blind_html Re: [Fwd: [AccessibilityPlus] Fw: HUMANWARE AND READHOWYOUWANT JOIN FORCESTO BRING BOOKS TO VISUALLY IMPAIRED READERS]

  • From: Paul Tandy <paul96cars@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: blind_html@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 16 Mar 2009 08:32:51 -0800

So Humanware is changing all of the sudden?

As Nimer has said, all companies want to make prophet. I have used the portable Victor Stream and it's okay. But I really want to try this new device made for the blind.

It's made by Springer Design.

Enjoy.

Paul

ps: If you use a Braillenote just want to warn you that the humanware site is not available for Braillenotes. Isnt that a shaim, Humanware's customers can't even see their company's website. And do you all want to know why Braillenote's can't access the site? Because, Humanware said, "Our website is unavailable for Braillenotes to access because it is being upgraded". They could have warned us before this was going to happen.

Here's the device made by Springer Design.

to stay in sync with the new Bookshareddorg changes
 a

TechnologyNavigNUsabilityUser GuidePricingstAvailabilityBookCourier Braille
 Take notes in Braille
Designed for the visually impaired, BookCourier Braille plays all the music and audio books that you might listen to on a standard MP3 player. Plus, BookCourier Braille can translate text into spoken words so you can hear just about any book or document that a sighted person can read. Beyond that, BookCourier Braille is a portable audio player with a twist -- literally. Simply rotate the device clockwise 90 degrees and you have a Braille input device that's perfect for taking notes or entering search strings.
 Find the information you need
BookCourier Braille contains a number of navigation controls to help you read through your files. You can set bookmarks, go to a particular page, or search for a certain word or phrase. You can also jump ahead or back by a specified chunk of time -- say 30 seconds. BookCourier Braille also allows you to jump by chapter, paragraph, or even article if you're reading a magazine.
 Record meetings and classes
BookCourier Braille also has a number of features that make it extremely useful for students and professionals. The note taker and voice recorder, for example, make BookCourier Braille a valuable tool in meetings and classroom situations. The alarm feature is a great way to maintain a daily schedule, especially since you can record an announcement to explain the purpose of each alarm.
 Get current with the latest technology
BookCourier Braille also benefits from the latest hardware technology with Hi-Speed USB 2.0 support as will as Secure Digital (SD) memory for up to 32 GB of storage. The device is powered by a rechargeable lithium battery so there's no need to buy or keep track of extra batteries. Experience high speed transfers and more with these technology features:


Supports up to 32 GB of SD (Secure Digital) storage space for text and audio files
 Powered by a rechargeable lithium battery
Hi-Speed USB 2.0 connection between BookCourier Braille and your PC Top quality stereo voice recorder with built-in microphones and external microphone jack
  DoubleTalk text-to-speech reader
Supported audio formats: MP3, DAISY audio, OGG Vorbis, WMA, WAV PCM, and IMA-ADPCM. Supported text formats: plain text, DAISY text, and Grade 2 Braille.
  Variable speed for audio files and text files
PC software that allows you to select files on your PC and download them to BookCourier Braille
 Navigate quickly using these reading features:


Smart navigation for advancing through each document. In audio files you can jump by time increment. In text files, you can jump by sentence, paragraph, and more.
  Virtually unlimited bookmarks in each document
Automatic bookmark that saves your place and lets you pick up exactly where you left off Go to page feature that allows you to enter a specific page number and jump to that location Spelling feature allows you to stop reading and spell out any word you can't understand
  Note taker that understands Braille input
Text search feature that looks for a Braille input string or a string you identify in the file itself
 Customize your device with these usability features:


Adjustable reading speed for both text and audio files (also known as TSM or time scale modification) Easy-to-use environmental controls for adjusting voice type, volume, and more
  Alarms
  Sleep timer
  Clock
  Built-in Speaker
Built-in Talking User Guide that explains how to use all the features Lock for disabling the keys so you can put the device in your pocket and listen without worrying about accidentally pressing any keys
  On/off switch
For all the details, take a look at the BookCourier Braille User Guide.
 PricingstAvailability


Evaluation Units. Evaluation units are available for loan to dealers and qualified Assistive Technology centers in both education and business settings. For a small investment of time, you can test-drive BookCourier Braille in your own environment to confirm that it meets your needs. Please contact sales@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx for additional information.

Retail Pricing. End users will be able to purchase BookCourier Braille for $289 plus shipping. Current BookCourier users will be able to upgrade at previously announced pricing.




All products mentioned are registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective companies. Copyright (c) 2002-2009 Springer Design, Inc. All rights reserved. Revised: January



----- Original Message -----
From: Nimer <nimerjaber1@xxxxxxxxx
To: blind_html@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date sent: Sun, 15 Mar 2009 12:00:41 -0600
Subject: blind_html [Fwd: [AccessibilityPlus] Fw: HUMANWARE AND
READHOWYOUWANT JOIN FORCESTO BRING BOOKS TO VISUALLY IMPAIRED READERS]



-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [AccessibilityPlus] Fw: HUMANWARE AND READHOWYOUWANT
JOIN
FORCES TO BRING BOOKS TO VISUALLY IMPAIRED READERS
Date:   Sun, 15 Mar 2009 06:40:17 -0500
From:   Nancy Shackelford <ladym74731@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Reply-To:       AccessibilityPlus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
To:     <AccessibilityPlus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
CC:     <lendinghand@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "Circle of Friends"
<circkleofriends@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "Venetian Blind"
<venetian-blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx



*From:* News Wire <mailto:listservice@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
*To:* ladym74731@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
<mailto:ladym74731@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
*Sent:* Saturday, March 14, 2009 4:13 PM
*Subject:* HUMANWARE AND READHOWYOUWANT JOIN FORCES TO BRING
BOOKS TO
VISUALLY IMPAIRED READERS

HUMANWARE AND READHOWYOUWANT JOIN FORCES TO BRING BOOKS TO
VISUALLY
IMPAIRED READERS

[This announcement is displayed in text only for accessibility
with
Braille Notetakers.  A web version is available at:
http://www.humanware.com/en-canada/about_us/press_releases/2009_p
ress_releases/humanware_and_readhowyouwant_join_forces
<http://www.humanware.com/en-canada/about_us/press_releases/2009_
press_releases/humanware_and_readhowyouwant_join_forces>]

Longueuil, Quebec, March 10, 2009 -- HumanWare, the leader in
assistive
technologies for people with print disability, and digital
publishing
innovator ReadHowYouWant are partnering to help visually impaired
readers discover the book reading device, and the format that's
right
for their reading needs.
ReadHowYouWant offers thousands of books in accessible formats,
including 24 pt.  large print, braille, and DAISY files at
www.readhowyouwant.com <http://www.readhowyouwant.com>.
HumanWare
provides playback devices for readers who are blind or have low
vision
to use with braille and DAISY files at www.humanware.com
<http://www.humanware.com>. "From the moment it appeared on the
market,
the Victor Reader Stream has proven itself to be the greatest
portable
DAISY book reading device ever. Today we are proud to team up
with Read
How You Want. We invite all readers to take a look at the
selection of
books they have to offer.  Reading should always be an enjoyable
experience. We hope that our customers will regularly visit our
new
website where they will be able to check out new DAISY book
releases.
Pass the word around!" says HumanWare CEO Gilles Pepin.

Beginning in April, readers will be able to go to the HumanWare
website
to download free, first chapters of 20 bestselling ReadHowYouWant
titles
each month as part of the "Free Chapter Download Program." The
free,
first chapters come from popular books from a variety of
well-known
publishers of adult and young adult books, including Wiley,
Random House
Australia, Murdoch Books, and Weekly Reader. The first month's
selected
titles will include such best sellers as, The Power of Now by
Eckhart
Tolle (New World Library), "Praise Song for the Day," the
inauguration
poem by Elizabeth Alexander (Graywolf Press), and Leadership and
Self-Deception by the Arbinger Institute (Berrett-Kohler), as
well as
children's and young adult titles to include, How to Take the
GRRRR Out
of Anger by Marjorie Lisovskis and Elizabeth Verdick (Free Spirit
Publishing), and Extreme Habitats: Mountain Survival by Susie
Hodge
(Weekly Reader). After enjoying the complimentary first chapter,
readers
may visit ReadHowYouWant's website at www.readhowyouwant.com
<http://www.readhowyouwant.com> to purchase the entire file.

ReadHowYouWant will be demoing HumanWare's devices at book
industry
events such as the Frankfurt Book Fair, the London Book Fair, and
Book
Expo America. Similarly, HumanWare will present braille and
DAISY files
from ReadHowYouWant's collection on their players at technology
industry
shows, including CSUN and ATIA (Assistive Technologies Industry
Association) conferences.

ReadHowYouWant produces Grade 2 contracted braille files, and has
developed a house style that supports automated transcription
while
maintaining accuracy.  These files may be read with a refreshable
electronic braille display such as the Humanware Braillenote or
Brailliant or embossed to make traditional braille books. Words
are not
split at line ends to make reading easier, particularly for newer
braille readers.

About HumanWare

HumanWare is the global leader in assistive technologies for
vision,
including products for the blind and visually impaired.
HumanWare's
products include BrailleNote, the leading productivity device for
blind
people in education, in business and in their personal lives; the
Victor
Reader product line, the world's leading digital talking book
players;
and myReader2, the new version of HumanWare's unique
"auto-reader" for
people with low vision. For more information visit
www.humanware.com
<http://www.humanware.com

About ReadHowYouWant

ReadHowYouWant Pty Ltd and its R&D parent company, Accessible
Publishing
Systems Pty Ltd are both Sydney, Australia-based privately held
companies founded in 2004 by electronic publishing pioneers
Christopher
Stephen and Greg Duncan. When Chris's sister, who suffers from
MS,
developed difficulty reading, they began experimenting to
determine
whether people with reading difficulties could benefit from
changing the
text format.

After more than four years of testing, ReadHowYouWant has
successfully
developed award-winning conversion technology that reformats
existing
books into the widest selection of on-demand, alternative format
editions on the market today. Each edition has been optimized
for
maximum readability. The company's goals are to make reading
easier and
more enjoyable by delivering formats that suit the reader and to
give
people with reading difficulties access to books in the formats
of their
choice-at an affordable price, and as soon as the book is
published.  For
more information visit www.readhowyouwant.com
<http://www.readhowyouwant.com>.


Contact:
Bradi Grebien-Samkow: bradi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
<mailto:bradi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
503-922-0778

Contact:
Julien Larose: julien.larose@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
<mailto:julien.larose@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
888-723-7273 x357



--
If you no longer wish to receive any more announcements from the
Accessible World announce list service, you may unsubscribe, edit
your
preferences or forward this email by using one of the links
below.

Unsubscribe:
this link
<http://www.accessibleworld.org/lists/?p=unsubscribe&uid=c01799cf
bd1e28ee24394abc65b9904d

Update your preferences or unsubscribe:
this link
<http://www.accessibleworld.org/lists/?p=preferences&uid=c01799cf
bd1e28ee24394abc65b9904d
Forward a Message to Someone:
this link
<http://www.accessibleworld.org/lists/?p=forward&uid=c01799cfbd1e
28ee24394abc65b9904d&mid=313

Powered by PHPlist2.10.8, © tincan ltd <http://www.phplist.com

__._,_.___
Messages in this topic
<http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AccessibilityPlus/message/235;_ylc
=X3oDMTMzaDNzM3MyBF9TAzk3MzU5NzE0BGdycElkAzIyNjQ5MTc1BGdycHNwSWQD
MTcwNTAwNzcwOQRtc2dJZAMyMzUEc2VjA2Z0cgRzbGsDdnRwYwRzdGltZQMxMjM3M
TE3MjE3BHRwY0lkAzIzNQ--
(1) Reply (via web post)
<http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AccessibilityPlus/post;_ylc=X3oDMT
JwZXNrZW1pBF9TAzk3MzU5NzE0BGdycElkAzIyNjQ5MTc1BGdycHNwSWQDMTcwNTA
wNzcwOQRtc2dJZAMyMzUEc2VjA2Z0cgRzbGsDcnBseQRzdGltZQMxMjM3MTE3MjE3
?act=reply&messageNum=235
| Start a new topic
<http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AccessibilityPlus/post;_ylc=X3oDMT
JmdTRrNHFsBF9TAzk3MzU5NzE0BGdycElkAzIyNjQ5MTc1BGdycHNwSWQDMTcwNTA
wNzcwOQRzZWMDZnRyBHNsawNudHBjBHN0aW1lAzEyMzcxMTcyMTc-

Messages
<http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AccessibilityPlus/messages;_ylc=X3
oDMTJmMnJrOGljBF9TAzk3MzU5NzE0BGdycElkAzIyNjQ5MTc1BGdycHNwSWQDMTc
wNTAwNzcwOQRzZWMDZnRyBHNsawNtc2dzBHN0aW1lAzEyMzcxMTcyMTc-
| Files
<http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AccessibilityPlus/files;_ylc=X3oDM
TJnZ25nMXA4BF9TAzk3MzU5NzE0BGdycElkAzIyNjQ5MTc1BGdycHNwSWQDMTcwNT
AwNzcwOQRzZWMDZnRyBHNsawNmaWxlcwRzdGltZQMxMjM3MTE3MjE3
| Photos
<http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AccessibilityPlus/photos;_ylc=X3oD
MTJmMzU3cWdiBF9TAzk3MzU5NzE0BGdycElkAzIyNjQ5MTc1BGdycHNwSWQDMTcwN
TAwNzcwOQRzZWMDZnRyBHNsawNwaG90BHN0aW1lAzEyMzcxMTcyMTc-
| Links
<http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AccessibilityPlus/links;_ylc=X3oDM
TJnOHZqbmJmBF9TAzk3MzU5NzE0BGdycElkAzIyNjQ5MTc1BGdycHNwSWQDMTcwNT
AwNzcwOQRzZWMDZnRyBHNsawNsaW5rcwRzdGltZQMxMjM3MTE3MjE3
| Database
<http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AccessibilityPlus/database;_ylc=X3
oDMTJkaHVidTlkBF9TAzk3MzU5NzE0BGdycElkAzIyNjQ5MTc1BGdycHNwSWQDMTc
wNTAwNzcwOQRzZWMDZnRyBHNsawNkYgRzdGltZQMxMjM3MTE3MjE3
| Polls
<http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AccessibilityPlus/polls;_ylc=X3oDM
TJndTNkZXNmBF9TAzk3MzU5NzE0BGdycElkAzIyNjQ5MTc1BGdycHNwSWQDMTcwNT
AwNzcwOQRzZWMDZnRyBHNsawNwb2xscwRzdGltZQMxMjM3MTE3MjE3
| Members
<http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AccessibilityPlus/members;_ylc=X3o
DMTJmbjl1cm4zBF9TAzk3MzU5NzE0BGdycElkAzIyNjQ5MTc1BGdycHNwSWQDMTcw
NTAwNzcwOQRzZWMDZnRyBHNsawNtYnJzBHN0aW1lAzEyMzcxMTcyMTc-
| Calendar
<http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AccessibilityPlus/calendar;_ylc=X3
oDMTJlcnJmcDlsBF9TAzk3MzU5NzE0BGdycElkAzIyNjQ5MTc1BGdycHNwSWQDMTc
wNTAwNzcwOQRzZWMDZnRyBHNsawNjYWwEc3RpbWUDMTIzNzExNzIxNw--

Yahoo! Groups
<http://groups.yahoo.com/;_ylc=X3oDMTJlajJmcjgxBF9TAzk3NDc2NTkwBG
dycElkAzIyNjQ5MTc1BGdycHNwSWQDMTcwNTAwNzcwOQRzZWMDZnRyBHNsawNnZnA
Ec3RpbWUDMTIzNzExNzIxNw--

Change settings via the Web
<http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AccessibilityPlus/join;_ylc=X3oDMT
Jnc2M0MzZjBF9TAzk3NDc2NTkwBGdycElkAzIyNjQ5MTc1BGdycHNwSWQDMTcwNTA
wNzcwOQRzZWMDZnRyBHNsawNzdG5ncwRzdGltZQMxMjM3MTE3MjE3
(Yahoo! ID required)
Change settings via email: Switch delivery to Daily Digest
<mailto:AccessibilityPlus-digest@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx?subject=Email%20
Delivery:%20Digest
| Switch format to Traditional
<mailto:AccessibilityPlus-traditional@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx?subject=Cha
nge%20Delivery%20Format:%20Traditional

Visit Your Group
<http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AccessibilityPlus;_ylc=X3oDMTJldWU
4bGJoBF9TAzk3NDc2NTkwBGdycElkAzIyNjQ5MTc1BGdycHNwSWQDMTcwNTAwNzcw
OQRzZWMDZnRyBHNsawNocGYEc3RpbWUDMTIzNzExNzIxNw--
| Yahoo! Groups Terms of Use <http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/>
|
Unsubscribe
<mailto:AccessibilityPlus-unsubscribe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx?subject=
Recent Activity

Visit Your Group
<http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AccessibilityPlus;_ylc=X3oDMTJmN2d
rbjJjBF9TAzk3MzU5NzE0BGdycElkAzIyNjQ5MTc1BGdycHNwSWQDMTcwNTAwNzcw
OQRzZWMDdnRsBHNsawN2Z2hwBHN0aW1lAzEyMzcxMTcyMTc-

Give Back

Yahoo! for Good
<http://us.lrd.yahoo.com/_ylc=X3oDMTJuMjlla29yBF9TAzk3MzU5NzE0BF9
wAzEEZ3JwSWQDMjI2NDkxNzUEZ3Jwc3BJZAMxNzA1MDA3NzA5BHNlYwNuY21vZARz
bGsDYnJhbmQEc3RpbWUDMTIzNzExNzIxNw--;_ylg=1/SIG=11314uv3k/**http%
3A//brand.yahoo.com/forgood

Get inspired

by a good cause.

Y! Toolbar

Get it Free!
<http://us.lrd.yahoo.com/_ylc=X3oDMTJwNGM3aTJrBF9TAzk3MzU5NzE0BF9
wAzIEZ3JwSWQDMjI2NDkxNzUEZ3Jwc3BJZAMxNzA1MDA3NzA5BHNlYwNuY21vZARz
bGsDdG9vbGJhcgRzdGltZQMxMjM3MTE3MjE3;_ylg=1/SIG=11c6dvmk9/**http%
3A//toolbar.yahoo.com/%3F.cpdl=ygrps

easy 1-click access

to your groups.

Yahoo! Groups

Start a group
<http://groups.yahoo.com/start;_ylc=X3oDMTJwajc5anBoBF9TAzk3MzU5N
zE0BF9wAzMEZ3JwSWQDMjI2NDkxNzUEZ3Jwc3BJZAMxNzA1MDA3NzA5BHNlYwNuY2
1vZARzbGsDZ3JvdXBzMgRzdGltZQMxMjM3MTE3MjE3

in 3 easy steps.

Connect with others.

..

__,_._,___

--


Nimer M.  Jaber

The information transmitted is intended only for the person or
entity to which it
is addressed and may contain confidential and/or privileged
material.  Any review,
retransmission, dissemination or other use of, or taking of any
action in reliance
upon this information by persons or entities other than the
intended recipient is
prohibited. If you received this in error, please contact the
sender via reply e-mail, and delete the
material from any computer.

Website:
http://www.empowertheblind.org
Phone:
(720) (251-4530)

blind_html
To unsubscribe, please send a blank email to
blind_html-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
with unsubscribe in the subject line.
To access the archives, please visit:
http://www.freelists.org/archive/blind_html

Thanks

blind_html
To unsubscribe, please send a blank email to
blind_html-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
with unsubscribe in the subject line.
To access the archives, please visit:
http://www.freelists.org/archive/blind_html

Thanks

Other related posts:

  • » blind_html Re: [Fwd: [AccessibilityPlus] Fw: HUMANWARE AND READHOWYOUWANT JOIN FORCESTO BRING BOOKS TO VISUALLY IMPAIRED READERS] - Paul Tandy