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  • From: Nimer <nimerjaber1@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: blind_html@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 21 Mar 2009 10:18:35 -0600

I can't believe they still sell the scholar.

"every time I say something they find hard to hear
they chalk it up to my anger
and never to their own fear"
Ani Difranco: I'm Not A Pretty Girl 1995

Nimer M. Jaber

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Subject:        Fred's Head Companion - American Printing House for the Blind
Date:   Sat, 21 Mar 2009 12:32:38 +0000
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 Fred's Head Companion - American Printing House for the Blind

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Spoken-Web: a Talking Web Portal <>

Posted: 20 Mar 2009 08:17 AM PDT

Spoken-Web is a web portal, managing a wide range of online data-intensive content like news updates, weather and travel, and business articles for computer users who are blind or visually impaired. The site provides a simple, easy-to-use interface for navigating between the different sections and articles.

Using the keyboard to navigate, a person who is blind or who has a visual impairment can hear the full range of an article content provided in a logical, clear, and understandable manner with no advertisement interruptions. The full features can be operated from any computer or Internet cafe in seconds.

Click this link to visit <>.

The Friday Morning Podcast <>

Posted: 20 Mar 2009 06:04 AM PDT

The following information comes from Top Tech Tidbits <> and is posted here for your convenience.

Bill Boules has launched what he calls the Friday Morning Podcast, which often appears on other days. He does some adaptive technology training and discusses favorite topics of his. He actively seeks feedback. Recent episodes have discussed the Amazon mp3 site and the Scrip Talk method for labeling prescriptions.

"I have been an access technology specialist for several years. My goal is to provide the best possible computer training to people who are blind, or have low vision. I have been a computer user since the late 1980s and have provided training to blind professionals nationwide. One of the things I like most is recording the podcast and reading listener feedback. It is important to me to have feedback so that I make necessary changes in the way that I provide training. I want people to subscribe to the podcast and enjoy learning about the great world of assistive technology. Additionally, I try to add some fun to the podcast. It's great to learn but it shouldn't be a chore. I feel that I can make technology fun and useful to folks that are new to it."

Click this link to listen or subscribe to the Friday Morning Podcast <>. Click this link to directly subscribe to the Friday Morning Podcast: <>

The Braille 'n Speak Scholar <>

Posted: 20 Mar 2009 05:33 AM PDT

Braille 'n Speak® Scholar Talking PDA

New improved talking "Personal Digital Assistant" (PDA) for Braille users. From APH and Freedom Scientific Inc. Small, portable unit with a rechargeable battery.


   * Input with a Braille-type seven-key keyboard
   * Synthetic speech output
   * Advanced word processor with file organizing
   * Hard copy output in Braille or print. Includes Braille-to-print
     back translator
   * Talking clock, countdown timer, stopwatch, phone directory,
     calendar, and scientific graphing calculator
   * Most software built-in, including Help

   * Soft leather carrying case
   * Battery Charger / AC Adapter
   * Earphone
   * Serial Interface Cable for connection to a PC (9-pin female to
     mini-din 8 male)
   * PC-disk and large print user manuals
   * Cassette Tape Tutorial with demos
   * Large Print/Braille Command Quick Reference

Ordering Info

Order Toll-Free:

   * Braille 'n Speak Scholar: Catalog #: 1-07320-01
   * Serial Interface Cable: Catalog #: 1-07319-00

Visit the American Printing House for the Blind website for more information: <>.

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