[accesscomp] Fw: Accessible World Tek Talk presents Tech Doctors discussing the iPad, June 28, 2010

  • From: "Bob Acosta" <boacosta@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "access comp" <accesscomp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 28 Jun 2010 08:04:50 -0700

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Subject: Accessible World Tek Talk presents Tech Doctors discussing the 
iPad, June 28, 2010

News Wire:

Two months ago, Apple introduced its third in a series of innovative
mobile touch screen devices. In terms of price and features, the
"iPad" is positioned between the iPhone and Macintosh making it an
attractive alternative to traditional portable computers. The iPad
ships with Apple's built-in "VoiceOver" screen reader. This means that
the device is fully accessible to people who are blind or visually

In a recent episode of their "Tech Doctor" podcast, Jenny Axler and
Robert Carter examine the iPad and iPhone from the perspective of
screen reader users. On Monday, June 28, the Tech Doctors will come to
accessible world's tech talk training room to demonstrate and discuss
the iPad, it's accessibility, its applications, and its usability as a
tool for productivity and entertainment for the blind. The
demonstration of this exciting new product will begin at 8:00 P.M EDT.
After the demo, Robert and Jenny will be available to answer your

Date: Monday, June 28, 2010

Time: 5:00 PM PDT, 6:00 PM MDT, 7:00 PM CDT, and 8:00 PM EDT
 and elsewhere in the world Tuesday 00:00 GMT

Approximately 15 minutes prior to the event start time; go to The Pat
Price Tek Talk Training Room at:


Or, alternatively.

Select The Pat Price Tek Talk Training Room at:
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

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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.

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worldwide having an Internet connection, a computer, speakers, and a
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completing the form.

Accessible World Contacts:

Robert Acosta, Chair
Accessible World
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Accessible World
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Talking Communities
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