Wireless manufacturers are committed to providing easy to use products that meet the communications needs of people with disabilities. Today, wireless products can be cell phones, smart phones, tablets and wireless Internet cards for laptop computers.
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Learn more about the wireless manufacturers and their accessible wireless devices by visiting their websites below:
- ALCATEL OneTouch- is an international mobile technology brand which designs, develops, and markets globally a growing range of mobile and internet devices. Currently one of the fastest growing of the world's top ten mobile phone manufacturers, ALCATEL OneTouch designs smart mobile devices with different accessibility capabilities to meet consumer needs. For more information and ALCATEL OneTouch hearing aid compatibility, please visit: http://www.alcatelonetouch.us/Hearing-Aid-Compatibility.
- Apple - For more than 20 years, Apple has provided new and innovative solutions for people with disabilities, allowing them to access — and enjoy using — the Mac, iPod, iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. Apple includes assistive technology in its products as standard features — at no additional cost. For example, iPhone, iPad, iPod, and Mac OS X include screen magnification and VoiceOver, a screen-access technology, for the blind and visually impaired. To assist those with cognitive and learning disabilities, every Mac includes an alternative, simplified user interface that rewards exploration and learning.
- Kyocera Communications, Inc.- is a subsidiary of Kyocera Corporation, the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group. Designed with durability, dependability and long-term value as priorities, Kyocera creates mobile phones that help people, including people disabilities, feel comfortable with new technology, and use it to connect, perform, and outsmart the challenges in life. Among its accessibility features, Kyocera mobile phones have included pioneering advancements in text-to-speech, closed-caption-browser and tissue-conduction audio technologies. Doing more with a mobile phone instead of being confused by it-- or having to be careful with it-- is at the heart of Kyocera's device portfolio. For more information on Kyocera Communications, Inc. and its accessibility solutions, visit http://www.kyoceramobile.com/accessibility/.
- Huawei - Huawei's vision is to enrich life through communication. By leveraging our experience and expertise in the telecom sector, Huawei helps bridge the digital divide and give people the opportunity to join the information age, regardless of their geographic origin.
- LG - LG Electronics was established in 1958 and has since led the way into the advanced digital era thanks to the technological expertise acquired by manufacturing many home appliances such as radios and TVs. LG Electronics has unveiled many new products, applied new technologies in the form of mobile devices and digital TVs in the 21st century and continues to reinforce its status as a global company.
- Motorola - Because everyone's natural abilities differ, we aim to make our products usable by as many people as possible. We design accessibility features into our products whenever possible. For example, several of our mobile devices are equipped with CrystalTalk™ technology that compensates for background noise by automatically adjusting the audio quality and volume based on ambient noise conditions.
- Nokia - Nokia is committed to making mobile phones easy to use for all individuals, including those with disabilities. Nokia maintains a site on the World Wide Web that is dedicated to accessibility solutions.
- OnStar - OnStar, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Motors, is the leading provider of connected safety and security solutions, value-added mobility services and advanced information technology. Currently available on more than 40 MY 2011 GM models, OnStar is now available for installation on most other vehicles already on the road through local electronics retailers, including Best Buy. OnStar safely connects its more than six million subscribers, in the U.S., Canada and China, in ways never thought possible. OnStar Stolen Vehicle Slowdown is a recipient of the 2010 Edison Award for Best New Product in the technology category. More information about OnStar can be found at www.onstar.com.
- BlackBerry - BlackBerry® smartphones, and solutions from third party BlackBerry Alliance partners, enable customers with and without disabilities to stay in touch with information, colleagues and friends while on the go.
- Samsung - Samsung is dedicated to designing products around our customer's needs. In pursuit of our commitment to our customers, we have designed products that are easy to use and have a variety of features. The products and their features are also designed to meet a variety of needs of persons with disabilities.
Sony Mobile - Sony Mobile Communications (USA) Inc. is committed to enhancing and developing new accessible communication products for use by our customers worldwide, including individuals who are disabled or who have special needs. As a leader in providing innovative designs and products for telecommunications, Sony Mobile is working to provide devices and solutions that make our products more accessible to everyone. We continuously think about the needs of tomorrow's communicator, and drive intelligent solutions that enable all individuals to be heard, wherever you are, however you need to communicate.