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From: David Poehlman <poehlman1@comcast.net>
Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2003 11:11:48 -0400
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CTIA Expands www.AccessWireless.org

WASHINGTON, D.C.  The Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association
(CTIA) today announced its newly updated and expanded Web site
www.AccessWireless.org, a one-stop source for the latest developments in
expanding wireless services and improving wireless products for people with
disabilities. The Web site highlights elements of wireless technology that
people with disabilities may find especially helpful, and helps them keep up
to date on the current news in accessibility of wireless service.
CTIA is committed to bringing the benefits of wireless technology to as
many people as possible, including our customers with disabilities, said
Tom Wheeler, President and CEO of CTIA. In particular, we want to ensure
that our customers with disabilities have relevant and up to date
information to enable them to select the services and products that work
best for them.

The newly expanded Web site features a section highlighting frequently asked
questions for hearing aid wearers who want to purchase a wireless phone, a
list of wireless phones and accessories for hearing aid wearers, and a
message board for consumers to share timely information about the
combinations of hearing aids and wireless phones that work for them. Because
hearing loss is so individual, no hearing aid and wireless phone combination
can be guaranteed to work for everyone. However, the information provided on
www.AccessWireless.org can be used to point hearing aid users in the right
direction. The Web site also features a Consumer Guide to Wireless Products,
assisting those with disabilities in determining what features and functions
might be most useful in a wireless product or service. Practical information
on wireless devices and services is also provided, including a wireless
glossary and wireless shopping tips.

Access Wireless is fully accessible and has a commitment to maintain
accessible design through the use of HiSoftware Company "Cynthia Says"
software. HiSoftware Company was the recipient of the prestigious 2002 da
Vinci Award in the category of "Electronics & Information Technology"
recognizing individuals, organizations, and corporations in the engineering,
construction, and technical realm whose design innovations have improved
accessibility, and empowered people, regardless of their physical ability.

CTIA is the international association for the wireless telecommunications
industry, representing carriers, manufacturers and wireless Internet
providers. www.wow-com.com
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