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NewsPoster Jun 5, 2013 01:45 PM
Odin Mobile aims to be first US carrier for the visually impaired
A new carrier is attempting to be the first in the United States to cater towards the visually impaired. <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/287058==http://odinmobile.com/" rel='nofollow'>Odin Mobile</a>, running on top of T-Mobile's network, will be offering mobile devices with accessibility features for those with limited vision, as well as providing customer service specifically with visually impaired customers in mind. <br />
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The carrier will be offering user guides to customers in Word and HTML over e-mail, and its support team will know about the various accessibility options available in smartphones, according <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/287059==http://www.engadget.com/2013/06/05/odin-mobile-first-mobile-service-provider-for-the-visually-impaired/" rel='nofollow'>to</a> <em>Engadget</em>. Odin will also be donating two percent of its voice and text revenues to organizations that provide help to the visually impared. <br />
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As part of its launch in July, Odin will be offering the <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/287060==http://odinmobile.com/phones/ray/" rel='nofollow'>RAY Huawei Vision</a>, a smartphone built for eye-free operation. Running on Android, the Ray has a four-inch 800x400 display, a five-megapixel camera, 12GB of storage, a 1GHz processor, and a 1500mAh battery. More importantly, its software will help users navigate through its system, allowing for calls, texts,, GPS, a voice recorder, money and color recognition, and access to audio books, newspapers and magazines. While Odin will be selling the RAY for $300, it will also be offering other devices for those with limited vision, such as the Emporia Essence and Emporia Click for $50 and $73 respectively.
 
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