Award-winning solution for people who are blind or visually impaired
Made for Low Vision
Synapptic won the Award for Excellence from the Macular Society
Synapptic successfully addresses typical challenges of standard smartphones such as:
Even large text options remain really small.
Magnification gestures are difficult to use and cut texts making it hard to read.
Keypads and dialer are still small and lack contrast making it difficult to read and type.
Synapptic has been designed to work on Android smartphones and tablets, which are light and portable, so you can carry them around easily in your pocket or bag. Packed with useful features – such as a digital hand-held magnifier, speech on every screen, voice recognition, email, internet and a reading machine – so that you only need one device for all your everyday tasks.
Built-in speech and magnification mean you can use Synapptic whatever your level of sight loss and, if your sight changes, it can evolve with you.
Synapptic is so intuitive to use that even if you’re new to technology or lack confidence, it’s easy to get started with its clear and simple menus. You can even change the colours, menu layouts, magnification levels and speech options to make navigation easier for you. Our unique Touch & Release® touchscreen control means you can move your finger up and down each menu option and it will be read out, until you stop on the option you want to use. It’s as simple as that!
And in-built voice recognition means it’s easy to complete tasks, even if you’re not confident at using the keyboard. Simply say what you want typed into an email, a text or to search in the internet browser and it will appear and be read out on the screen.
A help button on every screen means you can access instant help documents and videos for that particular screen, ensuring you’ll never get lost or be stuck for too long.
Our unique in-built Lifeline® support feature means you’re only ever 3 taps away from accessing our remote support service.
This means that whatever screen you’re on, we can access your phone remotely and provide technical support wherever you are.
Because the handheld video magnifier allows you to enlarge text or any object up to around 20 times, it’s ideal for magnifying menus, timetables or food labels, even when you’re out and about.
Our unique Tab & Jump® internet browser makes it easy to do your own online shopping, banking, or access information anytime, anywhere.
Using the reading machine makes it easy to translate any text into speech, including letters, post and instructions.
And our in-built Voice Control option makes it simple to control many of the features of your phone with just your voice. Select menus, dial numbers, write text messages and even compose emails, so that you can manage everyday tasks quickly and easily.
Keep in touch and share news with your friends and family through calls, emails, texts, voice messages and free Skype calls for friends and family living abroad. Our step-by-step menus mean you’ll find communicating easier than ever before.
Easy access to social media services like Facebook and Twitter means that you can share all those special experiences with your closest friends and family.
Don’t miss out on your favourite TV programmes, with effortless access to a massive range of Freeview Digital TV Channels, including BBC iPlayer. Catch up with all the latest news and features you’ve missed, with access to a massive range of local and national internet radio stations.
Or subscribe to Calibre’s Talking Books and RNIB’s Talking Newspapers to access a huge selection of the latest books and newspapers.
The Reading Machine uses a process known as OCR (Optical Character Recognition), which is used to convert text to speech.
Photograph a document and have it spoken out! Operates by just tapping the screen. Simple to do, fast and accurate.
EASY TO ACCESS HELP
Help is available throughout Synapptic. Just about every screen has a Help icon in the top right-hand corner, which displays help documents and videos for that particular screen.
In addition to the Help on every screen, the Help option on the Main Menu allows all the Help documents and videos to be searched.
Our unique in-built Lifeline® support feature means you’re only ever 3 taps away from accessing our Remote Support service. Whatever screen you’re on, we can access your phone remotely and provide technical support wherever you are.
“I was not a mobile phone user previously but now use it for calls, sending e-mails and texts. Also, I frequently use YouTube, Internet radio and talking books! Although I have a little sight, I feel I could use it without any sight.”John
“I have been using my Synapptic phone for a couple of months now and I love it. Synapptic software has opened up a whole new world to me. I am now even exploring taking photos with the camera. Just think – 6 months ago I could not even do text messages let alone think about attaching photos! I hope everyone else is getting as much pleasure from their Synapptic phone as I am.”Sandra
“If I did not have my Synapptic tablet, I would be lost without it. I can keep in touch with all my friends on email and Facebook. The speech recognition is the icing on the cake – wonderful!”Joseph
“Synapptic gives the user the very best opportunity to feel part of – and contribute to – the modern world, despite any level of sight loss.”Wanda, Leicestershire CareOnLine Training Officer