Top of page
Accessibility

Spanish Bank launches device to help blind people ‘watch’ football

Nickollas experiencing Fieeld device

Santander has launched a device “Fieeld” that enables people who are blind or low vision to experience football matches for the first time through their fingertips like they’ve never felt it before.

The Spanish banking has teamed up with advertising Havas Group, a touch system for broadcasting pre-recorded sports events. 

The device converts the data collected by monitoring the players movement and allows users to follow the movements of the ball and its trajectory during a pre-loaded section of play using their fingertips.

It is designed for use on a person’s lap in order to be able to comfortably follow the game with two free hands. The mesh screen on top has the field markings in relief and a pointer capable of moving anywhere on the field to indicate the ball’s position.

“Fieeld is a clear example of how technological progress and football can have a positive impact on society and improve the quality of life, this is why we have developed this project.” Said Juan Manuel Cendoya, senior EVP, communications, corporate marketing and research, Santander

“Football can move and inspire millions of people and help to transform their lives. We understand football as a powerful social tool and a vehicle for change. That’s what leads us to support this sport and build a better game for everyone by facilitating inclusion”

You might also like

Chennai High Court The ancient High Courts of India Madras High Court Chennai High Court The ancient High Courts of India Madras High Court

Madras High Court directs TN govt to make tourist destinations accessible

The Madras High Court has directed the Tamil Nadu state…

sign language news bulletin youtube screenshot sign language news bulletin youtube screenshot

Jordan News Agency launches weekly sign language news bulletin

The Jordan News Agency (Petra) launched a weekly sign language…

Blind person using computer with braille display Blind person using computer with braille display

New guide to assist the higher education sector to procure accessible ICT

A new guide designed to assist the higher education sector…

woman in wheelchair entering in a building woman in wheelchair entering in a building

Major funding boost to improve buildings accessibility

Indigo Shire will receive more than $356,000 to improve accessibility…