Award-winning solution for people who are blind or visually impaired

Synapptic

Made for Low Vision

Comprehensive solution helping people with low vision or blindness to easily use a smartphone without using a screen reader

Synapptic won the Award for Excellence from the Macular Society


  • Simplifies smartphone or tablet interface to make it easy
  • Displays high-contrast, large text
  • Speaks the menus and selected text
  • Operates via touchscreen or voice commands
  • Works with Android smartphones and tablets

WHY SYNAPPTIC?

Synapptic successfully addresses typical challenges of standard smartphones such as:

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Even large text options remain really small.

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Magnification gestures are difficult to use and cut texts making it hard to read.

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Keypads and dialer are still small and lack contrast making it difficult to read and type.

  • Synapptic makes smartphones or tablets easy to use and accessible to people with vision impairments.
  • Synapptic is designed for users who have difficulties to see or who are confused with the use of mobile devices.
  • Synapptic takes over the smart device to make everything operate through simple, easy-to-see, high-contrast, speaking menus (size and contrast color of your choice).
  • Voice commands – Users can even control their device simply by talking to it and telling it what to do.
  • Synapptic also turns smartphones & tablets into a powerful magnifier and reader.
  • Synapptic is available pre-installed on the powerful 5.5” display Moto G5S Plus* smartphone or the 9.7″ display Samsung Galaxy Tab S2* tablet, or as a stand-alone software for mobile devices using the Android operating system (Android 4.0 or higher).
  • Specially trained customer support team will answer questions and solve problems regarding Synapptic, Android OS, and other accessibility features.
  • With users’ consent, RAZ Mobility can remotely access and control smartphones to assist customers efficiently. This is an Android-specific capability and not available for iOS devices.

KEY BENEFITS OF SYNAPPTIC

ALL YOU NEED, ANYTIME AND ANYWHERE

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.

GETTING STARTED WITH TECHNOLOGY THE EASY WAY

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.

BUILT-IN HELP & SUPPORT, SO YOU’RE NEVER ON YOUR OWN

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.

THE FREEDOM TO MANAGE EVERYDAY TASKS FOR YOURSELF

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.

STAYING CONNECTED TO THE IMPORTANT PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE

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.

ENTERTAINMENT AT YOUR FINGERTIPS, WHEREVER YOU ARE

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.

FEATURES

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INTUITIVE, SIMPLE MENUS

  • Find your way around with clear menus and bright, bold icons.
  • The 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!
  • All screens have the same look and feel, so learning how to use them is simple.
  • Once you’ve learnt how to use one screen, you’ll know everything you need to use every other screen.
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EASY NAVIGATION

  • Customize the Main Menu to display as a grid on one screen to make finding your way around Synapptic even easier.
  • Never get lost and always find your way back to the Main Menu with the red cross. Each screen has a red cross in the top left corner, which speaks out the words ‘cancel and go back’ when touched. Use this on any screen to go back to the previous screen.
  • Change the magnification levels, color schemes, speech, voice speed and voice volume, beeps and other sounds, screen brightness, menu items, ringer and other volumes, menu operation, auto start, and lots more, to make navigation even easier for you.
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SPEECH AND MAGNIFICATION AS STANDARD

  • All products have built-in natural-sounding speech on every screen. Choose from the latest high-quality male and female voices.
  • Hand-held video magnifier can magnify text or any object up to around 70 times (dependent on hardware). Ideal for magnifying menus, timetables or food labels when you’re out and about.
  • Change zoom levels to make the text you are reading or typing get bigger or smaller on every screen. Increase or decrease the zoom level to change the number of options on the screen.
  • Use the arrow at the bottom of the screen to move to the next page of menu options, if there are more options than can fit on a single screen.
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VOICE CONTROL & VOICE RECOGNITION

  • Control Synapptic with just your voice. Select menus, dial numbers, write text messages, compose emails and lots more! All with just voice commands – hands-free!
  • Type messages faster by dictating them! Voice Recognition is amazingly accurate, and words are automatically spell-checked.
  • Dictate text messages, emails or any other text. Whenever the keyboard is displayed on-screen, the microphone icon in the top right corner enables Voice Recognition to be switched on and off; so you can dictate instead of typing.

Reading Machine

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.

Making and Receiving Phone Calls

(smartphones only)

DIAL A TELEPHONE NUMBER/MAKE AND RECEIVE CALLS

  • Press the numbers on the large high-contrast number pad directly, or explore the number pad with your finger, lifting your finger off the screen on each number required.
  • As the number builds up, it’s shown at the top of the screen. From here the number can be checked or spoken out before it’s dialed.

CALL SOMEONE FROM YOUR CONTACTS

  • Use the up and down arrow keys to navigate each page of contacts in your Address Book.
  • Select a particular contact to have their number dialed.
  • If there are several people in the address book, it can be filtered to show just a few names at a time.

ANSWER CALLS

  • As well as the phone ringing, the name and number of the caller are displayed in large print on the screen and optionally spoken out.
  • Answer or reject the call using the large buttons at the bottom of the screen.
  • An active call can be played through the earpiece or loud speaker.

Sending and Receiving Text Messages

(smartphones only)

Sending and Receiving Text Messages

TYPE TEXT MESSAGES

  • Even if you’ve never sent a text message before, sending one with Synapptic is simple! By using magnification and spoken feedback, the keyboard lets you find each letter before you type it. If you’ve never used a keyboard before, you can dictate your message instead.
  • When typing a message, touch the top half of the screen to have the typed text spoken back to you. Use the arrow keys either side of this text to move about the text and make any corrections.

READ, REPLY, DELETE

  • A list of your received text messages is displayed on screen in large print and also spoken out. A separate menu gives options for replying to, or deleting a message.

Sending and Receiving Emails

SEND AND RECEIVE EMAILS

  • Use your smartphone or tablet to send and receive emails from anywhere (requires internet connection).
  • Compose new messages, read messages, reply to messages, forward messages and delete messages.
  • Use your tablet or phone to effortlessly send and receive photos, documents, voice recordings and other attachments.

EMAIL MESSAGE MENU

  • Select any message in your Inbox to read it, reply to it, delete it, save it or forward it.

READ EMAILS

  • Any emails you receive are displayed on screen in large print and also spoken out, making reading them easy.

WRITE A NEW EMAIL

  • Even if you’ve never sent an email before, sending an email with Synapptic is simple. With magnification and spoken feedback, the keyboard lets you find each letter before you type it. If you’ve never used a keyboard before, you can dictate your message instead.

Using the Internet Browser to Search the Internet

WEB BROWSER

  • Surf the web easily with the Web Browser, using our unique Tab & Jump® feature. This allows you to move through a page easily, either between blocks of text, headings or links to other pages. Navigate around the page using magnification and touch, or by using the Next and Previous buttons at the bottom of the screen. As you move about the text on the page with the Next and Previous buttons, or touch an item on the page, a description for it is spoken out.
  • The Web Browser Menu has options for searching the web, typing a web address, going to a homepage, keeping a list of favorite web sites and allowing easy navigation back to recently visited sites.

Built-in Help and Support

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.

* Synapptic can be made available in combination with other Android smartphones and tablets such as the Moto Z2 Play, Samsung Galaxy S7, or Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 or S3 tablets. Synapptic is also available as a stand-alone software that can be installed on existing Android devices.
 

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