K3000 Web Chrome Extension Available

You’ll see a few new features this month! In k3000 web app (firefly)—which you can get to through www.kurzweil3000.com—learners can extract both notes and highlights into the web editor—now including word prediction. Educators and students alike can create text and sticky notes in the k3000 iPad app, opening a world of opportunities. Take a look at all of the updates in the link that is listed below…after you get the new k3000 Read the Web Chrome Extension (it’s so sleek!).

To read more about all the updates, click here… https://blog.kurzweiledu.com/feature-updates/k3000-feature-updates-for-september/

 

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.

NEW FALL WEBINARS ADDED!

Adaptive Technology Resources is excited to announce our Webinar Series on innovative learning tools. Get a product overview, touch up on your skills or learn more about a specific topic. Find a webinar and time that fits your schedule! All webinars are COMPLIMENTARY!

To schedule a personal webinar outside of these dates/times, please Contact Us!

An Introduction to Audio Notetaker by Sonocent
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.

Tuesday, October 11th: 12:00pm – 12:45pm CST Register Now!
Tuesday, November 8th: 12:00pm – 12:45pm CST Register Now!
Wednesday, December 14th: 12:00pm – 12:45pm CST Register Now!

 

Audio Notetaker How-To Series
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 features of the software. We will explore how to use Audio Notetaker for essay composition, for presentation practice, for revision using audio summaries and for taking Cornell notes. Please join us!

Tuesday, October 25th: 12:00pm – 12:45pm CST Register Now!
Tuesday, November 29th: 12:00pm – 12:45pm CST Register Now!

 

Intro to Firefly (Web Editor) – The Web based Component of K3000
Take a tour of Firefly (Web Editor) –the Web based component to the Kurzweil 3000 subscription service which is accessible from any web browser, anywhere (chrome book, phone, tablet, etc.). GREAT NEW FEATURES have been added over the last few months- writing capability, extract tool, the new Chrome Extension and text to speech capabilities (with various keyboards). Come and explore what these new features mean for students!

Tuesday, October 4th: 12:00pm – 12:45pm CST Register Now!
Thursday, November 3rd: 12:00pm – 12:45pm CST Register Now!
Wednesday, December 7th: 12:00pm – 12:45pm CST Register Now!

 

Preparing a document or test in k3000/Firefly
Ever wonder how to create a test for use in K3000/Firefly? This webinar will provide a brief overview of how to import documents, zone edit, check the underlying text, and then save the file. We will also review lock and fill in the blank features. You will be ready to quickly and painlessly create tests/documents for your students.

Tuesday, October 18th: 12:00pm – 12:45pm CST Register Now!
Tuesday, November 15th: 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.  ATR has been providing low vision rehabilitation services and devices to individuals with low vision since 1995.

ATR now offering NuEyes Low Vision Smart Glasses

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NuEyes: Low Vision Smart Glasses

ATR is now the proud distributor and trainer of NuEyes in Wisconsin and Minnesota. NuEyes, a combination of custom software and smart glasses, is designed to restore sight to people with serious vision loss. A camera on the front of the blacked-out glasses acts as eyes. Captured images are projected on the lenses. NuEyes has developed wearable technology that provides CCTV and text to speech capabilities in an easy-to-use headset that is about the size of a pair of sunglasses.

About NuEyes

NuEyes, a veteran owned business based in Newport Beach, CA, is passionate about utilizing cutting edge technology to improve the quality of life for those individuals who are dealing with vision loss and increasing awareness regarding how technologies can be leveraged to improve the lives of those with bilities.  See NuEyes in action.

 

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.

Upcoming HIMS Webinar: All-in-One Tools for Students with Low Vision and Blindness

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Photo of Student Using E-Bot

Photo of Student Using E-Bot

Check out the upcoming HIMS Webinar: All-in-One Tools for Students with Low Vision and Blindness

September 13th, 2016

In The Upcoming Webinar:

* Learn about products that serve multiple functions and which can save time and money for both the student and their school.

* Learn about ultra-portable, portable and transportable video magnifiers that can magnify both near and far… and which have powerful OCR built right-in… without the need for any attached computer, peripheral or internet connection.

* Find out how the “cool kids” with blindness gain instant access to printed text and generate on-the-spot Braille for the same, using devices that can fit in the palm of their hands. Join us to hear about these hot topics and more!

Click here https://hims-inc.com/webinar-registration/ to register!

 

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.

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

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