[guispeak] FW: Press Release: Freedom Scientific Introduces the New SARA

  • From: "Chris McMillan" <chrismcmillan@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <guispeak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "'NFBnet GUI Talk Mailing List'" <gui-talk@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2004 18:05:28 -0500

Dear List:

For your information. 

Take care,

Christopher McMillan
Rehabilitation Engineer
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
Sales Contact: Bryan Carver, Inside Sales Director
Media Contact: Brad Davis
Blind/Low Vision Group
800-444-4443 or 727-803-8000
www.FreedomScientific.com <http://www.freedomscientific.com/index.html>

FREEDOM SCIENTIFIC DEBUTS THE SARA (SCANNING AND READING APPLIANCE) 

(St. Petersburg, Florida November 16, 2004) - Freedom Scientific today
announced 
the SARAT, an easy, compact, and very affordable scanning and reading
appliance 
for the blind and those with low vision. 

The colorful SARA is so simple to use that it works right out of the box.
Just 
place a book, magazine, newspaper, bill, or other document on the scanning
surface 
and press a button. SARA reads aloud in a crisp clear voice. Absolutely no
technical 
or computer experience is needed. SARA can read columns and sidebars as well

as text in a huge array of type styles and colors.

SARA's design recognizes the special needs of its users. A small group of
large 
buttons perform all the basic functions any user needs. The buttons on a
straight-forward 
keypad, are colorful, with tactile symbols that convey each button's use. If

assistance is needed to identify a button, a Help key can be pushed to speak

the button's name and function. Front-mounted stereo speakers make SARA easy

to hear, and the RealSpeakR voice can be changed for the user's preference.
The 
speaking speed and volume can be adjusted while reading or controlled to
read 
a single word or line at a time. Users can even have SARA spell words to get

a better understanding of what is being spoken.

SARA remembers hundreds of thousands of pages and handles everything from
small-print 
phone book pages to your favorite novel. SARA's built-in CD player gives the

user options to read books saved on disk. SARA also can be attached to a
computer 
monitor or TV for colorful, large print to complement the speech. You can
adjust 
the print, type style, color, spacing and size to meet your needs.

While packed with features, the SARA also is one of the most affordable
scanning 
and reading appliances on the market. Freedom Scientific will price the SARA

at $2,595 retail and plans to begin taking orders in December for January
shipping. 
 

ABOUT FREEDOM SCIENTIFIC
Freedom Scientific is the world's leading manufacturer of assistive
technology 
products for the blind and products for the special education and learning
disability 
markets.

Freedom ScientificR, RealSpeakR and SARAT are either trademarks or
registered 
trademarks in the United States and/or other countries. The names of actual
companies 
and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective
owners. 




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