Talking Meter Gets A+ in New NFB ProgramBy Brashers-Krug, Gail; Voice of the Diabetic, Vol 23, No. 1
Publication Date: Winter 2008
Article featuring the Prodigy Voice, the first winner of the Access Plus Award program developed by the National Federation of the Blind (NFB). The award program, called A+ for short, will reward companies making consumer products that are truly accessible for blind people, as well as useful and convenient. The Prodigy Voice is a talking blood-glucose meter. Engineers at Diagnostic Devices, Inc. (DDI), the maker of the Voice, worked with NFB diabetes experts to develop the device. The NFB also provided training for customer support representatives at DDI, who were taught to use the Voice while blindfolded; they were also trained to answer questions about the device using non-visual terms. The NFB has established the A+ program to encourage manufacturers of a wide variety of consumer products to consider the needs of visually impaired people at the design stage.
Assistive Products Discussed: PRODIGY AUTOCODE TALKING BLOOD GLUCOSE MONITORING SYSTEM
Published by: National Federation of the Blind (Website:http://www.nfb.org)
Diabetes Action Network (Web Site: http://www.nfb.org/nfb/Diabetics.asp )
Link to text: http://www.nfb.org/images/nfb/Publications/vod/vod_23_1/vodwin0802.htm