BlackBerry Screen Reader Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q. What is BlackBerry Screen Reader?
Q. What does BlackBerry Screen Reader do?
Q. How much does BlackBerry Screen Reader cost?
Q. Which BlackBerry smartphone models is BlackBerry Screen Reader available for?
Q. Is BlackBerry Screen Reader already installed on my BlackBerry smartphone?
Q. Where can I get BlackBerry Screen Reader?
Q. How do I download BlackBerry Screen Reader?
Q. Which languages is BlackBerry Screen Reader available in?
Q. Where can I find the BlackBerry Screen Reader User Guide?
Q. Does BlackBerry Screen Reader support all applications on BlackBerry?
Q. Does BlackBerry Screen Reader support speech recognition?
Q. Does BlackBerry Screen Reader support connectivity with Braille devices?
Q. Can I get Oratio for BlackBerry?
Q. Where can I get more information?

Q. What is BlackBerry Screen Reader?
BlackBerry® Screen Reader is a free screen access application that helps customers who are blind or visually impaired operate their BlackBerry® smartphone.        
  

Q. What does BlackBerry Screen Reader do?
BlackBerry Screen Reader provides an audible output based on the visual information displayed on a BlackBerry smartphone. Users can easily access core BlackBerry applications including emails, calendar, and phone calls.  It enables users to control important speech settings, and provides a series of physical shortcuts to help users get the most out of their BlackBerry.

Q. How much does BlackBerry Screen Reader cost?
BlackBerry Screen Reader is free to download from www.blackberry.com/screenreader.

Q. Which BlackBerry smartphone models is BlackBerry Screen Reader available for?
BlackBerry Screen Reader is available for the BlackBerry® Curve™ 9220, 9320, 9350, 9360 and 9370 smartphones.

Q. Is BlackBerry Screen Reader already installed on my BlackBerry smartphone?
BlackBerry Screen Reader does not come preloaded on BlackBerry smartphones. You can download and install the application at www.blackberry.com/screenreader.

Q. Where can I get BlackBerry Screen Reader?
You can download BlackBerry Screen Reader at www.blackberry.com/screenreader.

Q. How do I download BlackBerry Screen Reader?
Please visit www.blackberry.com/screenreader to download the software.

Q. Which languages is BlackBerry Screen Reader available in?
BlackBerry Screen Reader is available in English, French, Italian, German and Spanish.

Q. Where can I find the BlackBerry Screen Reader User Guide?
View the BlackBerry Screen Reader User Guide here.

Q. Does BlackBerry Screen Reader support all applications on BlackBerry?
BlackBerry Screen Reader supports most core applications on BlackBerry at this time. RIM will continue to make further improvements to support more applications. Please note that some applications from third-party software vendors may or may not offer support for screen reader applications. To help facilitate the development of accessible third-party applications, RIM has developed the BlackBerry Accessibility Application Programming Interface (API) and the BlackBerry Accessibility Development Guide.

Q. Does BlackBerry Screen Reader support speech recognition?
BlackBerry Screen Reader currently does not support speech to text functionality.

Q. Does BlackBerry Screen Reader support connectivity with Braille devices?
BlackBerry Screen Reader currently does not support connectivity with Braille devices.

Q. Can I get Oratio for BlackBerry?
Oratio for BlackBerry is a discontinued screen reader application for the BlackBerry® Curve™ 8520 smartphone using BlackBerry Device Software 5.0.  Please check with your local service provider for information about the BlackBerry Curve 9220, 9320, 9350, 9360 and 9370 smartphones, which support BlackBerry Screen Reader.

Q. Where can I get more information?
Please visit www.blackberry.com/accessibility for more information about BlackBerry Accessibility Solutions.