InternetSpeech Inks Deal with
LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
to Provide Custom Voice Internet Solution
The LightHouse Extends InternetSpeech's
netECHO Service to its member-base
SAN JOSE - March 1, 2005 - InternetSpeech,
a premier voice Internet technology provider, announced today that it has inked a deal with LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired to provide a custom Voice Internet solution that will enable LightHouse website visitors quick and easy access to all contents and applications on its website via telephone .
This custom service is based on InternetSpeech's netECHOŽ voice Internet solution, a unique technology allowing effective Web surfing, searching, and email access using its intelligent voice/audio browser over any telephone in the world . netECHO basically lets users talk and listen to the Internet using any phone, without a computer.
"People no longer need a computer to surf the Web or interact with the applications on the web," said Dr. Emdad Khan, president and CEO of InternetSpeech, Inc. "Blind people struggling with inaccessible Web sites, businesspeople away from their desks, and seniors afraid to tackle computers can now use the phone to tap the resources of the Internet."
"Increasing the efficiency with which blind and visually impaired individuals access information is a core commitment of the LightHouse," said LightHouse Executive Director Anita Aaron. "By partnering with InternetSpeech, we offer another means by which our blind and visually impaired constituency can effectively access our website, as well as the entire Internet."
InternetSpeech is the leader in voice Internet technology. Its voice/audio browser, netECHOŽ, provides consumers, businesses and Governments complete anytime, anywhere voice-based telephone access to the Internet. The company's patented technology can be bundled with other products such as traditional computer-based Internet access, location-based services, or visual micro browsers. InternetSpeech also offers business software that automates the process of voice-enabling a company's Web site and applications in any language, furthering the development of a globally-connected voice Internet. InternetSpeech, a privately held company headquartered in San Jose, Calif., launched netECHO in November 2000. For more information about InternetSpeech, visit www.internetspeech.com, or call 408-532-8460.
About LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired:
The LightHouse provides solutions to living with vision loss to 3,000 blind and visually impaired individuals and their families. Established in 1902, it is a private nonprofit organization and the largest provider of direct services and advocacy for the blind and visually impaired of Northern California. The LightHouse promotes the independence, equality and self-reliance of people who are blind or visually impaired.
For more information about the LightHouse visit
www.lighthouse-sf.org, or call Dean Hudson at 415-431-1481, email email@example.com.
netECHOŽ is a registered trademark of InternetSpeech.
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