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Sprint Named Disability Matters Marketplace Winner For Innovative Accessibility Solutions

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According to data from the Wireless Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center, more than 80 percent of people with disabilities own or have access to a wireless communications device. Using Sprint accessibility ID packs allows them to more easily and fully use their devices, often in ways that weren’t previously possible.

“Wireless accessibility solutions like Sprint ID packs represent technology at its best and innovation that matters,” said Sprint CEO Dan Hesse. “With the Sprint Relay ID pack, Sprint became the first carrier to develop multiple applications in a single package to meet the needs of the deaf and hard-of-hearing communities. With the Sprint Accessibility ID packs that followed, we improved the ability for people with visual and cognitive challenges to communicate and access information. We are proud to receive the 2013 Disability Matters Marketplace Award recognizing Sprint’s commitment to people with disabilities.”

Sprint has long been a leader in the accessibility space and has been the nation’s premier provider of Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) for the past 22 years. Currently Sprint is the TRS provider in 30 states and the TRS provider for the federal government, as well as for New Zealand.

Sprint’s Corporate Responsibility platform is centered on doing the right thing, or conducting business in a socially and environmentally responsible manner. As part of its commitment to doing the right thing, Sprint anticipates the needs of customers and continues to make its award-winning services accessible to all.

For more information about Sprint Accessibility ID packs, visit the Sprint newsroom.

For more information about Sprint’s commitment to people with disabilities, visit the Accessibility for All page on sprint.com.

About Sprint Nextel

Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel served more than 55 million customers at the end of 2012 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; offering industry-leading mobile data services, leading prepaid brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. The American Customer Satisfaction Index rated Sprint No. 1 among all national carriers in customer satisfaction and most improved, across all 47 industries, during the last four years. Newsweek ranked Sprint No. 3 in both its 2011 and 2012 Green Rankings, listing it as one of the nation’s greenest companies, the highest of any telecommunications company. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.

About Springboard Consulting ®

Founded in 2005, Springboard is recognized as the expert in mainstreaming disability in the global workforce, workplace and marketplace. Serving corporations and organizations throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia, Springboard has become a trusted partner in relation to disability issues and initiatives across virtually every business category. Springboard annually honors exemplary organizational initiatives that promote the outreach, support and engagement of people with disabilities as employees and as consumers though the Disability Matters Awards. www.consultspringboard.com



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