From: John Woodgate
Subject: Re: Cell Phone Overkill
Date: Sun, 19 Jan 2003 20:53:04 +0000
Organization: JMWA Electronics Consultancy
Reply-To: John Woodgate
NNTP-Posting-Date: Sun, 19 Jan 2003 21:17:45 +0000 (UTC)
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I read in sci.electronics.design that Bruce Lane
wrote (in ) about 'Cell Phone Overkill', on Sat, 18 Jan 2003:
> My vision-impaired wife would like nothing more than to find a unit
>which has a simple black housing, large black buttons with bright white
>lettering, and a display with enough contrast to be readable by someone
>who has less-than-optimum vision.
There is a pretty influential lobby in UK and in the EU on access to
communications for the disabled, especially visually-impaired. You might
find the following URLs interesting; 'helpful' may be too much to
expect, if you are outside Europe:
Googling for COST210bis may also produce something of interest.
The British RNIB recommends yellow controls with black markings, rather
than black with white, because there is less glare if vision is blurred.
I think it's very likely that Nokia have various phones for disabled
people, but maybe only in Europe.
Regards, John Woodgate, OOO - Own Opinions Only. http://www.jmwa.demon.co.uk
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