Re: [BCAB] Accessible Blackberries David Taylor 02 Sep 2011 16:32 BST

Hi,

To clarify what others have said, there is no accessible BB in this country, and Windows Phone 7 operating system is still not accessible. Therefore, if the phone itself has to be Windows, it will have to be an old phone running something like Windows CE etc. iPhone does have support for Exchange and synchronisation, but it depends exactly what you will need to do using your phone. Most business that have gone with Apple devices still use Windows for computing so they must find the two work together well enough. Your only other option for a new phone is a Symbian phone, such as those we saw at Sight Village Plus in July, or, if you can get it set up, and Android phone using Mobile Accessibility.

Cheers
Dave

On 2 Sep 2011, at 11:59, <Clive.Lever@kent.gov.uk> wrote:

> Hello all,
>
> is there such a thing as a Blackberry that will accommodate speech
> output? If not, what alternatives would you recommend? Suggested devices
> must be Windows compatible, as my employers haven't gone down the Apple
> route.
>
> Thanks,
> Clive
>
>
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