Hello to all members. I have just recieved the Freedomscientific product guide for 2002/2003. Do to problems witch I am trying to solve, I can't send attachments to this list so I am sending the intire text of the catalog./ Also, I have noticed that the list is pritty quiet, I know the members are subscribed, but the other members don't know that, so I am asking, please please please, post to the list! Even if it's just a quick message every so oftin to say your still on the list, post it. Post, questino comments, concerns, suggestions, I don't care! Hey, even if you find something you think that the other members would enjoy, forward it! That's what this list is for! Anyways, enjoy this catalog! Shane List administrator FREEDOM SCIENTIFIC BLIND/LOW VISION GROUP 2002 PRODUCT GUIDE (Revised October 2002) Welcome to the electronic version of the Freedom Scientific Blind/Low Vision Group 2002 Product Guide. All prices in this guide are for U.S. customers only, in U.S. Dollars. Prices and product descriptions are subject to change. In this file, products are formatted in Text format. It is arranged in four sections. The different sections, and the specific contents within each section, are listed directly following this brief introduction. If you have any questions about any Freedom Scientific product, contact your local dealer, or call our toll free sales and information line at 1-800-444-4443 within the United States, and 1-727-803-8000 outside of the United States. One of our knowledgeable and friendly sales consultants will be happy to assist you. Additionally, more information about our products and services can be found at http://www.FreedomScientific.com To develop, manufacture and market innovative technology-based products and services that those with vision impairments and learning disabilities use to change their world. Following is the table of contents for each section. Section 1: Software JAWS® for Windows 4.5 OpenBook 6.0 MAGic® 8.0 Connect Outloud 2.0 Dancing Dots Section 2: Hardware Personal All=Purpose Computers: PAC Mate BNS & TNS Notetakers: Type Lite Notetaker Braille Lite M20 & M40 Notetakers Type 'n Speak Notetaker Braille 'n Speak Notetaker Braille Lite 2000 Notetaker Braille Lite 40 Notetaker Braille Embossers: Blazer Braille Embosser Versa Point Duo Braille Embosser Computer Braille Displays: Focus 44, 70, 84 Braille Displays Power Braille 40 Braille Display Power Braille 65 Braille Display Power Braille 80 Braille Display Scanning and Reading Hardware Section: VERA System Specialized Hardware Section: Comm Lite SAL Learning System Victor Reader Franklin Language Master Audio Calc Accessories for Notetakers External Disk Drive Mimic WinDisk 3.0 Software Graph-It Software Braille Calc Software Book-Em Software V-Term Software Checkbook Manager Software Braille-Term Software Developer's Kit Software Accessories for Braille Embossers Duxbury Systems Braille Translators Mega Dots Translator for Braille Embossers Braille Paper Braille Labels Section 3: Tutorials & Training Tutorials JAWS® for Windows Basic Training Word 2000 Excel 2000 Power Point 2000 Outlook 2000 Internet Explorer 5.x Word 8 Fundamentals Eudora Pro Teach Braille Software Training Updated Customizing JAWS® for Windows Supporting & Teaching Windows with JAWS® for Windows Advanced Customizing JAWS® for Windows Creating and Testing Accessible HTML and Adobe® PDF Documents with JAWS Section 4: Customer Contact Information Freedom Scientific Contact information Legal disclaimers END OF TABLE OF CONTENTS Section 1: Software JAWS® for Windows 4.5 JAWS Standard: $895.00 (Windows 9x/Me/XP Home) JAWS Professional: $1,195.00 (Windows NT/2000/XP Professional and Windows 9x/Me/XP Home) The most popular screen reader worldwide, JAWS® for Windows works with your PC to provide access to today's software applications and the Internet. With its internal software speech synthesizer and the computer's sound card, information from the screen is read aloud, providing technology to access a wide variety of information, education and job related applications. JAWS also outputs to refreshable Braille displays, providing unmatched Braille support of any screen reader on the market. A training tutorial is included. Multilingual Eloquence included: American English, British English, Castilian Spanish, Latin American Spanish, French, French Canadian, German, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Finnish. JAWS interactive talking install makes it easy to get started without sighted assistance. Supports all standard Windows applications without the need to do special configurations. Enhanced support has been added for today's most popular applications, including Microsoft Office XP. Supports Internet Explorer with special features: links lists, frames lists, forms mode, reading HTML tables Navigation Quick Key for HTML, graphic labels and more. Includes unique scripting language for further customization with nonstandard Windows applications and proprietary software. New tools for easier customization without the need to write scripts. Output to most popular refreshable Braille displays in computer or Grade 2 Braille. Includes a Windows Basic Training Tutorial with over seven hours of audiocassette instruction. Software Maintenance Agreements (SMA's) and Multi-user Licensing are available. OpenBook 6.0 $995.00 (Windows 9x/Me/XP Home/NT/2000/XP Professional) OpenBook is the worlds leading OCR software developed for those who are blind or vision impaired. It gives individuals a powerful tool to read, edit and manage printed text as well as text that is imbedded in graphics. The software converts your printed page into electronic text to be read aloud through a voice synthesizer and shown on a customizable screen display. Simply scan your printed text. This powerful software program, with a choice of scanning engines, converts text that is imbedded in graphics for greater accessibility. There are user-defined settings for magnification, character spacing, color and contrast as well as exclusive reading enhancement features that are easy to use and flexible for both the novice and advanced user. The included speech synthesizer speaks the text contained in your documents. Feature rich OpenBook is ideal for home, school and professional environments. Efficient reading features such as skim reading, fast forward/rewind and book marking provide quick access the important information. Features including exact view, customizable text settings and text masking enhance your ability to read quickly and with ease. Take your documents with you when you leave your computer by converting them to audio, embossing them to Braille, saving them to your notetaker or printing them in large print. Experience clearer speech with IBM ViaVoice 6.4 Improved optical character recognition with the new Fine Reader 6.0 engine Print from any application into OpenBook using the Freedom Import Printer Convert scanned files into MP3 or WAV format and the Option to install Connect Outloud during the OpenBook installation MAGic® 8.0 Screen Magnification Software with Speech (Windows 9x/Me/XP Home/NT/2000/XP Professional) MAGic 8.0 Standard (No Speech): $295.00 MAGic 8.0 Standard (With Speech): $545.00 MAGic 8.0 Professional (No Speech): $395.00 MAGic 8.0 Professional (With Speech): $595.00 MAGic combines great magnification features with true low vision screen reading when purchased with the speech option. It gives you the ability to choose the information you want read from the screen as you navigate your applications. MAGic is easy to use with its talking large print installation, new color-coded user interface and hot keys that avoid conflicts with Windows and popular software applications. Talking Installation enables you to independently install Magic 2x to 16x magnification with smoothing. Cursor and Mouse Tracking keep your point of focus in view. Tether Mouse to Display brings your mouse into your view whenever the mouse is moved. Mouse Enhancements help you easily locate and follow the mouse. Four configurable magnification views give you the flexibility to display information in a way that fits your magnification needs. Color Inversion improves contrast and ease of reading. Use magnification and speech together or independently. Mouse Speech reads words or lines as you move the mouse. Keyboard Echo of characters or words when typing. Use Say All to read documents with the words being highlighted as they are spoken. Review your documents quickly using easy to remember keystrokes. JAWS Inspired list boxes consolidate information and make navigation easy. Enhanced on-line help including Shift+F1 help for all controls in Magic Comprehensive large print manual. Software Maintenance Agreements (SMA's) and Multi-user Licensing are available. Connect Outloud 2.0 Web Access Software $249.00 (Windows 9x/Me/XP Home/NT/2000/XP Professional) Designed for beginners to experienced computer users, Connect Outloud offers speech and Braille output of the Internet, email and basic Windows Operating System applications. Perfect for home use! Connect Outloud's interactive talking install makes it easy to get started without sighted assistance. Surf the Internet with Internet Explorer 5.0 or greater and connect with friends and family using the Outlook Express email program. (IE included on the CD.) Create and share documents using the basic word processing program that installs as part of Connect Outloud and includes a spell checker. Simple to learn and easy to use, Connect Outloud brings speech and Braille support to the Windows desktop, control menu, start menu, as well as the programs that install as part of your operating system such as Notepad, Calculator, and the Windows Media and CD Players. Simple interface with no complicated configurations to learn or menus to navigate. Tutor Mode for beginners makes it easy to get started in minutes. Includes the Eloquence for JAWS software speech synthesizer in English. Most of the great features found in JAWS for use with Internet Explorer. Provides an easy transition to the full JAWS for Windows screen reader. Dancing Dots Braille Music Technology, L.P. GOODFEEL™ Braille Music Translator $795.00 Transcribe Braille music quickly, automatically and accurately--an indispensable tool for singers, musicians and music educators. GOODFEEL from Dancing Dots automatically converts several kinds of computer music files to Braille. For educators with blind students, no Braille knowledge is necessary. Choose to convert small or large sections of entire scores, as well as transcribe lyrics in English and non-English Braille. Comes with the SharpEye music scanning software and Lime notation editor. May be used with Cakewalk, SmartScore and other music software. Scan print music Edit results. Transcribe with GOODFEEL Section 2: Hardware Personal All-Purpose Computers PAC Mate BNS & TNS $2,595.00 PAC Mate Personal All-Purpose Computers are the the definitive hand-held computer for those who are blind. This first-of-a-kind device provides access to everyday Windows-based desktop data and software applications via Pocket PC including Pocket Word, Pocket Outlook and Pocket Internet Explorer. PAC Mate is available in two models - the BNS with its 8-dot Braille keyboard, and the TNS for users familiar with QWERTY-style keyboards. Both units offer the same great functionality utilizing JAWS® for Pocket PC technology. Now you can surf the Internet, send and receive email, and manage your data with unmatched convenience. PAC Mate allows you to sync up with other PDAs and PAC Mates, and it features CompactFlash™ cards for unlimited storage. Some of the options for PAC Mate include a 56K or Ethernet modem. An optional Global Positioning System (GPS) will be available early in 2003. User Replaceable Battery provides optional power backup when needed PCMCIA connection for choice of peripherals including modem, micro-drive, floppy disk drive, CD-ROM and others USB port for connection with desktops, laptops, printers and other devices in either host or client mode IR port for transferring files between PAC Mate and other PC products Eloquence synthesizer with a dual channel sound card (Use the speech function while listening to Internet broadcasts) Adjustable strap holds unit for comfortable use while standing Product Maintenance Agreement and Annual Software Agreements available Compact and portable Notetakers: Type Lite Notetaker $5,995.00 This 40-cell refreshable Braille notetaker is powerful and versatile. Type Lite's Windows style keyboard with its 56K modem and POP3 email capability, is ideal when you create documents, organize your schedule and maintain contacts. It is note taking, speech and Braille access in an attractive, sleek design with virtually unlimited storage capacity thanks to its CompactFlash™ port . Use it as a Braille display for your PC using a screen reader such as JAWS and you can easily transfer files and information to and from your PC using the included WinDisk software. 56K external modem with POP3 email capabilities. Complete word processing capabilities, including a built-in spell checker. Fully adjustable, internal speech synthesizer with variable tone, rate, pitch and more. Grade 2 Braille translation in Braille input mode, and output to Braille embosser. Accessory software can expand the functionality to include money management, spreadsheets, scientific graphing and complex mathematics. Switch easily between notetaker and Braille display modes. Option for six-key Perkins-style input mode. Talking and Braille clock, appointment calendar, alarm, stopwatch, phone book and scientific calculator. Includes leather carrying case and strap, all documentation and cables. WinDisk connectivity for file sharing with your PC. 30-day money-back guarantee of satisfaction and one-year warranty against manufacturing defects from date of receipt. Renewable, annual Product Maintenance Agreement (PMA) available. Braille Lite M20 & M40 Notetakers Braille Lite M20 & M40 Notetakers M20: $3,595.00 M40: $5,595.00 These newest notetakers come with Braille displays in 20 and 40 cell models. CompactFlash™ port, built-in 56K baud modem, responsive speech output, and POP 3 email capabilities are included in the Braille Lite's sleek, more compact design. These features, along with the addition of Whiz Wheels, make Braille Lite M20 and M40 the top choices in Braille notetakers. 14 Mb of internal storage. M20 Size: 8 1/4" X 5" X 1 1/2" M40 Size: 11 3/4" X 5 1/8" X 1 1/2" Weight: Approximately 2 pounds. Complete word processing capabilities including a built-in spell checker. Cursor routing in both 20-cell or 40-cell models. Includes eight-dot Perkins-style input mode, allowing for a backspace, carriage return key, and quick one-key commands. CompactFlash™ port: This feature allows the use of removable storage cards, resulting in virtually unlimited file storage possibilities. WinDisk connectivity for file sharing with your PC. New and improved JAWS® for Windows support. Whiz Wheels are programmable to scroll by line, sentence or paragraph and they contain tactile detents indicating your movement through a document. Supports standard POP 3 email services. Use almost any Internet Service Provider to maintain your email accounts from your notetaker. Switch easily between notetaker and Braille display modes. Fully adjustable, internal speech synthesizer with variable tone, rate, pitch and more. Grade 2 Braille translation in Braille input mode, and output to Braille embosser. Accessory software can expand the functionality to include money management, spreadsheets, scientific graphing, and complex mathematics. Talking and Braille clock, appointment calendar, alarm, stopwatch, phone book, scientific calculator. Includes leather carrying case and strap, all documentation and cables. 30-day money-back guarantee of satisfaction and one-year warranty against manufacturing defects from date of receipt. Renewable, annual Product Maintenance Agreement available. Type 'n Speak Notetaker $1,495.00 This notetaker allows you to input in either keyboard-style keyboard or in Grade 1 or Grade 2 Braille-mode with full translation. With a 25-hour battery, a portable lightweight design, 2.75 Mb internal storage and responsive speech output, the Type 'n Speak can go with you to the classroom, the boardroom, or the living room. Complete word processing capabilities, including a complete spell checker. Talking clock; appointment calendar; alarm and stopwatch; phone book and scientific calculator included. Leather carrying case, battery charger; AC adapter; earphones; serial cable; and documentation in print and audiocassette. Size: 12" x 6" x 1 1/2". Weight: 2 pounds; extremely durable. Nickel-cadium battery with 25-hour life, and standard AC adapter. Import information from a PC, floppy disks or the Internet using hardware accessories. WinDisk connectivity for file sharing with your PC. Internal speech synthesizer with adjustable tone, rate, pitch and volume. New internal features to translate ASCII files into Grade 2 Braille for output to an embosser. Instant Grade 2 Braille translation for speech output or output in fully formatted, printed text. Optional accessory hardware and software expands memory and file transfer capabilities. Accessory programs are available for money management, scientific graphing, spreadsheet creation and more. Install software updates quickly and easily. 30-day, money back guarantee of satisfaction and one-year warranty against manufacturing defects. Optional Braille Manual available for $15.00. Renewable, annual Product Maintenance Agreement available. First language at no cost. For a second language add $200. Languages available: English, Croatian, Danish, French, French (Quebecois), German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Turkish. Braille 'n Speak Notetaker $1,395.00 This portable, personal notetaker and organizer combines the Perkins style Braille keyboard input with responsive speech output. For meeting or classroom notes, phone book and calendar maintenance-even word processing, the 2Mb BNS 2000 has capability to deliver for 25 hours on a rechargeable battery. Full word processing with spell check. Talking clock, appointment calendar, alarm and stopwatch, phone book and scientific calculator included. Available in 15 languages, as English +1, or two non-English languages, and one-touch between language switching. Includes leather carrying case, battery charger, AC adapter, earphones, serial cable, and documentation in print and audiocassette. Size: 8" x 5" x 1 1/4". Weight: About 1 pound. Nickel-cadium battery with 25-hour life, and standard AC adapter. Word processing capabilities, including a spell check system. Internal Speech synthesizer with adjustable tone, rate, pitch and volume. WinDisk connectivity for file sharing with your PC. New internal features to translate ASCII files into Grade 2 Braille for output to an embosser. Automatic translation of documents input in Grade 2 Braille for speech or formatted, printed text output. Optional accessory hardware and software expands memory and file transfer capabilities. Accessory programs are available for money management, scientific graphing, spreadsheet creation and more. Install software updates quickly and easily. 30-day, money back guarantee of satisfaction and one-year warranty against manufacturing defects. Optional Braille Manual available for $15.00. Renewable, annual Product Maintenance Agreement available. First language at no cost. For a second language add $200. Languages available: English, Croatian, Danish, French, French (Quebecois), German, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Turkish. Braille Lite 2000 Notetaker $3,395.00 Portability and versatility best describe the Braille Lite 2000. The 18 character refreshable Braille display allows you to read information quickly. The Braille Lite 2000 has the same six-key Braille keyboard found on the Braille 'n Speak as well as a fully adjustable speech synthesizer. Combine the Braille 2000 with popular screen reading programs such as JAWS® for Windows to provide quick Braille access to your PC to enhance your workstation. Weight: 3 pounds. 30 hours of use between charges. The quick recharge time is only 3 hours. Word processor, datebook, phone book, scientific calculator clock, stopwatch and spell checker are all included. Built in Braille translation software instantly converts text into Grade 2 Braille. Serial and parallel ports allow for easy connection to printers, embossers, and computers. Leather Carrying case, manuals, and cable are included. Portable disk drive and cables are available as options The Braille Lite 2000 comes with a 30-day money back guarantee of satisfaction. It also carries a one-year warranty against manufacturing defects. Renewable Product Service Agreement is available. First language at no cost. For a second language add $200. Languages available: English, Croatian, Danish, French, French (Quebecois), German, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Turkish Braille Lite 40 Notetaker $5,495.00 Braille Lite 40-cell refreshable Braille notetaker delivers an array of practical features from a complete word processor to a personal organizer, and more. The large 40-character Braille display provides ample space for reading documents or even entire electronic books and articles. Scroll through volumes of materials with Braille Lite 40's two advance bars. And, 40 cursor routers allow you instant movement to any cell on the display, for fast and easy editing. Combine the Braille Lite 40 with popular screen access software such as JAWS® for Windows and you have a world-class 40-cell display for your PC. Weight: 2 pounds. 768k RAM and 4 Mb flash ROM memory. Interface allows refreshable Braille access to Windows applications. Choose between six or eight dot Braille input and output. Choose from among 15 languages, and switch between them at the touch of a key. Complete capabilities, including complete spell checker. Fully adjustable to let you control parameters such as tone, rate, pitch and volume. Inexpensive notetaker software lets you add capabilities like personal money management, scientific graphing, and spreadsheet production to your Braille Lite 40. Talking and Braille clock, appointment calendar, alarm, and stopwatch, phone book organizer and scientific calculator. Protective carrying case, easy-to-follow documentation and interface cables are included. 30-day money-back guarantee of satisfaction. Embossers: Blazer Braille Embosser $1,895.00 Compact and quiet, the Blazer is an ideal workstation Braille embosser. This lightweight, portable output device gives you high-grade Braille on computer paper, Braille paper, plastic labels and even index cards. A top choice for students, professionals or for home uses, this device combines with any number of Freedom Scientific notetakers and accessory software to emboss hard copy of your personal data. An internal synthesized speech system makes unit reconfiguration quick and simple. Landscape emboss feature creates long format spreadsheets or screen dumps. Side carrying handle. Includes parallel cable; print and audiocassette manuals. Size: 13-1/2"x 8" x 5" (with lid closed). Weight: 12 pounds. Power: Standard household AC. Prints on papers and special plastics from 1" to 8-1/2" wide. Prints 15-cps in 6 or 8 dot Braille. One-year warranty from date of receipt. 30-day, money-back guarantee of satisfaction. Optional Blazer Carrying Case: $ 50.00 Renewable, annual Product Maintenance Agreement available. VersaPoint Duo Braille Embosser $3,795.00 High quality, interpoint Braille in a reliable, low maintenance embosser. The Versapoint Duo provides you with an economical method of completing high volume Braille production. Easy one-button commands allow you to reconfigure Braille output and check work. Braille can be configured for 6-dot and 8-dot output of speeds up to 60 characters per second. The speech synthesizer option speaks menus and doubles as external speech for your computer. Landscape emboss for long format spreadsheets or screen dumps. 30,000-character memory buffer. Nine internal languages. Select from five degrees of striking impact. Switch from Interpoint to Single Side Braille in one step. Settings to emboss up to 99 consecutive copies without reset. Includes serial cable; parallel cable; print, disk, and Braille manuals. One-year warranty. 30-day, money back guarantee of satisfaction. Renewable, annual Product Maintenance Agreement available. Additional Model: VersaPoint Duo with Speech: $3,995.00 Computer Braille Displays Focus 44, 70, 84-cell Braille Display Focus 44, 70, 84-cell Braille Displays Focus 44: $5,495.00 Focus 70: $9,595.00 Focus 84: $10,595.00 The Focus Series of refreshable Braille displays provides the newest technology and features for users needing superior navigation to the entire Windows environment. Users can choose among three Focus models, the 44, 70 and 84-cell versions depending on the workstation requirements. Used with a screen reader such as JAWS® for Windows, the refreshable Braille cells act as a window that allow users to navigate read information in dynamic Braille--and all of its impressive features can be configured through JAWS. Whiz Wheel rapid scrolling navigation Rapid Reading mode that configures the display to 20 cells for increased reading speed. Uni-directional advance bars. Serial connection for use in Windows Professional environment. Two audio inputs and one audio output allowing simultaneous connection to telephone and computer. All buttons individually user configurable. Allows user set up hot keys. Up to four status cells configurable on the right or left side of the display Buttons individually configurable. VariBraille, adjustable Braille cell intensity. Single USB connection and lightweight, aluminum slim design allows the user to easily move the display. Display is designed to be close to the keyboard, independently adjustable for comfort. 30-month warranty on all displays. PowerBraille 40 Braille Display $4,495.00 For portable, accurate, reliable access to your computer screen, the PB-40 computer Braille display unit is a refined choice for Braille readers worldwide. This low-profile unit instantly translates screen data into 6-dot or 8-dot refreshable Braille for students, writers, and professionals using many popular software screen readers, such as JAWS® for Windows. State-of-the-art Braille cell technology, one parallel and two serial interfaces, and a printer pass-through port. Seven-hour rechargeable battery. Includes serial cable; parallel cable; print, disk and Braille manuals. For use with DOS, Windows, or UNIX operating systems. Size: 12" x 11 1/2" x 1 1/2"; Black. Weight: 5 pounds. One touch instant cursor routing moves the cursor to any character on the Braille display. Ergonomic, thumb-controlled rocker bars allow fingers to roam a screen while reading text, through the Independent movement of display and cursor. 30-month warranty from date of receipt. 30-day, money back guarantee of satisfaction. Renewable, annual Product Maintenance Agreement available. PowerBraille 65 Braille Display $8,565.00 The PB-65 is an economical version of the Power Braille 80-cell refreshable Braille display. You get the same functionality and features as Power Braille 80, and it includes expansion capabilities to make it an easy step up to the 80-cell display unit. Enjoy the most technologically advanced refreshable output in 6-dot and 8-dot Braille. Includes serial cable; parallel cable; print, disk, and Braille manuals. For use with DOS, Windows, or UNIX operating systems. Size: 24" x 11 1/2" x 1 1/2", black. Weight: 7.6 pounds. One touch instant cursor routing moves the cursor to any character on the Braille display. Ergonomic, thumb-controlled rocker bars allow fingers to roam a screen while reading text, through the independent movement of display and cursor. Support by more access packages than any other Braille display offers fully integrated, complimentary speech and refreshable Braille output. 30-month warranty from date of receipt. 30-day, money back guarantee of satisfaction. Renewable, annual Product Maintenance Agreement is available. PowerBraille 80 Braille Display $10,550.00 The largest Braille display unit in the Freedom Scientific line, the PB-80 offers the ultimate access to highly formatted material such as columnar text, spreadsheets, or complex web pages. Delivers excellent functionality with JAWS® for Windows and other popular screen reading applications. The PB-80 delivers the best in refreshable Braille output technology. Advanced refreshable Braille output in 6-dot and 8-dot Braille. State-of-the-art Braille cell technology, one parallel and two serial interfaces and a printer pass-through port. For use with DOS, Windows, or UNIX operating systems. Size: 24"x 11 1/2 "x 1 1/2", black. Weight: Approximately 8 pounds. One-touch instant cursor routing moves the cursor to any character on the Braille display. Ergonomic, thumb-controlled rocker bars allow fingers to roam a screen while reading text, through the independent movement of display and cursor. Support by more access packages than any other Braille display. Offers fully integrated, complimentary speech and refreshable Braille output. Includes serial cable; parallel cable; print, disk and Braille manuals. 30-month warranty from the date of receipt. 30-day, money back guarantee of satisfaction. Renewable, annual Product Maintenance Agreement available. Scanning and Reading: VERA System--Scanning & Reading System $2,995.00 This stand-alone reading machine is elegantly designed in a finely crafted wooden case for high quality looks as well as operation. This "Very Easy Reading Appliance" takes a picture of your printed material, and reads the text to you through its internal speech synthesizer, or you can view it on your computer monitor or television. VERA is a complete reading machine for books, magazines, recipes and typed correspondence. Plug it in, turn it on and begin reading. Keypad has large keys with colorful, tactile markings and placement designed for intuitive use. Three single-function keys for basic use: Scan, Read and Stop. Less-frequently used keys tuck away under a flip-up cover. Read a page continuously, line-by-line, or word-by-word. Easy page navigation. Display the scanned page on a monitor or TV, and adjust the settings for text size and color. (Requires converter) Device will automatically save documents when switched off. Includes power cables, manuals and documentation. 30-day money-back guarantee and a standard one-year warranty against manufacturer's defects. Specialized Hardware: Comm Lite $650.00 (For US and Canadian sales only) Comm Lite is an accessory that assists those who are deaf and blind to make and receive telephone calls. The Comm Lite, provides a long-awaited, telecommunications solution that turns a Freedom Scientific notetaker into a teletypewriter/telecommunication device (TTY/TDD). A user who is deaf and blind types their telephone messages into their notetaker. The Comm Lite then translates the Braille message and sends it to the person who is using a standard TTY/TDD device. The person receiving the message sees it in printed form on the LCD display of their TTY/TDD. When responding, Comm Lite translates the TTY/TDD language back into Braille that can be read by the original sender's notetaker Braille display. Two people owning both a notetaker and the Comm Lite system can communicate in the same manner. Includes a modem, cable and software that contains the necessary Macros to simplify setup. Owners of the Braille Lite M20, M40 and Type Lite will need the Turbo Mode modification when using the Comm Lite without the need to purchase auxilliary devices. Call Freedom Scientific Sales Department at 1-800-444-4443 or 1-727-803-8000 for more information. The modification is free of charge for those with Product Maintenance Agreements. Otherwise, the cost of the modification is $75.00 U.S. Dollars. The Comm Lite works on a standard residential analog telephone line. Purchasers should contact their telephone company to confirm that they are connected to an analog system. SAL Learning System $4,595.00 SAL offers a revolutionary approach to teaching and learning Braille. SAL integrates Braille curriculum that is professionally prepared with a stand-alone, multimedia Braille station that uses Speech Assisted Learning (SAL). SAL provides everything you need to learn Braille and the Braille alphabet; and it provides everything you need to master your tactile perceptual skills and your Braille reading techniques. The curricula are designed to teach in areas that are of emphasis to teachers and rehabilitation professionals. These areas include: Slow learners who need help developing faster and more efficient reading, writing, and arithmetic skills. Special curricula for teens and adults to enhance learning by self-directed study. Children and adults who have socio-economic and/or geographical barriers that prevent them from receiving direct professional help. A complete list of Courseware Curriculum can be found on the Freedom Scientific website at the following: SAL Courseware. Or, you can contact your local dealer, or call Freedom Scientific at 1-800-444-4443. Victor Reader--Digital talking book reader $495.00 Leading technology from VisuAide of Canada brings this Digital Talking Book (DTB) reader to the US exclusively through Freedom Scientific. The Victor Reader allows the user unparalleled efficiency to search and navigate the structure of a book by utilizing the sophisticated digital indexing structure of a DTB. Already used and available in Europe and Asia today, the digital talking books will become widely available in America soon. Currently shipping free with the Victor Reader is the first indexed DTB of the New Testament, made in cooperation by VisuAide and Aurora Ministries, a non-profit organization. And, as a U.S. promotion only, the following ten classic books are also available: Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne Black Beauty by Anne Sewell Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen Innovative "Go to Page" function to jump to any page instantly. Standard CD-ROM drive reads Digital Talking Books, plays audio music CD's, and CD's made from MP3 audio files. Highly intelligible variable speed sound. Internal rechargeable battery allowing up to 8 hours of reading. Size: 8"x7"x 1 3/4". Weight: 2 pounds. Includes a Getting Started and User's Guide CD, AC adapter. Options: Leather Carrying Case: $40.00 Additional A/C Adapter: $35.00 Franklin Language Master 6000 SE $450.00 A versatile speaking reference device offering full speech controls to read screens or speak individual words at the speed you choose. At less than 6-inches square, the lightweight FLM is designed for maximum efficiency. Low vision users will appreciate the large-type display option, high-contrast screen and black-on-white QWERTY keyboard. For blind users, orientation features include active screen announcing and raised dots on location keys. Three ways to hear spelling. Complete pronunciation guide. Contains dictionary, thesaurus, grammar topics, homonyms and word lists. Includes fully speaking games and the ability to save up to 26 messages with one-touch playback. Includes headphones, AC adapter, carrying case, press-on locator dots, instruction tape, print manual, quick reference card and batteries. Audio Calc Talking Scientific Calculator $659.00 Invaluable for both students and professionals, AudioCalc performs 15 scientific functions and speaks keys as they are pressed. Some of its capabilities include number editing, trigonometry, and transcendental functions. Dependable AudioCalc has a waterproof keyboard for extra durability and uses rechargeable nickel-cadmium batteries or standard household current. Size: 3 1/2" x 5 1/2" x 1 1/4". Weight: 1 pound. Automatic on/off. 15 scientific function modes. Ten available memories. Stopwatch, calendar, and alarm clock. Keys speak when pressed; some have tactile references. User-modifiable functions. Help mode. Includes a rechargeable battery, AC adapter, earphone, protective case, and documentation in print and on audiocassette. Accessories for Notetakers: External Disk Drive for Notetakers $495.00 With this portable Disk Drive you can store data, export, import and backup notetaker files reliably. The common 3.5" floppy diskette format makes it an essential hardware peripheral for reading computerized books, manuals, newsletters and more. With long 15-hour battery life, on-the-go workers enjoy its expanded freedom. Works with any telecommunications program on a PC (PROCOMM, TELIX, or ASCII) to send export files. Optional cables allow the drive to run from any serial port. Includes: battery charger/AC adapter; print manual; audiocassette tutorial; cable to the notetaker. Size: 8 1/4"x 4 1/2"x1 1/4". Weight: 2 pounds. Power: Nickel-cadium battery with 15-hour rechargeable life, or standard AC. 30-day, money back, satisfaction guarantee. Mimic-Display for notetakers $395.00 This LCD display for notetakers is a great helping hand in the classroom. Mimic can be used with Freedom Scientific notetakers such as Braille Lite, Braille 'n Speak, Type 'n Speak and Type Lite and works with many foreign languages. Information being typed can now be viewed on the Mimic's LCD screen. Scrolling through a document is simple and fast and sections of work can be bookmarker to find at a later date, a great feature when the Mimic can hold 32 pages in its memory. Portable enough to fit in the palm of your hand, Mimic uses four standard AA batteries, but a power pack is also available at an additional cost. Easy to use visual display for all notetakers. Simple cable connection to all notetakers. Book-marking feature to find important information quickly! Portable and battery operated. WinDisk 3.0 Software Free with any 2001 or 2002 update or any new Freedom Scientific notetaker purchase. WinDisk 3.0 only operates on Freedom Scientific notetakers purchased after July 2000, or notetakers running a Summer 2000 or 2001 notetaker update. WinDisk makes your notetaker a partner with your Windows based computer. An easy cable connection allows you to see notetaker files in Windows Explorer and other applications and use standard commands to transfer data. Your notetaker will appear as an icon on your desktop and as a drive in Windows Explorer. Now backing up and restoring files on your notetaker is just a one-step command away. Graph-It Software $55.00 Teachers, students and other professionals use this powerful tactile graphing calculator program to output to a Braille embosser. It features one command Braille output of graphs from typed complex equations. You hear an audio representation of the graph on your speech synthesizer through a single keystroke. Control the size and specific information contained in the graph. Supports algebraic, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic equations. Menu driven interface for easy setup and use. Support for Blazer, VersaPoint Duo and Inferno embossers, among others. For use with Freedom Scientific notetakers or IBM Compatible PCs (with Graph-It PC only). Additional models: Graph-It for the PC: $159.00 Braille Calc Software $55.00 Add the power of a spreadsheet calculator to your Freedom Scientific notetaker. This software accessory creates organized tables of information and has cell referencing and automatic cell recalculation features for use with numeric data. Create spreadsheets up to 16 columns by 24 rows (1,024 cells). Full editing and reformatting of cell data. Save and load spreadsheets. Multiple data display formats. Accepts general math, trigonometric, date, time, financial, statistical and measurement conversion functions. Book-Em Software $55.00 This software compresses large notetaker files with ease up to 50 percent their original size, optimizing internal storage capacity. You can choose to combine several files into one compression folder to free up even more memory. It includes free decompression technology for easy output in speech or refreshable Braille display. Available for use on PCs and laptops. Reads files in speech or Braille through common keystroke commands. Creates unlimited bookmarks for each file. Includes "Reader" decompression technology. Auto save of current file location upon file closing. "Find" command. Adjustable speech, Braille translator, and view in Grade 2 Braille. Additional models: Book-Em for the PC: $55.00 V-Term Software $59.00 Access the Internet with ease with your notetaker with this BT-100 terminal emulation software. It's a vital assistant for online users of popular programs such as Pine for email and Lynx for web navigation. Full BT-100 emulation for all keystrokes and cursor keys. Grade 2 Braille input for typing email. Supports control and function key input. Voice pitch changes indicating bold and highlighted text on web pages. Review mode toggle for reviewing the screen in detail. Check Book Manager Software $55.00 Manage your personal finances on your notetaker with this full feature program. Record checks, deposits, ATM activity, bank fees and accrued interest. Choose to print your own checks while letting the program automatically update your accounts. This money management system goes wherever your notetaker goes. One-touch account balance output in speech or Braille. View entries by date or transaction number. Handle multiple accounts. Creates monthly statements. Output in speech, embossed hardcopy or file. Full editing capabilities. Marks items for tax purposes. Braille Term Software $99.00 Braille-Term is a feature-rich telecommunications program for your notetaker. Braille-Term makes it easy to get on-line with a dialing director and automatic redialing. Braille-Term is easy to use and help is just a keystroke away. Full VT-100 compatibility. Type in Grade 2. Supports all notetaker file transfer protocols. Session logging for easy storing of email or web pages. Developer's Kit Software $320.00 Technology professionals delight in the freedom to develop programming in C language anywhere they travel with Freedom Scientific notetakers. This software tool offers the experienced programmer an environment to create complex files while on the go. Compile, edit, and read or listen to executable programs created in this sophisticated program designed specifically for you. C Compiler program. Complete documentation and diskette with sample programs. Complete library of specialized functions. Windows IDE (Integrated Development Environment) for editing and compiling one or more C files into a BNS program. Accessories for Braille Embossers Duxbury Systems Braille Translators (software) Duxbury Braille Translator 10;2e for Windows, Macintosh and DOS Easily create highly accurate Braille for textbooks, office memos, ADA-compliant signs and more, regardless of your familiarity with Braille formatting rules. It's compatible with speech output and refreshable Braille displays. Direct support for WordPerfect and MS Word and many other file formats. Supports Braille translation for over 30 languages. DBT for Microsoft Windows: $595.00 DBT for the Apple Macintosh: $645.00 DBT for the IBM-PC (DOS): $550.00 DUX-DUAL (Win/DOS) : $750.00 DBT Upgrades: Please call 1-800-444-4443 or 1-727-803-8000 Mega Dots Translator for Braille Embossers Mega Dots Braille Translators are DOS programs designed for BANA Textbook format transcribers. Input data using a six-key technique. If you choose, words can be translated into Braille as you enter them. It works with many different file formats. Features include spell checker and large-print option from 14 to 72 point. Proofreading for Braille transcribing is easy with features that allow placement of inkprint dots and printed words together. MegaDots: $540.00 MegaMath: $325.00 Beginner Braille: $85.00 MegaDots Upgrades: Please call 1-800-444-4443 or 1-727-803-8000 Braille Paper Size 8.5" x 11": $45.00 per box Size 11.5" x 11": $49.00 per box High quality white paper suitable for either one-side or interpoint applications. It performs well with all Freedom Scientific Braille Embossers. Each box contains 1,000 sheets of sprocket-holed, fan-folded Braille paper. Braille Labels For audiocassettes: $30.00 per box For diskettes: $30.00 per box Use either on cassette tapes or computer disks. Made of durable, translucent Mylar plastic. Each type comes fan-folded into a box of 250 labels. Section 4: Tutorials & Training Tutorials JAWS® for Windows Basic Training $25.00 (Offered as a free download from our website) This tutorial offers step-by-step Windows training using JAWS as your screen reader. Learn how to access components of the Windows Operating System, navigate and use applications including the Internet, and master the keystrokes that allow blind and low vision users to work in a Windows environment. From basic installation procedures to launching an Internet website, this comprehensive tutorial allows new users to fully experience using JAWS® with Windows. Word 2000 with JAWS® for Windows $79.95 This tutorial covers some of the latest functionality of Microsoft Word 2000. The novice or advanced JAWS® for Windows user can increase their speed, efficiency and discover new tips and tricks as they listen and work along on a PC with this comprehensive instructional session. Practice documents are included. Orientation, optimization and organization. Creating, stylizing, formatting and printing documents. Using the various grammar tools. Proofing documents for spelling and grammatical errors. Utilizing the many automatic functions. Use templates, track changes, make headers/footers and Mail Merge. Excel 2000 with JAWS® for Windows $79.95 This tutorial is an introduction to working with Microsoft Excel 2000 while using JAWS® for Windows as your screen reader. JAWS gives computer users increased access to this powerful spreadsheet program that can be used to create and calculate tables of simple or very complex numeric information. Enjoy the ability to keep track of your personal or small business finances and even use Excel to manage contact information such as names, addresses, and telephone numbers. Learn to create charts and graphs, link sections of spreadsheets to MS-Word documents, and much more with these four hours on cassette and practice documents on CD-ROM. Launching Excel from the Start menu and an orientation to the main application window. Opening a Workbook. Using or getting rid of the office assistant. Getting help. JAWS verbosity options. Navigating a spreadsheet. Taking a look at banking. Entering text and values. Formatting numbers, dates and currency Relative and absolute locations. Creating a formula using relative and absolute values. Editing basics. Protecting your work. Find and replace. Spell check. Performing calculations; Totaling columns. Referencing formula cells. Naming cells and ranges. Creating arguments. Setting criteria. Creating hyperlinks. Get to it fast. - Table of contents for a spreadsheet. Insert menu. Tools menu. Options for Excel. Employing database functions. Charting and Sharing data. Putting an Excel spreadsheet into a Word document. Power Point 2000 with JAWS® for Windows $79.95 This JAWS® for Windows with Microsoft's PowerPoint 2000 Tutorial is a comprehensive training program designed to take the JAWS user through the concepts and steps of building imaginative, colorful, and visually attractive slideshow presentations. Upon completion, you will have the tools to build slideshows to present products, proposals, and ideas. Orientation to the Window. Selecting Slide Layouts. Inserting objects created in other applications. Selecting Slide Templates. Adding Transitions, Animations and Sounds to Slides. Viewing Slideshows. Using Slide Sorter View and Hidden Slides. Importing and exporting Word documents. Print Options. Working with Fonts, Headers and Footers. Meetings and Action Note Features. Outlook 2000 with JAWS® for Windows $79.95 This four-cassette tutorial is designed to teach participants how to use the Microsoft Outlook personal management program with JAWS® for Windows. The Outlook main application window. Accessing JAWS® for Windows and Outlook Help files. Using email in Outlook. Using file attachments. Flagging messages for follow-up. Creating and inserting signatures. Using the spell checker. Navigating between folders. Creating and viewing contact information. Setting up and viewing calendar appointments. Sending and tracking meetings and task requests. Creating and contacting distribution groups. Taking quick notes. Using the Speed Dialer. Using the Advanced Find dialog. Tracking activities using the Journal. Filtering messages using the Rules Wizard. Internet Explorer 5.X with JAWS® for Windows $79.95 This tutorial gives users insight to the various components of Microsoft's Internet Explorer 5.x suite of products. The included learning modules are designed to introduce the participant to many aspects of Internet usage. This includes "surfing" the web, using various search engines, downloading programs and files, subscribing to web pages and news groups, checking and managing email using Microsoft Outlook Express and creating a simple web page. Those who do not have an Internet connection may use the included diskette, "Internet Practice," to utilize the practice web pages just as if they were connected to the Internet. This disk includes all of the files that will be posted to the on-line tutorial web page. Instruction on copying files from this diskette to your hard drive is included on the cassettes. An Internet connection is required to participate in many of the learning modules. Word 8 Fundamentals with JAWS® for Windows® $79.95 The Word 8 Fundamentals with JAWS® for Windows tutorial has been designed to introduce the new JAWS® for Windows user to fundamental concepts of using this powerful screen reader in combination with the Microsoft Word 8 word processing program. Step-by-step instructions guide participants a keystroke at a time, as they practice opening, navigating, editing, formatting, proofing and printing documents that have been prepared with a wide variety of possible scenarios in mind. Topics covered in these learning modules include: Launching and exiting Word 8. Overview of Word 8 screen layout and user bars. The Microsoft Office Assistant. Overview of controls found within the Open dialog box. Saving and closing a document. Navigating, formatting and printing documents and envelops. Differentiating between JAWS and standard Windows navigational commands. Using the clipboard. Using the spell/grammar checker. Using the Find and Replace feature. Using the Word Help feature. Eudora Pro with JAWS® for Windows® $29.95 This tutorial is designed to give users valuable information regarding the features and functions of Eudora Pro email with JAWS® for Windows. Topics covered in these learning modules include: Launching and configuring Eudora Pro. The Eudora Pro Main Application Window. Creating email messages in Eudora Pro. Creating, organizing and moving messages between email boxes. Spell Checking messages. Creating and appending signatures. Creating filters. Using the Address Book. Sending, receiving and accessing file attachments. Teach Braille Software $25.00 Fine-tune your Grade 2 Braille skills on a Freedom Scientific notetaker with this interactive practice module. The software supplies the words in speech for you to spell in Grade 2 Braille. It spell checks for accuracy and reveals the correct contractions if an error is found. It's an ideal tool for Braille instructors who can create up to 150 original lessons to share. Create up to 150 original lessons from sample lessons included. Helps teachers cultivate student's self-study skills. Training Updated Customizing JAWS® for Windows $845.00 Students receive training, and carry out exercises using the JAWS Script / Programming language to make inaccessible applications speak. In this course the new JAWS 4.0 features of Create a Prompt and Frame Viewer will be covered, as well as programming concepts applicable to Scripting. This concentrated, four-day workshop is designed to equip professional access trainers with a thorough knowledge of making JAWS accessible by writing scripts for specific applications. The workshop will provide attendees with hands-on experience with the JAWS script language including file structure and syntax. Note: Participants in this advanced workshop need to have a good working knowledge of JAWS, as well as the Windows Operating System. It is highly recommended that students familiarize themselves with the basic concepts of JAWS scripting prior to attending. Previous experience with programming languages is helpful, but not required. Supporting & Teaching Windows with JAWS® for Windows $845.00 An intensive four-day workshop designed for teachers and access technology trainers who already have a good working knowledge of using Windows with JAWS and wish to apply those skills to training others. The course introduces participants to the International standards for all technical trainers of popular software, guidelines for successful trainer behaviors, and presentation methods. Students have the opportunity to create and "train back" to the entire class a module related to a specific JAWS concept and then receive feedback from their peers as well as Freedom Scientific Associates. The course includes an overview of Windows features and functions, as well as issues specific to running JAWS® for Windows. You will also gain suggestions on installing JAWS and changing a few settings to make it easier to use for the beginner. The class also shares ideas on how to structure the desktop, start menu, and shortcuts so that users can quickly move through the software they use most often. Advanced Customizing JAWS® for Windows $845.00 Enhance your knowledge of the JAWS scripting language. The new Advanced Customizing JAWS workshop takes your existing knowledge of the JAWS scripting language to a higher level. This comprehensive 4-day workshop is designed to give participants advanced knowledge of the powerful JAWS scripting language. Participants will gain an in-depth knowledge of JAWS default behavior including learning how to use event functions to automatically monitor Windows system events and cause JAWS to react accordingly. Participants will also receive hands-on experience in overwriting existing built-in functions, advanced uses of the virtual viewer, Braille, color, and many other techniques. Many of the skills learned in the workshop will prove invaluable when customizing JAWS to work with call center, help desk, terminal emulation, and other applications where script performance is important. Creating and Testing Accessible HTML and Adobe® PDF Documents with JAWS® $545.00 Learn how to make your documents more accessible, with this comprehensive two-day course, Creating and Testing Accessible HTML and Adobe PDF Documents with JAWS. This course gives the participant an overview of how to create and test accessible documents in both HTML and Adobe PDF (Portable Document Format) using JAWS screen reader. This course assumes prior familiarity with the standards and principals of web design (including basic HTML coding) and is not intended to be a course in web design or creation. Freedom Scientific Contact Information: Freedom Scientific Blind/Low Vision Group 11800 31st Court North, St. Petersburg, Florida, 33716-1805 Sales & Information: 1-800-444-4443 (inside the U.S.) Sales & Information: 1-727-803-8000 (outside the U.S.) Technical Support-Hardware & Software Products: 1-727-803-8600 Service & Repair-Hardware Products: 1-727-803-8600 Fax: 1-727-803-8001 Email: info@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Web: http://www.FreedomScientific.com Windows is either registered trademark or trademark of the Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. IBM Independence Series partner Solution trademark is an International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) owned trademark and is used by Freedom Scientific under license. Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.