Saturday, May 10, 2008

New technology will help the visually impaired to surf the Internet

Audiopoint will launch an exclusive new Voice Terminal Service ( VTS) that will give instant access to Internet content in real time via any telephone.

Designed for both the visually impaired, as well as users with limited internet access, VTS uses a first of a kind text-to-speech technology so subscribers can listen to and respond to email messages, surf and access web content anytime, anywhere.

This aims to give the visually impaired access to content like never before as there are no limitations like other services – if its online, its full accessible. This also makes VTS a safer, more convenient alternative to PDAs while on-the-go.

Certainly sounds like an interesting idea, doesn't it - sometimes even mass-market devices and services don't take in to account the needs of small but significant minorities - in this case the visually impaired - so anything that makes life easier has got to be a good thing.

If you want to find out more, check out Audiopoint's


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