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Accessibility Features for the Cisco Unified SIP Phone 3905

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Accessibility Features for the Cisco Unified SIP Phone 3905

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Accessibility Features for the Cisco Unified SIP Phone 3905

Hearing-Impaired Accessibility Features

Vision-Impaired and Blind Accessibility Features

Mobility-Impaired Accessibility Features


Accessibility Features for the Cisco Unified SIP Phone 3905


The Cisco Unified SIP Phone 3905 provides accessibility features for the blind, and the visually, hearing, and mobility impaired.

See these sections:

Hearing-Impaired Accessibility Features

Vision-Impaired and Blind Accessibility Features

Mobility-Impaired Accessibility Features

Hearing-Impaired Accessibility Features

This section describes the accessibility features for the hearing impaired.

Figure 1 shows the standard features on the Cisco Unified SIP Phone 3905 for hearing impaired users.

Figure 1 Hearing-Impaired Features—Cisco Unified SIP Phone 3905

Item
Accessibility Feature
Description
1

Light strip

Indicates an incoming call (flashing red) or a new voice message (steady red).

2

Speakerphone button

Selects the speakerphone as the default audio path and initiates a new call, retrieves an incoming call and ends a call. The speakerphone audio path does not change until a new default audio path is selected (for example, by picking up the handset).

3

Adjustable volume

Controls the handset and speakerphone volume (off hook) and the ringer volume (on hook).

4

Mute button

Toggles the microphone on or off.

5

Inline-amplifier support (handset)

Cisco Unified IP Phone handsets support third-party inline amplifiers that you attach to the handset and cord and that sit between the handset and the IP Phone.

Cisco Unified IP Phones support the following third-party inline amplifiers:

Clarity HA-40 Inline Amplifier for Corded Phone

Plantronics EHA40 Inline Amplifier

 

Hearing aid compatible (HAC) handset

Cisco Unified IP Phone handsets support the following accessibility features, products and requirements:

Hearing aids

Magnetic coupling of the hearing aids

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) loudness requirements for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Section 508 loudness requirements, which are achieved by using industry-standard inline handset amplifiers

 

Acoustic coupled TTY and TDD support (handset)

Cisco Unified IP Phones support the following TTY and TDD features:

Acoustic or direct connect TTYs

Real-time text transmission over phone lines

Hearing and voice carryover phones (HCO/VCO)

VoIP network operating at G.711

For information about setting up TTY, contact your system administrator.


The Hearing-Impaired features are described in the following table.

You can also access the following features:

Adjustable Footstand. You can adjust the footstand from flat to 60 degrees to easily see the phone screen and to access the buttons and keys.

Dedicated headset jack that enables the auto-answer function. You can use a dedicated headset jack that enables auto-answer feature support on either the speakerphone or headset. Incoming calls are then automatically connected.

Cisco Unified IP Phones provide an interface for third-party accessibility applications that support the following features:

Paging

Visual notification

Ability to provide single number services to support Video Relay, Text Relay, TTY Traffic or voice services

For more information about third-party applications, contact your system administrator.

Vision-Impaired and Blind Accessibility Features

This section describes the accessibility features for the vision impaired and blind.

Figure 2 shows the features that are supported on the Cisco Unified SIP Phone 3905.

Figure 2 Vision-Impaired and Blind Accessibility Features—Cisco Unified SIP Phone 3905

Item
Accessibility Feature
Description
1

Phone screen

Shows information about your phone such as directory number, active call, and phone menu listing.

2

Light strip

Indicates an incoming call (flashing red) or new voice message (steady red).

3

Navigation bar and Select/Feature button

The navigation bar allows you to scroll through menus and highlight items. The Select button allows you to select a highlighted item.

When the phone is off hook, the Select button functions as the Feature button. You can access these features:

Call Forward All—Allows you to forward a call

Voicemail—Allows you to access voice messages

Call Pickup—Allows you to answer a call that is ringing on a co-worker's phone

Group Call Pickup—Allows you to answer a call that is ringing in another call group

4

Standard 12-key layout

Cisco Unified IP Phone keypads provide standard 12-key layout, which enables users to use existing or familiar key positions and includes a nib on Key 5.

5

Speakerphone button

Selects the speakerphone as the default audio path and initiates a new call, picks up an incoming call, or ends a call. The speakerphone audio path does not change until a new default audio path is selected (for example, by picking up the handset).

6

Mute button

Toggles the microphone on or off.


The Vision-Impaired and Blind Accessibility features are described in the following table.

You can also access the following features:

Adjustable Footstand. You can adjust the footstand from flat to 60 degrees to easily see the phone screen and to access the buttons and keys.

Dedicated headset jack that enables the auto-answer function. You can use a dedicated headset jack that enables auto-answer feature support on either the speakerphone or headset. Incoming calls are then automatically connected after a ring or two.

Cisco Unified SIP Phone 3905 provides an interface for third-party accessibility applications such as Tenacity accessaphone.

Tenacity accessaphone (AAP) is an assistive technology to the Cisco Unified IP Phones. Through the telephony application programming interface (TAPI) and the computer technology integration (CTI) plug-in, AAP enhances the ability to monitor and control the functions of the Cisco endpoint. Core enhancements are full access through the keyboard and text-to-speech.

The AAP technology provides audible notification of the incoming caller ID, full access of call history information, status of the phone and more. Information about Tenacity is available from the company website (www.tenacitycorp.com).

For more information about third-party applications, contact your system administrator.

Mobility-Impaired Accessibility Features

This section describes the accessibility features for the mobility impaired.

Figure 3 shows the features that are supported on the Cisco Unified SIP Phone 3905.

Figure 3 Mobility-Impaired Features—Cisco Unified SIP Phone 3905

Item
Accessibility Feature
Description
1

Navigation bar and Select/Feature button

The navigation bar allows you to scroll through menus and highlight items. The Select button allows you to select a highlighted item.

When the phone is off hook, the Select button functions as the Feature button. You can access these features:

Call Forward All—Allows you to forward a call

Voicemail—Allows you to access voice messages

Call Pickup—Allows you to answer a call that is ringing on a co-worker's phone

Group Call Pickup—Allows you to answer a call that is ringing in another call group

2

Speakerphone button

Selects the speakerphone as the default audio path and initiates a new call, picks up an incoming call, or ends a call. The speakerphone audio path does not change until a new default audio path is selected (for example, by picking up the handset).

3

Mute button

Toggles the microphone on or off.


The Mobility-Impaired features are described in the following table.

You can also access the following features:

Adjustable Footstand. You can adjust the footstand from flat to 60 degrees to easily see the phone screen and to access the buttons and keys.

Dedicated headset jack that enables the auto-answer function. You can use a dedicated headset jack that enables auto-answer feature support on either the speakerphone or headset. Incoming calls are then automatically connected after a ring or two.