Don't Miss Holiday Stocking Stuffers Symposium Saturday Nov.
Nov 24, 2005 03:58 PST
For Immediate Distribution
Announcing An Accessible World Symposium: Holiday Stocking Stuffers and
Great Gift Ideas For Everyone, Especially Those With Special Needs
Choosing just the right gift for those on your holiday shopping list will
be much easier this year thanks to the upcoming free online Accessible
World Symposium on Saturday, November 26, 2005. The event will last
approximately five and one-half hours and will feature a number of
manufacturers and product Distributors who provide useful and accessible
products, such as appliances, watches, clocks, household items and computer
enhancement software and hardware that is of particular interest to those
experiencing vision loss. Time will be allotted for the audience to ask
questions of each presenter.
Start Time: 10:00 a.m. Pacific; 11:00 a.m. Mountain; 12:00 Noon Central;
1:00p.m. Eastern; 1800 p.m. UTC.
Session 1: 10:00 Pacific; 1:00 Eastern
The event will begin with an overview of the Speak To Me Catalog by its
founder Denise Russell. She will describe some of the unique,
practical and fun products that talk, sing, play music, and allow you to
record your own personal message. These include many gift ideas products
that will delight both sighted and blind.
Session 2: 10:40 a.m. Pacific; 1:40 Eastern
Joann Becker, Marketing Manager for Optelec, Inc. will provide information
about recently released products: a wireless Braille keyboard, the
EasyLink PDA, and Mobile Speak, the talking cell phone.
Session 3: 11:20 Pacific; 2:20 Eastern
Mary T. (Terrie) Terlau, Ph.D., Adult Life Project Leader Department of
Educational and Technical Research, at the American printing house for the
Blind, will demonstrate Money Talk an accessible accounting and check
writing program for the blind and low vision.
Session 4: 12:00 Pacific; 3:00 Eastern
Bierley & Associates, Inc. will provide a comprehensive description of
their newest product, the Color Mouse, a unique and affordable hand-held
video magnifier for low vision individuals.
Session 5: 12:40 Pacific; 3:40 Eastern
Anna Mcclure, Marketing Representative at Envision America, Inc. will show
how the I.D. Mate II, with its database of one-half million North American
UPC's and descriptions, give the user
a huge head start in identifying product and getting the information needed
the item. The device also allows the user to associate any number of
recorded voice messages with
a scanned bar code.
Session 6: 1:20 Pacific; 4:20 Eastern
Stephen A. Guerra, Technology Specialist, will discuss how Specially
adapted tools, products and technology sold by Independent Living Aids
help the visually impaired enjoy a more independent lifestyle thus enabling
them to stay active and make their life easier. These include canes,
magnifiers, large print books, Braille products, talking watches and
clocks, talking cooking gadgets, and all items formerly sold by Ann Morris.
Session 7: 2:00 Pacific; 5:00 Eastern
In an effort to enrich and improve the lives of millions of people
worldwide by making information available through the use of affordable
technology, Kenneth Grisham, President / CEO, of Premier Assistive
Technology will demonstrate some of their eighteen prize-winning
accessible products that provides access to today's technologically
oriented world. These products are useful to everyone, not just those with
Session 8: 2:40 Pacific: 5:40 Eastern
Humanware Blindness Product Marketing Manager Jonathan Mosen will give an
update on some of his companys innovative tools that empower blind and
visually impaired to compete effectively in a sighted world.
It is easy to participate in this informative online event. Just follow
Select the Auditorium and press ENTER.
On the next screen, type in your first and last name and press ENTER. No
password is required.
You will then be taken to the Auditorium where you will hear the presentations.
Note: Archives of each session will be available soon after the end of the
For more information, contact:
Pat Price, Events Coordinator
The Accessible World Symposiums
Robert Acosta, Co-Chair