What Companies Make Cell Phones for Disabled People?


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Some of the companies that make cell phones for people with disabilities are Apple and Samsung. Apple's iPhone and Samsung's Galaxy Core Advance contain built-in assistive features that help people with disabilities, such as the vision-impaired and the hearing-impaired.

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Apple's operating system, iOS, runs assistive apps that also run in other Apple products such as the iPad. The visually-impaired can use the screen reader app, VoiceOver. Siri responds to voice commands such as sending messages, scheduling meetings and launching other apps. Dictation can type voice-to-text while Speak Screen can read onscreen text to voice. Zoom magnifies the screen up to 1,500 times with access to several filter options in either full screen or picture mode.

The Galaxy Core Advance has an optical scan feature that recognizes text and reads it aloud. Users can use its voice-to-text voice recorder to make notes. The camera app can detect the number of faces in a photo and provide audio feedback. The active-style physical buttons also have a more tactile feel to assist seniors and those with physical disabilities.

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