[Nfbnet-members-list] FW: Accessible World Tek Talk Archives Archive Update

David Andrews dandrews at visi.com
Thu Sep 11 23:17:59 UTC 2014

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>From: donotreply at accessibleworld.org [mailto:donotreply at accessibleworld.org]
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>Subject: Accessible World Tek Talk Archives Archive Update
>TEK TALK PRESENTS "The KNFB Reader iPhone App: Fast, Accurate, and 
>easy to use" has been posted to the Tek Talk Archives Archives and 
>can also be found on the front page of http://accessibleworld.org/ 
>under the "Recent Content"
>The link to the full description of the archive is below:
>The link to download the file is below:
>Tek Talk Archives description:
>Presented by: James Gashel, vice president of business development, 
>K-NFB Reading Technology, Inc., Waltham, Massachusetts
>For further information contact: James Gashel jim at knfbreader.com
>Website: 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 
>"       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 
>"       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 technology-the 
>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
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>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.

         David Andrews and long white cane Harry.
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