How does a Blind use Instagram? / 盲人也能用Instagram編輯與分享


Tommy Edison is blind but still enjoys using the photo editing and sharing app, Instagram.

“It’s kinda fun for me, I’ve never had a camera before,” he says in a YouTube video.

In the video, Edison explains how he uses Instagram to capture, edit, caption and share images he takes with Instagram. Even though he can’t see the images, Edison says he’s received some interesting comments on the ones he’s posted.

Using the “accessibility” feature on his iPhone, Edison can make it so Siri reads aloud everything he touches — from apps to filters to sharing things on social networks. This makes iPhones accessible for visually impaired individuals. He captions the images by using speech recognition.

Not all of the images he takes turn out well, but commenters let him know what they’re looking at in the comments. Plus, Edison seems to enjoy sharing snapshots of his daily life.

You can check out Edison’s Instagram feed a blindfilmcritic.

In addition to being Instagram-savvy, Edison also has a YouTube channel in which he talks about “the fun parts of being blind” and explains how he cooks for himself and other things.

There are a number of other apps for blind people. One handy app can identify what denomination of currency you’re holding, to prevent being ripped-off. Another app uses Foursquare data to help visually impaired people navigate the streets.


Tommy Edison是位盲人,不過他眼盲心卻不盲,平時仍喜歡使用Instagram來進行照片編輯和分享。 “這還挺好玩的,我從來沒有一台照相機,” Edison在Youtube 影片中說到。


透過 iPhone上設定中的“輔助使用”功能,加上Siri的語音讓他編輯這一切,最後再由社群app來進行各種分享。


其实那市面上还有其他补助盲人的应用例如: Blinksqure


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