, let the user access the iPhone’s features.

The chunky icons are laid out according to the moon type tactile alphabet, enabling the user to navigate their way into the SMS application, type out a message and send it. The accompanying app's text-to-speech feature also tell you what's been said in SMS replies.

Bas-relief icons for many of the iPhone’s other features, including music, making calls and sending emails, are also built onto the case.

The case does have several drawbacks, though. For example, taking pictures and surfing the web will still be pretty difficult, if not to say pointless.

No plans to manufacture Fosi’s concept iPhone case have been announced.

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