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Swedish PTS presents Facebook interface for deaf-blind users

Friday 7 February 2014 | 11:50 CET | News
Swedish postal and telecoms regulator PTS said deaf-blind people and others with visual impairments can now use Facebook through a special interface that PTS commissioned from HiQ. It adapts itself to the type of device used, whether a smartphone, tablet or PC. It uses technology such as screen reader software, Braille display and screen magnification software. It ias available via the website www.fejjanforalla.se.

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Categories: Internet / Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Facebook / HiQ
Countries: Sweden
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