AT&T is making Mobile Accessibility Lite, a custom version of the screen-access application, Mobile Accessibility, available for visually impaired customers. And it’s free. Developed by Code Factory, the application “features a suite of accessible apps so customers can perform the most common wireless tasks enjoyed by most Android users.”
The AT&T Mobile Accessibility Lite application contains eleven accessible apps grouped together in a “suite.” The inclued apps–Phone, Contacts, SMS, Alarm, Calendar, Email, Web, Where Am I, Apps, Music Player and Settings–are intuitively designed for ease of use. The Nuance Vocalizer® voice reads text under a finger, allowing customers to perform any number of tasks, such as answering a call, managing their contacts, writing an SMS, editing a calendar entry, sending an email, or accessing GPS to get an update on their current location.
Speech recognition is also included, but it will only work with Android version 2.2 and later, though AT&T Mobile Accessibility Lite supports all Android phones version 2.1 and above. If interested, do not delay, because AT&T Mobile Accessibility Lite will be available for free for a limited time. Customers who are blind or have low vision are invited to download the free app in Android Market.