Announcing partnership between Sprint and NFB to offer free copy of KNFB Reader to blind and low vision customers
Hi. I am posting to let people know about the offer we have going on at sprint accessibility.
I will paste the news release below as well as link to the article.
If anyone has any questions please don’t hesitate to ask.
Partnership with National Federation of the Blind to Give Free KNFB Reader with Purchase of New Line or Upgrade
November 15, 2017
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – November 15, 2017 – In partnership with the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), Sprint Accessibility announced an offer to give free KNFB Reader Enterprise app licenses that will assist customers who are blind or low vision by converting printed text to speech or Braille instantly and accurately. Starting November 20, 2017, Sprint (NYSE: S) customers who purchase a new line of service or eligible upgrade through Sprint Accessibility will receive a free license to download the app on up to two mobile devices.
“We are so proud to offer our customers free access to this product that not only makes their lives easier, but also creates new opportunities for independence,” said Mike Ellis, Sprint’s Global Vice President of Accessibility. “Our goal is to make communication access available to all people, and we are glad to support the National Federation of the Blind’s mission to help blind people live the lives they want.”
“The instant access to print provided by KNFB Reader Enterprise makes everyday tasks easier and increases the independence of blind people,” said Mark Riccobono, President of the National Federation of the Blind. “This new partnership with Sprint allows us to put this life-changing technology into the hands of more people who need it.”
The KNFB Reader Enterprise app features the best OCR (optical character recognition) technology available and uses patented image detection technology to quickly and easily detect and decipher printed text anywhere, anytime. The app may be used on iOS, Android, and Windows 10 devices.
To take advantage of this limited offer while supplies last, Sprint wireless customers can purchase a new line or eligible upgrade on an existing line by visiting a Sprint store or shopping on sprint.com/vision. To get the KNFB Reader Enterprise app redemption code, customers must call Sprint Accessibility Care at 855-885-7568 upon purchase or upgrade.
Sprint Accessibility offers communication products and services to bridge communication gaps for people with disabilities.
Does this means that NFB will give a free pass to Sprint when there is an issue with accessibility. Hope not.
I can’t speak on behalf of the NFB. However I am sure they will continue to diligently advocate no matter the partnership. If you have questions regarding the offer at Sprint, please do ask.