Release of Sense Notetaker V8.5 Patch

Photo of HIMS Braille Edge

HIMS is pleased to bring you this highly anticipated patch firmware release for the Braille Sense V8.5 firmware. This will be the final firmware release for the Braille Sense PLUS, Braille Sense PLUS QWERTY and Braille Sense OnHand.

This firmware fixes problems accessing and sending e-mail for many popular providers, significantly improves YouTube access, adds a special Exam Mode for students taking standardized tests, and gives you the ability to connect to both a USB and Bluetooth device simultaneously in the Terminal For Screen reader.

Please review the release notes (MS Word DOCX File) for a detailed list of all the enhancements and fixes in this patch. For more details and instructions for updating your notetaker, visit the appropriate section in our resource center:


Braille Sense OnHand:
https://hims-inc.com/resource-center/braille-sense-onhand

Braille Sense PLUS QWERTY: https://hims-inc.com/resource-center/braille-sense-plus-qwerty

Braille Sense PLUS: https://hims-inc.com/resource-center/braille-sense-plus

Braille Sense U2: https://hims-inc.com/resource-center/braille-sense-u2

Braille Sense U2 QWERTY: https://hims-inc.com/resource-center/braille-sense-u2-qwerty

Braille Sense U2 MINI: https://hims-inc.com/resource-center/braille-sense-u2-mini

WEBINAR: Audio Notetaker How-To Series

Adaptive Technology Resources is excited to announce our Webinar Series!

All webinars are FREE of charge!

Audio Notetaker is an award winning software solution for studying and working smarter with multimedia. It is a tool that makes it easier to take better notes.  Four simple steps – first Capturing Information, then Annotating, Reviewing and Engaging with the notes at a later time allows students to be successful note takers with less stress and greater productivity.  In this webinar you will dig deeper into the software and explore how to use Audio Notetaker for essay composition, for presentation practice, for revision using audio summaries and for taking Cornell notes.

Find a webinar time that fits your schedule:

Tuesday, July 19th: 12:00pm – 12:45pm CST Register Now!

Tuesday, August 16th:  12:00pm – 12:45pm CST  Register Now!

Wednesday, September 14th:  12:00pm – 12:45pm CST  Register Now!

Adaptive Technology Resources, ATR, of Southeastern Wisconsin provides adaptive products and services for clients with special needs, and also conducts professional evaluations by ATP* certified Occupational Therapists.  ATR specializes in educational solutions, including Kurzweil 3000, firefly, Audio Notetaker, and Dragon Naturally Speaking and offers individual and group professional development for a variety of software and hardware solutions

WEBINAR: An Introduction to Audio Notetaker by Sonocent

Adaptive Technology Resources is excited to announce our Webinar Series!

All webinars are FREE of charge!

Audio Notetaker has utilized UDL principles to create a study and notetaking tool that makes it easy to work with audio recordings. Students first capture audio from a variety of sources such as lectures. They then annotate by adding layers of meaning with color, text, slides, images, etc. Reviewing the project ensures the content they need is available. Finally, students engage with their project through text to speech, extracting certain components into audio, video, etc. With Audio Notetaker you can bring audio, text, images, and slides together and work with them in one space. The visual, multi-sensory nature of the software makes it a versatile tool for anyone.

Get a product overview, touch up on your skills or learn more about a specific topic. Find a webinar time that fits your schedule:

Wednesday, July 13th:  12:00pm – 12:45pm CST  Register Now!

Tuesday, August 9th:  12:00pm – 12:45pm CST  Register Now!

Wednesday, September 7th:  12:00pm – 12:45pm CST  Register Now!

Adaptive Technology Resources, ATR, of Southeastern Wisconsin provides adaptive products and services for clients with special needs, and also conducts professional evaluations by ATP* certified Occupational Therapists.  ATR specializes in educational solutions, including Kurzweil 3000, firefly, Audio Notetaker, and Dragon Naturally Speaking and offers individual and group professional development for a variety of software and hardware solutions

GoVision and Blaze ET Demonstrations by HIMS, Inc.

HIMS has created several new 2-5 minute explainer videos for GoVision, Blaze ET and more!

Check out the special features by clicking on the videos we’ve included for you, below.

Introduction to GoVision

 

Blaze ET OCR Capabilities

 

To learn more on the devices or services we can provide to patients with low vision or blindness, contact Gabe DeLeon at 800-770-8474 ext. 108 or email Gabe@adaptivetr.com with questions.

ATR is a Southeastern Wisconsin based company that has been providing low vision rehabilitation services and devices to individuals with low vision since 1995.

APH and Freedom Scientific partner to make JAWS and MAGic Student Edition.

From Freedom Scientific for Immediate Release:

American Printing House for the Blind and Freedom Scientific Partner to Make JAWS and MAGic Student Edition Available on Quota

(Louisville, Kentucky – May 9, 2016) – American Printing House for the Blind (APH) and Freedom Scientific have partnered to make a “JAWS® and MAGic® Student Edition” available to students who are blind and visually impaired in primary and secondary school in the U.S. using Federal Quota Funds. See “What is Federal Quota?

American Printing House for the Blind now offers “JAWS and MAGic Student Edition” for purchase with Federal Quota funds. These licenses are sold exclusively by APH as annual subscriptions and will allow students who are visually impaired to install full versions of the popular screen reader software JAWS® and/or the screen magnifying software MAGic® on any computer they use, including computers at home. This will allow students to have 24 hour, 365 day-a-year access to their computers at both school and home. The annual subscriptions are an exceptional value at $300 per student. Read details about the products and how to order at APH Shopping Site.

Eric Damery, VP Software Product Management, Freedom Scientific and Dr. Craig Meador, President, APH announced the unprecedented JAWS and MAGic student licensing offer at the Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference, CSUN 2016.

About the American Printing House for the Blind

The American Printing House for the Blind is the world’s largest company devoted solely to researching, developing, and manufacturing products for people who are blind or visually impaired.

Under the 1879 Federal Act to Promote the Education of the Blind, APH is the official supplier of educational materials for visually impaired students in the U.S. who are working at less than college level. APH manufactures textbooks and magazines in braille, large print, recorded, and digital formats. APH also creates hundreds of educational, recreational, and daily living products. Visit www.aph.org.

Media Contact:
Roberta Williams
Email: rwilliams@aph.org
Phone: 527-899-2357
www.APH.org

About Freedom Scientific

Freedom Scientific is a leading worldwide provider of assistive technology products for those with vision impairments. Freedom Scientific is headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida, with offices in Switzerland. The Company’s products have been translated into 24 languages and are available in more than 70 countries.

Freedom Scientific® and its products are trademarks and registered trademarks in the United States and/or other countries. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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Media Contact:
Brad Davis
Sales: info@FreedomScientific.com
Phone: 800-444-4443 or 727-803-8000
www.FreedomScientific.com

New and Improved Version of Sonocent Recorder App!

Dear Sonocent Users,

Over the past few months, Sonocent has been working on a new and improved version of their free Sonocent Recorder app.

The updated app has now been released and you’ll notice smart new features informed by feedback from our customers. They include:

  • Advanced audio-technology that will significantly improve the quality of your recordings on playback
  • The ability to create your own color keys – handy if you are compiling material for a big project and want to group audio by topic

They put this article together to answer your questions

How can you get these new features?

  • Existing user? You will receive a notification from your mobile device.
  • Not using the app currently? Search for ‘Sonocent Recorder’ on the Play Store or App Store and download for free.

They are also in the final stages of developing a feature-rich updated version of Sonocent Audio Notetaker for Mac.
More news on that in the coming weeks.

 

Adaptive Technology Resources, ATR, of Southeastern Wisconsin provides adaptive products and services for clients with special needs, and also conducts professional evaluations by ATP* certified Occupational Therapists.  ATR specializes in educational solutions, including Kurzweil 3000, firefly, Audio Notetaker, VizZle and Dragon Naturally Speaking and offers individual and group professional development for a variety of software and hardware solutions.  Our solutions can be found at www.adaptivetr.com

VizZle, Visual Learning Software for Autism

VizZle makes it easy to create and share visual supports.  VizZle works for anyone who absorbs and processes information fast, visually.  Click the video below to learn more about this effective software.

Introduction to VizZle

Contact your midwest reseller, Adaptive Technology Resources, (ATR) at 800-770-8474 to speak with a representative and we will be happy to assist!

 

Adaptive Technology Resources, ATR, of Southeastern Wisconsin provides adaptive products and services for clients with special needs, and also conducts professional evaluations by ATP* certified Occupational Therapists.  ATR specializes in educational solutions, including Kurzweil 3000, firefly, Audio Notetaker, VizZle and Dragon Naturally Speaking and offers individual and group professional development for a variety of software and hardware solutions.  Our solutions can be found at www.adaptivetr.com

4 New Kurzweil 3000 Updates You’ll Want to Check Out!

2016-05-20 - KZ3000 update

Read about the new updates in Kurzweil 3000 here:
https://blog.kurzweiledu.com/2016/04/18/4-new-updates-youll-want-to-check-out/

1. Cross out text
2. Open directly from Google Drive
3. A new zone editing feature
4. Add and delete folders in k3000+firefly app

These are a few of the updates made in April. You’ll also notice a change to multiple-word definitions, new details in reporting, selecting PDF page ranges using bookmarks, and k3000 now supports PNG format.

Adaptive Technology Resources, ATR, of Southeastern Wisconsin provides adaptive products and services for clients with special needs, and also conducts professional evaluations by ATP* certified Occupational Therapists.  ATR specializes in educational solutions, including Kurzweil 3000, firefly, Audio Notetaker, VizZle and Dragon Naturally Speaking and offers individual and group professional development for a variety of software and hardware solutions.  Our solutions can be found at www.adaptivetr.com

Transition & Disability Resource Fair – Washington County, May 10th 2016

Transition & Disability Resource Fair – May 10th 2016

Connecting youth and adults with disabilities to supports, services, and opportunities.

Come see ATR representatives Gabe DeLeon and Stephanie Klas!  Gabe and Stephanie will exhibit ATR’s low vision and learning disability software such as Kurzweil 3000 and Audio Notetaker.

The Transition & Disability Resource Fair details are included below:
Date:  Tuesday May 10th, 2016
Time:  2:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Location:  Washington County Fair Park/Ziegler Center, 3000 Pleasant Valley Road, West Bend, WI  53095

Flyer with Schedule:  http://tinyurl.com/FlyerResourceFair0510

 

Adaptive Technology Resources, ATR, of Southeastern Wisconsin provides adaptive products and services for clients with special needs, and also conducts professional evaluations by ATP* certified Occupational Therapists.  ATR specializes in educational solutions, including Kurzweil 3000, firefly, Audio Notetaker, and Dragon Naturally Speaking and offers individual and group professional development for a variety of software and hardware solutions.  ATR has been providing low vision rehabilitation services and devices to individuals with low vision since 1995.

WCASS Spring Conference, May 5th, ATR exhibits VizZle

2016-05-06 - Vizzle logo for WCASS Spring Conference

Join Directors of Special Education, Education Consultants, Program Support Teachers, and more, May 4th through May 6th, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Madison and set the stage for student success.  The WCASS Spring Conference features general and breakout sessions, along with time for networking and learning from peers.

ATR’s Ed Kowieski will be there to demonstrate and answer questions about VizZle – interactive, web-based visual learning tool for students with autism and special needs.

Register today! http://tinyurl.com/WCASSregisternow050416

About VizZle

Created by researchers and the staff at the Monarch Center for Autism (OH), VizZle is an interactive, web-based visual learning tool, used to foster student independence and make the inclusive classroom a reality.  Using VizZle, educational teams are now able to provide dynamic experiences on interactive Smart boards, classroom computers & chromebooks, iPads, and Android tablets.  With this resource, each student has what they need, when they need it, in a way that is meaningful to them.

The core program provides a library of over 15,000 peer-reviewed lessons and activities to support work on Common Core Math, English Language Arts, Science or Social Studies content as well as ADL’s, Social skills and much more.  If there isn’t a pre-existing activity that meets the needs of a specific student, the educator can pick any one of over a dozen templates to create their own integrated lessons, all while capturing student IEP data each time they use VizZle.

 

Adaptive Technology Resources, ATR, of Southeastern Wisconsin provides adaptive products and services for clients with special needs, and also conducts professional evaluations by ATP* certified Occupational Therapists.  ATR specializes in educational solutions, including Kurzweil 3000, firefly, Audio Notetaker, and Dragon Naturally Speaking and offers individual and group professional development for a variety of software and hardware solutions.

 

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