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Safe Cell Phone


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Has anyone who is severe found a cell phone that they can tolerate? Member Samuel needs a phone but he has severe photophobia, sensitivity to flicker, and general neuro intolerance to the devices he has interacted with.
Has anyone else here with photosensitivity due to very severe ME found a device that is okay for them? Or solutions for managing the screen flicker and dimming issues?
He mostly needs it for emergency communication and interacting with his doctors and helpers.
@Janet Dafoe has Whitney found a device that works for him?

Samuel may end up being without helpers round the clock (he is totally bedbound) so this is urgent. I am encouraging him also to get a medical guardian device, but he needs to be able to communicate with the outside world as well. All suggestions most welcome.
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