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How do mobile phones help disabled people?

I'm doing this project in school about mobile phones, and I was wondering how mobile phones or special made mobile phones for diabled people help disabled people

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Mobile phones are very useful for people who are deaf or have hearing loss. They can communicate using text messages or e-mails. Some mobile phones are also compatible with hearing aids. Most regular telephones don‘t have a text messaging function or other deaf-friendly features, so mobile phones make communication a lot easier for people who cannot hear well. Mobile phones are very useful for people who have limited use of their hands. Many mobile phones have a voice dialling feature and hand-fee earphones, so people don‘t have to actually dial the numbers with their fingers, hold the phone to their ear or touch the phone much at all to make or pick up phone calls. There exist mobile phones with large buttons, a large font screen, braille buttons or screen readers (which read out loud from the screen), which are useful for people who are blind or don‘t see well. There exist very simple versions of mobile phones, which are useful for some people who have severe cognitive disabilities, memory loss and such that can make it difficult for them to use regular phones. Some mobile phones even just have one or two buttons with a pre-programmed telephone number behind them, so that the person can easily phone to someone who is important to them (a caregiver for example, or an emergency number). Mobile phones have various organizer tools that can be very helpful for some people with disabilities, especially disabilities that affect memory, organization skills, concentration and such. Reminders can be set up (for example to remind people to take their medication). The calendar function can be used to keep track of appointments or other things the person needs to remember. The task list function can remind people of tasks they need to finish. Mobile phones have many useful features that can help people with various kinds of disabilities.
Jan 26, 2018
Mobile Phones For Disabled People
Jan 26, 2018
Cell phones are helpful for people with disabilities for all the same reasons that they are useful to people without disabilities. They have a number of features which make them readily accessible to people with various types of disabilities. For example, many can be activated by either touch or voice commands. The standard way of communicating on a cell phone is to talk, but, if talking is difficult or even impossible, text messaging can be used to exchange information. People who are deaf or hearing impaired can find cell phones which not only allow for text messaging but which are also compatible with hearing aids and with TTYs and TDDs, the devices deaf people use to communicate over the phone.
Jan 26, 2018
I can only speak for myself, but I use cell phones a lot. I am deaf. I do not talk on the phone at all, but I text all of the time. Texting, along with e-mail and IM-ing, are the only real ways that I can keep in touch with people. There are some cell phones, like mine, that are designed with a special feature that makes them compatible with many types of hearing aids. You don't have to look too far to find a new cell phone with this feature; my phone is a Samsung Tracfone, and it is HAC. (Hearing Aid Compatible) There are other phones that are specially designed for people with other disabilities. Like, for example, there are phones that are voice activated, or they have bigger buttons and displays. These features can be especially helpful for people with disabilities.
Jan 26, 2018
It honestly depends on the disability. Obviously some are not able to use them at all however some disabled people benefit from mobile phones a great deal as it gives them a sense of independence and 'normality' in that they are just like their friends and others who don't have a disability
Jan 26, 2018

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