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  • Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2009 12:28:19 -0600

"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

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Subject:        Fred's Head Companion - American Printing House for the Blind
Date:   Thu, 26 Mar 2009 12:02:25 +0000
From:   Fred's Head <fredshead@xxxxxxx>
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 Fred's Head Companion - American Printing House for the Blind

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Posted: 25 Mar 2009 10:49 AM PDT

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Posted: 25 Mar 2009 09:34 AM PDT

I received the following email and wanted to share it with you.


"I am a Software Engineering graduate from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and I started my own company called KayZee Solutions ( The idea behind my company is to provide software solutions that enhance people's lives."

"I have developed a product for visually impaired people and would like to share it with as many people as possible. The product is called iHear Dialer and it's an application for the increasingly popular touch-screen iPhone by Apple. It allows its users to dial phone numbers without actually looking at the screen. The original idea was developed for visually impaired people since it is nearly impossible for them to use touch screen devices."

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Posted: 25 Mar 2009 08:05 AM PDT

Are you on the lookout for new music? If you are, then you should check out On the site, you'll be able to check out music from new artists, rate them, and share what you've found with the rest of the world. There are many sites like this, but new and interesting artists are seldom found.

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The site claims to have the largest music directory on the Internet, and to have all your favorite unsigned artists. If you just look at the keywords on the opening screen, you will see that could be accurate, the site is a true platform of discovery. You can find new music on the spot, and listen to brand new albums to decide if you like them before parting with your cash.

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Posted: 25 Mar 2009 08:45 AM PDT

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