When we (the general public) think about Nokia normally think about phones we have, want, or have had. But we never think about those that have disabilities. Luckily for those with disabilities Nokia has.
Nokia has a division called Nokia Accessibility who does some great work to assure everyone can use Nokia devices. Their motto is “Making mobile devices accessible for all.”
I have spent sometime on their website and they truly do take their mission seriously. They have all types of devices to help people with various disabilities the one that caught my eye was the Nokia Wireless Loopset LPS-5.
The official rundown of the Nokia Wireless Loopset LPS-5 goes like this:
- Power SMS/MMS
- Signing over mobile video
- Lower RF emissions for reduced interference with hearing aids
- Internal telecoil coupling
- Flashing or vibrating phone signaling an incoming call
- Ringer pitch and ringer volume choices
- Receiver amplification option increasing level of the acoustic output or the volume of the sound coming through the handset
- User adjustable sidetone level improving signal to noise ratio
- Equalizer to amplify or attenuate frequency ranges to fit individual hearing profiles
- Visual or tactile indicators showing what?s been pressed on the keypad, and visual display of text
But really this video tells you all you need to know about what this device means to people in real life.
Indeed this is good work being done by the folks at Nokia Accessibility…They truly are “Connecting People” at every level.
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