Accessible Products Hotline Launches


Product: Accessible Products Hotline
Top Line: Consumers with vision loss will no longer have to spend hours searching for products that fit their unique accessibility needs, thanks to the launch of the first-of-its-kind Accessible Products Hotline announced yesterday by Envision. Funded by a grant from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) Foundation, the hotline will be operated by the William L. Hudson BVI Workforce Innovation Center, connecting callers with professional advice about purchasing and operating the top home, office and personal use products on the market today. The BVI Workforce Innovation Center is part of Envision Inc. Its objective is to train and employ individuals with visual impairments, place them into skilled positions and provide accessibility inclusion expertise to businesses around the United States.
Close Up: The new hotline, (316) 252-2500, is staffed by trained customer service representatives who are blind or visually impaired. “The Accessible Products Hotline is the latest example of how Envision continues to take the lead in creating professional employment opportunities and innovative resources for people who are blind or low vision,” said Heather Hogan, senior vice president of Foundation and Mission Services at Envision. “The Accessible Products Hotline provides a new avenue for people with visual impairments to interact with the community and increase independence through assistive technology that is more prevalent than ever in consumer products. Our sincere appreciation goes out to the CTA Foundation for making this initiative possible.”
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