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Accessible Cell Phones for the Blind, Low Vision, Elderly, Hard of Hearing, Quadriplegic, or Physically Disabled
Learn about Lifeline and Link-up
Free Cell Phone Programs from the government
Learn about Speech to Speech
relay services for people with speech disabilities
Learn more about the accessibility features of the Apple iPhone with VoiceOver and
Zoom for the blind, low vision, and visually impaired.
Read the latest update to the article Accessible Cell Phone
Solutions for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Why Accessible Cell Phones are Important to the Elderly, Blind, Low Vision,
Hard of Hearing, Quadriplegic or Physically Disabled?
It comes down to this:
Safety: Cell phones can be taken and used anywhere. Although everyone in
the industry has a disclaimer that cell phones should not be relied on in
an emergency, especially voice recognition, that is usually one of the
main reasons that cell phones are so important.
Independence: It's increasingly difficult to find public phones much less
carry exact change. For people who rely on public transportation, cell
phones provide a means of calling for and checking on their
transportation. Cell phones also give people the confidence to get out
and go places, knowing that they can get help if needed.
Business: Personally I don't know how small businesses were ever run
prior to cell phones and MapQuest. If you are a professional, especially
someone who has to be out of the office at times, then you need a cell
phone in today's economy.
Cost: If you can get on a family plan, the overall cost for cell phone
service on a monthly basis can be much less than the cost for using
landline service. For the same cost of landline service, you can get a
cell phone that you can use anywhere, not just at home.
Entertainment: You can find all-in-one devices to play music, videos,
games, web, email, sms in addition to phone calls.
What We Provide to someone who is
Elderly, Blind, Low Vision, Hard of Hearing, Quadriplegic, or Physically Disabled
Looking for an Accessible Cell Phone
- We provide information on our website for people who are elderly, blind/low
vision, physically disabled, and/or hard of hearing and interested in accessible cell phones.
We unfortunately do not answer questions on this subject because of
manpower and time constraints. We provide free detailed
information that those interested can then use as the basis for further
- Products: While we have developed accessories that make a cell phone, PPC,
or PDA accessible for quadriplegics and the physically disabled in the
past, sold software that makes cell phones accessible for the blind and
low vision users, we aren't in that business anymore. We don't sell
cell phones, software, accessories or service plans. Rather, we now
focus on providing information to people interested in cell phone
We have a real interest in cell phone accessibility. I
love technology. As a small business owner I know first hand how
important my cell phone PDA is in staying connected away from the office.
I have many connections to people with
disabilities. I have multiple family members with disabilities, I
have worked professionally with people with disabilities, and have many friends
who I have helped provide accessible cell phone solutions to.
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