Screen readers make apps accessible; however, learning the navigation commands can be challenging for some students and for a large percent of elderly people who have recently lost their vision. Conversant Labs is addressing this issue by creating software that mimics conversations. Instead of navigating a physical environment through swipe gestures and keyboard commands, simply tap the microphone and say what you want to do. This technology is similar to using Siri; however, the conversations take place within mainstream apps. Conversant Labs' SDK software will be sold as a technology-as-a-service to help developers and companies integrate the SDK into their products.
For more information, read the article, Conversant Labs' Quest to Make Smartphone Apps Usable for the Visually Impaired.