To carry out this test we have had the help of our volunteer Andrés, who specializes in evaluating all kinds of products for blind people.
As we already had the NaviLens application installed on our IPhone terminal, it was only necessary to check that we had the latest version 1.1.2 of it, since this is the one that incorporates the functionality of personal labels.
Once this check is done, we activate the IOS screen reader or voiceover and We proceed to carry out the steps that we discussed in the technical review to request and print our own labels.
Use of the application
Once we have our pack of printed labels, we select those that best adapt to the size of our objects to be identified, including a box of infusions, a mug, a pack of coffee, a sugar and a marker.
The number and size of the different labels is more than enough to be able to label hundreds of everyday objects. The manufacturer indicates certain steps so that a blind person can fold their own labels. In this case, it may be advisable to request help so that the labels of each object are well accessible to be read by the camera.
When using the application for reading labels, in our opinion it is better to deactivate the voice instructions in the settings menu and use only voiceover (or Talkback in the case of Android) to avoid information overload and improve navigation through the different menus. In any case, it is good to activate the orientation and distance information fields in order to better focus and position the camera when locating the different objects. Regarding the labels, it should be noted that even the smallest ones are detected at a great distance, even detecting some located on curved or plasticized surfaces.
The process of updating information for each label has been very simple and intuitive for us, even with the screen reader, in less than 1 minute it is possible to identify a new object and save it in the application with its corresponding name.
There is a feature that we liked a lot during the label reads and it is the fact that when reading multiple labels simultaneously, the application warns of the order of the labels within the set: label 1 of 3, label 2 of 3 ...
Definitely this update to NaviLens including free labels for personal use shapes a solution that has a real impact on people's lives. This impact is the most valuable feature of all those we analyze at Orientatech, which is why we have rated this review with the highest grade.