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 access to select news websites. Further, it reads out articles from these websites, using TTS on your device.

According to Gaurang Kanvinde, co-founder and President of Easy Access, a joint venture Apps4Android company. “We are excited to release IDEAL Self-Voicing News Reader. This innovative app let’s you listen to popular websites, very easily.”

At present, IDEAL Self-Voicing NewsReader is being released as a Beta

IDEAL Audio Described (AD) Movie Viewer:

The term “Audio description” is a term that refers the descriptive narration of key visual elements in a video or multimedia product. This process allows individuals who are blind to access content that is not otherwise accessible, simply by listening to the audio. In audio description, narrators typically describe actions, gestures, scene changes, and other visual information. They also describe titles, speaker names, and other text that may appear on the screen.

Currently, IDEAL AD Movie Viewer enables its users to enjoy 50 movies that are in the public domain. In time, the number of available movies will increase significantly.

IDEAL WebMath:

Webmath.com is a math-help web site hosted by Discovery Education. Webmath helps students learn how to solve math problems ranging from simple addition to Trigonometry & Calculus. Solutions to all problems are presented in a realtime, step-by-step, manner.

According to Saurabh Gupta, co-founder and Chief Technical Officer of Easy Access, “The primary objective for developing IDEAL WebMath was to make it easier for millions of students with print disabilities to access and use Discovery Education’s WebMath using a simplified mobile interface. It also provides students who do not have PCs at home the ability to benefit from Discovery Education’s wonderful resources.”

Additional types of math problems will be added to WebMath in the near future.

IDEAL Accessible You Tube Viewer:

This app makes it very easy for people to access various special interest channels on You Tube. Special attention has been paid to accessibility. As a result, the process of locating and watching You Tube videos on Android devices becomes pleasurable for people with and without disabilities alike.

According to Steve Jacobs, CEO of Apps4Android, “We wish to serve people who find it difficult and inconvenient to locate popular videos on You Tube, due to the complexity of the You Tube app. IDEAL Accessible You Tube Viewer [Beta] simplifies the process.”

About Apps4Android, Inc.

Apps4Android is the world’s largest developer of open source and other “no-cost-to the user” Android accessibility applications with over 3.5 million installations in 136 countries. For more information: http://apps4android.org

About Easy Access, Inc.

Easy Access, Inc. is a joint venture company created by Apps4Android, Inc., a subsidiary of IDEAL Group, Inc. and Accessible Systems, India (AS-I). Easy Access’ vision is to break down barriers to information access by developing advanced mobile applications and cloud-based services. The company maintains offices in both the United States and Mumbai, India. For more information: http://easy-access.org

Android Market Links:

Contact:

Steve Jacobs
Apps4Android, Inc.
steve.jacobs@ideal-group.org

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