Making Restaurant Menus Accessible
Welcome to MenuVox… Coming Soon!
People living with sight loss enjoy dining out, grabbing a coffee and snack on the go or picking up some takeout on the way home, just as much as sighted people do. When it comes to reading a restaurant menu however, many report difficulty reading a paper menu or digital screen, even with assistive technology like OCR on their smart phones. Not everyone with sight loss reads braille and braille menus aren’t always available. Restaurant staff often lack the time and training to help someone with sight loss and asking colleagues and friends to read the menu can often rob the blind and visually impaired of dignity and independence.
MenuVox changes this by pushing restaurant menu data to the user’s phone based on their location. The user can use their accessibility tools or adjusted system settings to make the menu as accessible as needed.
- The right restaurant menu pushed to your phone based on location.
- Fully native app with accessible controls; compatible with Voiceover and Zoom on iOS.
- Dignity and independence; Read menus on your own with no OCR mistakes, outdated websites or bulky braille menus.
Ryerson U Student Work
As a part of the Supercourse at Ryerson University we had a team of students develop a MenuVox demonstration and an explainer video. You can find the explainer video immediately below.
You can also try the demonstration developed as part of The Accessibility Project.Try Demo
This project is made possible by an accessibility grant from the Chang School at Ryerson University.
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