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 HumanWare at ATIA 2009

     HumanWare, the global leader in assistive technologies for the
     print disabled, invites you to visit us at booth 612 and attend to
     the following presentations on our exciting innovative products:

ATIA 2009 Conference October 28 to 31, 2009, Renaissance Schaumburg, Chicago, USA - Come meet us at booth 612 and register for our FREE Drawings

         Thursday October 29

   Experience Accessible Books

Room: Schaumburg Ballroom West
Speakers: Brenda McBride, Susie McKinnon, Mary Jo Barray

For students with print disabilities, accessing general and educational materials can be a real problem. Learn how you can take advantage of the collaborative efforts of Bookshare, Don Johnston and Humanware through an Office of Special Education award to provide your students access to digital texts and tools that will ensure they become successful readers and learners. You will explore Bookshare's services and website, practice using Read:OutLoud and the ClassMate Reader, hands on.

   Orator for BlackBerry Smartphones

Room: Schaumburg B
Speaker: Michel Pepin

New screen reader software application provides blind and visually impaired customers with a solution to access BlackBerry® smartphones.

   How the ClassMate Reader Helped LD Non-readers

Room: Poster Session 8
Speaker: Brenda McBride

This presentation will explore the use of using a text reader effectively and provide guidance on the underlying pedagogy needed for successful implementation. By using the model of a research study, the presentation will explore the following: How to use a text reader effectively in the classroom; guidance on the underlying pedagogy needed for successful implementation; discussion of the resulting improvement of reading skills after using a portable text reader.

   What's New in Low Vision

Room: Education Theater in Exhibit Hall
Speaker: Ed Wikdall

This session will give an overview, questions and answers and hands on play with the latest low vision products form HumanWare, both portable and desktop types.

         Friday October 30

   Communication Utilizing Today's Technology for the Deaf-Blind

Room: Euphoria
Speaker: Greg Stilson

This presentation will explain how Humanware, working in conjunction with the Washington State Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ODHH), as well as focus groups consisting of Deaf-Blind Professionals and trainers, greatly assisted in the development of this exciting communication solution.

   A Day in the Life of a Victor Stream

Room: Education Theater in Exhibit Hall
Speaker: Dave Wilkinson

A normal days' use of the VictorReader Stream DAISY player will be demonstrated during this session. A Victor Stream user can access the morning paper, create bookmarks in textbooks for study, leisurely listen to music, or check out the latest Best Seller. The Victor Stream can do all this and more, and session attendees will be shown how.

   Trekker Breeze: GPS

Room: Schaumburg B
Speakers: Julie Hapeman, Greg Stilson

The new Trekker Breeze allows a much wider portion of the population living with a visual impairement, a physical or cognitive handicap to benefit from the use of a GPS orientation tool. Simple and easy to operate, the Breeze is designed for non technical people looking for a basic navigation system to assist them in their day-to-day routes and travel in local environments.

         Saturday October 31

   What to Choose: Power & Portability

Room: Education Theater in Exhibit Hall
Speaker: Dave Wilkinson

Blind people have been enjoying the power and productivity offered in notetakers such as the BrailleNote for years. Now the mainstream world has caught on. Computers are getting smaller and more powerful every day. Netbooks and free screen readers have made accessible computers more affordable than ever.


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