Ok, ok,How or why, is the word blink demeaning? I don't understand why they picked such a name but I cant say I was insulted by it.
On Oct 10, 2009, at 12:17 AM, Russell Solowoniuk wrote:
Gotcha David! And, as it happens, I totally agree with you. I think the term "blink" is demeaning, and even more so when it comes from blind people themselves!Rant on David! Russell On 2009-10-09, at 6:16 PM, David Poehlman wrote:well, we have safari, we have other apps we have all kinds of things that the blind can use on the iphone without an app for blinks which incidentally I deplore because it is demeaning to the blind to be called or associated with blink.On Oct 9, 2009, at 8:13 PM, Russell Solowoniuk wrote: Huh? On 2009-10-09, at 12:52 PM, David Poehlman wrote:thei iphone is the first app for the blind for the iphone, I could go on.On Oct 9, 2009, at 2:49 PM, Ricardo Walker wrote: Lies?? What do you mean? On Oct 9, 2009, at 2:24 PM, David Poehlman wrote:I'd expect nothing less than lies like this from them. On Oct 9, 2009, at 2:22 PM, Jeff Kisecker wrote: Hi:Not sure if my messages are getting through to the list or not, but I received the following today, and thought it would be of interest to some on this list.Jeff Kisecker Begin forwarded message:From: Serotek Announcements <noreply@xxxxxxxxxxx> Date: October 9, 2009 1:12:43 PM CDT To: kisecker@xxxxxxxxxSubject: News Release: Serotek Introduces First iPhone Application for the Blinddelivered-to: kisecker@xxxxxxxxxreceived: by 10.210.131.17 with SMTP id e17cs82691ebd; Fri, 9 Oct 2009 11:12:44 -0700 (PDT) received: by 10.220.108.219 with SMTP id g27mr4415505vcp. 44.1255111963665; Fri, 09 Oct 2009 11:12:43 -0700 (PDT) received: from p2025330.pubip.peer1.net (web1.serotek.com [188.8.131.52]) by mx.google.com with ESMTP id 17si1309490vws. 124.2009.10.09.11.12.42; Fri, 09 Oct 2009 11:12:43 -0700 (PDT)received: (qmail 4253 invoked by uid 0); 9 Oct 2009 18:12:42 -0000received: from unknown (HELO localhost) (127.0.0.1) by web1.serotek.com with SMTP; 9 Oct 2009 18:12:42 -0000return-path: <noreply@xxxxxxxxxxx>received-spf: pass (google.com: best guess record for domain of noreply@xxxxxxxxxxx designates 184.108.40.206 as permitted sender) client- ip=220.127.116.11; authentication-results: mx.google.com; spf=pass (google.com: best guess record for domain of noreply@xxxxxxxxxxx designates 18.104.22.168 as permitted sender) smtp.mail=noreply@xxxxxxxxxxx message-id: <4acf7d1b.9115f10a.4c37.ffffddd5SMTPIN_ADDED@xxxxxxxxxxxxx >mime-version: 1.0 content-type: text/html; charset=utf-8Please do not reply to this message. If you don't wish to receive any more Serotek announcements, activate the link at the end of this message.NEWS RELEASE Media Contact: pr@xxxxxxxxxxx 612.720.1068 Technical Contact : info@xxxxxxxxxxx Serotek Introduces First iPhone Application for the Blind iBlink Radio available in App StoreMINNEAPOLIS, Minn – October 9, 2009 – Serotek Corporation, the leading provider of internet and digital information accessibility software and services, introduced a third-party iPhone application today specifically designed for those who are blind or have low vision. Now available in the App Store, the application is called iBlink Radio™ and is the first such application to be introduced in the world. iBlink Radio allows people to listen to podcasts, radio stations and reading services produced by and for the blind community. The reading service section of iBlink Radio provides audio versions of newspapers, magazines and periodicals for anyone unable to read the printed page, regardless of disability. Daily newspapers include USA Today, Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. Listeners can also access all known radio stations owned and operated by the blind, and the podcast section offers topics ranging from technology to cooking. “The iPhone is a great platform for doing just about anything, whether it be learning something new or just jamming to some great tunes,” said Mike Calvo, CEO, Serotek Corporation, “iBlink Radio represents all that and more; it marks another step toward inclusion for all.” While the application offers a convenient way for the blind community to stay connected, the application is available to everyone, blind or sighted. In addition to being of great interest to those who are blind or have partial sight, iBlink Radio is also invaluable resource to family members, friends and professionals serving this community.-more- For additional information, visit http://www.serotek.com/eyeblink . Serotek CorporationSerotek Corporation is a leading technology company that develops software and manufactures accessibility solutions under the System Access brand. Committed to the mission of providing accessibility anywhere, Serotek began with the launch of the first online community specifically designed to meet the needs of people with visual impairment. Since then, Serotek has introduced several powerful, affordable solutions that require minimal training and investment. For more information, visit www.serotek.com .###Editors Note: Product names, brands and other trademarks featured or referred to are the property of their respective trademark holders. 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