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Is Fairphone accessible for Blind/Low vision Folks?

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#1

Hello, I am in love with the message of the Fairphone but my biggest concern is accessibility. I am low vision and I need good accessibility like voice over/ zoom. I know that the current OS is on Android Marshmallow,

Should I wait until there are better improvements to the Fairphone like Andorid Oreo and a bigger screen? How long until a bigger screen at least?


#2

Hello @Vivian

That both already exists in Marshmallow, along with a setting for bigger text, inverted colors and so on. I never used any of that and I probably wouldn’t be the best judge for how well these functions work.
Maybe you could meet up with a #fairphoneangels near you to see the phone up close and try these functions yourself?


#3

I’m from the states, so that’s unlikely :confused: My problem is the screen so I guess I’ll wait for Fairphone 3 or what have you.

Also, I’m pretty attached to my Google pixel 2 XL hardware, any tips on how to detach myself from this mindset to buy the Fairphone in the future? I know the message of the phone and all but I love my pixel lol


Alternative Apps(tores): Living without Google (FP1)
#4

The Fairphone 2 is designed for Europe, you can’t buy it in the US, and it has pretty limited use for US network bands, please have a read here …


#5

As far as I know, that’s not really a solution, as - up to now - there is no information on a next Fairphone; neither a date, nor the screen-size have been published or leaked (if Fairpohne themselfes even have any information on that).


#6

Okay, so I hope Fairphone takes into consideration accessibility features for the Fairphone 3. I really hope Fairphone can expand to the U.S., and if so, to be with Virgin Mobile because its the most ethical company.


#7

I’m aware it’s probably not urgent for you now, but if you want, I can put you in touch (email) with a low vision FP2 owner in Nuremberg (Germany).


#8

That would be amazing and most appreciated! Can i DM you my email?