Waterloo – - Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today launched BlackBerry® Screen Reader, a free software application that helps customers who are blind or visually impaired operate their BlackBerry® smartphone. BlackBerry Screen Reader provides an audible output based on visual information displayed on a BlackBerry smartphone.
- Support for core applications – Users can easily access core BlackBerry applications including email, calendar, phone calls and more.
- Speech settings – users can customize the text-to-speech settings (volume, pitch and speech rate) and preferences for punctuation, verbosity and password security.
- Keyboard shortcuts – Users can set speech and audio preferences quickly and easily through (physical) keyboard shortcuts
- Accessible documentation – User Guide available in accessible HTML through a desktop web browser.