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Launch of 6 by 6 – A toolkit of solutions for the blind and visually impaired people

14 August, 2018 by Ramya Venkitesh

BarrierBreak is glad to announce the launch of 6 by 6 – A toolkit of solutions assisting blind and visually impaired people to live independently! 6 by 6 app comprises of a 3 in 1 solution for people with visual impairment! Keeping the Indian audience in mind, 6 by 6 has been developed for Android first.

Shilpi Kapoor, Founder of Barrierbreak quotes, “Our innovation team is actively involved in designing new ways to find solutions to the various challenges that people with disabilities are facing and are now focusing on AI (Artificial Intelligence) and ML (Machine Learning) to improve the lives of people with disabilities. 6 by 6 app aims to make life more easier and independent for people with visual impairment. Its available for free and includes 3 tools – currency detector, light detector and magnifier. Like every startup we look forward for your feedback to better the experience.”

The 1st release of 6 by 6 app includes 3 tools:

Currency Detector

Finding it difficult to identify whether you have a 10, 50, 100 or 500 rupee note? Here is the currency detector for you. The app 6 by 6 has been specially designed for people with visual impairment to help them detect currency. The app currently supports Indian Rupee. Follow these steps to help you better currency detection:

  • Hold the Currency between 5-6 inches from the Phone.
  • Hold the currency in your hand, holding the note open works well, you can also hold it in your hand or place it on a surface. Why don’t you give it a try!
  • Tap on the screen to get an accurate prediction.

Light Detector

The light detector feature of 6 by 6, helps you know whether the light is on in the room or not. It helps you identify the intensity of light around you with a single tap on your mobile.  If you are close to the light source, the phone will vibrate. Ensure that you do not cover the proximity sensor located at the top of your device (near the front camera).

Magnifier

Do you find it difficult to read the small print of a menu in a restuarant or the price tag of a product in a shop? Turn your mobile into a magnifier with the help of 6 by 6. Select the Magnifier option, zoom in and magnify by just extending the slider all the way to the right. Its that simple! Tap on the Freeze button to get a snapshot image of the currently focused camera output.

Simple and easy to use, download the 6 by 6 app today and try out these amazing features.

Send us your feedback or email us at 6by6@barrierbreak.com with suggestion so we can improve the experience for you.