LevelStar Icon, A New Linux-based Blind-accessible PDA

Presenter: Joshua Miele, Ph.D., Research Associate, Smith-Kettlewell Eye
Research Institute's Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center, San Francisco, California

This week's Tek Talk online training sponsored by Accessible World.org will
feature an informal review by Research Associate, Dr. Joshua Miele of the
LevelStar Icon -- a new Linux-based blind-accessible PDA. He will describe
the unit, its capabilities, and his impressions of its potential as a
platform for third-party software development. Following his presentation,
he will be available to answer questions and > participate in general
discussion about the product and the state-of-the-art of accessible PDAs.

Dr. Miele is currently conducting research in the areas of tactile maps and
auditory displays. His research interests also include wayfinding
technologies and techniques, audio description of video content, adaptive
tools and techniques for teaching math and science, and issues related to
DAISY
authoring and distribution.

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