ATI Code Factory's new competition: More than $20000 worth of prizes
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From: Denny Huff
To: 'Adaptive technology information and support.'
Sent: Saturday, June 14, 2008 12:36 PM
Subject: ATI Code Factory's new competition: More than $20000 worth of prizes
Caroline Ragot - Marketing Director
Tel. +34 93 733 70 66 - marketing at codefactory.es
Reading on the go Competition
Code Factory's Reading on the go competition
More than $20000 worth of prizes to be divided among ten winners
Terrassa (Barcelona), June 13, 2008
Don't miss Code Factory's Reading on the go competition, where you can win prizes including: Nokia Symbian S60 9 phones as the Nokia N82; AT&T Windows Mobile 6.0 Smartphones; Vodafone Spain's latest mainstream mobile phones; copies of the Mobile Speak screen readers with Acapela text-to-speech technology; licenses of Mobile Daisy Player and KNFB Reader; subscriptions to Bookshare.org and Audible; and Baum Vario Connect 12 Braille devices!
Code Factory, together with our friends and partners, is giving you the unique opportunity, through one of the most jam-packed competitions in the history of the accessible technology industry, to win all of what any blind or visually impaired person needs to read a book on his/her mobile phone. We're even giving away access to the books. Winners will get a pack of prizes, such as a mobile phone + accessible software + electronic books + Braille device. Be the first to join the competition, visit www.codefactory.es/contest, invite your friends to do the same, and win a prize package to experience what it means to have complete accessibility on a mainstream mobile device and read electronic books anytime, anywhere.
This competition will be promoted during the summer conventions in Europe and North America:
· The convention of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), Dallas: June 29 - July 5, http://www.nfb.org/nfb/national_convention_2008.asp.
· The convention of the American Council of the Blind (ACB), Louisville: July 5 - July 12, http://www.acb.org/ .
· Sight Village, Birmingham: July 15 - 17, http://www.qac.ac.uk/sightvillage/home.htm.
· The convention of the Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER), Chicago: July 22 - 27 http://www.aerbvi.org.
· The World Blind Union assembly (WBU), Geneva: August 21 - 23 http://www.wbu2008.ch/e/.
Who can participate?
Every blind or visually impaired person who is interested in reading on the go with an accessible mobile phone, whether or not he/she is attending the summer conventions, is welcome to participate. To get one of our Bookshare.org subscriptions as a prize, we will require a certification that the contestant has a disability that makes it impractical to read printed text.
How does one participate?
To join the competition, just fill out the online form at: http://www.codefactory.es/contest .
How to learn more about the competition?
At any time, visit the contest webpage at http://www.codefactory.es/en/page.asp?id=251 .
Don't miss the many presentations which Code Factory is holding about our solutions for reading on the go. We will explain how to read a book with Nokia, AT&T and Vodafone phones, with Mobile Daisy Player, with the KNFB reader, with a Baum Vario Connect 12, from Bookshare.org, and from audible.com using Mobile Speak screen readers.
· At NFB, on June 30th at 1.00 pm, we will present "Reading On The Go! Using a Cell Phone to Read Books and Access Large Amounts of Text". Our presenter will be Larry Lewis, Founder and President of Flying-Blind http://www.flying-blind.com/.
· Sight Village, on Thursday July 17th, at 11.30am, we will present "Reading on the go with Code Factory and accessible mobile phones". Our presenter will be Melanie Endres, Code Factory's International Sales Director.
· At AER, Code Factory and Vision Cue will have a booth together and will showcase all their accessible solutions.
· At WBU, Code Factory's staff will demo our reading on the go solutions at Vodafone's booth.
· If you have any questions about the competition, feel free to send an email to marketing at codefactory.es.
To learn more about reading on the go with Code Factory products, you can read the articles linked to below, which were recently printed in our newsletter:
· Reading On the Go, Part 1:
· Reading On the Go, Part 2: http://www.codefactory.es/en/newsletters.asp?id=61&y=2008&n=9#section42
How to find out the results of the competition?
We will publish the results on our website during the first week of September and send an email to the winners of the contest at that time.
Code Factory would especially like to thank all its partners who make this competition possible: Acapela, AT&T, Audible, Baum, Bookshare.org, KNFB, Nokia, and Vodafone Spain.
About Code Factory's partners:
About Acapela ; About AT&T ; About Audible ; About Baum ; About Bookshare.org ; About KNFB ; about Nokia ; About Vodafone Spain.
Acapela Group gives a voice to all your products and services. We invent voice solutions to give the say to content and enrich user interfaces in a natural and intuitive way based on our comprehensive technologies.
With the constant growing demand for 24/7 real time information access and the successful deployments of consumer interfaces freeing eyes and hands thanks to speech capability, voice solutions are now a strategic piece of the end user interface challenge achievement.
Acapela, a key player leaning upon 25 years of experience, offers substantial and proven solutions adapted to your activity, and presents a comprehensive range of products and services adapted to the needs of major markets: Accessibility, Automotive, Consumer Electronics, Industry, Mobility, Multimedia and Telecom.
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates, AT&T operating companies, are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. Among their offerings are the world's most advanced IP-based business communications services and the nation's leading wireless, high speed Internet access and voice services. In domestic markets, AT&T is known for the directory publishing and advertising sales leadership of its Yellow Pages and YELLOWPAGES.COM organizations, and the AT&T brand is licensed to innovators in such fields as communications equipment. As part of its three-screen integration strategy, AT&T is expanding its TV entertainment offerings. In 2008, AT&T again ranked No. 1 on Fortune magazine's World's Most Admired Telecommunications Company list and No. 1 on America's Most Admired Telecommunications Company list. Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at http://www.att.com.
AT&T Inc. announced last December, 17, 2007 two new applications that will increase usability for wireless customers who are blind or have low vision. AT&T is partnering with Code Factory to offer Mobile Speak and Mobile Magnifier, both for Windows Mobile and Symbian Series 60 operating system devices. These new products are currently supported on five AT&T phones: the Nokia N75, Nokia E62, Cingular 3125, Samsung BlackJack (Windows Mobile version 5), and Pantech Duo (Windows Mobile version 6). Additional compatible devices will be available soon. Mobile Speak and Mobile Magnifier are each available for a one-time charge of $89, which is billed directly to the customer's credit card. For additional information or to obtain a 30-day software trial, contact the National Center for Customers with Disabilities (NCCD) at 1-866-241-6568 or place a TTY call to 1-866-241-6567. The NCCD is available from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET.
About Audible, Inc.
More information about Audible, he leading provider of premium digital spoken audio information and entertainment on the internet, can be found at http://www.audible.com.
It is our aim to make people with visual impairments successful at school, university or in their jobs. And we want to improve their quality of life by providing them with products that help increase their personal independence.
What do we mean by this?
Being successful at School and at Work:
With our products and ample services we want to help our blind and low vision customers to better master their school and their job. In a world where working conditions are becoming more and more difficult, they shall be more competitive, being able to execute activities of higher quality and thus achieve better positions. Today people are expected to permanently continue learning. So are visually impaired people, and we want to provide them with the means.
Improve Quality of Life:
Our products will help our blind and low vision customers to be more independent and thus more self-determined. The free and self-determined access to every kind of information at any time and anywhere is getting more and more important in today's "society of information" even in the private sector. That is why we put the emphasis of our activities on offering CCTV's, reading machines, organizers and access to the Internet.
Braille support for Mobile Speak by BAUM Retec
For a long time now, Baum's VarioConnect Braille displays have worked easily and quickly with Code Factory's Mobile Speak, Mobile Speak Pocket and Mobile Speak Smartphone.
BAUM is a German based company specializing in products and services for blind and visually impaired people. The VarioConnect Braille display has been specifically designed by BAUM as a "Bluetooth" Braille reading and writing device to working in combination with mainstream devices like mobile phones, PDA's and smartphones loaded with Mobile Speak.
The research and development departments of Code Factory and BAUM have been working closely together for quite some time. The result is the unique combination of Mobile Speak and VarioConnect working together with great stability and utility.
Bookshare.org provides an extensive online library of accessible fiction, non-fiction, reference materials, textbooks, popular magazines and leading newspapers for qualified print-disabled readers of all ages. The library is dramatically increasing the quantity and availability of books and newspapers in accessible formats, to ensure that people with print disabilities have the same ease of access to books and periodicals that people without disabilities enjoy. Recently, Bookshare.org received a $32 million award from the U.S. Department of Education to expand the collection and provide free services for all U.S. students. Bookshare.org is operated by Benetech, a Palo Alto, CA-based nonprofit that develops technology, like a software company, yet applies the technology to social causes.
The Mobile Reader Product Line from knfbReading Technologies, Inc., is a major advancement in portability and functionality of print access for the blind, the vision impaired and those with reading difficulties.
The knfbReader Mobile and kReader Mobile software packages run on a multifunction cell phone that allow the user to read mail, receipts, handouts and many other documents wherever the user happens to be. This is a truly pocket-sized solution to reading on the go. The knfbReader Mobile software has a feature set designed for blind or low vision users. The kReader Mobile is designed for people who have difficulty reading due to learning or language problems.
knfb Reading Technologies is a Joint Venture between Kurzweil Technologies and the National Federation of the Blind.
Nokia is the world leader in mobility, driving the transformation and growth of the converging Internet and communications industries. At Nokia, we employ a company-wide, global approach to accessibility and usability in design and services for our customers. For more information, please visit http://www.nokiaaccessibility.com .
Nokia has full-time staff dedicated to developing internal product design standards, initiating research projects to address specific needs, and training employees worldwide for servicing customers with unique wireless communication needs. The award-winning Nokia LPS was the first inductive coupling loopset in the wireless industry, allowing our customers with telecoil-equipped hearing aids to use digital handsets.
Nokia S60 devices were the first to include text-to-speech software, providing our blind customers with means to access the many features and capabilities of Nokia handsets. For some, Nokia innovations have provided the first opportunity to speak to family and friends using a mobile phone. Nokia is proud to respond to the diverse needs of a global marketplace.
About Vodafone Spain
Vodafone Group Plc is the world's leading mobile telecommunications company, with a significant presence in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and the United States through the Company's subsidiary undertakings, joint ventures, associated undertakings and investments.
Vodafone Spain has just announced the comming launch of Vodafone Speak, an application that talks you through your mobile menus and functionalities: Missed calls, messages and battery level. Visit www.vodafone.es/vodafoneparatodos for details.
About Code Factory
Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Terrassa/Barcelona, Spain, Code Factory is the global leader committed to the development of products designed to eliminate barriers to the accessibility of mobile technology for the blind and visually impaired. Today, Code Factory is the leading provider of screen readers, screen magnifiers, and Braille interfaces for the widest range of mainstream mobile devices including Symbian-based and Windows Mobile-powered Smartphones as well as Pocket PC phones and PDAs. Its product line is the only one to support phones working on the GSM, CDMA and WCDMA networks. Code Factory's success lies in giving excellent customer support and in responding immediately to the needs of its end users.
For more information, feel free to contact Code Factory S.L.:
Code Factory, S.L., Rambla d'Egara 148 2-2, 08221 Terrassa (Barcelona)
Tel. +34 93 733 70 66, info at codefactory.es, www.codefactory.es
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