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  • From: Nimer <nimerjaber1@xxxxxxxxx>
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  • Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2009 07:56:09 -0700

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Subject:        Dolphin Computer Access news alert, February 2009 edition
Date:   Fri, 13 Feb 2009 11:02:59 -0000
From:   Dolphin Computer Access <dolphin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Organization:   Dolphin Computer Access Ltd.
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*Dolphin News Alert
*/Delivering Independence/
        Image of an eye looking back at you from the email.


*Welcome to the first Dolphin News Alert of 2009*

Everyone at Dolphin would like to pass along their best wishes to you for 2009.

Dolphin certainly has some very exciting plans for the forthcoming year as we work together with Software Express <> , the developers of Guide, to ensure we deliver the most user-friendly solutions ever produced.

*Free update for all version 10 customers!*

Ten pin bowling pins, the front pin has v10 written on itDolphin is delighted to announce the immediate availability of a free update to v10.02 for all version 10 users of SuperNova, Hal, Lunar & LunarPlus.

V10.02 features over 100 fixes & improvements <> and is available for download through the following delivery methods:

     v10.01 single user licence users can download the update from <>
     v10.01 network licence holders can download the update from
     v10.01 Dolphin Pen users can download the update patch from

* EasyConverter v4.01 launched at ATIA*

Picture of a book chained shut with a padlock locking the chain.EasyConverter version 4.01 <> was launched to an expectant audience of educational professionals during the recent world renowned ATIA (Assistive Technology Industry Association) 2009 conference in Orlando, Florida.

*"EasyConverter is for the one show person, the techie geek and the Altformat newbie... it's fantastic for different students with different needs."*
Julie Balassa, Valencia Community College in Florid a

Read why Julie chose to conduct an EasyConverter presentation <> to educational professionals at the recent ATIA exhibition.

Championed by Mattias Karlsson, Dolphin's Alternative Format Product Manager, EasyConverter v4.01 has developed into the most advanced and feature rich altformat creation toolkit in the world.

What's new in EasyConverter v4.01?

     KES Input - EasyConverter now opens and imports Kurzweil (.KES)
     project files created by Kurzweil 3000 version 8 or later
     Input Picture Files - v4.01 will allow you to input one or more
     image files including JPG, JPEG, BMP, TIF and TIFF formats
     DAISY 3 Output - Users will be able to create the very latest
     DAISY 3 books
     Six key Braille input - Users who prefer to edit their Braille
     file using six key Braille input are now able to do so directly
     inside EasyConverter's Braille previewer
     Scanning now 35% faster - Scanning multiple pages through an
     automatic paper feeder is now at least 35% faster
     Plus many, many more

Experience EasyConverter v4.01 for yourself by requesting a free 30 day trial CD <mailto:info@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx?subject=Please%20send%20me%20a%20trial%20CD%20of%20EasyConverter%20v4.01> or by downloading the trial <> today.

*Denis Norden talks to Radio 4's "In Touch" about using SuperNova*

Photo of Denis NordenOver Christmas Peter White from BBC Radio 4's "In Touch" programme interviewed one of British Comedy's true legends, Denis Norden. Denis enlightened listeners with news of how SuperNova has enabled him to continue his comedy writing and also helped him write his new book, whilst learning to live with Macular Degeneration.

To read the article in full please visit the Dolphin website <>.

* EasyReader v4.01, brings MathML support to DAISY digital talking books*

a diagram of a maths equation. EasyReader v4.01 automatically detects MathML expressions in HTML, DTBook & in DAISY books and transforms the XML Math data into understandable images on screen. When the user navigates to a MathML expression, the whole expression can be spoken out by the human sounding tones of Acapela or your preferred speech synthesiser.

     Discover what else is new in EasyReader v4.01
     Download a demo of EasyReader v4.01 today

* Are you interested in becoming a Dolphin 64-bit beta tester?*

With a growing population of computer users opting for 64-bit editions of their Windows operating systems, it is important that Dolphin's screen readers and screen magnifiers offer reliable support for these customers.

A roadsign showing a man at work To ensure the future support of 64-bit operating systems, Dolphin is now recruiting active testers to test new versions of Dolphin SuperNova, Hal, Lunar & LunarPlus.

For more information and details on how to apply please visit Dolphin's website <> .

*Dolphin is All Ears: Take the Dolphin All Ears survey today for your chance to win £100*

Dolphin is always keen to hear what our customers have to say about their experiences with Dolphin software and Dolphin as a whole. The All Ears survey will only take around 10 minutes to complete and as a thank you Dolphin will enter you into our All Ears bi-monthly £100 (or US/Euro equivalent) cash prize draw.

Why not join Shaun Wood from Dartford who was the latest lucky winner of £100, by taking the All Ears survey <> today for your chance to win the cash prize draw!

*Dolphin Scripting delivers access to Microsoft Project 2007*

Dolphin Scripting has enabled Ed Pourtahmasbi to continue working with Microsoft Project in his dream job of Project Management at the world's most prestigious consulting firm, Accenture.

In 2008 Accenture upgraded to Microsoft Project 2007 and Ed decided it was time to try a more nimble and responsive screen reader, Dolphin's Hal. However, as Project is a very visible application Ed contacted Dolphin in regards to writing a specialised script in order for him to be able to navigate around the application. The results have been staggering, as Ed explains:

"Hal is twice as fast as my previous screen reader when moving around the screen and reading things...I can now use Project much faster and a lot slicker, and in the way that I want it read."

     Read in full how Dolphin Scripting has benefited Ed & Accenture
     Visit the Dolphin Scripting Zone
     Download the Microsoft Project 2007 script

*Have you downloaded the latest Free Dolphin Scripts?*

Did you know that version 9, and later versions of SuperNova, Hal, Lunar & LunarPlus have a powerful scripting engine already included as standard?

Dolphin Scripting can extend the capabilities of your Dolphin screen reader and/or screen magnifier. Free scripts are constantly being made available for download from the Dolphin Scripting Zone <> . The latest scripts to download are:

     Scan Soft Omni Page 16
     Accomplish Global Cash Manager 2009
     Microsoft Project 2007
     Keyboard language announcement
     IE7 maximise window
     Default Application extension to toggle mute status

If you would like Dolphin to conduct a free on-site evaluation on how Dolphin Scripting can make your bespoke applications accessible, please contact info@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:info@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>.

*David Blunkett MP & the Sightsavers Dolphin Pen enhance education opportunities in Kenya*

The Sightsavers Dolphin Pen <> & David Blunkett MP were the stars of the show recently at Nairobi's Kenyatta University.

As part of a DFID (Department For International Development) funded project, the Sightsavers Dolphin Pen and a number of laptops were donated to Sightsavers International for use at the university.

The donation coincided with a fact finding mission by Mr. Blunkett to Kenyatta University on behalf of Sightsavers International. During his visit he was given a demonstration on how the Sightsavers Dolphin Pen enables visually impaired students to embrace their educational studies and improve their future employment prospects.

Discover how the Sightsavers Dolphin Pen is making a real difference in Africa <>.

*EasyConverter delivers altformats to The Scottish North & East Regional Support Centre *

The Scottish North and East Regional Support Centre (RSC) have been making a real difference by promoting the use of alternative formats to its member organisation through the addition of its AltCollections web site.

AltCollections is a digital repository of alternative format learning and teaching materials including large print, Braille, DAISY and MP3. All of the materials that are available on the AltCollections website were created using EasyConverter from Dolphin.

"The benefits of using EasyConverter is that it's so much easier & less time consuming than my previous methods. The innovative interface makes it easy to convert to a range of formats." Craig Mill, RSC North & East

     Read in full how EasyConverter has delivered these alternative
     formats to the RSC
     Request a free 30 day trial CD of EasyConverter

     Download a free 30 day trial of EasyConverter




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