Today's review is a little bit special.
The thing is this, we all know that Tony is a battle-hardened machine master, a variety of cell phones can be said to have touched all over.
So it's to be expected that friends and family around me will look to me for recommendations for cell phones and other digital products.
But Tony didn't expect to stump me when the Mother Superior came to me some time ago to recommend a phone.
Because the young man who gave her the massage was blind, he wanted to buy a phone with a decent screen reading function, so he came to ask me.
I was really stumped by this requirement, other than the fact that I knew the iPhone had a read-aloud feature, or the TalkBack feature that comes with Android.
How to say it, although Tony does not know enough about this area, but and vision-related auxiliary functions, the major manufacturers still do a lot, at least have to choose.
But Tony looked in the settings screen, and soon found another problem, the disabled in addition to the visually impaired, there are hearing impaired ah.
But the impression is that there is no function for the hearing-impaired, after all, they can see and can type sign language, and then again, they can type.
Given that Tony's own phone is also silent all year round, think about it. Also more reasonable?
However, Tony went to check it out and realized that he had far underestimated their difficulties. First of all, the hearing-impaired group in our country is not only huge, the number is even higher than the visually impaired group.
There are currently over 27 million hearing impaired and 17.3 million visually impaired people in China, which is by no means a small number.
Secondly, because after this, Tony has nothing to open various brands of cell phones to see if they have introduced relevant assistive features for people with disabilities.
But when I turned on the auxiliary function of iQOO Neo6, a phone that I usually use to play games.
I realized that my understanding of people with hearing loss is so shallow.
As you know, iQOO is equipped with OriginOS, and it is on this system, which Tony has used for a long time and has often praised for its useful features, that I once again found something worth mentioning.
Just open the " Express & Assist " option in Settings, then find " Accessibility ".
Congratulations, you have discovered a side of iQOO that you didn't know existed.
In addition to the features for the visually impaired such as TalkBack mentioned above, there are also many assistive features for the hearing impaired.
One of the easiest and most convenient features is what vivo has heard.
As you can see from the name of this feature, it helps the hearing impaired to complete basic communication by converting text to speech for broadcast, and also converting real-time speech to text.
If you, as a normal person, want to communicate with a hearing-impaired person, in the absence of sign language in addition to gestures, you can only type to him.
And vivo Hearing solves the most basic communication problem, while converting what you say into text, the hearing impaired can also type and communicate with each other and convey it to you by voice.
The voice announcement also comes with its own progress bar ▼
If the speaker sound is relatively low, the bottom of the screen will also prompt, is a very thoughtful detail.
The conversion efficiency of the voice is not bad, the speed is a little faster than Tony expected, and the accuracy can meet the basic daily conversation.
You can also one-touch small window this function, " listen " other people talk will not delay you to play phone or do other things.
vivo heard that it supports three different tones and can also add to desktop shortcuts, making it very easy to use.
After experiencing this feature, Tony then realized how difficult it is for people with disabilities to communicate normally.
Without this voice and text conversion function, it is very troublesome for us to communicate with the hearing impaired.
Another feature, "Accessible Calling," goes a step further by providing some relief to the hearing-impaired from the problem of inconvenient phone calls.
Because in addition to face-to-face communication, phone communication is also one of the most common and basic functions of cell phones.
For the hearing-impaired, this feature, simply nothing useful ah! Small to the phone call of the delivery man, large to an emergency to call the police to call an ambulance, really encounter an emergency but can not communicate, you are not anxious?
What Accessible Calling is trying to do is to break this digital divide and allow the hearing impaired to make phone calls and communicate.
Since you can't hear or talk, why not just use the keyboard to make the call?
It gives Tony a feeling of transplanting the hear function to the call interface, and with this feature on, you can manually enter text in the call interface!
The text sent is converted into speech, also with its own progress bar, which is equivalent to speaking for the hearing impaired.
Of course you can't just type temporarily every time you call, so Accessible Call also supports setting up common phrases that you can reply to with one click.
The company's main business is to provide a wide range of services to the hearing impaired.
Another useful design of this feature is the ability to view the previous accessibility call history.
The company's main goal is to provide you with the best possible service.
This way, even if a hearing impaired person encounters communication conflicts or other problems during the phone call, there will be no confusion.
If that's not enough for you, OriginOS also has a built-in phone secretary that determines if the caller is a delivery boy or a courier boy, and then automatically responds with a set message.
Accessible calls may be a bit redundant for us, but for the hearing impaired, they can greatly reduce the hassle of telephone communication.
It turns the seemingly impractical act of making a phone call for the hearing impaired into a reality.
Tony also reacted to this feature only after using it. If there is no accessible call, does it mean that hearing-impaired people can't even make calls?
Anyway, if he wasn't looking for it on purpose, Tony probably wouldn't have thought of these auxiliary functions in his phone at all.
There is also a feature called AI captioning that adds to Tony's understanding of the difficulties of the hearing-impaired population; because of the inability to hear sound and narration, they, are completely unable to experience any music, movies and events in their entirety.
It can turn on and generate text when watching live or non-captioned videos to help the hearing impaired watch videos more easily.
This feature is currently hidden deeper and requires the Jovi voice assistant to call out the AI captioning feature while watching a video or live stream.
After calling out, it will automatically detect the voice content in the media, such as the commentary explanation in a gaming match.
The AI is not only very fast, but also has a lot of game-specific terminology, and the voice is not very clear, so it's even more difficult.
After using it for a while, Tony found that in addition to some specialized terms, AI subtitles can be more accurately recognized, although a little slower, but if you know enough about the game, with subtitles to watch the game is not a problem.
Unfortunately, this good feature can only voice call out at present, the portal adaptation to wait until the second half of the year.
But it's better than nothing, because you can't expect every game to be like LOL S11 on the B site, specifically to get an accessible live room out.
After experiencing a round of the simple yet practical features mentioned earlier, Tony has clearly recognized the fact that
It used to be difficult and troublesome for people with disabilities to use cell phones like normal people.
And this is only the difficulties and inconveniences encountered by the hearing-impaired, and the blind mentioned at the beginning, how should they use their cell phones?
We have every reason to believe that these tens of millions of people, like everyone else, need to use their smartphones every day.
They also need to communicate with people, to be entertained, and to use health codes.
And this is only the most basic needs of people every day, some of the more complex things, so to speak, can not even think about.
So accessibility features like those built into iQOO need to be more widely known, both by normal people and people with disabilities.
Tony is also happy to see domestic manufacturers working towards this and making smartphones available to more people.
Such an effort is also doing its part to bridge the digital divide.
Of course, bridging the digital divide is not a quick fix, and requires individuals and businesses to work together and go through a long process before the divide becomes easier to cross.
If you have an iQOO phone or an OriginOS-equipped phone in your hands, you may want to experience it for yourself and feel the unique technological care of this digital age.