An inventor, James Burrell, has developed a way of using a
standard twelve key telephone keypad as a computer keyboard terminal.
The new phone code invention uses the phone in the same standard way. Pressing the
desired number keys still produces the numbers "1" through "9" and a "0". Pressing the
left asterisk "*" key once, the phone or device exits the standard
number mode and enters a two key alphabet mode, producing twenty-six letters of
the alphabet and a space. Letters are produced in the alphabet mode by pressing
the numbered key with the desired letter followed by a position key, either the
left asterisk "*" key for the left letter, the middle zero "0" key for the middle letter
or the right pound "#" key for the right letter.
The "2" key has the letters "A", "B" and "C" located on it.
The left "A" is produced by pressing the "2" key followed by the left asterisk "*" key.
The middle "B" is produced by pressing the "2" key followed by the middle zero "0" key.
The right "C" is produced by pressing the "2" key followed by the right pound "#" key.
The phone code uses the "Q", "space" and "Z" located on the "1" key.
The space can also be produced by pressing the middle zero "0" key twice while
in the alphabet mode. Pressing the middle zero "0" key followed by the
right pound "#" key exits the alphabet mode and re-enters the number mode.
All QWERTY keyboard data, including Spanish and French, can be entered sequentially through any 12 key phone in the world.
The phone invention, without the use of predictive text, is faster and
easier to use than Tegic (AOL Mobile) T9 while using predictive text
or any other predictive text data entry method. Simultaneous key actuations lower the data entry
rate to almost one key press for each data character without the use of any predictive text.
The phone invention allows the Deaf, Speech Impaired and Deaf-Blind to use any phone or any
cell phone to communicate and the blind community the ability to enter data using a cell phone.
The phone invention makes all phones and cell phones Americans with Disabilities Act compliant devices and
allows the Deaf, Speech Impaired and Deaf-Blind the ability to use 911 without the use of a TTY or TDD.
Mr. Burrell is presently working to change and enhance the emergency
911 system used in the United States, by implementing his phone code invention.
The new phone code allows the deaf and speech impaired the ability to
use any twelve key phone to communicate in the case of an emergency, replacing
the need for a TTY (Teletypewriter) and TDD (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf).
At the present time, the phone code is not an A.D.A. (Americans with
Disabilities Act) requirement, but Mr. Burrell has been working to get
legislation introduced and passed. Mr. Burrell is presently working to have his phone code
implemented for use by the telecommunications and telephony industries, TTYs and TDDs,
phone devices, paging systems, computer systems and cellular systems.
The new phone invention allows anyone to dial a website address from any
phone in the world for telephonic Automated Attendant Internet access.
The new phone invention allows anyone to dial a web-cam video site address from a video phone
to view internet cameras for traffic updates or visual confirmation.
The new phone invention allows anyone to dial any e-mail address from any phone in the world to leave a text or voice message.
The new phone invention has multiple types of data entry modes for increased speed and ease of use.
The deaf, speech impaired or deaf-blind can now use any phone in the world to transmit a text message through the standard twelve key keypad.
The inventor, James Burrell, has spent years trying to get 911 systems adapted to use his invention which turns the
telephone's keypad into a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD), making
all phones A.D.A. (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant TTY (Teletypewriter) terminals.
Mr. Burrell lobbied every Senator and Congressman in Washington, D.C. to get his 911 enhancement implemented the day after the initial phone patent was filed.
Nothing was done to get this new 911 enhancement technology implemented for deaf, speech impaired or deaf-blind.
Mr. Burrell then tried approaching the telecommunication and wireless telecommunication companies to get his new 911 enhancement technology implemented.
The telecommunications and wireless telecommunications companies showed no interest in helping the deaf, speech impaired or deaf-blind.
Mr. Burrell then tried convincing the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials International (A.P.C.O.) and the National Emergency Number Association (N.E.N.A.) to implement his 911 enhancement for deaf, speech impaired and deaf-blind. The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials International (A.P.C.O.) and the National Emergency Number Association (N.E.N.A.) did nothing to help the deaf, speech impaired and
deaf-blind by enhancing 911 with this new invention.
Mr. Burrell also approached the cell phone manufacturers to have cell phones made that would allow the blind, deaf,
speech impaired and deaf-blind to use a cell phone to transmit text messages.
The cell phone manufacturers were not interested at all because they were using Tegic T9's predictive text method, which
was put on over one billion cell phones.
Tegic T9 was bought by AOL Mobile, so Mr. Burrell approached AOL Mobile to have Tegic T9 modified to also use his new 911 enhancement technology and
faster text messaging technology.
AOL Mobile would not modify their Tegic T9 technology, even though Mr. Burrell has proven on his statistics.htm page that his new 911 enhancement technology is faster than Tegic T9 and
also allows the blind, deaf,
speech impaired and deaf-blind to use any phone on the planet to send text messages.
Mr. Burrell will continue his efforts to get his new Americans with Disabilities Act compliant 911 enhancement technology implemented.