RAZ Mobility, a well-known company which is involved in the provision of mobile assistive technology, is announcing the introduction of the Lucia phone to the rest of the world. Lucia is a basic mobile phone, which is easy to use and was specifically created to address the special needs of people with low vision, those who are blind, those low vision or have difficulty in hearing. A person who is totally blind can make use of Lucia, just as a person with perfect sight.
In accordance with the statistics from the National Center for Health Statistics, about 9 percent of adults in the U.S.A have difficulty seeing even with glasses or contact lenses. As for adults over the age of 85, the number is about 23.5 percent. Also, the National Institutes of Health reports that about 15 percent of American adults have a degree of trouble hearing. Lucia has been structured from the ground up to assist these populations.
Some other features of the phone also include a large, high-contrast display with enlarged text, and the option to amplify the audio by merely pressing a button. Lucia is an unlocked 3G mobile phone. It has been guaranteed to work on U.S. carriers such as AT&T, T-Mobile, and compatible GSM networks such as Red Pocket Mobile, Cricket Wireless, Metro by T-Mobile and Straight Talk. They have also promised that in the nearest future, aan unlocked 4G phone will be available.
RAZ Mobility is a distributor exclusively for Canada and the United States. They are offering Lucia to State government agencies, consumers, the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, non-profit organizations, wireless providers, and profit-making companies.