Posted by: admin ACCESSIBLE WORLD TEK TALK PRESENTS U-R-ABLE, THE "ALT" PROGRAM has been posted to the Tek Talk Archives Archives and can also be found on the front page of http://accessibleworld.org/ under the "Recent Content" heading. The link to the full description of the archive is below: http://accessibleworld.org/content/accessible-world-tek-talk-presents-u-r-able-%E2%80%9Calt%E2%80%9D-program The link to download the file is below: http://accessibleworld.org/sites/default/files/tt-08-06-12.mp3 Tek Talk Archives description: Accessible World Tek Talk presents "ALT" - the first of U-R-Able's Acceleration Technologies with Rob Nevin and Hans Lienert Rob Nevin, from U-R-Able, has completed a 3 month deep review of their product ALT with a team of 8 from the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) Research and Development Committee. ALT - the first work-flow accelerator for blind and low-vision workers has received positive reviews as from the team as it works with all Windows based software products and converts complex and frequent tasks, into single steps with its unique semantic interface. ALT cooperates with all software, all screen readers, all screen magnification products and delivers to its users - speed, focus and silence. Speed - as complex process steps, often requiring many composite keystrokes for screen readers or magnifiers, into single tasks performed at the speed of the computer, not the user. Focus - as the user need only consider the end-state of the task (ie, I want to search for a price or a phone number or upload a file via FTP, etc.) while ALT completes the journey steps automatically. Silence - for screen reader users, all the Journey steps (the loading of the application product, the loading of the file, the completion of the searches or navigation to the final destination) is all completed silently with the full return to screen reader controls at the end of the Acceleration Job. You won't want to miss this as the presentation will include interviews from ALT users, those who's conversations have changed from "I am being measured against a difficult standard" to "I am exceeding the throughput of my sighted co-workers". ALT will be demonstrated and opportunities to pose questions to Rob Nevin and Hans Lienert from the software engineering company (Drager and Lienert) from Germany, the authors of ALT. You will hear, during the course of the presentation, how ALT is used by Educators, CEO's, Technology experts, Lawyers, Call Centre workers and more. Each with the common desire to excel in their work and be relieved of the tedium of unnecessary typing/listening/filtering for common and repeated tasks. With the latest version of ALT, announced at the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) convention, ALT now provides hundreds of screen reader functions, each available for use free-standing or for use within ALT accelerators. Changing between screen reader or screen reader versions? Not a problem as ALT manages all the back-end interactions. Presenters: Rob Nevin and Hans Liemert E-Mail: rob@xxxxxxxxxxxx Follow Accessible World on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/accessibleWrld 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. http://accessibleworld.org/ Robert Acosta, President Helping Hands for the Blind Email: boacosta@xxxxxxxxxxx Web Site: www.helpinghands4theblind.org You can assist Helping Hands for the Blind by donating your used computers to us. If you have a blind friend in need of a computer, please mail us at the above address.