K-NFB Reading Technology, a developer of assistive technologies, introduced what it touts as the first mobile phone software that can read to the blind and others, InformationWeek reports. K-NFB, a partnership between Kurzweil Technologies and the National Federation of the Blind, is offering its reading software for use on the Nokia N82 mobile phone, creating what the company calls the smallest text-to-speech reading device to date. Created as part of a new product line called Reader Mobile, the software basically reads text out loud to the blind. Reader Mobile products include both the knfbReader and the kReader, which enable the user to take pictures using the N82's built-in camera and read printed materials through image processing software developed by Kurzweil. In addition, users can enlarge, track and highlight content in documents directly on the phone and can transfer documents stored in the phone to and from Braille desktop programs. The company adds that Reader Mobile makes various mobile phone functions accessible to the blind, such as video and music playback, GPS, wireless communications, photography, e-mail, text messaging and calendars (Malykhina, InformationWeek, 1/28/08).