Eye to Ear is the first app that makes visual arts accessible to blind and visually impaired people. The method is based on the combination of verbal descriptions and sound interpretations, that can be controlled with different gestures.
Eye to Ear creates a more comprehensive art experience. The app gives blind people the opportunity to experience paintings, drawings and photographs without the help of others.
The design of the interface has been optimized for visually impaired people. The app offers three display sizes for people. Texts can be enlarged and inverted as desired. We designed the interface using so-called “simulation glasses” in order to ensure readability.
Blind people can use the app with the integrated screenreader “VoiceOver”. All menu items are read out loud.
A two-minute tutorial introduces the users to the operation.