[tabi] Fw: Tek Talk Features The Kapten Plus Monday, August 8,2011

  • From: "Lynn Evans" <evans-lynn@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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  • Date: Tue, 2 Aug 2011 16:14:40 -0400

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Tek Talk Features The Kapten Plus Monday,  August 8,2011


In the not so distant past, global positioning satellites were something only 
imagined in science fiction. For  the  past several years, Leader Dogs For The 
Blind located in Rochester Hills, Michigan, has been using them very 
successfully with students during training. On the next Tek talk, Harold 
Abraham, an employee involved in their Innovations office  will share with us 
the features of the Kapten. The personnel and students at Leader Dogs have 
worked with and benefited from   systems like this for quite some time. You may 
be familiar with the Trekker and Trekker Breeze, both successful forerunners of 
 the Kapten Plus.    What can a GPS do for you? How accurate are they? How can 
they help you find stores or other locations in the neighborhood in which you 
live? Do they work well in both urban and suburban locations?  How successful 
are they in country areas? Do they help in finding  obstructions as you walk in 
addition to locating  specific buildings? What new features have been added to 
the captain that make this a must buy for a gps user? Technology develops and 
changes so quickly. What are the particular strengths of this new option?   In 
his  forthright appraisal and presentation, Harold Abraham of their innovations 
office,  will discuss both the strengths  and weaknesses of this unit.

Packed with many features and a low sales price, this is a GPS almost anyone 
can afford. In addition, he will  give a solid overview of "everything Captain 
PLUS" that is happening at Leader Dog and acquaint us with   the   history of 
their  location technology program which began in 2005 and  now   includes a 
partnership with Kapsys of France in developing the Kapten PLUS. Abraham will 
give a demonstration of some of the Kapten's functions and answer questions 
from listeners.
   As a strong proponent and leader in the field of location technology for 
people who are blind, Leader Dog has a strong commitment to advancement in the 
field. Plans for future development will be part of this presentation. 

Carroll Jackson, a Graduate Field Representative for Leader Dogs  will talk 
about his experiences working with the three generations of GPS he has received 
through Leader Dog including the Trekker, Trekker Breeze and Kapten Plus.  
Jackson travels thousands of miles each year with his Leader Dog Hunter and 
will share a story or two from his travels with a guide dog and a Kapten PLUS. 
With both a GPS and a guide dog, you will  create a team whose independence and 
ease in travel has no equal. 

Presenters:Harold Abrahams, Chief Innovations Office, leader Dogs for the Blind 
Carroll Jackson, Graduate Field Representative, leader Dogs for theBlind 
Phone: 248-659-5013
Web site: www.leaderdog.org

Date: Monday,August 8, 2011

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