Flying Blind, LLC E-News - Volume 11
Current Information on the Adaptive Technology Industry
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You are invited to a Code Factory demonstration of GPS and Reading On-the-Go applications for the blind and visually impaired!
Join Flying Blind, LLC as it represents Code Factory solutions at the National Federation of the Blind 2008 Summer Convention!
Flying Blind, LLC is pleased to be demonstrating the latest innovations of Code Factory, the global leader in making mobile phones and PDAs accessible to persons who are blind and visually impaired, by participating in a variety of activities at this Summer’s National Federation of the Blind Convention, which is to be held at the Hilton Anatole Hotel (http://www1.hilton.com/en_US/hi/hotel/DFWANHH-Hilton-Anatole-Texas/index.do), June 29th - July 5th, 2008.
We cordially invite you to attend three formal presentations on Monday, June 30th, 2008 which will be conducted in the Travertine Room, Atrium Mezzanine.
These presentations will demonstrate Code Factory’s latest accessible solutions, enabling blind and visually impaired users to explore the world and read on-the-go using their mobile phones. We are very proud to announce the upcoming release of Mobile Geo, the first GPS navigation application for Windows Mobile-based Smartphones and Pocket PCs, which has been developed in partnership with Sendero Group. We are also pleased to announce the upcoming release of Mobile Daisy Player V2.0, Code Factory’s highly-anticipated digital book reader for mobile phones and PDAs.
These presentations will be hosted by Larry Lewis, President of Flying Blind, LLC, a long-time user of, and ambassador for, Code Factory products.
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM: "Debuting Accessible GPS Solutions"
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM: "Reading On-the-Go using Accessible Mobile Phones"
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Repeat of "Debuting Accessible GPS solutions"
We are delighted to announce that staff from Sendero Group will co-present the sessions showcasing Mobile Geo, Code Factory’s GPS application powered by GPS and mapping technology from Sendero. The Sendero group is the leading provider of GPS products for the blind.
Also joining us, Jim Fruchterman, President of Benetech, and founder of www.bookshare.org, will be paying us a visit during our "Reading On-the-Go" session. Last, but by no means least, Daniel Hubbell, Technical Evangelist from Microsoft’s Accessibility Group, will be participating in these sessions discussing Code Factory’s and Microsoft’s partnership to bring portable access to hundreds of its hand-held solutions.
In addition, Mr. Larry Lewis, on behalf of Code Factory, will be conducting one drawing per session. Each drawing will give all participants a chance to win Mobile Geo + Mobile Speak Smartphone or Pocket and Mobile Daisy Player + Mobile Speak for Symbian Phones.
We would be delighted if you could join us for one or both of these sessions. Each session has a limited capacity, and will be filled on a "first come, first serve" basis.
For more information about these sessions, please e-mail Larry.Lewis@Flying-Blind.com or phone +1 (216) 381-8107.
These solutions will also be demonstrated in both the Sendero Group and Optelec booths in the Exhibit Hall where Mr. Larry Lewis will be available to answer questions and walk you through a demonstration of one of the Mobilespeak screen reading applications, as well as Mobilespeak’s unparalleled Braille support using a wireless refreshable Braille terminal.
Don’t miss the "Reading On-the-Go" Competition, read more at: http://www.codefactory.es/en/page.asp?id=251
We look forward to visiting with you in Dallas. Until then, safe travels!
Flying Blind, LLC is excited to be conducting the following presentation at the 2008 National Federation of the Blind Summer Convention (http://www.nfb.org/nfb/National_Convention_2008.asp) June 29th - July 5th, 2008 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel (http://www1.hilton.com/en_US/hi/hotel/DFWANHH-Hilton-Anatole-Texas/index.do).
This presentation will showcase Guide Hands-Free, the industry’s first integrated speech output / screen magnification solution with built-in hands-free access via its speech recognition utility.
Guide Hands-Free provides the user with a minimum of 21 exciting PC applications that the user may access either through a PC keyboard, or the sound of his / her voice.
Mr. Larry Lewis will be putting these applications to the test, and will illustrate the ease by which this hands-free access provides an added dimension of productivity for the PC user who has challenges using a PC keyboard, or the user wishing to circumvent some of the graphical complexities of the Windows environment.
Location and Time are:
Monday, June 30th, Travertine Room, Atrium Mezzanine
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM: "Exploring Guide Hands-Free! Integrated access to a PC using innovative speech recognition solutions!"
For more information about this life changing alternative to PC access, please e-mail Larry.Lewis@Flying-Blind.com or call +1 (216) 381-8107.
On Saturday, June 20th, Mr. Larry Lewis conducted a seminar on the various mobile options available for new and current users of accessible cellular phone technologies.
He also demonstrated a variety of solutions which were of interest to the audience. To listen to an archive of this seminar, please visit: http://www.hadley.edu/SeminarDownload/mobile.mp3
To learn more about the many great courses offered by Hadley School for the Blind, please visit http://www.hadley.edu.
While this news article does not have anything to do with Flying Blind, LLC’s involvement in Adaptive Technology, it does concern an organization that Flying Blind, LLC wholeheartedly endorses and supports.
For those of you who do not know the personal side of Larry Lewis, I am a huge fan of, and practitioner in the Martial Arts, which are a fantastic way for those of us who are blind to build confidence, stay physically fit, and maintain a balance in our lives.
The Blind Judo Foundation at http://www.blindjudofoundation.org is a wonderful vehicle for bringing the Martial Art of Judo (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judo) to persons who are blind.
I received this news about one of its sponsored athletes and felt compelled to share it with you:
Jordan Mouton, a BJF Judo athlete, has won the opportunity to represent America at the upcoming Paralympic Judo Games in Beijing. This young, 18 year old female came to the Blind Judo Foundation approximately two years ago expressing interest in the sport of Judo.
Through dedication, desire, and unrelenting commitment, she will be representing America this coming September in Beijing. As a visually impaired athlete, she will be only the second female to represent America in Paralympic Judo since the Paralympic Games were initiated in 1988.
While home in Houston for a few days and before returning to her Dojo in CA, Fox News caught up with her. The following is the trailer of that interview:
Also, if you are interested in following the Paralympic Games starting September 6th through the 17th, check out the official website at http://en.paralympic.beijing2008.cn/.
If you are interested in donating to the Blind Judo Foundation, please visit http://www.supportblindjudo.com.
— Larry L. Lewis, Jr.
President and Founder
Flying Blind, LLC