Articles for the ‘Announcements’ Category

iAugcomm Being Made Available to Kids in Colombia

We recently received an e-mail from Victor Certuche telling us that his 11 year-old son Alejandro started a project to donate inexpensive Android phones running iAugcomm, Apps4Android’s Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) application to children with Autism in Colombia. We were so moved by Victor’s e-mail that we asked for his permission to reprint his [...]

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Apps4Android’s 25 Accessibility Applications Surpass Four Million Installations

World’s Largest Android Accessibility Application Development Company Continues to Drive Significant Mobile Accessibility Advances HILLIARD, Ohio (BUSINESS WIRE) – Jan. 21, 2012 – Apps4Android today announced that its 25 accessibility applications have surpassed 4 million installations (4.3 million downloads) in 136 countries. Apps4Android applications are currently being used on devices made by 47 manufacturers, distributed [...]

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Apps4Android Releases IDEAL Audio-Described Movie Viewer, IDEAL WebMath, IDEAL Accessible You Tube Viewer, and IDEAL Self-Voicing News Reader

Apps Showcased at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show HILLIARD, Ohio (BUSINESS WIRE) – Jan. 18, 2012 – Apps4Android today announced the release of four new Android accessibility-focused applications on Android Market.  All four applications will be further enhanced in subsequent releases. The apps are as follows: IDEAL Self-Voicing News Reader: IDEAL Self-Voicing News Reader simplifies [...]

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Apps4Android Expands Mobile Offerings with the Launch of Five Free Accessibility Sprint ID Packs

ID packs assist individuals who cannot effectively read print on smartphones because of visual, physical, perceptual, developmental, cognitive or learning disability HILLIARD, Ohio (BUSINESS WIRE) – Jan. 9, 2012 – Apps4Android, the world’s largest developer of accessibility-focused Android applications, has joined with Sprint to offer five accessibility-themed Sprint ID packs. The ID packs – available [...]

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Apps4Android and Accessible Systems Release IDEAL ePub Creator

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Apps4Android, Inc. Media Relations media-relations@apps4android.org Apps4Android and Accessible Systems Release IDEAL ePub Creator HILLIARD, OH September 26, 2011 – IDEAL Group’s Apps4Android subsidiary and Accessible Systems today announced the release of IDEAL ePub Creator, an advanced Android application that automatically converts DOC, DOCX, and PDF documents into accessible ePubs.  IDEAL ePub [...]

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Apps4Android’s Google Search Rankings

Google Key Word Search (Conducted on March 1, 2011) Apps4Android Ranking Approximate Total Hits android accessibility DOCOMO #1 9,000,000 dlna accessibility #1 5,000,000 android accessibility software #2 4,000,000 nfc accessibility #1 1,900,000 zigbee accessibility #1 500,000 android accessibility t-mobile #1 340,000 android accessibility China #1 300,000 android accessibility Terra #1 300,000 android accessibility verizon #1 [...]

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Steve Jacobs, President, IDEAL Group, Inc. Testifies Before Congressional Subcommittee on the Constitution

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Apps4Android, Inc. Media Relations media-relations@apps4android.org Steve Jacobs, President, IDEAL Group, Inc. Testifies Before Congressional Subcommittee on the Constitution Hilliard, OH April 22, 2010 – It was announced today that Steve Jacobs, President, IDEAL Group, Inc. testified before the Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties [...]

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Apps4Android Partners with NASA and Georgia Tech to Make Math more Accessible

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Apps4Android, Inc. Media Relations media-relations@apps4android.org Apps4Android Partners with NASA and Georgia Tech to Make Math more Accessible HILLIARD, OH September 15, 2010 – IDEAL Group today announced that its Apps4Android subsidiary recently partnered with NASA and Georgia Tech’s Sonification Lab in support of making math accessible to students who are blind. [...]

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Apps4Android’s “IDEAL Item Identifier,” Selected as One of Only 10 Finalists in CES 2011 Mobile Apps Showdown

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Apps4Android, Inc. Media Relations media-relations@apps4android.org IDEAL Group Apps4Android’s “IDEAL Item Identifier,” for People who are Blind Selected as One of Only 10 Finalists in CES 2011 Mobile Apps Showdown “Raising the Floor, Reducing the Cost, and Leveling the Playing Field for Individuals with Disabilities” HILLIARD, OH December 21, 2010 – IDEAL [...]

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Steve Jacobs, President, IDEAL Group, Inc. and CEO, Apps4Android, Inc. Appointed to FCC Committee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Apps4Android, Inc. Media Relations media-relations@apps4android.org Steve Jacobs, President, IDEAL Group, Inc. and CEO, Apps4Android, Inc. Appointed to FCC Committee Hilliard, OH December 7, 2010 – It was announced today that Steve Jacobs, President of IDEAL Group, Inc. and CEO of Apps4Android, Inc. was appointed to the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) Video [...]

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Apps4Android Demonstrates Accessibility Apps During FCC’s Open Developer Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Apps4Android, Inc. Media Relations media-relations@apps4android.org Apps4Android Demonstrates Accessibility Apps During FCC’s Open Developer Day “Raising the Floor, Reducing the Cost, and Leveling the Playing Field for Individuals with Disabilities” Hilliard, OH November 8, 2010 – Apps4Android today announced that their accessibility applications were demonstrated to developers attending the Federal Communications Commission’s [...]

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Apps4Android Launches Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Accessibility Project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Apps4Android, Inc. Media Relations media-relations@apps4android.org Apps4Android Launches Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA)Accessibility Project “Raising the Floor, Reducing the Cost, and Leveling the Playing Field for Individuals with Disabilities” HILLIARD, OH November 1, 2010 – IDEAL Group Apps4Android announced today their “DLNA-Certified Android Smart Device,” DLNA Control Application, Accessibility Project. See: http://dlna.mobi DLNA [...]

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Best Voices for Android!

On December 15, 2009 Apps4Android ported six SVOX PICO voices (US English, UK English, Italian, German, French, and Spanish) to run on the first-out version of Android (Cupcake). Apps4Android named their suite of better voices, “Better Voices for Cupcake.” Since that time millions of Android users have been enjoying “better voices” for Android.  Voice technology has [...]

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IDEAL Item Identifier Selected as a CES 2011 Mobile Apps Showdown Top 10 Application

Apps4Android open source “IDEAL Item Identifier” application for people who are blind was selected as one of only 10 Finalists in the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show Mobile Apps Showdown. Steve Jacobs, President, IDEAL Group, Inc. and CEO, Apps4Android stated, “Being selected as a finalist comes after a review process by CES’ 10-expert panel of editorial [...]

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AEGIS Project Objectives

The big AEGIS innovation lies in the fact that, while there have been limited and rather isolated attempts at addressing a few specific pieces of this ICT development process, never has such a comprehensive and holistic approach been taken, and never on so large a scale (encompassing rich Internet applications and mobile devices, in addition [...]

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What is an NPII?

Apps4Android is a proponent and supporter of creating National Public Inclusive Infrastructures (NPIIs). What is an NPII? The NPII is an international collaborative Effort focused on ensuring that everyone who faces accessibility barriers due to disability, literacy, or aging, regardless of economic status, can use the Internet and all its information, communities, and services for [...]

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A few notes about our e-mail support

Apps4Android recently acquired majority ownership in Onymous Heroes, a second incredibly talented (also a bit maverick) Android software development company. This, in addition to the fact that that a majority of Apps4Android applications build upon the Google Eyes-Free Project team’s accessibility applications (Thank you Google Eyes-Free Team!), we provide quite a lot of e-mail support. [...]

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Apps4Android to Receive Funding to Develop Android Accessibility Applications

Apps4Android to Receive Funding to Develop Android Accessibility Applications New Mobile Applications to be Developed in the Spirit of the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 and the Mission of the Reading Rights Coalition. HILLIARD, OH – October 11, 2010 – IDEAL Apps4Android , Inc., announced today that they, in collaboration with [...]

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