Blanco & Negro

03 Good health and well-being10 Reduced inequalities
  • Year: 2012
  • Award: World Summit Award
  • Category: Inclusion & Empowerment
  • Producer: Byron Llerena Z.
  • Country: Ecuador



Blanco y Negro is an app for visually impaired persons, optimizing the use of other senses to access the main functions of a cell phone. The app makes use of two key tools, a speech synthesizer and a set of functions called Gesture, to provide feedback about actions taken on the mobile so that users can easily follow. Based on these tools, visually impaired persons can access mobile phone functions in a way adapted to their abilities and needs: phone calling, text messaging, information management and colour recognition. Blanco y Negro is available in English and Spanish. Blanco y Negro is a unique app ensuring the inclusion of visually impaired persons in the use of smartphones.