Prof Norm Coombs norm.coombs at GMAIL.COM
Thu Oct 18 07:18:06 PDT 2007

Free 2-part Webinar in November building on the Webinar on Etext Advances
By Robert Lee Beach, Assistive Technology Specialist
Kansas City Kansas Community College
Two part free series. Thursday November 15 and 29 - 2PM EASTERN

The advent of digital books has made accessing reading materials for
individuals with disabilities a more pleasant experience. Sound quality is
and navigation is far superior to the old analog tape books.
However, with so many options for players and sources of books, what does
one need to be aware of when shopping for reading materials and equipment.

In December of 2005, Robert presented a 2-part workshop titled "Why Pick a
DAISY" which looked at some of the resources and players for DAISY books. Some
changes have happened with both the players and sources. In this
presentation, Robert will again discuss some of the sources of books and
update you on
what is happening with these.

Then he will review software and hardware players for digital books and
update you on the offerings available today. Included will be a
demonstration of
the new Victor Stream and a discussion of the new NLSbooks that are
expected to come out in 2008.

PART ONE will give a brief description of digital books, where they can be
found, and what some of the differences are between books from these sources.
Then there will be demonstrations of 3 out of 4 software players: Book
Wizard Reader, Easy-Reader, and Victor ReaderSoft.

Part 2 will finish the software player demonstrations with the gh Player.
Then there will be demonstrations of 4 hardware players: Victor Classic, Victor
Wave, Book Port, and the new Victor Stream. As time
permits, other players can be discussed.

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EASI Events for November
Webinar 4-part Series Taming PowerPoint and Designing for Accessibility On
and Off the Web
Read more and register at easi.cc/clinic.htm
Month-long Online Course Barrier-free E-learning
Read more and register at http//easi.cc/workshop.htm

Norman Coombs
CEO EASI (www.easi.cc)
(949) 855-4852 Pacific time zone)

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