--- DISCONTINUED. (Verified 09/2009) RETAINED IN DATABASE FOR REFERENCE. --- FreedomBox Standalone (FreedomBox SA) is a voice-controlled Internet access device designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It is pre-loaded with software that allows it to respond directly to voice commands and provide the user direct access to the Internet with the capability of using voice commands and audio feedback to execute all functions. This device is ready to access the Internet as soon as it is plugged into an electrical outlet and connected to a telephone line or broadband. It connects to any web site and turns the links on the page into voice commands, making it unnecessary to use a mouse, keyboard, or adaptive technology. The user just tells the device what to do. If the user forgets what words to say, the user only needs to say "help" and the device will provide a list of commands for each of its functions. POWER: Uses current from wall outlet. WEIGHT: Less than 2 pounds. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 5 x 2 x 6 inches.
Notes: To use the Internet access features of the FreedomBox it is necessary to be a member of the FreedomBox Network, an Internet service provider (ISP) whose services are designed for individuals who are blind or have low vision. There is a monthly service charge for membership.
This product record was updated on September 30, 2009.