Tales of Individuals Creating New Potentialities


When modern expertise meets nice design, our lives can change into extra handy. Samsung Newsroom spoke with inspiring individuals who use Samsung merchandise and options to unlock new prospects and improve their lives.



Exploring the World Collectively


It is just pure for folks to need to share particular moments along with their kids, particularly as they develop curious in regards to the world and discover pleasure in discovering new issues. For folks with visible impairments, exploring the world with kids requires a special method.


“That is an apple, and this can be a pet.”


Youngsters usually level at objects they don’t know as they develop up and study their environment. With Bixby Imaginative and prescient for accessibility, mother and father with visible impairments can discover out what their kids are interested in because the system narrates for them. Even when mother and father aren’t capable of see what’s in entrance of them, they will expertise the world with their kids by way of sound.


[Bixby Vision for Accessibility]


With a straightforward setup and easy interface, Bixby Imaginative and prescient vocally describes what it sees, serving to folks make sense of the world round them. Bixby Imaginative and prescient helps scene describer,1 object identifier,2 textual content reader and colour detector.


* On smartphones and tablets: Settings → Accessibility → Spoken help → Bixby Imaginative and prescient for accessibility
** Service availability and content material suppliers could fluctuate by nation, system, OS and One UI model.



Having fun with the World Collectively


Everyone seems to be completely different — even members of the identical household. For CODA3 households, listening to kids converse with their mother and father who’re deaf by way of signal language. As kids develop up, mother and father need to study extra about what their kids are experiencing and having fun with.


“Mother, take a look at that. Isn’t it humorous?”


With Signal Language Zoom, it’s simpler for CODA mother and father to higher perceive what their kids are watching by way of a much bigger signal language display. Now, the complete household can get pleasure from their time in entrance of the TV and share much more laughter and pleasure collectively.


[Sign Language Zoom]


Signal Language Zoom routinely acknowledges and enlarges the signal language space, enabling customers who’re deaf to see extra detailed mouth and facial expressions. You possibly can specify an indication language space and alter the magnification by as much as 200%. Customers who’re deaf or onerous of listening to may also use this perform to zoom in on a selected space of the display, similar to scores for sporting occasions or quiz packages.


* On TVs: House → Menu → Settings → All settings → Common & Privateness → Accessibility → Signal Language Zoom Settings
** Out there on all Samsung Sensible TVs launched in 2021 or later.



Sharing With the World


Each one in all us is completely different, with our bodily skills altering over time. Given the varied vary of experiences being lived by others around the globe, it will be important that everybody feels empowered to do what they need, meet who they need and reside the life they need.


“I need to encourage folks by way of social media.”


Individuals with bodily disabilities can seamlessly take, edit and share selfies on social media utilizing the Assistant menu on Samsung smartphones or tablets. With the Assistant menu, everybody can use their private units to speak and meet new buddies.


[Assistant menu]


The Assistant menu allows you to simply management your telephone by merely tapping a shortcut icon to entry {hardware} buttons, apps, options and different settings.


* On smartphones and tablets: Settings → Accessibility → Interplay and dexterity → Assistant menu

Staying in Tune With the World


For people who find themselves deaf and onerous of listening to, navigating the world can take a special form. With this in thoughts, it’s vital for them to obtain on a regular basis notifications in new methods.


“Mild can change into a language of its personal.”


Mild can assist those that are deaf and onerous of listening to obtain the data they want of their day-to-day life. SmartThings makes use of lighting to inform customers when somebody’s on the door, when meals are prepared or when the laundry is completed. Mild has change into a technique to talk by way of SmartThings.




Sync your units and home equipment by way of the SmartThings app to regulate and get notifications about your air conditioner, washer, fridge and extra.* Then, join associate merchandise similar to door sensors, lights and thermostats to automate and simplify your individual day-to-day routine** — like setting your good gentle to dim or change colours as soon as the laundry is completed.


* To set notifications

  • On smartphone and tablets: SmartThings app → Menu → Notifications → Extra () → Notification settings
  • On TVs launched in 2021 or later: SmartThings app → Settings → Notifications

TV notifications are restricted to attenuate any interruptions to the viewing expertise.

** To set SmartThings routines

  • SmartThings app → Automations → Add (+) Create routine



Potentialities By no means Earlier than Imagined

Samsung believes these tales can foster a world the place all folks profit from the comfort enabled by expertise.


Customers with disabilities have utilized Samsung’s options in artistic methods to boost their lives — even if some features weren’t initially designed as accessibility options. To this finish, Samsung has supplied new methods for customers to work together with its services and products and has taken inspiration from real-life circumstances to develop tales with steering from the Samsung Accessibility Committee4 and Samsung Household Supporters.5


Samsung hopes to proceed creating accessible designs that unlock new prospects so everybody might be empowered to steer significant, unbiased lives.


From the UX Crew of the Company Design Middle, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.




* This text consists of tales based mostly on interviews with folks with disabilities and steering from Samsung Household Supporters, a company made up of Samsung staff and members of the family with disabilities.
** Illustrations by KIMUSTUDIO, a company working with proficient designers with developmental disabilities who create inventive items that problem long-held stereotypes which have beforehand created prejudices in artwork.



1 Scene describer mode presently helps English (US), French, German, Italian, Korean, Mandarin Chinese language, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish (Spain).
2 Object identifier mode helps 54 languages, that are the identical languages supported within the translation function.
3 CODA is an acronym for Youngsters of Deaf Adults, referring to kids raised by a minimum of one guardian who’s deaf.
4 The Samsung Accessibility Committee works carefully along with designers and builders to repeatedly enhance the accessibility expertise for all Samsung customers.
5 Along with Samsung Household Supporters, consisting of Samsung staff and members of the family with disabilities, Samsung assesses the wants of customers throughout the spectrum to create ease of use for all.