A $25 Smartphone Aimed at Emerging Markets

Mozilla has developed a $25 smartphone aimed at the emerging markets of the Global South. Boasting internet access, a decent camera, and a suite of basic apps, the phone is set to revolutionize mobile technology in the Global South, where up to 80% of the population already uses a standard mobile. Accessible mobile internet access will have a major impact …

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Braille Smartphone Gives New Meaning to “Touch Screen”

Young Indian innovator Sumit Dagar has invented the world’s first smartphone for the blind. The Braille smartphone will have many of the same features as current smartphones, enabling blind people to benefit more fully from the technological revolution. Dagar developed the idea for the smartphone during his studies for a Master’s degree in interaction design at the National Institute of …

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David Constantine and Motivation (Part One)

This is part one of a two-part feature on David Constantine and his work with Motivation, an organization developing solutions for the mobility-impaired. Constantine and Motivation recently won The Guardian‘s International Development Achievement Award for 2013.   When David Constantine broke his neck in 1982, he suddenly found himself paralyzed from the shoulders down. He was an energetic, active young …

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