Voice Dailing Service for Blind/Disabled (US)
November 24, 2008 5:23 PM   Subscribe

Does anyone know of a voice dial service (like GOOG-411) that works in the US for residential as well as business numbers, on landline phones? It's for a blind person with limited mobility, so the service needs to actually place the call for the user, and not require any dialing or button-pushing beyond the initial call.
posted by blatherbob to Technology (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
1.800.GOOG.411
(1.800.4664.411)
Should work on a landline but have never tried.
posted by premortem at 6:34 PM on November 24, 2008


I'm not positive if premortem red the question...

But, have you tried 1800-free-411? I forget if it directly connects or not, but it's useful.
posted by TomMelee at 6:56 PM on November 24, 2008


Wow I can't type for crap. I apologize. 1-800-free-411 lets you look up anyone anywhere, and it might directly connect. Give it a shot.
posted by TomMelee at 6:57 PM on November 24, 2008


TellMe seems to fit. The number is 1-800-555-TELL (1-800-555-8355).
posted by mistikle at 7:35 PM on November 24, 2008


On second thought, I don't think TellMe does residential listings, but it does do businesses and a number of other things.
posted by mistikle at 7:39 PM on November 24, 2008


FREE-411 will directly connect you to residential numbers.

And thanks for the tip about TellMe. Sounds cool; it's in my Outlook DB now.
posted by IAmBroom at 8:56 PM on November 24, 2008


Is there some specific objection to GOOG-411 that would help answer the question?
posted by electroboy at 8:01 AM on November 25, 2008


GOOG-411 doesn't handle residential numbers, electroboy.
posted by IAmBroom at 5:18 AM on November 26, 2008


I'm pretty sure the Americans with Disabilities Act requires common carriers to provide free directory assistance to the blind and disabled. So, the 411 number you're looking for may be 411.
posted by paulg at 8:35 PM on November 27, 2008


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