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Sprint Receives U.S. Disability Matters Awards

March 27, 2013 — On April 16, 2013, Sprint will be honored as the Marketplace winner at the Seventh Annual U.S. Disability Matters Awards Banquet and Conference for innovative accessibility solutions. Sprint will receive the award for the Sprint Relay ID pack and four accessibility-themed Sprint ID packs. The packs were funded and developed through Apps4Android and the Apps Factory project of the Wireless RERC. Sprint customers that have an Everything Data plan can download the ID packs for free, which will enable non-visual access to smartphone, apply text-to-speech for reading RSS news feeds and YouTube content, utilize GPS-based navigational directions when driving or walking, and allow for the use of a phone to locate and identify objects in the home and workplace. The Sprint accessibility ID packs in particular allow individuals with disabilities “to more easily and fully use their devices, often in ways that weren’t previously possible.”

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