[macvoiceover] Re: Fwd: News Release: Serotek Introduces First iPhone Application for the Blind

  • From: David Chittenden <dchittenden@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: macvoiceover@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 10 Oct 2009 13:42:14 +1300


In actuality, it is the first app which has been written especially for the blind. It is not the first app which is accessible and usable by the blind.

David Chittenden, MS, CRC, MRCAA

Russell Solowoniuk wrote:
On 2009-10-09, at 12:52 PM, David Poehlman wrote:

thei iphone is the first app for the blind for the iphone, I could go on.

On Oct 9, 2009, at 2:49 PM, Ricardo Walker wrote:


What do you mean?
On Oct 9, 2009, at 2:24 PM, David Poehlman wrote:

I'd expect nothing less than lies like this from them.

On Oct 9, 2009, at 2:22 PM, Jeff Kisecker wrote:


Not sure if my messages are getting through to the list or not, but I received the following today, and thought it would be of interest to some on this list.
Jeff Kisecker

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     Serotek Introduces First iPhone Application for the Blind

/iBlink Radio available in App Store/

  MINNEAPOLIS, Minn – October 9, 2009 – Serotek Corporation
  <http://www.serotek.com/>, the leading provider of internet and
  digital information accessibility software and services,
  introduced a third-party iPhone application today specifically
  designed for those who are blind or have low vision. Now
  available in the App Store, the application is called iBlink
  Radio™ and is the first such application to be introduced in the

iBlink Radio allows people to listen to podcasts, radio stations and reading services produced by and for the blind community. The reading service section of iBlink Radio provides audio versions of newspapers, magazines and periodicals for anyone unable to read the printed page, regardless of disability. Daily newspapers include USA Today <http://www.usatoday.com/>, Wall Street Journal <http://www.wsj.com/> and the New York Times <http://www.nytimes.com/>. Listeners can also access all known radio stations owned and operated by the blind, and the podcast section offers topics ranging from technology to cooking. “The iPhone is a great platform for doing just about anything, whether it be learning something new or just jamming to some great tunes,” said Mike Calvo, CEO, Serotek Corporation, “iBlink Radio represents all that and more; it marks another step toward inclusion for all.” While the application offers a convenient way for the blind community to stay connected, the application is available to everyone, blind or sighted. In addition to being of great interest to those who are blind or have partial sight, iBlink Radio is also invaluable resource to family members, friends and professionals serving this community.


               For additional information, visit http://www.serotek.com/eyeblink
. **
*Serotek Corporation*
Serotek Corporation is a leading technology company that develops software and manufactures accessibility solutions under the System Access brand. Committed to the mission of providing accessibility anywhere, Serotek began with the launch of the first online community specifically designed to meet the needs of people with visual impairment. Since then, Serotek has introduced several powerful, affordable solutions that require minimal training and investment. For more information, visit www.serotek.com <http://www.serotek.com/>.


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