Subject: Accessible World Presents Accessible Macintosh, April 13th News Wire An Overview of an Accessible Leopard by Jim Denham The latest version of the Macintosh operating system, OS X 10.5, includes some incredible accessibility features. For users who are blind, the built-in VoiceOver screen review software offers a whole new way to use the Mac. This powerful tool offers features such as refreshable Braille support, an extensive help system and reliable access to many popular Macintosh applications. For the past several years, all Macintosh computers have shipped with an Intel based processor. This hardware platform allows the machine to run non-Apple operating systems, including Microsoft Windows. Apple even provides a utility, called Bootcamp, that allows the user to easily switch between operating systems. This dual operating system environment is a great solution for individuals who want to use both Mac and Windows on the same machine. The Tek Talk session to be held on 13 April will introduce users to the powerful screen review software included with all versions of Macintosh Leopard. The powerful Navigation and help features of VoiceOver and the Mac will be demonstrated. The session will also include information for sighted trainers who need to provide instruction to persons who are blind on the Mac. Finally, the ability to easily and efficiently switch between the Mac and Windows operating systems will be shown. Date: Monday, April 13th, 2009. Time: 5:00 p.m. PDT, 6:00 p.m. MDT, 7:00 p.m. CDT, and 8:00 p.m. EDT and elsewhere in the world Tuesday 0:00 GMT Approximately 15 minutes prior to the event start time; go to The Pat Price Tek Talk Training Room at: http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rsc9613dc89eb2 Or, alternatively. Select The Pat Price Tek Talk Training Room at: http://www.accessibleworld.org. Enter your first and last names on the sign-in screen. All Tek Talk training events are recorded so if you are unable to participate live at the above times then you may download the presentation or podcast from the Tek Talk archives on our website at http://www.accessibleworld.org All online interactive programs require no password, are free of charge, and open to anyone worldwide having an Internet connection, a computer, speakers, and a sound card. Those with microphones can interact audibly with the presenters and others in the virtual audience or text chat with the attendees. If you are a first-time user of the Talking Communities online conferencing software, there is a small, safe software program that you need to download and then run. A link to the software is available on every entry screen to the Accessible World online rooms. Sign up information for all Accessible World News Wires and discussion lists are also available at our website http://www.accessibleworld.org. Accessible World Contacts: Robert Acosta, Chair Accessible World 818-998-0044 Email: boacosta@xxxxxxxxxxx Web: http://www.helpinghands4theblind.org Joann Becker, Events Coordinator Accessible World 617-969-1213 Email: joannbecker@xxxxxxxxxxxx George Buys, CEO Talking Communities Email: buys@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx The Accessible World, a division of Helping Hands For The Blind, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, seeks to educate the general public, the disabled community and the professionals who serve them by providing highly relevant information about new products, services, and training opportunities designed specifically to eliminate geographic and access barriers that adversely affect them.