[Athen] (no subject)

Daryl Murphy dmurphy at collegeofthedesert.edu
Tue May 15 09:29:56 PDT 2007

Investments in any successful business, which has been shown as to
Freedom Scientific success, is just plain good business. One such
buyout was Dragon to ScanSoft (Nuance). It lowered the price, had new
money to develop a better product, and provide better tech support,
including updates. Why? It brought that product to the main stream,
not just the disability market. With the higher need for the rise in
recognized disabilities, this is a good thing.

From: athen-bounces at athenpro.org [mailto:athen-bounces at athenpro.org] On
Behalf Of Prof Norm Coombs
Sent: Tuesday, May 15, 2007 8:24 AM
To: Access Technologists in Higher Education Network
Subject: Re: [Athen] (no subject)

Is it fair to conclude that there is a good profit to be made from the
disability market? No indication that the purchase is done for
philanthropic reasons.

At 08:06 AM 5/15/2007, you wrote:

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Hot off the presses:


Wafra Partners Announces Acquisition of Freedom Scientific, Inc.

April 25, 2007

Wafra Partners LLC and Wafra Investment Advisory Group, Inc.* are
pleased to announce the acquisition of Freedom Scientific, Inc.

Freedom Scientific, Inc., based in St. Petersburg, FL, is the leading
worldwide provider of assistive technology products for those who are
low vision or blind. Assistive technology products make information,
whether in electronic or print format, and computing accessible to those
who are low vision or blind. The Company's software products include
screen reading software, screen magnification software and scanning and
reading software. Hardware products include handheld computers, Braille
displays, scanning and reading machines, video magnifiers and Braille

Wafra Partners LLC is a private equity firm focused on middle market
companies based in North America that have enterprise values between $20
and $150 million. We are currently seeking acquisitions of companies in
consumer products, outsourced business services, niche manufacturing,
and consumer-driven services.

* Wafra Investment Advisory Group, Inc. serves as investment advisor to
the investments referred to herein. Wafra Partners LLC seeks companies
within the parameters and sectors set out above.


Ron Stewart

Vice President for Operations

Dolphin Computer Access Inc.

231 Clarksville RD Suite 3

Princeton Junction, NJ 08550

Direct: 609 803-2174

Mobile: 609 213-2190

Sales (toll free): 866 797-5921

Support: 866 797-5921

Fax: 609 799-0475

ron.stewart at dolphinusa.com


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