Thursday, March 01, 2012

Sprint and Code Factory team up to deliver free Android accessibility app


Sprint, Boost and Virgin customers heading to the Android Market might notice something new calledWireless Accessibility (really just a rebranding of Mobile Accessibility). The app, designed by Code Factory, normally costs $99, but Sprint has struck a deal to offer it for free to its postpaid subscribers. The software delivers a simplified interface and provides audio prompts in synthesized Spanish and English to aid in navigation. The ability to have the phone announce what your finger is hovering over is particularly useful for the blind and those with poor eyesight who face even more obstacles in a world increasingly dominated by touchscreens.