Tuesday, 8 May 2012

RIM launches BlackBerry Screen reader for the visually impaired

Research in Motion has launched the BlackBerry Screen Reader app for the visually impaired. This is a free app which allows visually impaired BlackBerry customers audible output based on visual information displayed on a BlackBerry smartphone.

The app is available for the BlackBerry Curve 9350, 9360 and the 9370. Some of the key features of the app are listed below.

Support for core applications – Users can easily access core BlackBerry applications including email, calendar, phone calls and more.
Speech settings – users can customize the text-to-speech settings (volume, pitch and speech rate) and preferences for punctuation, verbosity and password security.
Keyboard shortcuts – Users can set speech and audio preferences quickly and easily through (physical) keyboard shortcuts
Accessible documentation – User Guide available in accessible HTML through a desktop web browser.