Free and Low Cost Assistive Technology of the Week 07/17 - News Hook (Web, iOS and Android) 

Its easy to spend how whole time within accessibility bubbles, updating on what is happening within our own communities, and not being aware of great products from other parts of the world that people may not know about>News Hook is one of those international products which is impressive. Developed in India it aims to provide simple and clear news that matters to everyone, NewzHook claims to be the first news app that is accessible to blind & visually impaired users, deaf users and senior citizens.
Newz Hook aim to include:

  • anyone without the time to read a full newspaper
  • Elderly finding it hard to cope with small print
  • Young adults who don't want 400 words but yet want to know what's happening in the world
  • Blind and Visually impaired who use a screen reader
  • People who are Deaf or hearing impaired for whom Indian Sign Language (ISL) is their language

They cover news under 6 different categories:

  • Current
  • Science & Technology
  • Business
  • Entertainment
  • Sports & Health
  • Get Hooked

Why Newz Hook

  • Don't have time, just want a summary of the key happening in the world. We write simple and easy to understand news! Come and read Newz Hook!
  • Get accessible news how you like it! You and I can read the news, Blind & Visually impaired can listen to news with VoiceOver screen reader and hard of hearing or deaf people can see a Indian Sign Language (ISL) video. Newz Hook can also be viewed in high contrast or different text sizes.

Features of Newz Hook

  • Simple Language
  • Short & Summarized News
  • Accessible to blind & visually impaired users using VoiceOver screen reader
  • Sign Language (ISL) Videos provided
  • Font Size & High Contrast Views
screenshots of Newzhook on mobile phone


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