Envision | Sponsorship

An initiative to empower visually impaired people in need

Envision is a tool that enables visually impaired people to access visual information around them independently. With Envision, they can read documents, street signs, recognise their friends/belongings and much more. Envision Sponsorship is a way to ensure this tool can empower every visually impaired user with a need but without the means.

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Hi Product Hunt, I am the co-founder of Envision, a tool that enables visually impaired people to live independently. We do this by intelligently extracting information from images user's capture of their surrounding and providing it to them as a meaningful audio output. We have been working with visually impaired users for over a year to iteratively build a tool that truly fits their needs and their lifestyle. As a result, we have gained hundreds of subscribers for the service in just a few quick months. However, there still exists a large section of visually impaired users for whom the subscription cost of $5 is just too high, because of economic circumstances beyond their control. Over the months we have met several individuals who expressed high enthusiasm to support our cause but didn't really have a channel to do it. Envision Sponsorship is that channel. It is a way for people all across the world to make a direct impact to the life of a visually impaired user, not by giving them a handout, but by giving them tools with which they can empower themselves. Like the old saying goes, "Give a man a fish, and he'll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he'll eat for a lifetime.” Envision, is the fishing rod in this equation. We have seen first hand the effect a tool that can provide people independence has on their overall productivity and well-being. We are still in very early stages of this, so would be really happy to hear your thoughts/feedback on the same.
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I have been in touch with the development of this product for quite sometime now. Really admire the importance given to user experience right from the start. Great job Envision!

Pros:

Designed through high user participation and importance given to user experience

Cons:

Not on android yet

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