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KNFB Reader Mobile was featured on Tek Talk by Jim Gashel and Michael Hingson Hosted on Monday, February 16, 2009

During this week's Tek Talk event, Jim Gashel, Vice President of Business Development
for knfb Reading Technology, Inc. and Michael Hingson, Director of National Sales
for the National Federation of the Blind will demonstrate their superior Mobile Reader
product line for the blind and learning disabled - featuring the first cell phone
that reads and translates.
The knfb Reader Mobile is a major advancement in print access for the blind. The
software, delivered on a multifunction cell phone, allows the user to snap pictures

Download 02-16-09.mp3 23.13 MB Hosted on Monday, February 16, 2009

In Memory of Patricia (Pat) L. Price by Friends of Pat Price Hosted on Monday, February 16, 2009

Born: August 20, 1928
Died: February 1, 2009

In Pat’s Own Words

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Greg Stillson Highlights HumanWare's DeafBlind Communicator Hosted on Monday, February 02, 2009

Most agree that every person should have the opportunity to fully access the world around them and have the freedom to build lasting friendships and a happy and productive life regardless of physical disabiliy. Making it happen for the deaf-blind has been a long and frustrating journey. However, those attending this week's Tek Talk online event will learn from highly qualified presenter and trainer Greg Stilson, Humanware Product and Support Specialist, how his company has used its technological expertise to design a product that significantly opens their lines of communication.

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Review of Outlook 2007 and 2003 by Denny Huff Hosted on Monday, January 26, 2009

Using a computer program to read, write, and send email is probably the most
repetitive task any computer user performs on a daily basis. It is,
therefore, extremely desirable to choose a good email client or program and
learn its many features thoroughly. During this week's Tek Talk event, the
Accessible World has invited Denny Huff of Gateway for the Blind, L.L.C. to
take a close look at Microsoft Outlook 2007 and 2003.
Contact: Denny Huff, Gateway For The Blind LLC.

Download TT-01-26-09.mp3 16.47 MB Hosted on Monday, January 26, 2009

Demonstration Using Kurzweil To Improve eBook Sound Quality by Ann Parsons Hosted on Monday, January 19, 2009

When preparing to read an eBook on your computer or portable digital player,
do you frequently wish you could change to a different voice than your
screen reader or other text editor such as the smooth easy listening voices
used by Kurzweil?
Assistive Technology Trainer Ann K. Parsons has been invited by the
Accessible World to answer this question. During this week's Tek Talk online
training session, she will demonstrate how to convert eText into mp3 files
using Kurzweil 1000 reading software.
(Ann K. Parsons

Download tt-01-19-09.mp3 11.11 MB Hosted on Monday, January 19, 2009

Demonstration of the Plextalk Pocket on Tek Talk by Peter Proscia Hosted on Monday, January 12, 2009

Have you heard about the latest portable solid-state digital audio recording
device for blind or sighted users from Plextor designed? It's the Plextalk
Pocket and it will be demonstrated during this week's Accessible World Tek
Talk online training.
The product is unbelievably feature rich. For starters, it makes it possible
to play and Record in a wide range of DAISY MP3 formats for voice or high
quality music applications. You can use the Pocket as an audio note taker
and enter audio navigation markers while in record or playback mode and it

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Demonstration on Sendspace Max and Wizard on Tek Talk by Rick Harmon Hosted on Monday, January 05, 2009

Many computer users are finding it necessary to upload and download larger
files than most email clients will allow. Fortunately, several free services
are available. During this week's Accessible World Tek Talk online
training, one of the more popular services, Sendspace
), will be reviewed.
Rick Harmon, an extremely knowledgeable computer trainer, will provide
information about the various accounts or levels of service and the features

Download 01-05-09.mp3 12.79 MB Hosted on Monday, January 05, 2009

Demonstration on MX Skype Recorder on Tek Talk by Jamie Pauls Hosted on Monday, December 15, 2008

With the increasing use of Skype to communicate with others worldwide, there
has been a genuine need for efficient, low cost software that will record
skype messages. Jamie Pauls, a well-known, knowledgeable user of assistive
computer technology, will provide a comparison of several recording options
and will then demonstrate in detail the features of the MX Skype Recorder, a
new tool that works in conjunction with Skype and other VOIP applications,
to record voice conversations. This will include its ability to

Download 12-15-08.mp3 10.41 MB Hosted on Monday, December 15, 2008

Getting your JAWS Around the Keyboard On Tek Talk by Brian Hartgen Hosted on Monday, December 08, 2008

Brian Hartgen, the Product Development Manager at T&T Consultancy Ltd, has
been invited to introduce two low cost products for use with JAWS for
Windows and the computer keyboard this week on Tek Talk, the online
worldwide training event sponsored by the Accessible World.
The session will begin with a demonstration of TypeAbility, the software
that allows a person to learn how to use the keyboard in 77 fun, easy and
interactive lessons. By the end of the lessons, users will have learned the

Download 12-08-08.mp3 21.76 MB Hosted on Monday, December 08, 2008

Tek Talk Offers Companion Tutorial for VR Stream by Don Barrett Hosted on Monday, December 01, 2008

Tek Talk Provides Tutorial On Using HumanWare's Companion Software To
Transfer Books To the VR Stream Monday, December 1, 2008
As increased numbers of VR Streams are being purchased and used by thousands
of blind individuals worldwide, Tek Talk has received numerous requests to
again offer training on transferring files from the computer to the VR
Stream using the Companion software. Therefore, during this week's Tek Talk
event, Don Barrett, recognized advanced computer user, will provide specific

Download 12-01-08.mp3 17.15 MB Hosted on Monday, December 01, 2008