[blindreplay] Applian in the news

  • From: <petrakigianos-giasou@xxxxxxxxx>
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  • Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2008 17:03:00 -0800 (PST)

Replay AV is nominated as Best Software for the Blind and
Visually Impaired 

San Anselmo, CA- January 28, 2008 - Replay AV was the only
mainstream software nominated in the Best Software category in
the Blind Bargains 2007 Access Awards this week.  The other
software nominated in the best software category was
specifically designed for blind users.  Although, Replay AV
didn?t win the award the program?s inclusion in the top four
Best Software category is a testament to the efforts Applian
Technologies has put into making their products accessible to
the blind. 
?The fact that a mainstream software product such as Replay AV
was nominated amongst programs specifically for the blind shows
me the commitment to equal access exhibited by Applian
Technologies.?  Said J.J. Meddaugh, Webmaster for
BlindBargains.com  ?Other companies should follow their lead and
work to include the blind and visually impaired when producing
and distributing software.?  

About a year ago a blind forum was established
(http://www.freelists.org/list/blindreplay) to help blind users
understand how to use Replay AV and other Applian Products.
Petro T. Giannakopoulos, the forum?s unofficial monitor and avid
computer user, has created  regular podcasts
that demonstrate how to use the different features of Replay AV
and other Applian programs like Replay Media Catcher, their
streaming flash video recorder and Replay Music, their streaming
music recorder.   Mr. Giannakopoulos also acts as a beta tester
for Applian to test any new product developments or enhancements
to ensure that the programs work well with his screen reader and
offer easy keyboard shortcuts.  Additionally, a member of
Applian?s staff also monitors the forum to make sure that the
company is staying abreast of any accessibility issues that
their programs might have.  Any recommendations from the forum
are immediately relayed back to the developers so they can fix
any accessibility issues that may arrive.  

The members of the blind forum predominantly like to use Replay
AV to capture their favorite streaming radio shows.  But
interestingly, the blind users also use Replay AV to capture
streaming video ? like the playlists you would find on YouTube. 
The blind users like to listen to the videos just like they like
to listen to their favorite radio shows.

?Replay AV has brought a lot of enjoyment to my life,? said
Petro.  ?Applian is a great company that really cares about
making their products accessible to the blind user.  Bill
Dettering is a fantastic CEO and the overall company is a
fantastic group.?  

 ?Our programs have always been about helping people get more
enjoyment out of streaming media,? said Bill Dettering.  ?We are
thrilled that our products have developed a loyal following in
the blind community.?

Replay A/V and all other Applian products are available for
download and immediate purchase from the Applian Technologies
web site at http://www.applian.com.  Free demos are available
for all the products.  The programs require a PC running


About Applian Technologies
Applian Technologies was started by Bill Dettering in 2000 with
the launch of Replay Radio, a program Bill created to combat the
boredom of his long commute down to Silicon Valley every day. 
Replay Radio allowed Bill to listen to his favorite radio
programs whenever he wanted.  Now, seven years after the launch
of Replay Radio, Applian is recognized as the global leader in
recording software.  Other popular Applian products include the
Audio Video Streaming Capture Suite, Replay AV, Replay Media
Catcher, Replay Music, Replay Converter, and Replay Screencast.
Learn more about Applian Technologies and all their products at

Applian Media Contact
Leslie Bee
Director of Marketing
Applian Technologies
(888)-808-9877 Ext. 4


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