Posts Tagged ‘HumanWare’

HumanWare Allies with Intel® Corporation on Distribution of New Intel® Reader

HumanWare announced today a distribution agreement with Intel for the Intel® Reader, a mobile handheld device designed to increase independence for people who have trouble reading standard print. The Intel Reader, which is about the size of a paperback book, converts printed text to digital text, and then reads it aloud to the user. Its unique design combines a high-resolution camera with the power of an Intel® Atom™ processor, allowing users to point, shoot and listen to printed text. When the Intel Reader is used together with the Intel® Portable Capture Station, large amounts of text, such as a chapter or an entire book, can be easily captured for reading later. Users will have convenient and flexible access to a variety of printed materials, helping to not only increase their freedom, but improve their productivity and efficiency at school, work and home…. READ PRESS RELEASE

Humanware introduces the new Victor Reader Stream Library Edition

In the United States, the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) is offering digital books and magazines through Internet download. In addition, the old cassette books and magazines are gradually being replaced by the new digital book cartridges that will be mailed to library patrons. Digital book cartridges are about the same size as a single cassette but the entire book fits on only one cartridge. There is no need to manage multiple cassettes or change sides anymore! NLS will provide free digital book cartridge players to all patrons over the next several years. Readers who want to experience the benefits of the new digital books right away may consider purchasing the Victor Reader Stream book player from HumanWare. This is a pocket size player capable of playing both the download digital books and the new book cartridges. The new Victor Reader Stream Library Edition is so easy to use, it is ideal to play the new NLS book cartridges…. READ PRESS RELEASE

NEW! “Connecting the Power of Audio Books Players with Accessible Educational Content”

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (AARA) prompted HumanWare to develop an Assistive Technologies Resource Guide to aid special educators and administrators in “Matching Assistive Technologies with Learning Goals.” Released in May 2009, the response to this resource guide has been very positive and we were encouraged to create a similar guide focused on technology for students with print and learning disabilities “Assistive Technologies that Support Learning Goals: Connecting the Power of Audio Book Players with Accessible Educational and Recreational Content” is now available free of charge…. READ PRESS RELEASE

Deaf-blind communication goes portable

By Geoff Adams-Spink © BBC News –A new portable device for deaf-blind people allows them to have face-to-face conversations, make phone calls using a text relay service and communicate by SMS.  The DeafBlind Communicator (DBC) consists of a braille notetaker linked by Bluetooth to a mobile phone…. READ STORY

Talking GPS Guide the Blind on Horseback and up Kilimanjaro

Montreal — HumanWare’s handheld talking GPS units are empowering the blind to lead more active, independent lifestyles—and even to embark on some extraordinary adventures. Trekker Breeze units have recently accompanied blind users on hikes up Mount Kilimanjaro and across the US, as well as on horseback excursions….  READ PRESS RELEASE