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Dolphin Computer Access Release Hindi Supernova, the Worlds First and Only Combined Hindi Screen Reader and Screen Magnifier

December 16, 2008, 01:43:23 AM by Peter Verhoeven in .

Dolphin Computer Access today announced the release of the Worlds first and only combined Hindi screen reader and screen magnifier, with integrated Braille display support. The Hindi edition of Supernova has been developed by Dolphin Computer Access in partnership with Mumbai based disability experts BarrierBreak International. It is immediately available on portable USB pen edition, on CD, or to download as a 30-day trial.

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W3C Web Standard Defines Accessibility for Next Generation Web

December 12, 2008, 07:35:52 AM by Peter Verhoeven in .

Web designers and developers create sites that better meet the needs of users with disabilities and older users. Drawing on extensive experience and community feedback, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 improve upon W3Cs groundbreaking initial standard for accessible Web content.

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Optelec Announces Innovated Near and Distance Low Vision Solution with the FarView

November 28, 2008, 03:48:14 AM by Peter Verhoeven in .

Optelec announced the release of FarView, a portable and powerful magnification solution that redefines how low vision users are able to access, store, review and share information.

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Serotek releases System Access 3.0

November 27, 2008, 02:57:49 AM by Peter Verhoeven in .

Serotek released the first full-featured screen access product with support for 64-bit operating systems. This support is not only an essential breakthrough for IT professionals working in 64-bit environments in the course of their employment, but for the average consumer as well. Blind individuals can now walk in to any of the increasing number of retail stores who stock their shelves exclusively with machines running 64-bit operating systems, and purchase a new computer without wondering whether or not the machine will be accessible when they take it out of the box. From the smallest Netbook to the most powerful server, System Access delivers fast, reliable, and easy to use accessibility.

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Dolphin Computer Access Announce Their Acquisition of Software Express Distribution

November 16, 2008, 10:55:06 AM by Peter Verhoeven in .

Dolphin Computer Access Limited, the UK software company responsible for delivering independence to vision and print impaired people, announced its acquisition of Software Express Distribution Limited.

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Dolphin Computer Access Launch the Dolphin Scripting Zone

November 13, 2008, 08:21:39 AM by Peter Verhoeven in .

Dolphin Computer Access announced the official launch of the Dolphin Scripting Zone at This dedicated mini-site is now available and open to all Supernova, Hal, Lunar and LunarPlus users, 30-day demo customers and budding script writers. Visitors can download and rate a free script, find a script writer, contribute to the scripting forum or learn more about Dolphin Scripting.

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Google Starts Accessible View Experiment

November 06, 2008, 07:20:41 AM by Peter Verhoeven in .

Google has started an experiment to improve access to Google search by visually impaired. By only using the keyboard you can navigate through search results. Google also added a magnification lens that highlights the users selected search result.

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Freedom Scientific Releases JAWS® 10

November 04, 2008, 01:53:56 AM by Peter Verhoeven in .

Freedom Scientific today announced the English release of JAWS version 10, the worlds leading screen reader for visually impaired computer users. This new release includes new features that will expand employment, training, and educational opportunities for users at all levels. These new features include AutoForms Mode, JAWS Tandem, and RealSpeak™ Direct Solo.

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Presentation of Dolphin Screen Reader and Screen Magnifier Software Version 10 on Internet

October 29, 2008, 02:13:07 AM by Peter Verhoeven in .

During the Accessible Worlds Tek Talk online event this week, attention was focused upon how the latest update of Dolphins screen reading, screen magnification and reading and writing tools opens the world of information to those with vision loss.

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Dolphin Releases Version 10 of Lunar, Lunarplus, Hal and Supernova

October 28, 2008, 09:20:00 AM by Peter Verhoeven in .

Dolphin has released version 10 of Lunar (screen magnifier), Lunarplus (screen magnifier with speech support), Hal (Screen reader with speech and braille support) and Supernova (Screen reader with screen magnifier, braille and speech).

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GPS software supports visually impaired

October 07, 2008, 07:43:16 AM by Peter Verhoeven in .

Code Factory has announced Windows Mobile GPS software intended for visually impaired users. Mobile Geo supports blind or low-vision users by using a combination of voice synthesis and vibratory alerts, and runs on Windows Mobile 5.x, 6.x, or 6.1 devices, the company says.

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New SAPPHIRE™ Portable Video Magnifier

September 25, 2008, 08:16:46 AM by Peter Verhoeven in .

Freedom Scientific today announced the new SAPPHIRE™ portable video magnifier. This new product offers features for on-the-go low vision users and is an companion to the companys current line of desktop video magnifiers, distance viewing solutions, and screen magnification software.

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New iPod nano praised for aiding visually impaired

September 23, 2008, 01:47:24 PM by Peter Verhoeven in .

The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) has applauded Apples move to make iTunes and iPods accessible to blind and visually impaired people, saying, The iPod nano, which was virtually unusable for people with vision loss, is now equipped with talking menus and large font options. Apple has also made improvements to the accessibility of iTunes.

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MP3 Player IPod Nano 4th Generation, Now Supports Spoken Menus

September 19, 2008, 05:45:19 AM by Peter Verhoeven in .

The Ipod Nano 4th generation from Apple, is now accessible for the visually impaired. It now supports spoken menus and the ability to enlarge the font size.

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Touch Sight - Digital Camera for the Visually Impaired

July 31, 2008, 03:29:06 AM by Peter Verhoeven in .

Touch Sight is a digital camera for visually impaired people. Easy to use, it includes a unique feature which records sound for three seconds after pressing the shutter button. The user can then use the sound as reference when reviewing and managing the photos. Touch Sight does not have an LCD but instead has a lightweight, flexible Braille display sheet which displays a 3D image by embossing the surface, allowing the user to touch the image.

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Lighthouse International Develops Free, Innovative Web Browser Software For People Who Are Visually Impaired

July 16, 2008, 05:21:02 AM by Peter Verhoeven in .

Lighthouse International, a leader in advocating accessibility for people with low vision, is announcing an innovative new add-on software tool that will enable millions of people worldwide with low vision to access previously inaccessible web pages.

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IBM Makes Web Accessibility For Visually Impaired Users a Social Effort

July 09, 2008, 07:17:03 AM by Peter Verhoeven in .

IBM has launched a new initiative that it hopes will vastly improve the web browsing experience for visually impaired users. The Social Accessibility Project is a service that aims to make web pages more accessible for screen readers without altering the code of the page, the software for which is available in beta form today through IBMs AlphaWorks. If enough people participate in the project, then IBMs software could become integral to blind users' everyday surfing.

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HumanWare introduces four new portable video magnifiers for low vision

July 09, 2008, 05:57:52 AM by Peter Verhoeven in .

HumanWare expands its low vision product line with the announcement of four new video magnifiers at Vision 2008, an international conference on low vision being held in Montreal this week. With these new products, HumanWare is better able to serve the needs of the growing number of people with low vision, those whose vision cannot be completely corrected even with the most powerful prescription glasses.

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MU Develops Device To Help Visually Impaired Read Small Digital Screens

June 26, 2008, 06:38:15 AM by Peter Verhoeven in .

Faculty and students at Marshall University are working to help the people who have trouble seeing the small digital screens found on everything from cell phones to microwaves. A device developed by university physicist Thomas Wilson and engineered by faculty and students is designed to measure the contrast of digital displays. It was unveiled Wednesday morning at the American Foundation for the Blind Technology and Employment Center in Huntington.

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Swiss Town Rolls Out RFID System for Blind Bus Riders

June 26, 2008, 05:59:44 AM by Peter Verhoeven in .

National and European Union regulations require that public transit operators across Europe to provide more information for blind and visually impaired riders. A Swiss public transport agency, the Verkehrsbetriebe St. Gallen (VBSG), is rolling out an RFID-based system that allows blind riders to check transit information at bus stops, determine the destination of passing buses and flag them down.

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