Verizon's Mobile Accessibility Suite of Apps
Verizon recently announced the release of Mobile Accessibility, a suite of ten apps for Android users who are blind or visually impaired. This app is free, but it does require a Verizon data plan. It is compatible with Android v. 2.2 or higher.
With this app that uses Nuance's Vocalizer text-to-speech technology, you can:
- Phone: Make calls, answer calls, hear the caller ID and manage your call log.
- Contacts: Manage your contacts, even those from social networking sites.
- SMS: Compose and read short messages.
- Alarms: Set your alarm
- Web: Full web browser experience, similar to what you can find on your PC. Bookmark your favorite web pages.
- Calendar: Create, edit and delete a calendar entry. View all events per day, week or month.
- Email: Full access to your Gmail account.
- Where am I?: GPS application that gives your updates on your location.
- Apps: Access the list of applications installed on your Android phone.
- Settings: Change Ringtone, configure feedback, notifications, keyboard echo, punctuation verbosity, speech, pitch and rate.
- There is also a quick access to Date and Time, phone status information.
To download this app, go to the Verizon app store, go under the category Productivity and Tools, then look under Utilities.