Samsung announced special usability products that help people with disabilities or vision imperfections using the Galaxy Core Advance smartphone. New accessories are NFC tags, a case that senses people/obstacles and a stand for reading books out loud.
Seniors, grandmas and grandpas think smartphones are too complicated and Jitterbug has an Android answer with its GreatCall service and the Jitterbug Touch 2.
The Jitterbug Touch 2 offers an adapted Android operating system to make it easier to use. GreatCall claims that the Jitterbug Touch 2 is an ideal entry-level smartphone for people looking to transition from a basic feature phone. It comes with a free car charger.
The latest update features:
- The ability to loop lesson videos, enlarge them, and flip them for left-handed learners.
- Users can now enjoy the app on both the iPhone and the iPad.
- Ability to create "Sign Language e-Cards" that can be shared via Facebook and Twitter.
Today during the M-enabling conference in Arlington, VA, Dan Hesse announced the upcoming availability of LG Optimus F3.
The LG Optimus F3 is designed for people with vision loss or other accessibility needs. It's also affordable at $29.99(after $50 rebate) with a contract.
The LG Optimus F3 features a 4" touchscreen, Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, Wi-Fi Direct, SmartShare(DLNA), 5MP camera (voice activated) and many LG software features.
Beginning in July, Odin Mobile will offer cell phone service for blind persons and people who visually impaired, including innovative accessible handsets. The Odin wireless service uses the T-Mobile network.
Adaptive handsets include the RAY Huawei Vision ($299.99)that offers eye-free operation, voice calling , SMS, contacts, calendar, GPS, voice recorder, emergency calling and audio books.