About Snapfon: Providing Quality Mobile Phones for Seniors
Snapfōn® is a part of SeniorTech, LLC, a privately held company based in Chattanooga,
Tennessee, along with our partner company Visikey® which started manufacturing and selling
enhanced visibility computer keyboards in 2003. The VisiKey® keyboard is a multimedia style
keyboard with one huge advantage: larger printing on the keys. Our print is actually 430% larger
than conventional keyboards when measured with the Snellen Visual Acuity Scale.
Large print keyboards have been around for quite some time, unfortunately they look very
dated, and lack functions relevant to todays users. Since there were few options with respect
to regular keyboards with improved visibility, we felt the market was ripe for keyboards that
offered modern layouts but were far easier to see. VisiKey® was the first to add multimedia
functions to keyboards with large print, thus making the keyboards more desirable to both the
general public, and the visually impaired.
This concept is the driving force behind Snapfōn. Cellular telephones are getting more and
more complex. With the introduction of the iPhone, manufacturers are under more pressure to
create smaller, faster, and more featured smartphones. Snapfōn is at the opposite end of the
spectrum. Our goal was to produce the easiest to see, and easiest to use phone on the market.
We succeeded! Best of all, it can be purchased through the mainstream cellular markets and
is not limited to the visually impaired. The biggest benefit of this approach is it means we will
sell more phones, which allows us to be more efficient, and more competitive. That translates
to a low price for every type of consumer, instead of the high price of a specialty product.