SEOUL, Korea, Mar 17, 2014 (Korea Bizwire) – Samsung Electronics held a gift-giving ceremony on March 14 at Seoul National School for the Blind to donate its Galaxy Core Advance devices and specialized accessories.
The event was attended by the school’s principal Lee Yoo-hoon, Korea Welfare Foundation for the Visually Impaired president Shin Dong-ryeol, and Samsung Corporate Citizenship executive secretary Cho Si-jeong.
The Galaxy Core Advance, launched last month, comes equipped with the optical scanner that scans documents and reads the text in voice messages and the voice-activated camera for the visually challenged.
In addition to the devices, Samsung donated accessories such as the optical scanner stand, ultrasonic cover, and voice label. The company will give away a total of 2,000 such devices to 14 schools for the visually impaired across the country.
Lee Yoo-hoon, principal of Seoul National School for the Blind, said, “I believe Samsung’s effort to improve accessibility will be an important first step to narrowing the digital gap between the digital haves and have-nots.”
Cho Si-jeong, Samsung Corporate Citizenship executive secretary, said, “We will work harder to enhance accessibility in our smartphones and other devices so that anyone in our society can use digital devices easily and more conveniently.”