from the Adaptec Insider newsletter: Povidi Releases "My Accessible Google", Non-Visual Access to Google's Calendar Application! RELEASED: May 17, 2011 Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 For Immediate Release: Povidi Releases "My Accessible Google", Non-Visual Access to Google's Calendar application!! - Christchurch, New Zealand - Cleveland, OH USA - PR Web Today, Povidi LTD announced that for the first time users who are visually impaired will now be able to access Google's Calendar Application. Up until now, this robust, online means of organizing one's calendar has been virtually inaccessible to persons who are blind or visually impaired. But no longer thanks to the development efforts of Povidi, a New Zealand-based development firm committed to providing orientation and navigation solutions as well as intuitive access to otherwise relatively inaccessible web-based applications by persons who are blind or visually impaired. Povidi has created a user interface to Google's Calendar Application that can be freely utilized by visiting http://www.povidi.com/mag/ . Users must first have a Google account; once they sign in and grant this application access to their Google calendar, users may create, store, and review appointments in the same manner as their sighted peers. Povidi was able to accomplish this milestone in the wake of a tragic earthquake that has decimated Christchurch. "We're delighted with this breakthrough," stated Darryl Sherwood, founder of Povidi. " We're seeing a trend whereby vision impaired computer users are expected to manage and access information in a similar fashion to their sighted peers, and we're keen to explore ways to give them the tools they need to accomplish the tasks they are expected to independently complete."