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Partnership with National Federation of the Blind to Give Free KNFB Reader with Purchase of New Line or Upgrade

Posted by: National Federation of the Blind

Date: 12/27/2017

In partnership with the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), Sprint Accessibility announced an offer to give free KNFB Reader Enterprise app licenses that will assist customers who are blind or low vision by converting printed text to speech or Braille instantly and accurately. Starting November 20, 2017, Sprint (NYSE: S) customers who purchase a new line of service or eligible upgrade through Sprint Accessibility will receive a free license to download the app on up to two mobile devices.

“We are so proud to offer our customers free access to this product that not only makes their lives easier, but also creates new opportunities for independence,” said Mike Ellis, Sprint’s Global Vice President of Accessibility. “Our goal is to make communication access available to all people, and we are glad to support the National Federation of the Blind’s mission to help blind people live the lives they want.”

“The instant access to print provided by KNFB Reader Enterprise makes everyday tasks easier and increases the independence of blind people,” said Mark Riccobono, President of the National Federation of the Blind. “This new partnership with Sprint allows us to put this life-changing technology into the hands of more people who need it.”

The KNFB Reader Enterprise app features the best OCR (optical character recognition) technology available and uses patented image detection technology to quickly and easily detect and decipher printed text anywhere, anytime. The app may be used on iOS, Android, and Windows 10 devices.

To take advantage of this limited offer while supplies last, Sprint wireless customers can purchase a new line or eligible upgrade on an existing line by visiting a Sprint store or shopping on To get the KNFB Reader Enterprise app redemption code, customers must call Sprint Accessibility Care at 855-885-7568 upon purchase or upgrade.

Sprint Accessibility offers communication products and services to bridge communication gaps for people with disabilities.

Contact: Christopher Danielsen, NFB

Phone: (855) 885-7568



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