Saturday, October 27, 2007

Mac users with Disabilities Speak out

As many of you know I am a big Macintosh fan and it is really heart warming to watch individuals with disabilities use the Macintosh with the software application that were created and developed by David Niemeijer of AssistiveWare. If you have a chance take a look at the videos and listen to the podcasts to see what is possible.

Press release: Mac users with disabilities speak out

Amsterdam - 24 October 2007 - AssistiveWare today announced "Users in
Control: A Fresh Perspective on Accessibility". This new audio and
PDF podcast series offers an insightful look at how people with
disabilities are empowered through Mac OS X, while shattering
preconceptions on disability and assistive technology (AT). Here the
users of AT are in the driver's seat! Created by Mac users with
physical, speech, or vision impairments, it seeks to inform, inspire,
and provide a platform for new ideas.

More information on this podcast can be found at:

You can listen to the podcast in iTunes:

The audio version of the podcast was created using GhostReader
( with the Infovox
iVox voices (

Thie new audio and PDF podcast compliments the "Exploring the
Frontiers of Assistive Technology" video podcast found at

This press release is also available at:

AssistiveWare ( is the worldwide leader
in innovative assistive technology software for Mac OS X that gives
people back their lives. This includes award-winning KeyStrokes(R)
and TouchStrokes(R) virtual keyboards, SwitchXS(R) scanning on-screen
keyboard, LayoutKitchen(R) panel editor, Proloquo(R) multi-purpose
speech solution, and VisioVoice(R), the award-winning solution for
vision impaired Mac users. The ConvenienceWare product line
( makes the advanced technologies
developed by AssistiveWare available in cool and convenient
applications that can make the life of Mac users easier.

AssistiveWare and ConvenienceWare are trade names and trademarks or
registered trademarks of Niemeijer Consult. VisioVoice, SwitchXS,
KeyStrokes, TouchStrokes, LayoutKitchen, GhostReader and Proloquo are
trademarks or registered trademarks of Niemeijer Consult. Infovox
iVox is a trademark of Acapela Group. All other trademarks are
properties of their respective owners.
David Niemeijer, CTO & co-CEO

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