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IBM hopes to make mobile devices more accessible

Mar 11, 2010, 13:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Lance Whitney)

"IBM is embarking on a research project to design mobile gadgets that are easier to use for people who have disabilities or aren't fully literate.

"As part of the project, announced Wednesday, Big Blue will collaborate with India's National Institute of Design and the University of Tokyo's Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology.

"The goal is to develop a common interface for mobile devices that will make them easier to use. As digital information becomes more vital, IBM said, it believes the Internet needs to be more accessible to a wider range of people, including those who are illiterate, blind, deaf, and elderly, and those in developing countries."

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