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Mobile operator offers service package for blind people in Slovakia

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Slovakia – Mobile operator Slovak Telekom has introduced a service package for users who are blind or have low vision.

It includes the Corvus App for smartphones to facilitate voice and SMS services, a special bundle of services for people who are blind for EUR 12 monthly.

Corvus consists of two main parts – Corvus screen reader for access of Android environment and special COrvus interface tailored for users with visual disabilities.

Corvus is an app created by people with vision disabilities:

  • understand the needs of the blind and partially sighted people as they are our needs as well
  • watch the suggestions of our users carefully and take them into account
  • want to help the people with the same disability as ours

Corvus App is available in English, German, Slovak, Czech, French, Italian, Polish and Dutch language version. The smartphone App was designed with support from the Slovak Telekom charity fund and supported also by Slovak Blind and Partially Sighted Union.

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