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Flying Blind, LLC
2012 News Archive

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Come Check out BraillePen at This Year's Summer Conventions!

Released: 6/28/2012 | |

Photo of the BraillePen Slim and BraillePen12 Side by Side. We're all charged up and ready to hit the road this weekend. We're most pleased to be showing off the BraillePen12 and BraillePen Slim in a series of four International Conferences, which presents us with a fantastic opportunity to bring the world's lowest cost, most versitile Braille input/output device to thousands of current and prospective customers. If you are attending any of the conferences listed below, please stop by the Aroga Technologies booth and check out this pocket-sized alternative that is also easy on your pocket book! Also, try out the newly released clipboard feature which allows users to jot down information on their BraillePen and effortlessly transfer it to their iPad or Mobile phone. Lastly, we'll be providing free shipping on all orders placed at the conference as well as entering customers into a drawing to receive a free BraillePen12 valued at $995.00 USD! So travel safe and be sure to stop by and pay us a visit if you're attending any of these conferences. You'll be glad you did!

National Federation of The Blind National Convention, Hilton Anatole Hotel, Dallas, July 1st -3rd.

American Council of the Blind, Galt House Hotel, Louisville, July 7th - 9th.

AHEAD Conference, Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, July 11th - 13th.

AER International Conference, Hyatt Regency, Bellevue, July 18th - 20th.

BraillePen12 Firmware Update for Current and Prospective BraillePen Users Provides All New Clipboard Functionality!

Released: 6/21/2012 | |

Video still with a play button in the center showing Larry Lewis of Flying Blind, LLC holding a BraillePen12. Flying Blind, LLC is pleased to announce the availability of a new firmware build for BraillePen12 customers. Not only is BraillePen12 the only wireless Braille input/output device on the market for less than $1,000.00 USD, but it now boasts the only "clipboard" feature as well, making it possible for users to create and edit text on the fly, using their BraillePen as a stand-alone device, and then pasting the contents of that text into the edit field of their favorite iOS or Android application. To celebrate the launch of the new Flying Blind, LLC YouTube Channel (now available at www.youtube.com/flyingblindllc) Larry Lewis gets hands on with BraillePen and iOS in this first volume of the Flying Blind, LLC AdapTech Videocast in which Lewis provides an introduction to BraillePen, demonstrates how to easily connect or pair a BraillePen wirelessly via Bluetooth to an iOS device, and then closes by showing off the newly released BraillePen "Clipboard Feature". Note that this free videocast is available in two parts and is about 25 minutes in length.

Flying Blind, LLC AdapTech Videocast - Volume 1A
Introduction to BraillePen12 And Its New Clipboard Feature
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86JkQLXwC8M&feature=youtube_gdata

Flying Blind, LLC AdapTech Videocast - Volume 1B
Introduction to BraillePen12 And Its New Clipboard Feature (Continued)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ulGF8SnI2g&feature=youtube_gdata

Larry Lewis will be representing Aroga Technologies at four upcoming International Conventions commencing in less than 2 weeks. Look for more information about these conferences in your inbox next week, and if you're attending any of these conferences, stop by, pay him a visit, and try out this revolutionary utility which marries notetaker know-how with mainstream access. All BraillePen12s are shipping with this new firmware, and current BraillePen users may contact their authorized BraillePen resellers to get their units updated. We'll also be updating units at the summer conventions. Lastly, you may call (800) 561-6222 and speak to Aroga Technology's Service Department to get your unit updated. For any BraillePen related questions, please email braillepen@flying-blind.com or call (216) 381-8107.

Flying Blind, LLC at the 27th Annual CSUN Conference

Released: 2/21/2012 | |

27th Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference Logo

For those of you planning to attend California State University Northridge's 27th Annual International Technology & Persons with Disabilities Conference, from February 27 through March 3, at the beautiful Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Diego, California, Flying Blind, LLC invites you to attend a number of activities in which we will be contributing this year:
 
Flying Blind, LLC's Founder, Mr. Larry Lewis, will be involved in a variety of workshops and product sessions throughout the week with the common theme of these presentations revolving around various non-visual strategies for accessing and manipulating iOS devices.
 
2/27, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, "Unveiling Strategies for Affective Access to Apple Devices", Gregory AB
On Monday, February 27, Lewis, along with Matt Ater of G&B Solutions Inc. (www.gbsolutionsinc.com), a business associate and good friend of Lewis, will be conducting a day-long pre-conference workshop titled "Unveiling Strategies for Affective Access to Apple Devices", 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, located in Gregory AB. This comprehensive session will focus on all of the various access components of Apple's iOS devices, and offer practical methods for service providers to incorporate this mainstream approach to portable access into their client's adaptive technology journeys.
 
3/1, 1:50 PM, "Access Improvements To Touch Screen Devices", Molly AB
On Thursday, March 1, Lewis will be partnering with his colleague Greg Stilson from HumanWare Inc. (www.humanware.com) to present a General Session titled: "Access Improvements To Touch Screen Devices", 1:50 PM, located in Molly AB. This presentation discusses the process and advantages of incorporating wireless, refreshable Braille access when using iOS devices within both educational and employment settings.
 
2/29, 3/1, 3/2, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM, "Is 12 Cells Enough?", Aroga Suite
Last but not least, Lewis and Steve Barclay, Vice President of Sales for Aroga Technologies (www.aroga.com) will be hosting three sessions within the Aroga Suite titled: "Is 12 Cells Enough?". Each session will begin at 4:00 PM and conclude around 5:30 PM and will run Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. These three sessions are face to face, hands-on workshops based on the recent webinars hosted by Lewis and Barclay that illustrate the power and mobility of portable, refreshable Braille access to iOS devices in a variety of settings. These sessions will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis, so please e-mail training@flying-blind.com or call (216) 381-8107 to reserve your space today.
 
The CSUN Conference is traditionally a venue for excitement around innovation within the adaptive technology industry, and Flying Blind, LLC is very excited to be a contributing force in unveiling that innovation this year at CSUN 2012. Until CSUN, have a great week and and travel safe!

Are You An Adaptive Technology Trainer? Flying Blind, LLC Invites You to Join us by Donating 10 Minutes of Your Time

Released: 1/31/2012 | |

Flying Blind, LLC Logo. Empowerment Through Technology. Flying Blind, LLC is currently involved in a number of adaptive technology training initiatives designed to optimize adaptive technology training service delivery on a national level. It is our continuing mission at Flying Blind, LLC to provide all vision impaired persons with the necessary products, information, and services that will make their adaptech journey as fulfilling as possible.
 
We feel strongly that the only way to do this is to solicit input from those of you who are already adaptive technology trainers. Only with feedback from those of you who already provide this exemplary service can we hope to attain the type of direction we require to move forward on a number of national training projects which are currently in play.
 
We invite those of you that are currently providing adaptive technology training services, as well as those of you that have provided these services in the past, to donate 10 minutes of your time in completing the enclosed survey.
 
All responses are 100% confidential, and, should you choose to provide your name, email address, and the State in which you reside, you will be strongly considered as a potential resource for both Flying Blind, LLC and its partners as we become more involved in trainer procurement to provide what may become the most comprehensive and exemplary adaptive technology training initiative our industry has ever offered on a National basis. Excited? So are we. And we look forward to hearing what you've got to say.
 
Flying Blind, LLC Survey For Adaptive Technology Trainers:
http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07e5jk5hapgxy903g3/start





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