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California State University at Northridge (CSUN) International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference
March 17th - March 22nd, 2014
San Diego, CA
Check out our complete list of upcoming events.
In the last issue of ZoomNews, we asked you to send in your testimonials on how ZoomText or any of our products has improved your life. First off, congratulations to Claude Roberts whose name was drawn in the raffle and is our $100 Amazon.com gift certificate winner!
We would like to thank each and every person who submitted their story. The entire staff here at Ai Squared enjoyed reading them - we have some pretty amazing customers! While we encourage you to read through the entire document, here are some great tidbits:
Read on for more great testimonials!
Coming this spring: ZoomText Mac with speech! We’ve been hard at work on a bunch of features including Focus Echo, Mouse Echo, and WebReader. Here’s a rundown of each:
Read on for all the details!
Ai Squared is proud to announce a new company logo! We’ve got a new tagline as well, to better encompass our growing line of products: We’ve got accessibility covered.
In the coming months, we’re unveiling a brand new website to complete our “face lift”. Stay tuned!
As you may have heard, Ai Squared recently launched sitecues, an assistive technology that builds magnification and reading capabilities right into websites.
sitecues is a SaaS (Software as a Service) solution; corporations, organizations, municipalities, cities, state and federal government agencies, and schools can purchase sitecues to make their websites easier to read and hear. Their sites are now more inclusive and enjoyable to visit, making it easier for visitors to consume content. In turn, there is no cost to the website visitor.
Read on for all the details!
We just posted a whole bunch of free live webinars and we’d love for you to join us. The topics we’re covering in the coming weeks are: “Introducing ZoomText University” where we talk about our in-person training events and “Using ZoomText & Gmail: Gmail Keyboard Accessibility Settings” where we will show you how to turn on keyboard shortcuts so you can easily navigate through your inbox or start writing an email message when using ZoomText. There are still a couple sessions for “Staying Connected with Ai Squared” and “ZoomText Show and Tell” as well.
Hope to “see” you there!
Have you heard about ZoomText University? Our hands-on training courses are a great way to learn all the ins and outs of ZoomText. Most of the courses take place over two days but we are hosting some special one-day training events right before CSUN conference next month; perfect for anyone who is already traveling to that tradeshow.
As a limited time offer, we’re throwing in a free ZoomText Professional Certification (a $149 value)! Just sign up by March 31st for any class and you’ll receive this bonus.
Check out all the courses we have coming up - right now there are eight classes to pick from, taking place all over the United States. If you don’t see one that works for you or have questions, please email Kimberly Cline or call her at (802) 367-6152.
Did you tune into the Super Bowl this year? While the game wasn’t very exciting, there was an excellent commercial featuring people using assistive technology to enrich their lives. There was former New Orleans Saint, Steve Gleason, who has ALS, showing how he communicates with the world and his family. Hal Lasko, the 98-year-old who creates masterpieces in Microsoft Paint, literally pixel by pixel, despite having wet macular degeneration was featured in the ad as well.
As Maurie said in our recent blog post, “Seeing the commercial will inspire individuals with disabilities, parents, teachers, and medical professionals alike to seek a solution when they encounter a specific problem. Chances are, there’s a pretty good method already, or at the very least, one right around the corner.”
Though the game wasn’t close by any means, the Seahawks win was more gratifying after watching this pre-Super Bowl commercial, profiling their deaf fullback, Derrick Coleman. Accessible technology benefits us all and pro athletes are no exception.
ZoomText user Kathy Kalaluhi sent in a bunch of websites that she thought other ZoomText users would find interesting and helpful. We liked the idea so much that it’s become a regular “column” in ZoomNews! Below were her suggestions and if you’d like to submit any websites for the next issue, please email them to Becca.
We’d like to invite you to test a beta version of ZoomText 10.1 for the Windows 7 operating system. We need feedback from the field so that we can iron out any issues that arise before getting the official release out the door.
Benefits to trying out the beta are:
Note: Dual monitor support has not yet been implemented in this version
If you are interested, please download the 60-day beta version. If this hyperlink does not work for you, simply copy and paste this link into your browser: http://liveupdate.zoomtext.com/10.1.4.158BETA.exe.
Again, this is just meant for users who have a Windows 7 machine. If you have a previous version of ZoomText on your machine, you do not need to uninstall it to try the beta.
Thank you so much for your help, your feedback truly is the best way to improve ZoomText.