Sprint brings captioning service to hearing-impaired iOS device users
Sprint has announced that Wireless CapTel is now available for all iOS devices. CapTel gives customers real-time captions of the phone conversation they're currently having. While Sprint offers landline phones and a web service specifically for CapTel, the wireless version of the service makes use of a smartphone app, which displays captions just as the hardware and web products do. Customers using the service get a special phone number so their calls can be transcribed, says Sprint.
Wireless CapTel is just one tool that expands the accessibility of devices like the iPhone and iPad, allowing as many people as possible to take advantage of these devices. Accessibility is an important consideration as technology advances, because everybody should be able to benefit from these devices. The Wireless CapTel app is available as a free, universal app from the App Store right now.
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