Sprint Launches Bundle of Android Apps for Hearing Loss Applications

Sprint Launches Bundle of Android Apps for Hearing Loss Applications

June 2011

Sprint recently released the Sprint Relay ID pack, which allows anyone who has difficulty hearing on their phone and members of the deaf community who use sign language to receive a customized bundle of applications, links, tips, icons, widgets and wallpapers on their Sprint ID-capable Android device.

Tailored to those with hearing loss, the new bundle of applications includes voice mail transcripts, visual and vibrating alerts and readable captions, all available in a single app download.

Sprint says that the bundle marks the first time a cell phone carrier has developed multiple applications in one package for the needs of the deaf and hearing loss communities. The Sprint Relay ID pack is currently available on the following Sprint ID devices: LG Optimus S, Sanyo Zio, Samsung Transform, Samsung Epic 4G and Samsung Galaxy Tab.

The Sprint Relay ID pack includes the following applications:

* Sprint Mobile Video Relay Services – video relay services for sign language users
* Calendar Notifier – provides visual alerts and repeating reminders of calendar events
* Handcent SMS – visual alerts and notifications of texts
* VideoPlayer – captions on videos downloaded to a secure digital (SD) card
* Gmail Notifier – visual and vibrating alerts and reminders for your gmail email
* TuneWiki – to read and learn the lyrics to songs
* Captionfish.com – captioned movies playing in a customer’s area
* AIM Instant Messenger – access telephone relay services through AIM Buddy “SprintIP”
* Google Voice – transcribe audio messages left on voice mail into text

Sprint Relay services capabilities were recently featured on “The Balancing Act on Lifetime Television” where Ellis and Mary Beth Mothersell, Sprint Relay customer relations manager, introduced viewers to Sprint’s communication options for people who are deaf, deaf-blind, hard of hearing or have a speech disability. The segment is available here.

For more information, visit www.sprintrelay.com.

SOURCE: Sprint