Audiopoint today introduced an upgrade to its Voice Terminal Service that speaks directly to the visually impaired community, voice enables Google Calendar and offers entry level service plans making the service affordable to all. Here is more info:
Voice Terminal Service (VTS), a platform based application service, is the perfect mobile tool for anyone who wants to access the Internet, email and customized web information while on the go. This upgrade is especially pertinent to those with low vision or no vision by providing them first time access to their personal data without the need for expensive, specialized equipment or hardware such as screen readers. With simple voice commands, VTS is accessed via any telephone andline, cellular or today?s smart phone. VTS improves the online user experience of the visually impaired and liberates them so that they can reach greater independence and mobility.
VTS? Google Calendar Interface allows users to listen to Daily Agendas, based on specified date, add detailed calendar events, based on a scripted interface, including a user-recorded audio description of the event, and a ?Quick Add? function, which allows the user to rapidly add calendar events, based on a specific ?expert-mode? syntax. Later releases of VTS will allow the user to modify or cancel existing calendar events, via voice command, as well.
VTS 1.5 improves usability with new call flow prompts, an updated voice user interface, and an easier, more secure login process. Users can now access their address book over the phone and the ?Enhanced Notifier? feature allows users to broadcast messages by group, individual contact or, particularly critical for emergency services, access a phone number that is not in their address book that is sent via email or alert.
Pricing and Availability
VTS is available as a monthly or annual subscription at new, affordable rates of $1.99 a month for 125 minutes of service, $4.95 a month for 250 minutes, and $12.95 for 1000 minutes. Annual plans and site licenses are also available ranging from $199 to $499. Audiopoint is offering VTS free to all visually impaired U.S. veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. For more information, visit www.voiceterminal.net