New Fire Smartphone from Amazon with Accessibility Features

The Fire Phone is Amazon’s first smartphone and it comes with several accessibility features. The phone was unveiled in front of hundreds of customers, executives and reporters Wednesday in Seattle Washington. The phone will be available from AT&T Inc. with a price point of $199.99 for the 32GB version with a two-year contract.

Some of the accessibility features available on the phone are:

Users with vision disabilities

  • Screen Reader, powered by IVONA Text-to-Speech Explore by Touch
  • Adjustable Reading Speed
  • Explore by Touch Tutorial
  • Screen Magnifier
  • High Contrast

Users with hearing disabilities

  • Closed Captioning
  • Hearing Aid Compatibility (HAC)
  • TTY Mode
  • Stereo to Mono Audio

Users with mobility Disabilities

  • Amazon Voice Assist
  • One-Handed Navigation and Shortcuts
  • Low Motion Mode

The Fire Phone will ship July 25, prior to Apples fall release of the iPhone 6. Users can pre-order the phone now on Amazon.com

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