Wednesday, March 21, 2007

The Sweet Release Of Press Rides Again!

Here's a bit of releases on what's going on at CSUN. I am posting raw so forgive the html links that don't work .. no time to be super critical today I am affraid.

Oh and here's a bit on Dolphin that I saw on Jeff's blog..


Freedom Scientific Product Drawings and Informative Sessions at CSUN

(St. Petersburg, Florida, March 16, 2007) – During next week’s CSUN Convention in Los Angeles, California, Freedom Scientific will conduct two separate daily drawings on March 21, 22, and 23. Each of these days, we will award to one winner an OPAL™ portable video magnifier and to another winner a copy of MAGic® Pro-Scripting Edition. You must be registered at the convention to have a chance to win and claim your prize.

To pre-register for the drawing, choose the link below.

Drawing for an OPAL or MAGic Pro-Scripting Edition at the CSUN 2007 Convention, March 21-23, 2007 <>

Visit booths #250 and #266/267 to see Freedom Scientific products for individuals who are blind or have low vision.

Visit booths #262/263 to see the latest in the Learning Systems Group products – WYNN™ and TestTalker™.

At the Learning Systems Group booth, you’ll see how studying online has never been easier! WYNN™ 5.1 includes new Web browsing and studying features, such as Highlighting live on the Web and extracting highlighted material, and, of course, WYNN's patented WebMasking feature that masks out everything but the current text element.

WYNN 5.1 also boasts RealSpeak™ Solo voices for more human-sounding speech. The new version of WYNN supports DAISY and NIMAS-conformant files, enabling students to read and study using these important formats.

Mark your calendar for the following informative Freedom Scientific sessions:

Wednesday, March 21

Time: 9:20 AM - 10:20 AM

Topic: JAWS® for Windows© and Microsoft Vista™: A demonstration of JAWS 8, including the newly-added RealSpeak™ Solo Synthesizer.

Presenter: Eric Damery

Room: La Jolla B Room (Hilton)

Thursday, March 22

Time: 8 AM - 10 AM

Topic: MAGic® or JAWS Speech? Choosing the Solution for My Magnification Needs: Explore speech options from no-speech to using the full screen-reading capabilities of JAWS. Speech settings, visual synchronization, and sound indication of control information will be covered.

Presenters: Eric Damery and Dusty Voorhees

Room: Chicago/Dallas Computer Lab (Marriott)

Friday, March 23

Time: 3:05 PM - 4:05 PM

Topic: PAC Mate™ Accessible PC: Participants will learn about the extensibility afforded by the use of a mainstream operating system and usability made possible through JAWS for Pocket PC.

Presenters: Jonathan Mosen and Ron Miller

Room: Boston Room (Marriott)

Saturday, March 24

Time: 10:40 AM - 11:40 AM

Topic: Mastering MAGic for the IT Trainer: Choosing and implementing technology involves more than knowing product features. This session covers topics important for recommending, training, and deploying MAGic as a low vision solution.

Presenters: Dusty Voorhees and Dan Clark

Room: Chicago/Dallas Computer Lab (Marriott)


De Witt & Associates Announces
New Products and Prizes at CSUN 2007!
Come and visit us in the Marriott Saddle Brook Room, Booth 408 to see our new products for 2007!

• Teaching the Internet with JAWS 7.0 and above! This Courseware Title is completely updated with an easier to use format and new lessons on using Bookmarks and JAWS’ latest navigation keys!
• Getting Started Using System Access from Serotek. This new title provides lessons in everything from Internet, to Word, to E-mail using Serotek’s exciting new Screen Reader technology.
• Come and see the revolutionary new VPOD for individuals with print related learning disabilities. The VPOD allows you to read text as MP3 files and to plug into any computer and use a full suite of products including: Scan and Read Pro, Talking Word Processor, Talking Dictionary and much more!

Stop by Booth 408, Saddle Brook Room, in the Marriott for a free pen and business card holder and you could win one of these prizes instantly!

Color Teller
Microwave Oven
System Access “Key to Freedom”
$100 gift certificate towards any Serotek product Premier Assistive Technology’s Literacy Pack Premier Assistive Technology’s PDF Equalizer PC Talking Typing Tutor

De Witt & Associates, Saddle Brook Room, Booth 408


Dear Customer:

Our 7-Level Communicator is now on sale on our website at <> !

Two versions of our most popular communicator are on sale from March 15 to April 15. Choose the 7-Level Communicator in Blue or Black. Regularly priced at $299.95, they are now available for $259.95...a $40.00 savings!

Hurry, the sale ends April 15, 2007!

Steven E. Kanor, Ph.D.

Enabling Devices o 385 Warburton Avenue o Hastings-on-Hudson o NY 10706
800-832-8697 <>


Hello Conference Friends,

The countdown has begun to the 2007 Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference. In just a few days, speakers, exhibitors and attendees will be coming together for the largest event in the world to find out what’s on the horizon for assistive technology and disabilities.

We’d like to take this opportunity to provide you with some updated information and last minute reminders.

It’s not too late to reserve a seat in the General Session of your choice. Many attendees are taking advantage of our new on-line reservation system and we encourage you to confirm a seat in the workshop you’re interested in. This is your chance to make your own personal schedule, and have it printed for you when you get your name badge.

Registration & Check-in Hours are:

Sunday, Marriott 5:30-7:30 pm

Monday, Marriott 8:00 am-4:30 pm

Tuesday, Marriott 8:00 am-8:00 pm

Hilton 3:00-8:00 pm

Wednesday, both locations 6:30 am-4:00 pm

Thursday, both locations 7:30 am-5:00 pm

Friday, both locations 7:30 am-5:00 pm

Saturday, both locations 7:30-10:00 am

When you arrive at the conference, you may proceed to “Self-Service Check-in” if you have pre-registered and paid. You will be able to access the check-in system and have your name badge printed on-site for your convenience.

We’re sure you’ll want to attend our Welcome Reception on Tuesday, March 20 at 5:30 p.m. in the Marriott. In addition to mixing and mingling, you will be treated to a wonderful performance by Jessica Callahan, the singer who serenaded us so beautifully last year, we had to invite her back for an encore! One other item on the agenda that night will be a surprise award to “someone” you may all know!

Don’t forget to save time for our Exhibit Halls, filled with an overwhelming display of products and services you’ll want to check out. Open to the public on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, you will be dazzled by the variety and volume of cutting-edge technologies and innovations.

Although there may be some minor union activity at the Hilton, we want to assure you that this situation will in no way cause any disruption to our planned activities, sessions and program. Entrances to the hotel will not be blocked and we anticipate that any activity, if it occurs, will be orderly and respectful.

Please be sure to come to the exciting new Aging Track at the Renaissance Montura Hotel. We are certain you will not only receive valuable information, but possibly some surprise “keepsakes”!

We have many other exciting events and special topical sessions in our conference schedule this year. We look forward to seeing everyone at the Conference next week and hope you will, as always, enjoy the event as much as we do!


Topic: Incorporating Mobile Speak Pocket into Day to Day Living
Presenter: Larry L. Lewis, Jr., Founder and President, Flying Blind LLC.

This week, the Accessible World International Tek Talk online training event is proud to present a demonstration of the many features of Mobile Speak Pocket, the first screenreader released for persons who are blind that runs on a wide array of Windows Mobile PDAs and cellular phones. Drawing upon his extensive background in product evaluation, training, and deploying adaptive technologies for consumers in a variety of educational and vocational settings, Larry Lewis will take the audience on a tour of his PDA while demonstrating how he uses this software to access an otherwise inaccessible device to perform a variety of tasks. Finally, he will conclude by illustrating how Mobile Speak Pocket offers users refreshable Braille access if they elect to use the BrailleNote as a Braille input/output device in conjunction with their PDA. He'll also be debuting HumanWare's Braille Connect Series of refreshable Braille displays as an alternative for users in the market for an affordable, portable line of Braille displays that can interact with mainstream PDAs.

Date: Monday, March 12, 2007
Time: 5:00 p.m. Pacific, 6:00 p.m. Mountain, 7:00 p.m. Central, 8:00 p.m. Eastern and Tuesday 00:00 GMT.
Where: Tek Talk Online Conference Room
Approximately 30 minutes prior to the event, go to, and select "Enter the Tek Talk Room". Then, when the sign-in screen appears, enter your real name and press Enter.

Tell all your friends to join us. There is plenty of room for everyone.
Archives of all training events and sign up information for the two Tek Talk mailing lists are available at:


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What's New with Acrobat?

As a result of feedback from customers like you, we have enhanced the most versatile video magnifier – Acrobat. Incorporating the same rotating camera for reading, writing and magnifying images at any distance, this 3-in-1 auto focus video magnifier continues to lead the way in flexibility.

Now offering a smaller and more stable arm and clamp, you will definitely notice the improvement in stability therefore; this will dramatically reduce vibration. The new arm which is 4” shorter in total length uses a more stable solid post which can only be used with the clamp that accompanies it. These improvements along with the wonderful features currently offered have definitely set the Acrobat apart from the competition. We appreciate your suggestions and will continue to enhance our products for your maximum benefit.

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