BlackBerry phones are no longer available for purchase, as the company stopped making phones in 2016. However, individuals may still have BlackBerry phones that they purchased before this time. The following information is dated, but provides a list of some of the apps that are or were available for this operating system.
Alternative Display Apps
Caller ID Reader – will speak the caller ID info
Clarity Theme – is an app that helps users see and use the BlackBerry with greater ease. It features a simplified home screen interface; large, text only icons on the home screen and high-contrast display themes.
Wireless IP-Relay – is a wireless Internet-based communications service allowing deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals to communicate with hearing individuals. A Communications Assistant relays the conversation between the parties by converting text to voice.
Link here to find out more about alternative display
Alternative Control Apps
Dragon for E-mail – allows you to send and respond to your emails by simply using your voice
Voice Dictation – allows you to use your voice to write emails, text messages, makes notes, memo, task entries and add events on your calendar.
Augmentative Processing Apps
reQall – a location-aware memory aid that integrates you email, text and instant messages into an organizer, reminder system and productivity assistant. reQall provides location-based alerts to tell you what you need to remember based on where you are. With reQall you can: speak or type your reminders into your BlackBerry – reQall will convert what you say to text; by recognizing dates, times and keywords, reQall automatically organizes your to-dos, notes and shopping list items; and receive timely reminders via instant message or email.
Link here to find out more about augmentative processing
Resources for BlackBerry Smartphones
BlackBerrys include built-in features that make it accessible for various disabilities including: vision, hearing, mobility, cognitive and speech. Find out more about these features on the BlackBerry Accessibility webpage.
App Store: BlackBerry World
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