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Cavendish London introduces menu-reading app for visually impaired

07 April 2014 by
Cavendish London introduces menu-reading app for visually impaired

The four-star Cavendish London hotel has introduced an app that allows visually impaired people to read its restaurant menus more easily. It is reportedly the first major hotel to do so.

The Good Food Talks app aims to allow visually-impaired people to read restaurant menus independently, either at home or in the restaurant itself.

It uses existing smartphone features, including text-to-speech readers, colour inversion, and different ways to increase the size, print and brightness of the screen. Guests can therefore read menus themselves, without needing to ask for help or a different menu.

General manager of the 230-bedroom Cavendish London, Neil Braude, said: "When the new app launched, we were keen to try it out and found that it works brilliantly. Many of our guests struggle to read the restaurant menu and we are glad that this app can assist them with reading. It's effective and easy to use."

Other well-known establishments to have signed up to the app in recent months include restaurant brand Carluccio's, and Café-ODE.

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