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Wireless RERC and AT&T Connecting People with Disabilities to their World Through Technology

AT&T’s Corporate Accessibility Technology Office and the Wireless Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center developed Wireless Independence Now (WIN) Workshops to teach people with disabilities how to use accessibility features installed on their phones and tablets.

Discover the Accessibility Features of Smartphone: Cognitive Focus

  • Learn about the latest accessibility features found on Apple, Android, and Windows Phone smartphones!
  • Try the latest smartphones, “phablets” and tablets from AT&T!
  • Experts on hand to help you with your own devices!

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1001 Main Street
Stone Mountain, GA 30083

ALL MEMBERS, FAMILY, CLINICIANS, AND CAREGIVERS WELCOME!
For more information and RSVP:
www.wirelessrerc.org/smartphone-events

Start Date: 
Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Discover the Accessibility Features of Smartphones: Mobility and Dexterity Focus

  • Learn about the latest accessibility features found on Apple, Android, and Windows Phone smartphones!
  • Try the latest smartphones, “phablets” and tablets from AT&T!
  • Experts on hand to help you with your own devices!
Shepherd Center
2020 Peachtree Road
Atlanta, GA 30309
7th Floor Auditorium
 
ALL PATIENTS, FAMILY, CLINICIANS, AND CAREGIVERS WELCOME!
For more information and RSVP:
Start Date: 
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Sprint Releases New Accessible Smartphone

September 2013 — Sprint has announced the release of Kyocera Kona, a new smartphone with multiple accessibility features.  The compact flip phone provides users with a tactile keyboard, verbal descriptions of on-screen menus, “high-contrast user interface options,” 911 shortcuts, and “verbal translation enabling internet browsing.” The phone is also being currently offered free of charge, following a $50 mail-in rebate.  Of the service, David Owens, Vice President of Product Development at Sprint, stated, “Sprint has always been dedicated to ensuring accessibility – whether it’s our award w

New Smartphone and Services for People who are Blind or have Low Vision

June 6, 2013 — Project Ray, a smartphone developer, and Odin Mobile, a cellphone services provider, announced the release of the first smartphone and accompanying services specifically designed for people who are blind or have low vision.  According to Project RAY, the phone, designed for eye-free operation, is affordable and offers built-in services such as “voice calls, email, messaging contact list services, calendar, GPS, advanced WEB remote assistance, voice recorder, panic and emergency services, color identification, pictures transcription and banknote recognition.” In addition, serv

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The Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Wireless Technologies is sponsored by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under grant number 90RE5007-01-00. The opinions contained in this website are those of the Wireless RERC and do not necessarily reflect those of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or NIDILRR.