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Mobile Phones and Related Software

There are 2 categories of Accessible cell phones:
1. Off-the-shelf phones with some limited speech output built in.
2. Phones which use the Symbian or Windows Mobile operating systems and are compatible with third-party screen reader and screen magnifier software products. These products provide full access to nearly all the phone's functions, and they are usually expensive, $100 to $300 plus the cost of the software--around $300. The software
is compatible with several Symbian and Windows Mobile Smartphones and Pocket PC phones.

Many people will be satisfied with the off-the-shelf phones which provide some limited speech access to things like caller ID and status information, such as battery and signal strength.
People who want access to most features and functions on the phone, such as text messaging, e-mail, web browsing and video cameras, will want the Symbian or Windows Mobile phones and third-party software. AT&T has the best deal for screen reader and screen magnifier software, offering Code Factory's Mobile Speak and Mobile Magnifier for $89 on selected Symbian and Windows Mobile Smartphones. AT&T's National Center for Customers with Disabilities can be reached at
(866) 241-6568.

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There are 16 Products in the Category

Product Table

Product NameProduct DescriptionDistributor ContactImage/Multimedia Available?
iPhoneThe iPhone is a line of Internet and multimedia-enabled smar...
Jitterbug Dial Cell PhoneCell phone with a full keypad with Up and Down scrolling but...
Jitterbug JThe Jitterbug J has a Large keypad which makes dialing easy....
Jitterbug OneTouch Cell PhoneCell phone for those who want a simple cell phone for emerge...
LG AccoladeStay in touch with friends and family with this mobile phone...
LG VX 8350 and 9900Small, clamshell-style cell phones with the following featur...
Mobile AccessibilityMobile Accessibility is a screen-access application which al...
Mobile MagnifierPlug-in magnifier that works with the Mobile Speak screen re... earle@handytech.us
Mobile SpeakCell phone-based screen reader for the Symbian operating sys...
Motorola i580 A small, clamshell-style phone. It has a 1.5 by 1.25 inch co...
Nuance TALKSRuns on the Symbian operating system found on several Nokia ...
Nuance ZOOMSmagnifies the content of mobile handset displays and enables...
Owasys 22CA "screenless" cell phone that is designed specifically for... info@ScreenlessPhone.Com
RAY G300RAY, the world's first smartphone specially designed for eye...
Samsung ConvoySamsung Convoy 3 is a sturdy flip phone. The main keypad con...
Samsung HavenThe Samsung Haven™ features a large, bright screen that’s ea...

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