[tabi] Fw: [VICUG-L] Fwd: [acb-l] atand t mobility lite pr

  • From: "Lynn Evans" <evans-lynn@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 3 Oct 2011 14:05:34 -0400


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  From: "joe harcz Comcast" <joeharcz@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  Date: October 3, 2011 9:56:40 AM CDT
  To: <acb-l@xxxxxxx>
  Subject: [acb-l] atand t mobility lite pr

  Introducing AT&T Mobile Accessibility Lite, Free Application to Enhance 
Android Experience for People Who are Blind or Have Low Vision

  Provides Audio Feedback So Customers Can Easily Navigate the Screen and 
Access Key Device Features

  DALLAS, Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
  * customers who are blind or have low vision can now access and enjoy their 
Android device in a fully accessible way. Introducing AT&T Mobile Accessibility
  Lite, a custom version of the screen-access application,
  Mobile Accessibility,
  developed by Code Factory. The application features a suite of accessible 
apps so customers can perform the most common
  tasks enjoyed by most Android users. The app was developed for customers with 
visual disabilities and is available today as a free** download in Android

  "AT&T has long been committed to offering wireless products and services that 
are usable and beneficial to as many people as possible," said Carlton Hill,
  vice president, Consumer Devices,
  AT&T Mobility
  and Consumer Markets. "As the first wireless carrier worldwide to offer 
Mobile Accessibility Lite, we are thrilled to make Android accessible to all of
  our customers."

  AT&T Mobile Accessibility Lite features a suite of 11 accessible apps--Phone, 
Contacts, SMS, Alarm, Calendar, Email, Web, Where Am I, Apps, Music Player
  and Settings. Each is designed to be intuitive and easy to use for the blind 
and visually impaired customer.

  Once a customer downloads Mobile Accessibility Lite to their Android
  they have the option of making the suite the device's home screen. From 
within the suite, they can then easily navigate among any of the 11 featured 
  just by moving their finger across the screen. The Nuance Vocalizer® voice 
synthesis then reads the text under their finger, allowing customers to perform
  any number of tasks, such as answering a call, managing their contacts, 
writing an SMS, editing a calendar entry, sending an email, or accessing GPS to
  get an update on their current location.

  Other features include speech recognition, allowing customers to use their 
voice to write text and email messages quickly and easily. The Music Player app,
  unique to AT&T Mobile Accessibility Lite, automatically lists all the music 
files that are installed on the memory card of the phone and sorts them by
  Artists and Albums.

  Mitch Pomerantz, President of the American Council of the Blind commented, "I 
am pleased that AT&T will be offering AT&T Mobile Accessibility Lite to AT&T
  Android users who are blind or have low vision. Increasingly, providers of 
cell phones and other portable devices are recognizing that blind and visually
  impaired persons will purchase off-the-shelf technology if it is fully 
accessible to us.  AT&T's announcement is encouraging and a recognition of our 
  as consumers."

  Dr. Marc Maurer, President of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), 
said: "To remain competitive in the workforce, the National Federation of the
  Blind believes that blind people must have equal access to the same products 
and services as the sighted.  Smartphone technology is increasingly critical
  to full participation in modern life. For that reason, this collaboration 
between AT&T and Code Factory is a positive development.  The NFB is carefully
  monitoring new and emerging technologies and hopes that more companies will 
voluntarily take the necessary steps to ensure that the products and services
  they offer are accessible to all."

  AT&T Mobile Accessibility Lite supports all Android phones version 2.1 and 
above***.  Customers who are blind or have low vision are invited to download
  the free app in Android Market or from the web at

  For more information on AT&T Mobile Accessibility Lite or other AT&T 
resources or products for people with disabilities, please visit
  or contact AT&T's National Center for Customers with Disabilities at 

  *AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and 
affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

  **AT&T Mobile Accessibility Lite will be available for free for a limited 

  *** Speech recognition is only supported with version 2.2 and above.

  About AT&T

  AT&T Inc. (NYSE:
  is a premier communications holding company and
  one of the most honored companies in the world.
  Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the 
providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a 
  array of network resources that includes the nation's fastest mobile 
broadband network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed 
  voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile broadband and emerging 4G 
capabilities, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any
  U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most 
countries.  It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T
  | DIRECTV brands. The company's suite of IP-based business communications 
services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T
  Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive are known for their leadership in 
local search and advertising.

  Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided 
by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at
  This AT&T news release and other announcements are available at

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