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Sprint Receives U.S. Disability Matters Awards
March 27, 2013
Source: Wireless RERC Center
On April 16, 2013, Sprint will be honored as the Marketplace winner at the Seventh Annual U.S. Disability Matters Awards Banquet and Conference for innovative accessibility solutions. Sprint will receive the aw ard for the Sprint Relay ID pack and four accessibility-themed Sprint ID packs. The packs were funded and developed through Apps4Androi d and the Apps Factory project of the Wireless RERC.
Sprint customers that have an Everything Data plan can download the ID pack s for free, which will enable non-visual access to smartphone, apply text-to-speech for reading RSS news feeds and YouTube content, uti lize GPS-based navigational directions when driving or walking, and allow for the use of a phone to locate and identify objects in the home and workplace. The Sprint accessibility ID packs in particular allow individuals with disabilities “to more easily and fully use t heir devices, often in ways that weren’t previously possible.”
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