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Odin Accessible Telephone

The ODIN VI is a cell phone with buttons that is one hundred percent accessible. It allows someone without sight to enter and access contacts, access a call log, text message, set alarms and more. The phone speaks a number of languages, including English and Spanish. A number of State agencies for the blind, including agencies in Massachusetts, New Mexico, Colorado and Oregon, have started showing the ODIN to clients. The phone is also being sold by Perkins School for the Blind. You can learn more about the phone, and listen to an instructional podcast on the phone, at http://odinmobile.com/phones/odin-vi/. Also, attached is a flyer with information regarding the phone.

As mentioned above, residents of Texas who are blind are in a unique position since they can obtain the ODIN VI for free because it has been included in the Specialized Telecommunications Assistance Program. As of today, Texas is the only State that subsidizes the purchase of this device (although California is considering doing the same). I’d love to be able to make the ODIN VI available to your clients! Attached is the application that must be filled out in order to receive a voucher to acquire the phone. Also, the following is a link to the STAP website:
http://www.dars.state.tx.us/dhhs/stap.shtml.
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