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Smartphones - Making the WORLD More Accessible

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By: Annette

I know many of our employees have found smartphones to be helpful. Kevin Houston, OD, has rated several smartphones to determine which models prove more useful to those with vision impairments. In order to obtain a good representation, two phones were selected from each of the major carriers in the US: Verizon, AT&T and Sprint. Of the six models reviewed, one phone from each carrier had a touch screen and tactile keypad, while one phone only had a touch screen virtual keypad. Smartphones were selected based on recommendations from sales representatives with regard to which were most popular among consumers. Check out Dr. Houston’s findings at: http://www.envisionus.com/uploadedFiles/Media_Library/VisibilityVol5.Issue1_11.pdf

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