Assistive Technology Blog

August 15, 2019

Comcast Significantly Expands its Low-Cost Internet Service

In 2011, Comcast launched Internet Essentials with the express purpose of getting more low-income Americans connected to the Internet. The service costs $9.95 per month and caps speeds at 15 Mbps.   Nine years after the service was launched it has more than one million subscribers, an impressive number, indeed. Nevertheless, up until last week […]

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August 9, 2019

Google to Launch New Emergency Service for People Who Cannot Speak or Hear

Calling 911 and requesting assistance can be a real challenge for people who are deaf or have a speech disability. In the coming months, Google will be rolling out a solution to this problem. Users will be able to communicate the type of help they need, as well as their location, without speaking. Here is […]

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August 5, 2019

4 Top Cell Phones for People Who are Blind or Visually Impaired

This post reviews four popular cell phones for people who are blind or visually impaired.  Two of these are basic cell phones: the Lucia and Jitterbug Flip.  The remaining two are smartphones: the Google Pixel and the iPhone. LUCIA CELL PHONE The philosophy behind Lucia is straightforward: it is an easy-to-use alternative to a smartphone.  […]

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July 18, 2019

Noonlight Emergency App Great for People Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

RAZ Mobility highly recommends Noonlight, a private emergency dispatch service that can be accessed through mobile apps on Android and iOS devices.  The service is completely free!  The app allows users who are hard of hearing or deaf to communicate with the private dispatch service, as well as emergency PSPAPs, through text message.  This is […]

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July 15, 2019

RAZ Mobility Partners with Human-I-T for Low-Cost Internet Access

Consumers with disabilities can benefit tremendously from mobile devices they receive for free from state equipment distribution programs. However, many of these devices require Wi-Fi in the home to take full advantage of the equipment. For consumers with limited income, being able to afford internet access can be a serious challenge. With this in mind, […]

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May 21, 2019

Google to Introduce Live Captions on Android

The past year has been very productive for Google and accessibility. Google released two new important services for people with hearing loss: Live Transcribe and Sound Amplifier.   The next twelve months, however, may prove to be even more productive and innovative than the last twelve! And best of all, these new capabilities may profoundly […]

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May 15, 2019

Lucia Basic Mobile Phone

RAZ Mobility is excited to announce that the Lucia cell phone for people who are blind or low vision is finally here!  The primary objective of Lucia was simple: to allow individuals with vision loss to use a basic cell phone just as fully and effectively as individuals who are sighted.  This mission was accomplished […]

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February 28, 2019

RAZ Completes Technology Trial with HLAA Assistance

Over the course of 2019, RAZ Mobility will be making a significant effort to become more data driven in order to offer people with disabilities the best possible solutions.  This evidence-based approach will help RAZ Mobility accurately evaluate new solutions, as well as existing solutions.   With that in mind, together with a start-up company […]

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April 7, 2017

Moto Z Play & Claria-Zoom: A Low-Vision Dream – By Liz Strom

Note from RAZ Mobility: The Claria Zoom app is no longer available. An excellent cell phone for people who are blind or low vision is the Lucia phone. Lucia is a big button basic cell phone that is 100% accessible. I can’t see well due to ocular ischemia. Others can’t see well due to age, […]

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January 9, 2017

An Android Advantage

All government programs are stewards of tax payer dollars. Like families, government agencies must always do more with less.

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December 12, 2015

CLARIA ZOOM: THE LEADING LOW VISION SOLUTION

RAZ Mobility is very pleased to make available Claria Zoom, the leading low vision smartphone solution. Claria Zoom is precisely the type of solution that RAZ Mobility is proud to offer its customers.

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November 20, 2015

Android devices for individuals with disabilities

RAZ Mobility is pleased to bring Android OS devices to the State equipment distribution programs. Great mobile Android devices can support video relay services, caption phone service and countless other innovative applications for individuals with disabilities.

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