Monday, February 23, 2009

Open Access Training Sessions (OATS)

For many years, our center has offered individuals with disabilities “open access” to our computer lab for several hours each week. During Open Access hours, individuals use the Internet, try AT devices, reinforce their computer skills, or play games on the computer. Currently, Open Access is offered on Wednesdays from 3:30 – 6:00.

Soon we will offer Open Access Teaching Sessions (OATS). The last Wednesday of every month, a guest speaker will present information on a topic of interest during our Open Access hours. Information about the OATS schedule will be made available on our website.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Assistive Technology News, Brought to you by Tom, the Tech Guy

Code Factory Releases version 2.1 of Mobile Speak Smartphone and Mobile Speak Pocket, with support for more than 15 new devices, full support for Windows Mobile 6.1, support for the new Bookshare format and many more new features.
For details, see the Code Factory home page.

Users of the world-renowned Sendero GPS package who have not yet upgraded to version 5.0, the most recent release, may do so for half price during the remainder of February. For details, see the Sendero Group Home Page.

Humanware is pleased to announce KeySoft version 8.0, the latest upgrade to the KeySoft software suite. Version 8.0 will be available for mPower and PK platforms in March. KeySoft 8.0 requires one count of a Software Maintenance Agreement (SMA).

HumanWare strives to offer its customers and partners the best customer and technical support in the industry. To improve service to its customers across the US, HumanWare will move its support from Concord California to Canada over the next two months. The goal is to integrate its support infrastructure into one unified organization for the Americas.
See the Humanware Home Page for details.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Welcome to the EMPOWERTECH Blog

As we seek to raise EmpowerTech's public profile, we are launching the new EmpowerTech blog. Check back frequently for news from the organization, profiles of our staff and the wonderful people we serve, and commentary about trends in technology, news, and the world that impact EmpowerTech and the people we serve.

As part of the blog, we are building a "Link List" that appears on the right-hand side of the page. Please submit ideas and suggestions for other interesting sites that cover technology, assistive technology, and issues related to persons with disablities, so we can add to our growing list of sites.

Be well,