College Student-Owned Company Develops App For The Blind
A college student-owned and operated company has developed a mobile phone application specifically aimed at helping the blind.
FloCo Apps LLC is the largest mobile app development company in West Virginia, said Ricky Kirkendall, co-owner. He is a student at Marshall University and some of this colleagues are students at West Virginia University.
The app was created for the American Foundation for the Blind, which recently received national recognition from the Federal Communications Commission's Awards in Advancement of Accessibility Event, Kirkindall said. The app was created for
the AFB online publication Access World.
"The iPhone is the phone of choice for most blind and visually impaired
users because it has a feature called voice over and actually reads
everything on the phone in a very logical manner," Kirkendall said.
They hope to see the app used by more people in the future.