BlackBerry App for the Visually Impaired Comes with $449 Price Tag

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Oratio is a BlackBerry app for the blind and visually impaired that allows users that comes at an astronomical cost but is sure to bring a lot of value to those that need it. The app gives the user the ability to effectively communicate using IM, emails, SMS and MMS, as well as calls and access to Caller ID. You can manage your contact list, call log and schedule appointments. It definitely covers the gamut of what the BlackBerry does.

Other features of the app include:

  • Intuitive and familiar audio user interface.
  • Easy-to-use customization options for frequently used settings.
  • Auto start mode when the device turns on.
  • Different verbosity levels to allow users to define the amount of information provided.
  • Settings control over the voice rate and pitch.
  • Keyboard echo settings for text entry.
  • Easy-to-use command structure.

Since the app is priced at $449.00, I hope there are programs or insurance packages to help subsidize the cost. Maybe HumanWare will do a giveaway with BlackBerryCool?

  • http://www.petfoodz.info/ Yatti420

    $450 wow.. That is US currency as well I presume.. Hopefully free upgrades for life are included..

    On a side note I wonder how many free applications their are for the visually impaired etc..

    Also the WOT (Web of Trust) firefox add-on has a colour blind mode that is suppose to help..

  • http://www.petfoodz.info/ Yatti420

    $450 wow.. That is US currency as well I presume.. Hopefully free upgrades for life are included..

    On a side note I wonder how many free applications their are for the visually impaired etc..

    Also the WOT (Web of Trust) firefox add-on has a colour blind mode that is suppose to help..

  • http://twitter.com/TheStoryLady Ronda Del Boccio

    Ya know… once sighties wanted things to talk, the price of most talking things (except adaptive tech of course) went WAY down. Why is this piece of software more costly than most smartphones? Why MUST we blind people put up with this?