[ATI] ACCESSIBLE WORLD TEK TALK PRESENTS THE DISCUSSION AND DEMONSTRATION OF THE C-DESK PACKAGE, FEBRUARY 28, 2011
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Wed Feb 23 05:25:04 CST 2011
In this talk, Michael Wechter, Chief Technical Officer of
AdaptiveVoice, developers of CDesk, will go over the AdaptiveVoice
approach to helping blind and low-vision users to 'keep connected' by taking
personal computer back to its original promise of making technology
easier, accessible and affordable.
CDesk by AdaptiveVoice is a stand-alone, all-inclusive software
program for blind, low-vision, and seniors that enables access to the
most-used functions of their computer. CDesk is not merely a screen
reader or magnification program. CDesk is a single program with eight
core applications, built from the ground up to be extremely intuitive,
simple to use, and easy to learn by utilizing a consistent user
interface throughout all its applications.
CDesk's eight included applications are Word Processing, Contacts
list/address book, Internet Browsing (with webpage magnification and
screen reading), Universal Email client, Document Scanning/Reading
with Voice Read-back using your existing scanner, Skype Audio/Video
Integration, Appointment/Task Calendar, NLS/BARD books downloads,
Internet Radio and Game Arcade. All CDesk applications are
voice-enabled, shortcut accessible, and use high-contrast/large print
fonts and cursors with user-controlled context sensitive magnification
for ease of access to any level of user.
CDesk also has a complete set of task oriented training videos within
the application or through our website, and CDesk Remote Support
screen sharing capability for quick and easy remote support and
training. With in-person or remote training, a new user will, in less
than 3-5 hours average, be fully productive on the CDesk system.
AdaptiveVoice adheres closely to the following goals with CDesk:
? It had to work equally well for all levels of vision loss.
? It had to be intuitive to use and easy to learn by clients that were
not used to using a computer.
? It had to enable the users to do the basic functions most people
want a computer to do.
? It had to be affordable.
Additional information on CDesk, CDesk for Media, and AdaptiveVoice
can be located at Http://AdaptiveVoice.com or contact us at (949)436-7760.
Michael will answer questions from the audience either throughout or at the
conclusion of his presentation.
Presenter:Michael Wechter,Chief Technical Officer, Adaptive Voice
E-Mail:Michael at adaptivevoice.com
Date: Monday,February 28, 2011
Time: 5:00 PM PST, 6:00 PM MST, 7:00 PM CST, 8:00 PM EST
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