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Technology News for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired
From the American Foundation for the Blind
 January 2003 Issue  Volume 4  Number 1

In This Issue . . .

Editor's Page

A New Page That Speaks Volumes

This article presents an overview of Bookshare.org, a repository for thousands of books scanned by volunteers — Deborah Kendrick

The Novel Experience of Reading: A Review of OPENBook and Kurzweil 1000

This Production Evaluation reviews the Kurzweil 1000 version 7.0 from Kurzweil Educational Systems and Freedom Scientific's OPENBook version 6.0—the two most popular adapted optical character recognition (OCR) packages — Jay Leventhal and Koert Wehberg

Books on Tape Without the Tape!

Audible.com is a web site that converts audio books and other spoken audio programs into digital files. This article describes how to become a member and how to navigate the site and download material — Jim Kutsch

Are We There Yet? Another Look at the MobilePal+GPS

This Product Evaluation presents the results of re-testing the MobilePal+GPS by RemoteMDX, a cell phone-based GPS system — Mark Uslan, Darren Burton, Jim Denham, and Kevin Dusling

You Can Bank on It: Features, Technology, and Locations of Talking ATMs

This article on Talking Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) gives an overview of how they work and how you can find machines in your area — Lainey Feingold

Seek and You Shall Find: Using Specific Search Engines

This article evaluates specific search engines for accessibility, including Seti-Search, an engine designed to be speech-friendly — Lynn Zelvin



Entire Issue

Editor in Chief Jay Leventhal
Contributing Editors Paul Schroeder, Senior Editor
Crista Earl
Deborah Kendrick
Mark M. Uslan
Executive Editor Sharon Harrigan

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