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Tag-It Demonstrates The Talking Skeleton and Much More by Hansjrg Lienert Hosted on Monday, June 16, 2008

Just when we think we’ve heard about all the newest technology that provides independence
and employment opportunities to the blind and visually impaired, we learn about the
Tag-It Guide developed by Dr. ger and Lienert Informationsmanagement GbR of Marburg,
This system, based on the RFID -technology (Radio frequency, allows identification
of objects that are provided with tags or transponders and displays information via
a computer, a PDA or some other small device. The tags are small self-adhesive labels

Download 06-16-08.mp3 19.48 MB Hosted on Monday, June 16, 2008

Ricky Enger Demonstrates Serotek Software Hosted on Monday, June 09, 2008

Whether we're working or playing, at home or on the road, access to digital information
has become essential in our daily lives. Ricky Enger of Serotek Corporation will
join us to discuss and demonstrate software from Serotek enabling computer users
to access information anytime, anywhere.
We'll explore the concept of the Accessible Digital Lifestyle using several tools
from Serotek, including SAToGo, a free, web-based screen reader, the System Access
Mobile Network, and much, much more.

Download 06-09-08-Serotek-Presentation.mp3 25.75 MB Hosted on Monday, June 09, 2008

Travel Made Easy With "The Breeze" by Sam Adler, Market Development Manager for HumanWare Hosted on Monday, June 02, 2008

"HumanWare is proud to present the most recent GPS Orientation tool: Trekker Breeze!
This new, all-in one device , easy and simple tool will assist you in your daily
travel, providing automatically most valuable information such as Where you are,
What's around and Where to go next. The Breeze will allow you to record your favorite
landmarks and routes, in the easiest manor. Only nine buttons to give you all the
security you need to enjoy outdoor travel in confidence. This device is small, smart
and it's operation is yet so simple!

Download 06-02-08-The-Breeze-by-Sam-Adler.mp3 18.61 MB Hosted on Monday, June 02, 2008

Tek Talk Presents: Choosing and Using An MP3 Player by Woody Annna Dresner, National Braille Press Hosted on Monday, May 19, 2008

Are you trying to decide which MP3 player to buy, or would you like to know how to
use your MP3 player more effectively? If so, Anna Dresner's new book, A Pocketful
of Sound, available from National Braille Press can help. It compares and describes
a variety of mainstream and adaptive players and includes instructions for their
The Accessible World is excited about having Anna Dresner as its presenter during
the upcoming regular Monday event. Anna will describe some key features of the book.

Download 05-19-08.mp3 28.44 MB Hosted on Monday, May 19, 2008

ScripTalk Station: An Audible Prescription Reading Device To Be Demonstrated On Tek Talk by Anna McClure, Marketing Representative, Envision America, Inc. Hosted on Monday, May 12, 2008

Are you blind or visually impaired? Do you take prescription medications? Do you
know someone else who does? Are you concerned about remembering your prescription
instructions and information? Are you bothered that you have to rely on others to
read your prescription information? Are you looking for a way to safely and independently
manage your medications? If you answered YES to any of these questions, ScripTalk
Station is for you!
During the upcoming Tek Talk online event sponsored by the Accessible World, you

Download 05-12-08.mp3 11.36 MB Hosted on Monday, May 12, 2008

TekTalk Presents Jim Kitchen and His Accessible Games Hosted on Monday, May 05, 2008

Determining the importance of computer games in education has resulted in significant
research throughout the world. While opinions of researchers vary, it is generally
believed that computer games are the most frequently used interactive media for children
and young adults and that computer games are already a phenomenon of greater cultural
importance to all ages than movies, or perhaps even sports.. The gaming industry
is believed by many to be the catalyst that is driving the propagation of new and

Download 05-05-08.mp3 22.28 MB Hosted on Monday, May 05, 2008

Dancing Dots: Providing Technology for Blind Musicians and Their Educators by Bill McCann, Founder and President of Dancing Dots Hosted on Monday, April 28, 2008

The next Accessible World Tek Talk online training event will explore the musical
world with Bill McCann, Founder and President of Dancing Dots, a United States, based
company with customers in more than 40 countries, that has been providing solutions
to challenges faced by blind musicians worldwide since 1992. He will demonstrate
the Goodfeel Braille Music Translator, any sighted musician with no knowledge of
Braille can scan and edit print notation and convert it to the equivalent braille

Download 04-28-08.mp3 25.34 MB Hosted on Monday, April 28, 2008

Anyone For A Game of Chess? by Anna Dresner and Alan Dicey Hosted on Monday, April 21, 2008

Chess has been defined many ways but most will agree that it is not merely an idle
amusement but essentially in its essence it is a game, in its form an art, and in
its execution a science. Several very valuable qualities of the mind, useful in the
course of human life, are to be acquired or strengthened by it, so as to become habits,
ready on all occasions. the current form of the game emerged in Southern Europe during
the second half of the 15th century after evolving from similar, much older games

Download 04-21-08.mp3 22.36 MB Hosted on Monday, April 21, 2008

Tek Talk Presents An Unbelievably Comprehensive And Accessible Device Monday by Marco Gregnanin, C.E.O. ITEX Hosted on Monday, April 14, 2008

Did you know there is now a portable device that recognizes flat and solid objects
through the eyes of a digital camera! Did you know there is a hand-held device that
is a real computer with Windows XP and 60GB Hard Disk, slightly bigger than a palm,
able to recognize objects in less than ten seconds? Did you know a device exists
that can read books, magazines and newspapers of any size and complexity up to two
complete pages at a time, text on boxes, bottles, cans, and medicines , as well as

Download 04-14-08.mp3 14.07 MB Hosted on Monday, April 14, 2008

Windows Vista's speech Recognition: Vista's Half-buried Treasure Hosted on Monday, April 07, 2008

Dean Martineau will discuss and demonstrate Windows Vista Speech Recognition, a powerful feature of this operating system that has received less promotion than it deserves. He will discuss who can best benefit from this feature, some thoughts on how this approach to speech recognition compares with Dragon Naturally Speaking, then provide a tutorial on its use, both with System Access as the screen reader and using the J-Vist package from T & T Consultancy.

Download 04-07-08.mp3 59.4 MB Hosted on Monday, April 07, 2008