RealSAM Pocket for Veterans

If you ever served in the US military and interested in the RealSAM Pocket, this page is for you

“I am crazy about RealSAM Pocket and amazed how easy it is to use from the get go. I had Lively and Jitterbug and they were driving me crazy. They were promoted for visually challenged people but I couldn’t use menus and needed help from sighted people. Even an iPhone was a pain to use even though I loved Siri. RealSAM Pocket is a blessing.”

– James F., Vietnam Era Veteran, Las Vegas NV

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Contact your local VA to learn whether you qualify

If you are a legally blind veteran or a veteran who has significant vision loss, you may qualify for a RealSAM Pocket phone through your VA provider at no cost to you. To check your eligibility, please contact the Visual Impairment Service Team Coordinator (VIST) at your local VA

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Get in touch with the Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) for additional resources

BVA serves as ambassadors and mentors for all veterans and their families coping with sight loss. BVA is the ONLY congressionally chartered Veterans Service Organization created for, consisting of and led by Visually Impaired Veterans focused on the issues, advocacy and mentorship vital to all veterans and families coping with sight loss regardless of service connection. Contact BVA Member Services to learn about becoming a BVA member.

Sharon Giovinazzo in front of the World Services for the Blind

Sharon Giovinazzo

CEO, Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Recipient of the US Army Freedom Team Salute presented for ongoing support of the “Army Family,” American Legion Award for Military Excellence and one for Academic Excellence.

As a person who is blind, technology is the true equalizer.  Access to information is vital for a person with a visual impairment to have fair and equal access to the world around them. But today’s [mainstream] smartphone technology has left behind a huge segment of this population. The RealSAM Pocket is truly a simple talking solution for those suffering with vision loss. Whether you are totally blind or dealing with low vision, the RealSAM Pocket will allow you to have access to the applications needed to remain or regain your highest levels of independence.

Still need help?

If you have any questions about the RealSAM Pocket, are unsure whether you qualify or need help connecting with your VA, contact us and we’ll help you with the process.

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