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Voice Assist and Adaptel Communications Partner for Visually Impaired

  • Synopsis: Published: 2011-07-05 - Voice Assist chosen by Adaptel Communications to provide one button access to a virtual assist that responds to voice commands on demand. For further information pertaining to this article contact: Voice Assist, Inc..

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Voice Assist's services provide Adaptel Communications with a one-button communication solution to empower the visually impaired youth, veterans and adults.

Voice Assist, Inc. (OTCBB:VSST), a leading developer of hosted speech services and voice "in-application" technology, and Adaptel Communications, a full-service communications company focused on providing service to the visually impaired community, today announced that they have entered into a reseller agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, Adaptel will bundle Voice Assist with flat rate VoIP service and/or mobile phone service and also provide the virtual assistant and live assistant as a cost-effective add-on to existing lines.

"Voice Assist is pleased to be chosen by Adaptel Communications to provide one-button access to a virtual assist that responds to voice commands on demand," said Michael Metcalf, Chairman and CEO of Voice Assist. "This agreement demonstrates the diversity and capabilities of Voice Assist's unique, patent-pending platform. Our hosted speech services can provide a better quality of life for the visually impaired, in addition to the more consumer-focused benefits such as hands-free safe driving and business communications."

Voice Assist is providing one-button access to a virtual assistant that responds to voice commands on demand. Additionally, Voice Assist is also providing enhanced operator services on a 24/7 schedule to empower the visually impaired and/or busy people with the unique option of accessing live personal assistance 24/7. The Voice Assist cloud-based solution works with any telephone or IP-connected device (such as the iPhone®, Blackberry®, Android phones, the iPad® and other tablets) and provides a voice-enabled communication solution for young people, veterans and other adults that may be visually impaired so they can easily call, text, email or post by voice.

"There are over 58 million Americans with disabilities, creating a huge need and opportunity for assistive technology in education, employment, transportation, and emergency usage," said Dr. Edward C. Nicholson, CEO & President of Adaptel Communications. "The one-button service that Voice Assist is providing for these individuals to access telecommunications will make these individuals more productive and independent. Telecommunications services for the visually impaired also play a critical role in life-threatening emergencies. Numerous reports show that the safety concerns of the relatives of elderly parents are addressed when the senior citizens can easily access telecommunications services. With the Adaptel products and Voice Assist platform, we can easily address these concerns."

Adaptel Communications will deploy Direct Sales Personnel (DSP's) and Master Agents (MA's) to market and promote the bundled solution to business to business (B2B), business to consumer (B2C) and business to government (B2G) customers. Additionally, Adaptel plans to provide service with no credit check and no term contract on a low flat-rate basis in order to make these enhanced telecom services available to the masses.

About Adaptel Communications Adaptel Communications offers an array of product and service technologies as an Enhanced Service Provider to a specialized marketplace. That marketplace is associated with the blind, visually impaired, disadvantaged, elderly and other individuals with physical disabilities. Based in North America with distribution and sales affiliations in both the United States and Canada, Adaptel is the premier specialist in its targeted space. As such, the company is uniquely qualified and poised to lead the way on behalf of those associated with Adaptel to create new accessibility applications for those persons who may not otherwise realize the techniques and products that are available to them.

Adaptel services include the usage integration of common telecom services and products such as Internet telephony, mobile data, cellular and other needed specialized applications. Additionally, Adaptel provides the finest in technical support, customer relations management and client care. This allows accessibility and choice adoption technologies, while affording the efficiencies available to individuals or business professionals for independence, production, personal growth and prosperity.

For more information on the company, call 877-634-8398 or visit www.adaptelcommunications.com/.

About Voice Assist Headquartered in Lake Forest, Calif. - Voice Assist is a hosted speech services company that enables voice in any application, network and device. The company's cloud-based speech platform eliminates the need to use a keyboard or keypad to interact, and enables users to communicate, connect or transact using any application on any phone or IP-connected device. The Voice Assist platform includes a fast and safe way to make calls, manage your e-mails, send text messages and post to social networks such as Facebook and Twitter by voice commands and provides a scalable solution for developers to add voice to any application.

For more information on the company, visit www.voiceassist.com.

Forward-Looking Statement: Statements such as "Our hosted speech services can provide a better quality of life for the visually impaired, in addition to the more consumer-focused benefits such as hands-free safe driving and business communications." involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to functionality of our technology, and any other difficulties related to risks and effects of legal and administrative proceedings and governmental regulation, future financial and operational results, competition, general economic conditions, and the ability to manage and continue growth.

Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual outcomes may vary materially from those indicated. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements we make in this news release include market conditions and those set forth in reports or documents we file from time to time with the SEC. We undertake no obligation to revise or update such statements to reflect current events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.



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