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free screen reader (System Access to Go) windows only

Accessibility Is a Right Foundation
http://accessibilityisaright.org/faq.html

provides System Access to Go (SAToGo) for free

System Access to Go (SAToGo) is:

System Access to Go (SAToGo) is the AFB-award-winning web-based version of Serotek's da Vinci award-winning System Access software. It is a complete digital content accessibility tool that functions much like a screen reader. To use SAToGo, open the run dialog on any windows computer by holding down the start menu key and then tapping the letter R on the keyboard. After you release the keys, wait about 2 seconds and type www.satogo.com and follow the audio instructions. If you prefer, you can also type in www.accessibilityisaright.org and follow the audio instructions.

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What is System Access to Go and how can I get it?

System Access to Go (SAToGo) is the AFB-award-winning web-based version of Serotek's da Vinci award-winning System Access software. It is a complete digital content accessibility tool that functions much like a screen reader. To use SAToGo, open the run dialog on any windows computer by holding down the start menu key and then tapping the letter R on the keyboard. After you release the keys, wait about 2 seconds and type www.satogo.com and follow the audio instructions. If you prefer, you can also type in www.accessibilityisaright.org and follow the audio instructions.

How do I access SAToGo?

To use SAToGo you must be connected to the Internet and your computer must use the Windows operating system, version XP or later. Enter www.satogo.com in your browser and click enter. SAToGo takes over from there. It will tell you each thing you have to do. The first time you use SAToGo you are required to register. Thereafter you need only enter your user name and password. SAToGo will remember your preferences concerning language, speed, voice, etc. SAToGo will remain active as long as you are connected to the Internet for both online and offline applications. When you disconnect from the Internet, SAToGo vanishes from your system and leaves no trace that might compromise other programs or operations.



What are the differences between the free version of SAToGo and the various versions of System Access which are available for purchase from Serotek?

In terms of digital content access, SAToGo and other versions of System Access work identically. They are fundamentally the same software, delivered in a different fashion.

SAToGo runs only when you have an active Internet connection. This means that if your Internet connection is unreliable or if, for any reason, you do not have an Internet connection, you cannot run SAToGo.

Serotek's System Access and System Access Mobile are licensed to operate on one or more standalone computers and (with System Access Mobile) via a U3 enabled USB flash drive which can plug into any compatible computer. The computer need not be connected to the Internet.

There are some features which are only available to those with paid licenses for System Access and/or the System Access Mobile Network. This means that if you are a licensed System Access and/or System Access Mobile Network user these features will also be available to you when you are using SAToGo. But if you do not own System Access, these features are not available. These features include:

* Ability to install System Access on a U3 smart drive or passkey.
* Accessible remote control of your home or work computer, which allows a user to interact with a remote machine just as if he or she were sitting at the keyboard of that computer.

What is the System Access Mobile Network and can I access it with SAToGo?

The System Access Mobile Network is Serotek's renowned Internet community which delivers a wide variety of content. SAMNet includes email, news and entertainment updates, weather information service, hundreds of described video programs, streaming internet radio, blogs, community forums, podcasts, rss, your own personal blog and website, and much, much more. With SAMNet, users can manage their media library, create custom playlists, burn audio CD's, and even transfer content to portable devices such as the Victor Steam or Creative ZenStone.

Use of the System Access Mobile Network requires a paid subscription (included in some System Access Mobile licenses). It is not included in the free SAToGo license. However, if you are a paid subscriber to the System Access Mobile Network, you may log in while using SAToGo and access all the features of SAMNet.

Do I have to register with Serotek in order to use SAToGo?

No. You are offered an opportunity to create an account whenever you access SAToGo, unless you have already established an account. It is not necessary to create an account in order to use System Access to Go, however having an account provides significant convenience. Once your account is created, you can save personal user preferences such as speech rate, pitch, key echo, and various other customizations of System Access. You can access SAToGo with your username and pin number and bypass the registration and preference screens that automatically run if you do not have an account. The information you provide during registration is not used for any other purpose, although you have the option to "opt in" and receive regular notifications of Serotek product updates and new product announcements.

Does The AIR Foundation offer other free accessibility tools?

The AIR Foundation is in the process of reviewing certain open source tools for inclusion in the free accessibility tool kit. The Foundation will accept and make available tools provided by other adaptive technology companies provided they are offered without restriction and at no charge to the user.



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Re: free screen reader (System Access to Go) windows only



I have used SA to Go for a few years now. I don't have System Access installed here on the laptop because I had previously installed it on 2 desktop computers in my building and each user is only allowed 2 installs per license. But I love it. I have System Access installed on my desktop computer. I had been a SAMNet subscriber up until a few months ago, when my parents' credit card was hacked. But one of these days I need to call Serotek and talk to them. SAMNet is the System Access Mobile Network, and it's basically a web portal with news, entertainment and a lot of cool stuff. Serotek describes it as "the accessible digital lifestyle."


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