AT&T and Blue Jeans Network Partner on Video Collaboration Offer

Service includes new enhanced accessibility for customers with disabilities.

AT&T and Blue Jeans have announced a joint video collaboration offering that extends cloud-based services to business and mobility customers. AT&T Video Meetings with Blue Jeans will host sessions on desktops, mobile devices, or conference rooms equipped for video. The collaboration with Blue Jeans Network adds to AT&T’s growing portfolio of mobility solutions.

Krish Ramakrishnan, CEO of Blue Jeans Network, commented on the service, saying “Blue Jeans and AT&T share a goal of helping business customers collaborate face to face even when distance gets in the way. The power of our interactive video platform combined with AT&T’s industry-leading mobile network lets customers work together and more effectively.”

In addition to offering service on a variety of devices, the two companies worked together to enhance the Blue Jeans solution so that it complies with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 and the 21st Century Communications & Video Accessibility Act.

The new accessibility features enhance the video conferencing service to make it more accessible to customers with disabilities, including blindness and low vision, deafness and hearing loss, learning disabilities, cognitive limitations, limited movement, speech disabilities, photosensitivity, and combinations of these.

Enhanced Accessibility enables distance learning for even more users, plus interpreter services using an invited interpreter to help facilitate the discussion. The service is also compatible with standard-screen readers such as VoiceOver on iOS and OSX platforms, TalkBack on Android devices, and NVDA (Non Visual Desktop Access) for Windows platforms.

Commenting on the enhanced accessibility, Stu Aaron, Chief Commercial Officer at Blue Jeans Network, said, “As businesses and educational institutions of all sizes and shapes around the world are deploying Blue Jeans we believe that our enhanced accessibility will ensure that no one is left out. We are taking a proactive step to be more inclusive to all of our customers and intend to continue to lead the industry with accessibility features.”

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