Sprint Offers New Accessibility Option for Hard-of-Hearing
Sprint today announced a new application for Android smartphones that is meant to help those customers who are hard of hearing more easily interact with their family/friends through their phone. The service, called Wireless CapTel, routes all calls placed to/made from the CapTel user through a captioning service, which transcribes the conversation into text and displays it on the device's screen where it can be read. The application is available in the Android Market and is compatible with devices running Android 2.2 Froyo and up.
ReSound Smart Hearing Aid Connects To Your Phone
ReSound is a line of proper hearing aids that connect to your iPhone or Android phone for both audio and control. They connect just like a Bluetooth headset, to enable the user to hear calls, music, and video clearly.
Sprint Marketing the Alcatel Retro to Seniors
Sprint today announced the availability of the Alcatel OneTouch Retro, a simple flip phone with accessibility features on board. The device, which is also sold as the Speakeasy and Fling, is being marketed to senior users as well as those who are hard of hearing or visually impaired.
AT&T iPhone Owners Can Now Use WiFi Calling
AT&T today enabled WiFi calling on the iPhone. iPhone owners who've updated to iOS 9 can make and receive voice calls via WiFi rather than cellular networks.
FCC to Let Phone Companies Replace TTY with RTT
The FCC this week adopted rules that will allow carriers to replace their existing (but aging) TTY systems with the more modern RTT (real-time text) service. The move is meant to expand the tools for the deaf, hard of hearing, and blind.
Skype for Android Now Compatible with Android Wear
Skype has updated its Android application with support for Android Wear, giving people the power to manage Skype messages and calls from their wrist. Skype will surface notifications on Android Wear devices, and can be used to respond to messages via dictation or pre-set text.
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CapTel?....i thought Nextel was for the hard of hearing?