Jan Blüher is an entrepreneur, computer scientist and app developer from Dresden.
With his company visorApps Jan develops apps and programs especially for people who are blind or suffer from a strong debility of sight. Because of his own blindness, the father of three kids knows exactly which criteria are relevant for the barrier-free use of computers and user-oriented software. While the core target group of the apps are blind people, they are likewise beneficial for sighted users.
Jan went blind at the age of 20, due to a genetic disease. While studying physics at that time, he changed his subject to computer science and started to develop apps for blind persons. After he finished his PhD at TU Dresden, Jan founded his software company visorApps in 2011.
The first product of the Dresden Start-up was ColorVisor, the color scanner for the iPhone, published in 2012. After that followed apps for the library of the blind in Hamburg, Berlin and Leipzig. In another project, Jan tested the app of the Saxon State and University Library Dresden (SLUB) on accessibility and improved it such that blind and partially sighted could use the offer of the library much better.
Besides the programming of commissonal works and own apps, he gives talks, workshops and consults institutions and providers.