Assistive technology

An assistive technology device or assistive technology application can respond to the information that it receives from an accessible application and can render the application usable by people with disabilities or impairments. One example of an assistive technology application is a screen reader. A screen reader can receive information about the items that the BlackBerry®device screen displays and the actions that occur. The screen reader can re-present the display or action to the user, such as through audio output or braille.

Some examples of assistive technology devices are screen magnifiers and keyboards designed for use by people with motor impairments.

RIM provides the Accessibility API that you can use in your assistive technology applications to receive information from accessible applications.

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