Sprint recently announced the launch of their SprintNeurodiversity ID pack. This unique design was created to provide simple, fun and innovative learning solutions for children and parents dealing with cognitive and neurodevelopmental disabilities.
Sprint wanted to be a part of the future for the one in 68 children in U.S. has Autism*, one in 10 is dyspraxic** and 40 million Americans have dyslexia?*** (*CDC, **Dyspraxia Foundation USA, *** NICHD) So they designed the unique ID pack that will offer a collection of 25 best-in-class mobile applications containing educational tools and developmental games aimed at improving math, reading, auditory and vocal skills for children K-12; making available these applications without searching more than 1 million apps in Google Play, which can be quite daunting.
The Neurodiversity ID pack also offers a variety of support apps for special-needs parents and can be downloaded on select Android smartphones exclusively at www.sprint.com. The apps have been designed to do more than just teach, and aim to keep children engaged through interactive and interesting features. They also provide an opportunity for parents and children to play and learn together. This truly important feature will help parents of children with special needs to be able to keep a strong bond; one in which these families need to override diversity.
This ID pack is the first-of-its-kind. The hope is that a device like this will help the growing number of children diagnosed with cognitive and neurodevelopmental disabilities, such as autism, dyslexia and dyspraxia. The device is a collection of apps that can be downloaded with a single click that aims to help improve math and reading skills, provides educational tools, and offers developmental games for children in kindergarten through 12th grade, in addition to providing support apps for parents.
Sprint CEO Dan Hesse announced the new ID pack on June 22nd at the annual Quality Services for the Autism Community (QSAC) gala, where he also accepted the 2014 Change Maker Award on behalf of Sprint. The ID pack is currently available for select Android smartphones from Sprint and Boost Mobile.
“Sprint delivers innovative solutions that help to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities,” said Hesse. “The Neurodiversity ID pack is designed to help individuals with cognitive and neurodevelopmental disabilities to accelerate learning and overcome communications barriers.”
As a recognized leader in bringing innovative accessibility solutions to users with disabilities, Sprint offers four Sprint ID packs to accommodate various accessibility needs: the Sprint Accessibility ID pack, the Sprint Relay ID pack, the Accessible Education ID pack, and the Active Senior ID pack.
Sprint continues its efforts to develop innovative communication solutions to better serve the special-needs community. In addition to receiving the QSAC 2014 Change Maker Award, Sprint received the Disability Matters Marketplace Award by Springboard Consulting in 2013. For more information, visit www.sprint.com/accessibility.