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The ODIN VI: An Accessible Basic Mobile Phone

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By Robert Felgar, General Manager, Odin Mobile

Odin Mobile, the cell phone provider dedicated to serving the blind and visually impaired, is selling a basic mobile phone, called the ODIN VI that allows someone without sight to manage contacts, text message, set alarms and more.  The phone targets those who want a basic mobile phone that is accessible, as well as individuals who may not want to pay for a smart phone and their expensive monthly plans.

The phone speaks everything that is on the screen, speaks the keys that you press and even prompts you to perform certain functions.  You can choose between a few voices, which are clear and can be adjusted in volume.  The ODIN VI comes with a charging station, to make charging your phone easier.  When the user puts their phone in the charging station properly, the phone speaks and tells you that it is being charged.  The phone is a “slider”, which means that you slide open the top portion of the phone, in order to reveal the keypad.  Whenev…

Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities

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Finding a college, deciding on a career path, and attaining accessible materials is stressful enough. Add to that the problem of paying for school. Along with Federal financial aid, consider applying for as many scholarships as possible. Free money for school is always the best option! 

Onlineschools.org has put together a comprehensive directory of financial aid options, mostly scholarships, for students with disabilities. Don't let the website name fool you - these scholarships are not just for online or distance learning. However, each scholarship listing does indicate whether or not the scholarship can be used for an accredited online program.

The directory is divided into these categories:
All types of disabilitiesHearing impairmentsVisual impairmentsMobility impairmentsLearning disabilities and mental healthEach listing includes information on who's eligible, what the funds can be used for, how to apply, and a link to the scholarship's website. 

There is so much free fi…

APH News: January 2014

The January 2014 APH News is now available! What's new this month: 

New products and a HUGE sale!News from around the field, including news on UEBAPH's travel calendar...and more!

Seeking Field Evaluators for the US Map with Interactive Talking Pen

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