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Cell Phone Features Help, If You Can Afford Them
January 7, 2003

TAIPEI, TAIWAN--New technologies are making cell phones more usable for users with disabilities, according to a brief in Monday's Taipei Times.

For example, speech recognition technology allows people to operate phones without using their hands or fingers.

But the cost of these features still make it difficult for people with disabilities to purchase such phones.

Entire article:
"Special cellphones now being made for special people" (Taipei Times)


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