Nokia talks accessibility, confirms there is no screen reader for Windows Phone 8

When last we wrote about the accessibility features in Windows Phone 8, we were referring to information uncovered by looking at the old emulator.

Now Nokia has posted about accessibility in their Windows Phone 8 handsets and have confirmed nothing much has changed.

Posting on Nokia Conversations they write:

First, there’s very good news for partially-sighted people when it comes to our forthcoming Lumia smartphones. The Windows Phone 8 operating system on the Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 expands on the options available for users who struggle with a regular phone. There are four text sizes available and a screen magnifier. There’s also a high contrast display mode that makes reading text easier. Voice commands and screen reading options are also available, of course, as they are with current versions of the software (though there is not yet a full-blown screen reader).

Nokia does in fact have a screen reader for their Symbian devices, and will likely work towards bringing it to Windows Phone, but hopefully Microsoft realizes that there is still a massive gap between what is possible on full-blown Windows and even the latest Windows Phones.

Read more at Nokia Conversations here.

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