Samsung Designs for All Abilities – Stories of People Creating New Possibilities

When innovative technology meets great design, our lives can become more convenient.
Samsung Newsroom spoke with inspiring people who use Samsung products and features to
unlock new possibilities and enhance their lives.
Exploring the World Together
It is only natural for parents to want to share special moments together with their children,
especially as they grow curious about the world and find joy in discovering new things. For
parents with visual impairments, exploring the world with children requires a different approach.
Children often point at objects they don’t know as they grow up and learn about their
surroundings. With Bixby Vision for accessibility, parents with visual impairments can find out
what their children are curious about as the device narrates for them. Even if parents aren’t able
to see what’s in front of them, they can experience the world with their children through sound.
Bixby Vision for Accessibility – With an easy setup and simple interface, Bixby Vision vocally
describes what it sees, helping people make sense of the world around them. Bixby Vision
supports scene describer,object identifier, text reader and color detector.
Enjoying the World Together
Everyone is different — even members of the same family. For CODA3 families, hearing
children converse with their parents who are deaf through sign language. As children grow up,
parents want to learn more about what their children are experiencing and enjoying. With Sign
Language Zoom, it’s easier for CODA parents to better understand what their children are
watching through a bigger sign language screen. Now, the entire family can enjoy their time in
front of the TV and share even more laughter and joy together.
Sign Language Zoom – Sign Language Zoom automatically recognizes and enlarges the sign
language area, enabling users who are deaf to see more detailed mouth and facial expressions.
You can specify a sign language area and adjust the magnification by up to 200%. Users who
are deaf or hard of hearing can also use this function to zoom in on a specific area of the
screen, such as scores for sporting events or quiz programs.
Sharing With the World
Each and every one of us is different, with our physical abilities changing over time. Given the
diverse range of experiences being lived by others around the world, it is important that
everyone feels empowered to do what they want, meet who they want and live the life they
want. People with physical disabilities can seamlessly take, edit and share selfies on social
media using the Assistant menu on Samsung smartphones or tablets. With the Assistant menu,
everyone can use their personal devices to communicate and meet new friends.
Assistant menu – The Assistant menu lets you easily control your phone by simply tapping a
shortcut icon to access hardware buttons, apps, features and other settings.
Staying in Tune With the World
For people who are deaf and hard of hearing, navigating the world can take a different shape.
With this in mind, it’s important for them to receive everyday notifications in new ways. Blight
can help those who are deaf and hard of hearing receive the information they need in their day-

to-day life. SmartThings uses lighting to notify users when someone’s at the door, when meals
are ready or when the laundry is done. Light has become a way to communicate through
SmartThings – Sync your devices and appliances via the SmartThings app to control and get
notifications about your air conditioner, washing machine, fridge and more.* Then, connect
partner products such as door sensors, lights and thermostats to automate and simplify your
own day-to-day routine** — like setting your smart light to dim or change colors once the
laundry is done.
Possibilities Never Before Imagined
Samsung believes these stories can foster a world where all people benefit from the
convenience enabled by technology. Users with disabilities have utilized Samsung’s features in
creative ways to enhance their lives — despite the fact that some functions were not originally
designed as accessibility features. To this end, Samsung has provided new ways for users to
interact with its products and services and has taken inspiration from real-life cases to develop
stories with guidance from the Samsung Accessibility Committee and Samsung Family
Supporters. Samsung hopes to continue creating accessible designs that unlock new
possibilities so everyone will be empowered to lead meaningful, independent lives.
In Sri Lanka, Samsung has been recognized as the ‘People’s Youth Choice Brand of the Year’
for four consecutive years by Slim Sri Lanka’s review of the country’s most valuable brands. As
Sri Lanka’s No.1 smartphone brand, Samsung’s customer base in the country spans across all
age groups, particularly the Gen Z and Millennial segments.

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