MyWireless.org believes that ALL American consumers should have equal access to affordable wireless communication in today’s rapidly-evolving marketplace. Wireless providers big and small, and in every corner of the country, are committed to providing disabled consumers with the most advanced technologies with wireless, and also foster a better understanding of how disabled consumers might find wireless especially useful in their daily lives. They are providing an ever-growing range of choices and opportunities for all consumers, while policymakers allow flexibility to further innovation and best meet all needs.
Who Does Accessibility Look Out For?
AccessWireless.org is a website designed in coordination with CTIA-The Wireless Association®, and in collaboration with consumer organizations representing persons with disabilities, in order to better help people with disabilities, seniors and their families to find a cellphone and pick the best service for their needs. Wireless providers around the country also want AccessWireless.org to be a consumer’s “first stop” resource for accessible wireless, to help you learn about the ever-changing world of cellphones and wireless services, and discover those that will meet your specific needs.
The website provides resources for those who might need assistance including the following areas:
- Seniors: Wireless providers and device/handset manufacturers alike know that senior citizens have special needs too. Not only can a cellphone help seniors who are hard of hearing or have low vision, but some companies now offer “senior-friendly” plans, services and phones.
- Hearing: For people who need handsets with added volume, text capability, video communication or hearing aid compatible features.
- Vision: For people who need handsets with added voice output, voice control or tactile features to make usage simple.
- Mobility & Manipulation: For people who need easy-to-use handsets.
- Speech: For people who need handsets for text-based communications.
- Cognition: For people who need handsets that are easy to understand.
How Accessibility Works For You
Today’s wireless sector is always innovating. From cellphones to smartphones and tablets to wireless air cards for laptops, there seem to be endless choices in wireless devices to improve our lives within this exciting technology. Using AccessWireless.org, experts developed the tools below to help you find and choose the best wireless device and service for your own specific needs. And they did so while keeping ‘accessibility’ in the forefront of their minds, leaving no one behind.
- Phones: Search from a diverse array for a new wireless device/handset with the accessibility features you need.
- Carriers & Services: Visit a wireless provider’s individual accessibility site to learn more about choosing wireless service based upon what each can offer you.
- Manufacturers: Go to a wireless manufacturer’s individual accessibility site and learn more about selecting a wireless phone or handset that’s best for you.
- Guides & How To: Learn the tips and tricks for finding and purchasing wireless phones and services crafted to your needs. Get the most out of your accessible wireless phone with accessible application (or “apps”) solutions, how-to manuals, and other helpful tools to improve your user experience.