A lot of smartphones and their user interfaces tend to be designed for regular people in mind, as opposed to being catered to users with special needs. Sure there are some accessibility options, but for the most part they feel like an afterthought. Well if you know someone who is visually impaired or who is old and has poor eyesight, perhaps the Koala phone launcher might be of interest to you.
The launcher is designed for those with visual impairments or for those who are old. Basically the UI is a blown up UI that offers users larger icons and font to make things more readable at a glance, as opposed to forcing users to squint in order to see simple things like icons or the clock or the date.
The launcher will also make apps like the camera, photo viewer, and flashlight (just to name a few) more accessible to the user, which is better than having these users dig through the various pages of their app drawer in order to find what they are looking for. It also has the ability to read back incoming messages to the user if they choose.
The launcher should work on Android devices running Android 4.0 or later, so if you know anyone who might benefit from this, perhaps you could direct them to the launcher’s download page for the details on how to install the launcher and what it can do for the user.http://www.ubergizmo.com/2014/12/koala-android-launcher-is-for-the-visually-impaired/?utm_source=mainrss