RIM Launches BlackBerry Screen Reader for Customers with Visual Impairments
"BlackBerry Screen Reader helps customers with visual impairments stay
connected with the people and information that matter most to them, and is
representative of RIM's continuing commitment to support customers with
disabilities." said Greg Fields, Senior Product Manager.
Key features of BlackBerry Screen Reader include:
- Support for core applications - Users can easily access core BlackBerry
applications including email, calendar, and phone calls.
- Speech settings - users can customize the text-to-speech settings (volume,
pitch and speech rate) and preferences for punctuation, verbosity and
- Keyboard shortcuts - Users can set speech and audio preferences quickly
and easily through (physical) keyboard shortcuts
- Accessible documentation - User Guide available in accessible HTML through
a desktop web browser.
BlackBerry Screen Reader is available now as a free download for the
BlackBerry Curve 9350, 9360 and 9370 smartphones. The application is available
in English, French, Italian, German and Spanish.
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