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This Week's Featured Advertisement

Photo of the New Victor Reader Stream - $319.00 USD Each - Humanware. See things. Differently. This Week's Featured Advertisement: Save $50 On The New Stream Offering Online Podcasts And Wireless Access To NLS BARD!!!

HumanWare is pleased to announce the latest free software update coming soon for the Victor Reader Stream, the world's leading accessible media player and ebook reader. To celebrate the exciting new features coming to the Victor Reader Stream HumanWare is also pleased to announce a special limited time price of $319 until August 31, 2014.

The Victor Reader Stream Version 4.4 update brings even more exciting new wireless features including online podcasts and wireless access to the NLS BARD service. Enjoy the ability to search and browse thousands of podcasts, subscribe with a single key press and have new episodes automatically downloaded wirelessly to the Stream. Users eligible for the NLS BARD library service will now be able to access over 50,000 digital books and magazines, searching by author or keyword, by browsing over 100 categories, and via their own personal wish list that can be managed both on the Stream and through the NLS BARD website.

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TypeAbility: Keyboard Instruction Software for JAWS and Magic

Photo of Larry Lewis of Flying Blind, LLC demonstrating TypeAbility: Keyboard Instruction Software for JAWS and Magic. Click to view this demonstration on YouTube now. TypeAbility is a program that teaches the entire computer keyboard in 99 user-friendly lessons to aspiring computer keyboard users of all ages!

By the end of the lessons, the student will have mastered all of the letters, numbers, and punctuation, as well as navigation and editing within dialog boxes and text documents. TypeAbility is great fun for all ages and is a fantastic asset for any school, rehabilitation training center, or for itinerant teachers who provide adaptive computer training. It's also a great teaching tool for individuals wishing to improve their typing skills!

TypeAbility 4.1 for JAWS, is compatible with JAWS 8 and higher. Conveniently, you can use either a full version of JAWS, or the free JAWS demo. TypeAbility is also compatible with the screen magnification program MAGic. With MAGic, the partially sighted can not only listen to, but also see their typing lessons. TypeAbility for MAGic can be installed into MAGic 10.5 or MAGic 11. In that case, JAWS is not needed, because MAGic will provide both speech and magnification.

Learning how to launch, run, choose lessons and tasks, and how to close TypeAbility is very simple. After a few lessons with an assistant, a blind non-typing child will be able to use the program independently. TypeAbility is fun and appropriate for students of all ages. There are User Preferences that allow TypeAbility to conform to each student's needs. However, there are not such a bewildering number of complex options that learning how to use TypeAbility would be a mystery or chore. It's a cinch!

Though TypeAbility is very simple to use, it is both the most advanced typing program for the blind on the market, and also the most fun to use. TypeAbility offers support for one-handed typists and can be run on computers connected to a network.


For an in-depth demonstration of this teaching tool in action visit the following link to watch and/or listen to Larry Lewis provide a comprehensive tour of TypeAbility:

TypeAbility Downloads:

So why not take TypeAbility for a test drive? Download either TypeAbility for JAWS or TypeAbility for Magic using the links below, use the software up to 15 times and decide for yourself how useful it will be for you, your peers, and your consumers!

To Download TypeAbility for JAWS, click this link. 15 free openings:

To Download TypeAbility for MAGic, click this link. 15 free openings:

Documentation & Videos:

To download instructions for installing TypeAbility 4.1, click this link:

To download TypeAbility Help, click this link:

To Download TypeAbility Quick Hotkey Help, click this link: QuickTypeAbilityHotkeyHelp.rtf

To watch or listen to Larry Lewis of Flying Blind, LLC demonstrate TypeAbility on YouTube, click this link:


TypeAbility: Full Version

Single Installation: $150.00 USD
5 Site License: $400.00 USD
10 Site License: $600.00 USD
20 Site License: $775.00 USD
30 Site License: $925.00 USD
40 Site License: $1,025.00 USD

TypeAbility: Upgrade from Version 2 or 3.3 to Current Version

Single Installation: $50.00 USD
5 Site License: $200.00 USD
10 Site License: $300.00 USD
20 Site License: $385.00 USD
30 Site License: $460.00 USD
40 Site License: $510.00 USD


To Purchase TypeAbility, simply make your selections from either the Full Version (1) or Upgrade (2) tiers included below:

(1) TypeAbility: Full Version

Select Your License:
Select Your Screen Reader:
Enter Your JAWS/Magic Serial:
Enter Your Email Address:

(2) TypeAbility: Upgrade from Version 2 or 3.3 to Current Version
Select Your License:
Select Your Screen Reader:
Enter Your JAWS/Magic Serial:
Enter Your Email Address:

We Invite You to Join the 2014 Flying Blind, LLC Apple Accessibility Initiative (AAI)

Photo of a female hand interacting with the touch interface of an Apple iPad. If you are an educator of vision impaired students or a professional who makes decisions regarding the technological journey of a vision impaired student, then the Apple Accessibility Initiative (AAI) is for you.

Are you excited about receiving iPads for your students but not sure what access features are available to ensure your students are independent, efficient, and on an equal playing field with their sighted peers? Would you like to know which iOS apps can make your students more proficient in a post-secondary education or competitive job market?

The Flying Blind, LLC AAI Professional Development Seminar can provide you with all of this, and much more. This Professional Development Seminar was designed for educators who have either received or are receiving portable iOS devices such as iPads, iPods, or iPhones which are to be used by their students.

The Apple Accessibility Initiative (AAI) Professional Development Seminar will:

  • Introduce you to all of the built-in low vision options available within these devices.

  • Unveil the robust screenreading access for speech users integrated into these devices.

  • Screen shot of the Apple iPad at Settings / General / Accessibility.

    Photo of the Apple iPad with Voiceover call outs assisting its user with various tasks.

  • Showcase QWERTY on-screen and wireless keyboard options for navigation and data entry.

  • Illustrate how refreshable Braille I/O transforms these devices into a "Portable Information Management System".

  • Photo of an Apple iPad connected to a small Bluetooth wireless QWERTY keyboard by the universal Bluetooth symbol.
    Photo of an Apple iPad connected to a Braillepen and BraillePen 12 by the universal Bluetooth symbol.

    Once a framework for access to these devices has been established, attention will be redirected to the various applications, strategies, and methodologies that will allow you and your students to:

  • Search for and browse pertinent information.

  • Download and Read Books.

  • Photo of an Apple iPad showing the New York Times inside the Safari browser.

    Photo of the Apple iBooks Store.

  • Manage and share information with others.

  • And explore a variety of games to play.

  • A split image photo with the top half of the photo showing an iPad spewing countless photos and documents from its interior and the bottom half showing a user connecting the Apple iPad to the sky. An allusion to to the new iCloud.
    Photo of the Apple App Store Logo.

    The AAI Professional Development Seminar is available in two different formats based on your specific needs and budget. The AAI Professional Development Seminar may be administered live and in person, or remotely via the internet.

    CEU Eligibility
    Flying Blind, LLC will work with you, your staff, or any other governing authority to make certain the completion of the AAI Professional Development Seminar provides CEU eligibility for all participants.

    Group Size
    The standard AAI Professional Development Seminar is designed to accommodate 20 educators per seminar, though it can be scaled to meet the needs of any number of participants. Please contact us for additional information on larger groups.

    The cost for the live and in person version of the AAI Professional Development Seminar is $1,000.00 USD plus all pertinent travel expenses for Mr. Larry Lewis, Flying Blind, LLC's Founder, and the instructor who will be personally conducting each live and in-person seminar.

    The online version, which is also conducted by Mr. Lewis, is divided into three modules, with each module lasting approximately 1.5 to 2 hours. The cost of each module is $400.00 USD per module, if purchased searately, or $1,000.00 USD if all three modules are purchased at once. These modules may then be scheduled to be conducted on three separate agreed upon days, or throughout the span of a single day, based on the preferences of your educators.

    Why AAI is the Right Choice
    Flying Blind, LLC is keenly aware of today's economic climate, and we believe that by offering the AAI Professional Development Seminar in its current, comprehensive, and field-tested form, we will save you far more time, energy, and money than if you were to attempt to integrate these solutions without the proven resources and field tested information that we have built into this seminar.

    How to Reach Us
    For more information please contact us today at or give us a call at +1 (216) 381-8107.

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