Voice Assist Partners with Adaptel Communications for the Visually Impaired
Voice Assist, a provider of hosted speech services and voice in-application technology, and Adaptel Communications, a full-service communications company focused on providing service to the visually impaired, have entered into a reseller agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, Adaptel will bundle Voice Assist with flat rate VoIP service and/or mobile phone service and also provide the virtual assistant and live assistant as a cost-effective add-on to existing lines.
Voice Assist is providing one-button access to a virtual assistant that responds to voice commands on demand. Additionally, Voice Assist is also providing enhanced operator services on a 24/7 schedule to empower the visually impaired and/or busy people with the unique option of accessing live personal assistance 24/7. The Voice Assist cloud-based solution works with any telephone or IP-connected device and provides a voice-enabled communication solution for the visually impaired so they can easily call, text, email, or post by voice.
"There are over 58 million Americans with disabilities, creating a huge need and opportunity for assistive technology in education, employment, transportation, and emergency usage," said Edward Nicholson, president and CEO of Adaptel Communications. "The one-button service that Voice Assist is providing for these individuals to access telecommunications will make these individuals more productive and independent. Telecommunications services for the visually impaired also play a critical role in life-threatening emergencies. Numerous reports show that the safety concerns of the relatives of elderly parents are addressed when the senior citizens can easily access telecommunications services. With the Adaptel products and Voice Assist platform, we can easily address these concerns."
Adaptel Communications will deploy direct sales personnel and master agents to market and promote the bundled solution to business-to-business, business-to-consumer, and business-to-government customers. Additionally, Adaptel plans to provide service with no credit check and no term contract on a low flat-rate basis to make these enhanced telecom services available to the masses.
"Voice Assist is pleased to be chosen by Adaptel Communications to provide one-button access to a virtual assist that responds to voice commands on demand," said Michael Metcalf, chairman and CEO of Voice Assist. "This agreement demonstrates the diversity and capabilities of Voice Assist's unique, patent-pending platform. Our hosted speech services can provide a better quality of life for the visually impaired, in addition to the more consumer-focused benefits, such as hands-free safe driving and business communications."