The Touch & Hear Assistive Teaching System (THATS) hopes to be "the first free e-learning app for the visually impaired". It is designed to be "an e-learning system which correlates the embossed images with audio descriptions, which allows them to study independently, without the assistance of another person" and also hopes to provide "an international community of editors, who offer any kind of study material, images, texts and audio descriptions, on any topic and in any language".
Designed by an NGO (non-governmental organization) in Romania, it has a number of features that distinguish it from other similar apps. These include:
A Digital Library
Companion iOS or Android App
The online editor allows anyone to create audio-tactile educational material for people who are blind or visually impaired. Users will be able to upload an image, select various areas of interest and either write or record audio information about it. Every image is then uploaded in THATS digital library and will be available for every user.
For more information, visit: http://thats.wiki/en/home/