[Missouri-l] ACCESSIBLE WORLD TEK TALK PRESENTS SEROTEK TO DISCUSS AND DEMONSTRATE DOCUSCAN, JANUARY 31, 2011
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Ricky Enger Demonstrates Serotek's DocuScan Plus On Tek Talk Monday, January
Easy access to the printed word has long been a significant challenge facing
those who are blind or print-disabled. The need to scan and read printed
information is not restricted to a single location, and for this reason it
is important to have a tool which can access printed documents just as
easily from a public computer with no assistive technology installed as it
is to access at home. Ricky Enger of Serotek Corporation will join us to
discuss and demonstrate software from Serotek enabling computer users to
scan and read paper documents and PDF's anytime, anywhere.
We'll explore Serotek's DocuScan Plus, an affordable and easy-to-use piece
of software which can scan printed materials and convert them to text, daisy
books, or MP3's for access on a portable device. We'll demonstrate how
previously scanned documents can be saved to a hard drive, or to a
centralized location for easy retrieval from any computer, regardless of
whether it has other assistive technology installed.
Following the demonstration, the audience will have the opportunity to ask
questions about this self-voicing OCR application which can be used at home,
work, and even in the classroom.
Date: Monday, January 31, 2011
Time: 5:00 p.m. Pacific, 6:00 p.m. Mountain, 7:00 p.m. Central, 8:00 p.m.
Eastern and elsewhere in the world Tuesday 1:00 GMT.
Where: TekTalk Conference Room at:
http://www.accessibleworld.org. Select the Tek Talk room, enter your first
and last names on the sign-in screen.
All Tech Talk training events are recorded so if you are unable to
participate live at the above times then you may download the presentation
or podcast from the Tech Talk archives on our website at
If you are a first-time user of the Talking Communities online conferencing
software, there is a small, safe software program that you need to download
and then run. A link to the software is available on every entry screen to
the Accessible World online rooms.
All online interactive programs are free of charge, and open to anyone
worldwide having an Internet connection, a computer, speakers, and a sound
card. Those with microphones can interact audibly with the presenters and
others in the virtual audience or text chat with the attendees. To speak to
us, hold down the control key and talk; then let up to listen.
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topic and times for the many Discussion Groups on Accessible World. The
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You can join the Accessible World Announce List, the Tek Talk Announce List
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Accessible World also provides a Tek Talk Discussion List. This list is
intended to give you an opportunity to ask computer related questions,
suggest topics to be used in the weekly Monday training programs, or just to
interact with others interested in using assistive devices to access
computers. You may sign up for this list by selecting the Tek Talk
Discussion link on the same page and completing the form.
Accessible World Contacts:
Robert Acosta, Chair
Email: boacosta at pacbell.net
Marcia Moses, Events Coordinator
Email: mgmoses at comcast.net
Steve Hoffman, President
Email: steve at talkingcommunities.com
The Accessible World, a division of Helping Hands For The Blind, a 501(c)(3)
not-for-profit organization, seeks to educate the general public, the
disabled community and the professionals who serve them by providing highly
relevant information about new products, services, and training
opportunities designed specifically to eliminate geographic and access
barriers that adversely affect them
Robert Acosta, President
Helping Hands for the Blind
Email: boacosta at pacbell.net
Web Site: www.helpinghands4theblind.org
You can assist Helping Hands for the Blind by donating your used computers
to us. If you have a blind friend in need of a computer, please mail us at
the above address.
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