Nokia launches Screen Reader app with HandicapZero

Friday 13 January 2012 | 10:13 CET | News
Nokia has released the Nokia Screen Reader text-to-speech app in France in partnership with disability charity HandicapZero to enable sight-impaired customers to hear what is displayed on the screen of smartphones such as the Nokia C5-00, C5 5MP, 700 and 701. When the Nokia Belle operating system becomes available in February, Nokia Screen Reader will work with other Nokia smartphones released in 2010 and 2011. The free app can be downloaded free of charge at the Nokia Store, HandicapZero website and that of its developer, Code Factory, a specialist in accessibility for mobiles. The software reads SMS, e-mails, contact lists, diary and accessible websites. It works with touchscreen phones as wel l as those with physical keypads. At launch it comes in German, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Italian, Portuguese and Swedish. The launch of Nokia Screen Reader coincides with a related development, the new Accessibility channel at Nokia Store, where visitors will find apps aimed at consumers with sight, hearing, language, cognitive and dexterity impairments.

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