Published 2009-01-21 (Rev. 2015-10-25) -- Jitterbug cell phones feature large buttons and display screen and are easy to use for seniors and people with vision impairments.
Author: Ian Langtree - Contact: Disabled World
Quote: "These simple cellular devices have big buttons that can be programmed with the essential phone numbers, so there will be no worry about how to use them in emergencies. "
Jitterbug have created a simpler cell phone that is easy to use and includes friendly, helpful service. The company's mission is to simplify technology and make it available to everyone.
The company GreatCall created Jitterbug to "provide Baby Boomers and their parents with perfectly simple cell phones and services that work the way they want them to".
The company was founded by Arlene Harris, 45-year veteran in wireless and creator of the highly-regarded SOS emergency phone and Martin Cooper, "Father of the first mobile cellular phone."
Jitterbug have created a simpler cell phone that is easy to use and includes friendly, helpful service. The company's mission is to simplify technology and make it available to everyone. Jitterbug's products, services and systems are centered on simplicity, personalization and ease of use.
As the population ages there are many reasons that make accessible cell phones an important part of the technological world. Not only are they useful to the elderly and to the Blind, but they can be helpful for those that are hard of hearing, quadriplegic or physically disabled.
Seniors with sight problems, or those that have problems deciphering the buttons on a phone, can take advantage of these easy cell phones to get the same use. With a senior cell phone, an elderly person in a precarious situation can instantly explain their situation and where they are, so help will come prepared and arrive to the right location as quickly as possible.
These simple cellular devices have big buttons that can be programmed with the essential phone numbers, so there will be no worry about how to use them in emergencies.
Jitterbug cell phones feature:
- Bigger, back-lit buttons.
- Bright, large text.
- Powerful speaker sounds that are loud and clear.
24-hour Jitterbug operators can make calls for you and provide directory assistance. Service starts at $10 a month. No long distance or roaming fees and no contracts.
More information on the Jitterbug Cell phones (www.jitterbug.com)
Further references: Text Phones for the Deaf