[blindreplay] GW Micro News - Great job indeed!

  • From: "Petro T. Giannakopoulos" <petrakigianos-giasou@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: blindreplay@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2009 03:56:13 -0700 (PDT)

The first product mentioned below can be used With Applian software. For 
example your recordings you make. The 2nd product does not but if you have a 
job you can now be like your sighted co-workers when using Lexmark MFPS 
printers. I believe in sharing information with others. No telling what we will 
have in 5 years time as blind users.

Book Sense 

The new portable digital audio book player, Book Sense, lets users access 
information for education, information, and entertainment. Students can access 
school textbooks, people in the workplace can stay current with journals or 
business magazines, and anyone can enjoy newspapers, favorite novels, or a 

With a comfortable feel when held in your hand, Book Sense is very easy to use. 
Weighing only four ounces (115g), it is portable and powerful and easily fits 
into a shirt pocket, backpack, or purse, so you can take it anywhere. 

Two models are offered - Book Sense and Book Sense XT. Both models play audio 
files, DAISY content, Secured-Digital (SD) memory card slot, and built-in 
recorder. The media player supports a variety of formats, such as MP3, MP4, 

The Book Sense model features an SD memory card with 1 GB of storage. Book 
Sense XT has internal 4GB storage memory, built-in Bluetooth, and an FM radio. 

With Book Sense, you can access digital talking books from providers such as 
Reading for the Blind and Dyslexic (RFB&D), the National Library Service for 
the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), BookShare, and Audible. 

Book Sense makes it simple by utilizing the USB port to connect to your PC to 
transfer downloaded books and music directly to the Book Sense XT or to an SD 
memory card for use in either model. 

The book reader mode supports several file formats, including txt, rtf, doc, 
docx, html, xml, and brf. 

Pricing for Book Sense will be decided soon and shipping will start later this 

GW Micro and Lexmark Offer Easier Accessibility 

Users of GW Micro's Window-Eyes screen-reading software and Sense notetakers 
will now find it easier to use Lexmark's Multifunction Printers (MFPs) thanks 
to Lexmark's Accessibility Solution. 

In the past it has been difficult or impossible for blind or low-vision people 
to access LCD screens on multi-function copiers. Due to the collaboration 
between GW Micro and Lexmark, we are making Lexmark MFPs accessible to blind 
and visually impaired consumers. 

The web-based software lets you set up and complete copy, fax, e-mail, ftp and 
scan jobs directly from your PC or notetaker, rather than from the MFP 
touchscreen display. 

The software works with GW Micro's Window-Eyes, Voice Sense, Braille Sense, 
Braille Sense Plus, and Braille Sense Plus QWERTY. 

You now have access to almost every setting and option available on Lexmark's 
MFPs to ensure that you can accomplish equivalent tasks to those completed 
directly from the touchscreen. You can control more than 120 settings/options, 
change accessibility application display options like font size and 
foreground/background colors, and check the working status of the MFP. 

Lexmark and GW Micro are demonstrating the Accessibility Solution in the GW 
Micro booth 314 at CSUN. 

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