[Nfbnet-members-list] Fwd: Tek Talk Presents James Gashel, Vice president, Program Development, K-NFB Reader App for the iphone: Monday September 8, 2014, 8 pm EDT, Pat price Room: www.accessibleworld.org

David Andrews dandrews at visi.com
Thu Sep 4 01:02:29 UTC 2014

>NEWSWIRE: MONDAY September 8, 2014
>TEK TALK PRESENTS “The KNFB Reader iPhone App: 
>Fast, Accurate, and easy to use”
>Presented by: James Gashel, vice president of 
>business development, K-NFB Reading Technology, Inc., Waltham, Massachusetts
>For further information contact: James Gashel 
><mailto:jim at knfbreader.com>jim at knfbreader.com
>Website: <http://knfbreader.com/>http://knfbreader.com/
>The wait is finally over. The highly anticipated 
>KNFB Reader iOS app that provides access to 
>print text on the go, was presented at the 74th 
>Annual Convention of the National Federation of 
>the Blind to enthusiastic cheers and applause. Major benefits include:
>·        Fast--With the touch of a single 
>button, read virtually any type of printed text, 
>including mail, receipts, class handouts, memos and many other documents.
>·        Accurate--Accuracy is facilitated by a 
>field of view report, automatic page detection, and tilt control.
>·        Efficient--Proprietary document 
>analysis technology determines the words and 
>reads them aloud to the user with high quality text-to-speech.
>Features--Several features make the KNFB Reader 
>an excellent choice for capturing and reading 
>documents on the go wherever you are.
>·        Reading Modes--Reading modes for single 
>column and multicolumn formats.
>·        Synchronized Highlighting--Synchronized 
>text highlighting with Braille and high quality speech output.
>·        Text Navigation--Text navigation by 
>line, sentence, word and character.
>·        Viewfinder & Tilt Assist--Viewfinder 
>for live field of view. Tilt guidance and report 
>to assist with aligning the camera relative to the document.
>·        Automated--Automatic text detection to 
>enable hands-free operation or touch-free operation.
>·        Import and Export Documents--Ability to 
>import, OCR and read image based PDF and JPG. 
>Export HTML and TXT files to cloud storage including Dropbox and Google Drive.
>·        Read Multi-Page Documents--Capture and 
>read documents, brochures, pamphlets, and books.
>·        Multi-Language Support--The KNFB Reader 
>can recognize and read printed materials in a 
>variety of languages including: English, French, 
>German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Swedish, 
>Norwegian, Portuguese, Danish, Finnish. The 
>user-interface and documentation is currently 
>available in English, French, German, Dutch, 
>Italian, Spanish, Swedish, Norwegian and Portuguese.
>About K-NFB Reading Technology, Inc.
>Located in Waltham, Massachusetts, K–NFB Reading 
>Technology, Inc. is a joint venture between 
>Kurzweil Technologies, founded by Ray Kurzweil, 
>a forty-year innovator and pioneer in assistive 
>technologies and the inventor of the first 
>print-to-speech reading machine for the blind; 
>and the National Federation of the Blind, the 
>largest, most influential membership 
>organization of blind people in the United 
>States. The company is known worldwide having 
>launched the world’s first hand-held text to 
>speech reader in 2006 followed in 2008 by 
>release of the world’s first reading 
>technology­the popular knfbReader Mobile 
>software running on a cell phone. The company's 
>latest product, the KNFB Reader iPhone app will 
>be released in late summer 2014 and made 
>available for purchase and download from Apple’s 
>App Stores throughout the world.
>Presenter: James Gashel Vice President of Development,
>E-Mail: jim at knfbreader.com
>Date: Monday September 8, 2014
>Time:  5:00 p.m. Pacific, 6:00 p.m. Mountain, 
>7:00 p.m. Central, 8:00 p.m. Eastern and 
>elsewhere in the world Tuesday 12:00 GMT.
>Approximately 15 minutes prior to the event 
>start time; go to The Pat Price Tek Talk Training Room at:
>Or, alternatively.
>Select The Pat Price Tek Talk Training Room at: 
>Enter your first and last names on the sign-in screen.
>All Tek Talk training events are recorded so if 
>you are unable to participate live at the above 
>times then you may download the presentation or 
>podcast from the Tek Talk archives on our 
>website at <outbind://6/www.accessibleworld.org>www.accessibleworld.org
>If you are a first-time user of the Talking 
>Communities online conferencing software, there 
>is a small, safe software program that you need 
>to download and then run. A link to the software 
>is found on every screen to our rooms.
>Join us Monday August 11, 2014, in the Pat Price 
>Tek talk Training Room of: 
>to learn more about this company’s “unique” 
>products and services. Hope to see you there.
>the software to download is available on every 
>entry screen to the Accessible World online rooms.
>Enter your first and last names in the user 
>field and tab to log in as no password is needed.
>All online interactive programs are free of 
>charge, and open to anyone worldwide having an 
>Internet connection, a computer, speakers, and a 
>sound card. Those with microphones can interact 
>audibly with the presenters and others in the 
>virtual audience may text chat with the 
>attendees. To speak to us, hold down the control 
>key and talk; then let up to listen.
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>to inform people of the topic and times for the 
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>questions, suggest topics to be used in the 
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>Discussion link on the same page and completing the form.
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>List,or  the Tek Talk discussion List  by 
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><mailto:boacosta at pacbell.net>boacosta at pacbell.net 
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>Robert Acosta, Chair, Accessible World
>E-Mail: <mailto:boacosta at pacbell.net>boacosta at pacbell.net
>Phone: 818-998-0044;
>Web site: <http://www.helpinghands4theblind.org>www.helpinghands4theblind.org;
>Randi Shelton, Accessible World Events Coordinator;
>E-Mail: <mailto:rshelton820 at gmail.com>rshelton820 at gmail.com;
>Phone: 412-221-0801;
>Steve Hoffman, President Talking Communities;
>E-Mail: <mailto:steve at talkingcommunities.com>steve at talkingcommunities.com.
>The Accessible World, a division of Helping 
>Hands For The Blind, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit 
>organization, seeks to educate the general 
>public, the disabled community and the 
>professionals who serve them by providing highly 
>relevant information about new products, 
>services, and training opportunities designed 
>specifically to eliminate geographic and access 
>barriers that adversely affect them
>Robert Acosta, President
>Helping Hands for the Blind
>(818) 998-0044

         David Andrews and long white cane Harry.
E-Mail:  dandrews at visi.com or david.andrews at nfbnet.org
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