Talking Tech update: Quantum’s Blindshell Classic 2 phone

13 January 2022

A phone with no touch screen, physical keyboard and navigation keys and a voice-controlled interface – sounds like the perfect phone for people who are blind or have low vision.

Although smartphones these days are more accessible than ever, getting the hang of Voiceover and the various swipes just to navigate the phone can be daunting.

Enter Quantum’s Blindshell Classic 2 phone.

A tailored phone for users who are blind or have low vision.

Photo: The Blindshell Classic 2 phone in black and red. 

Alongside the keyboard and navigation keys, it reads out your commands and allows you to open apps with a voice command.

Talking Tech host David Woodbridge said it brings back some tactile features in older phone models that have been popular for blind and low vision users.

“It's got proper arrows and physical buttons to navigate the menus, it's got high contrast and bigger text on the screen,” David said.

Listen to the full review in the player below:

There is also a real FM Radio, and about 30 accessible apps and growing.

To find out more about Quantum’s Blindshell Classic 2 phone and to see David’s demonstration of the phone, tune into January’s Exploring Tech webinar.

Exploring Tech webinar: Quantum’s Blindshell Classic 2 phone

Date: Thursday 27 January 2022

Time 12.30pm - 1.30pm

Cost: Free

Register: https://shop.visionaustralia.org/webinars