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Android Phones

Hi, I currently have an Android LG Optimus with Gingerbread. I like the slide out keyboard. But it doesn't play well with the Blue Tooth connecting it to my Hearing Aids either.

My question is: What Android smart phone is good for accessibility for both a Blind and Hearing Impaired user? And, is Ice Cream Sandwich or KitKat best?

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Re: Android Phones

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KitKat is the latest version which is far more accessible than the much older and less accessible Icecream Sandwich. If you wait a little bit, the new version of Android should be out very shortly, and its name will begin with the letter L.

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Hi Blindchik,
I happened to notice your message here but did not receive an email notice when posted on 09/12. For what it's worth, look at current and back issues of Access World, AFB, to see if this particular model got reviewed.
-If you can locate any online organizations, or even contact your regional Library For The Blind, to see if either have a list of organizations that cater to cell phone use for hearing impaired/vision impaired users.
Otherwise, I hope someone more knowledgeable on the topic will soon answer.
Rhetorically, did you ask your cell phone provider this question too?

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