Verizon Launches Service for the Visually Impaired

PC Mag:

Verizon has unveiled TALKS for Verizon Wireless, a new service that gives blind and visually impaired customers audio feedback for messaging, dialing, and other tasks. Initially, it will be available for the MOTO Q9c smartphone beginning on March 15th.The service essentially offers voice-to-text translation powered by Nuance, the company that owns Dragon NaturallySpeaking, but with an increased emphasis on audio clarity for cell phones. In addition to sending and receiving text and e-mail messages, TALKS also aids with caller ID, dialing contacts, adding and editing contact entries, writing documents in the mobile versions of Word and Excel, composing multimedia (MMS) messages, and browsing the Internet with Internet Explorer Mobile.

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