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Maestro And Trekker, The World In The Palm Of Your Hand by Sam Adler, Market Development Manager for HumanWare Hosted on Monday, March 31, 2008

This week's Tek Talk event will feature the version for Maestro and Trekker, a small
yet powerful, fully accessible and easy to use handheld device with many solutions
such as Calendar, Contacts, wireless Email, Web browser, Media Player, Daisy player,
Voice notes, Text notes and a File Explorer.
Trekker GPS features many popular and innovative application such as: Where am I
information, GPS status, creation and search of Points of interest, Route creation,
virtual Browsing offline, free mode navigation and many more.

Download 03-31-08.mp3 24.82 MB Hosted on Monday, March 31, 2008

A Backward Glance At CSUN 2008 by Larry Gassman and Friends Hosted on Monday, March 24, 2008

During the upcoming Accessible World Tek Talk online event Larry Gassman and other
members of the Tek Talk planning committee will provide an overview of the products
and services displayed during the 23rd annual CSUN technology conference held March
10-15th 2008 in Los Angeles. A project of the California State University Northridge
Center on Disabilities, the conference is known as the longest-running and largest
annual university sponsored conference on technology and persons with disabilities
in the world.

Download 03-24-08.mp3 18.39 MB Hosted on Monday, March 24, 2008

Providing Instant Remote Access To Accessible Media Using eClipseWriter And eClipseReader And Writer by IRTI, Peter Proscia, President, CEO, and Tim Simonetti, Vice President of Engineering Hosted on Monday, March 10, 2008

During this Tek Talk online event, Innovative Rehabilitation Technology, Inc. (IRTI) of Grass Valley, California will provide two related presentations: eClipseWriter 4.0 Scanning to DAISY and how eClipseReader and writer work together to provide instant
remote access to accessible media.
Attendees will first learn how eClipseWriter Professional 4.0, now powered by Abby
FineReader 8, integrates document scanning and DAISY book and Personal use. Then,
eClipseWriter's new scanning, word processing and automated Save to DAISY features

Download 03-10-08.mp3 26.75 MB Hosted on Monday, March 10, 2008

Wired For Business! Strategies for incorporating Wireless Braille into your Technological Journey by Larry Lewis Hosted on Monday, March 03, 2008

Larry Lewis, President of Flying Blind LLC, will showcase the entire
line of wireless Braille displays manufactured by Baum Retek, a European-based manufacturer
with decades of experience developing products for persons who are vision impaired.
The virtual audience will be taken on a tour of the hardware of these displays and
will hear a demonstration of methods for efficiently using these displays to wirelessly
access a PC as well as Mobilespeak-equipped PDAs and Smartphones.

Download 03-03-08.mp3 23.42 MB Hosted on Monday, March 03, 2008

Tek Talk Demonstrates How Skype Conversations Can Now Be Recorded Hosted on Monday, February 25, 2008

Rick Harmon, a recognized technology trainer, will discuss and demonstrate Callburner
and several other recording methods now available.
Contact Rick Harmon at his webpage and podcast feed at:
or his web Blog at

Download 02-25-08.mp3 20.55 MB Hosted on Monday, February 25, 2008

Up Close Look At HumanWare Operations Part 2 & VR Stream Version 1.2 Update by Pierre Hamel and Gerry Chevalier Hosted on Monday, February 18, 2008

A Unique "Up Close" Look Into HumanWare's Operations and Vision For Its
Future, Part 2, and An Update on VR Stream Version 1.2.
Those of you who joined us January 7 for the special Tech Talk featuring the
up close look at HumanWare with Gilles Pepin, CEO and Pierre Hamel Vice
President of Research and Development may remember that Pierre was unable to
complete his presentation due to Internet issues that disrupted the
Accessible World broadcast. Pierre has graciously accepted to repeat that
presentation for us February 18.

Download 02-18-08.mp3 27.48 MB Hosted on Monday, February 18, 2008

Ensuring Websites Are Accessible To Everyone by Tim Springer Hosted on Monday, February 11, 2008

Probably the most talked about topic among computer users of assistive devices is
the inaccessibility of many websites. Unfortunately, for most the talk is just that:
Talk. During the upcoming Accessible World Tek Talk online event, however, you will
have the privilege of meeting a technology expert who has done much more than talk
about the problem. He has developed core technology and led the development of InFocus(tm),
the industry's first commercial software for testing Web accessibility.

Download 02-11-08.mp3 20.51 MB Hosted on Monday, February 11, 2008

Overview of Microsoft Office 2007 by Karen McCall, Author, Trainer and Consultant Hosted on Monday, February 04, 2008

comprehensive overview of the new Microsoft Office 2007 by Karen McCall, M.S. of Karlen Communications, a recognized trainer and consultant on digital environment accessibility. She will discuss many of the features of the software and provide valuable tips for setting up Outlook 2007 for anyone using adaptive technology and how to make the two programs work together better.
Contact: Karlen Communications, Ontario, Canada
Web: www.iprimus.ca/~martha/table.htm

Download 02-04-08.mp3 18.15 MB Hosted on Monday, February 04, 2008

Examining the Hidden Programs Within Kurzweil 1000 Hosted on Monday, January 28, 2008

Presenters:: Walt Kramer Email: wokwest@charter.net and Ken Trebelhorn (lvti@charter.net
)While most people know that Kurzweil 1000 provides blind users access to
printed and electronic materials through its excellent optical character
recognition scanning program, few really know how to use the many other
extremely valuable tools within the software. During Monday's online Tek
Talk training event, sponsored by the Accessible World, Walt Kramer and Ken

Download 01-28-08.mp3 26.19 MB Hosted on Monday, January 28, 2008

the Power of Google by Woody Anna Dresner Hosted on Monday, January 21, 2008

Presenter: Woody Anna Dresner, National Braille Press.
Email: adresner@nbp.org
Computer users worldwide are meeting the daily challenge of harnessing the
power of Google, the largest, most complete, and popular Internet search
engine available today. Attendees at this week's Accessible World Tek Talk
event WILL BE PROVIDED an introduction to using Google based on the book

Download 01-21-08.mp3 19.79 MB Hosted on Monday, January 21, 2008