; Atlanta, U.S.A
Southern LINC Wireless, an Atlanta-based company, announced that it is offering ‘Enhancements for the Visually Impaired’ (E.V.I.) software for Motorola's i355 phone.
The software includes text-to-speech output. Playback of names, numbers and contact types occur as the user scrolls through the handset's phone book. It also plays back the word "calling" as the user makes a call and reads off information such as signal strength, battery level, date and time.
The company also has four hearing-aid compatible phones: the i760, i836, i870 and i850. Each phone complements telephone-compatible hearing aids.