Wednesday, March 12, 2008

More CSUN Press Releases: Serotek And R.J. Cooper

I’ve been working with the new System Access Mobile Magnifier for a little bit and I will expand on that later. For now here is some info on Serotek and R.J. Coopers latest at CSUN.

Serotek CSUN 2008 Announcement

We cordially invite you to join us at booth 357 at the Marriott LAX for the annual CSUN conference, March 12 through March 15. We’ll be showcasing several exciting new features of System Access and the System Access Mobile Network that you won’t want to miss.

First, we are proud to announce the addition of magnification to our System Access software. Magnification ranges from 1.25X to 6X, and can be increased in increments of .25. This update is available in all paid System Access packages as System Access version 2.4, and it is also part of the free online version of System Access to Go. There is absolutely no charge for the update, and it will automatically be downloaded and installed for all current users of System Access.

Serotek continues its commitment to the accessible digital lifestyle by introducing features for portable devices that will ensure that you have access to all your favorite content from the System Access Mobile Network, even when you aren’t near a computer. Supported devices include the Victor Reader Stream from Humanware using the latest firmware update, and the Icon from LevelStar. You can send your email, news, podcasts, radio dramas, and even your favorite movies right to your portable device. Just plug in to any available USB port on your computer, and any content from the network that you’ve added to your sync list will be downloaded to your device and ready for you to take with you on the road. If you haven’t yet upgraded the firmware on your Victor Reader Stream, no problem! We’ll automatically detect which version of the firmware you’re running and initiate the update process for you. Note that you will not be able to transfer content from the SA Mobile Network to the LevelStar Icon until a few weeks after the CSUN conference, but we will be demonstrating this feature at CSUN.

We are also excited to announce that we have partnered with De Witt and Associates to produce a line of TrainingWare™ designed for use by individuals and training facilities to increase independent living skills through the use of a computer. In just a few hours, users will learn how to send and receive email, surf the Internet, participate in online shopping, utilize Microsoft Office applications such as Outlook, MS Word and Excel, and perform many other computer-related tasks for personal and business needs.

Packages including a printed teacher’s manual and student workbook, along with a CD containing these materials in MS Word and Braille-ready formats will be available both for individual use and as a site license for use in training facilities. A copy of the student workbook in Daisy format will also be available for purchase, and can be downloaded for use on a computer or portable device such as the Victor Reader Stream.

To find out more about the latest from Serotek, visit us at or call

Hello from RJ!

Here I am again with more Assistive Technology (AT) news from my little company. This time, I need to tell you about a new product and the updating of 2 older ones, so that they are now Vista-compatible!

1) WordComplete is a Windows-only (Vista also) product and is a helper for slow typists, people with LD, poor spellers, and/or those that need word suggestions. I really tried to integrate the design *into* the writing *process*, rather than being a distractor. Please read my thoughts on this at:

2) OnScreen was one of the first on-the-screen keyboards for Mac and Windows from the early 90's (there were a few others, but not many!). I just updated it for Windows Vista (still 'backward' compatible all the way to Windows 95!). And I put switch scanning right in the software! That's right. Now 1 or switches can completely, and auditorily (even blind!) control OnScreen. It talks up a storm, has all the sizes you need, scrolls left to right, even auto-sizes your application window!

3) CrossScanner, my 1-2 switch mouse emulator (control the mouse via switch) has also been updated for Vista-compability (also backward compatible). Same great program. I'll be following this email up shortly with a *great* article by AJOT journal concluding that CrossScanner beat all other methods!

The above web addresses should be clickable and take you right to my pages. This is my first crack at these updates so if anyone finds any glitches in the installers or programs, please, please let me know ASAP.

More to come shortly.

Thanks for listening.
RJ :)

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