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Notetakers: Placing the World @ Our Fingertips

Maurice Sloane, Product Manager
Pulse Data International Limited
Christchurch, New Zealand

James C. Halliday, President
Larry Lewis, Blindness Product Manager
HumanWare Inc
Loomis, CA

BrailleNote premiered at CSUN 2000, and was widely proclaimed by the industry as being the most significant step forward in notetaker technology for the blind, providing portable access to mainstream applications in an environment that is both intuitive and efficient.

Exciting new developments have continued in the last 12 months, and the BrailleNote family has now been extended by the addition of the VoiceNote QT and VoiceNote BT models. Designed for speech users, these new models do not incorporate an electronic Braille display, but otherwise incorporate the same unique features as the BrailleNote.

This presentation will review the features and benefits of the product family, introduce the exciting new Microsoft E-Book Reader, and report on Customer's response to the BrailleNote family of products.

The following key aspects will be considered during the presentation:

Intuitive Operation
On-line help that is truly Helpful
Convenient access to on-line documentation
Handling of MicroSoft Word documents
Sending and Receiving Email with Microsoft Word attachments
Planning your day
Maintaining your Contact list
Electronic file transfer by Infrared or Cable
Microsoft E-Book Accessibility

HumanWare Inc and Pulse Data International Limited's goal is to maintain a proactive development strategy, driven by innovation and customer feedback, which continues to place the family of products at the forefront of Notetaker technology. Our aim is to provide technology that allows blind people, using their preferred media, to produce results that are compatible and in many cases indistinguishable from those produced by their sighted counterparts.

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