[nfbmi-talk] Fw: New note taking app from AFB

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Wed Feb 6 23:41:51 CST 2013


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From: "Karl Martin Adam" <kmaent1 at gmail.com>
To: <kmaent1 at gmail.com>
Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2013 1:11 PM
Subject: Fwd: New note taking app from AFB


Something cool I was forworded:

New American Foundation for the Blind App Helps People with
Vision Loss
Easily Take Notes on iPhone? iPad? and iPod touch?

New York (February 1, 2013)—For the millions of Americans with
vision
loss looking for a simple, convenient way to take notes at work,
at
school, or at home, the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)
today
launched the AccessNote? a specialized notetaker for the iPhone,
iPad,
and iPod touch.

“Apple products have earned high points from us for their
out-of-the-box
accessibility for users who are blind or visually impaired,?said
Carl
R. Augusto, AFB president and CEO. “We designed this app to
complement
the iPhone’s other popular features, like web browsing and email,
so
that users who are blind have all the tools they need in one,
handy device.?

A traditional notetaker is a portable electronic device that
enables
users who are blind or visually impaired to take notes, create
documents, and access applications. These devices, extremely
valuable
for people who are blind or visually impaired, usually provide
either
speech or braille output (or both).  They retail for upwards of
$2,000
and much more for those with a built-in braille display; AFB’s
AccessNote app is available for $19.99.

In addition to being a low-cost alternative to traditional
notetakers,
AccessNote allows users to combine efficient notetaking with many
other
features and functions of the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This
allows
people who are blind or visually impaired to use the same popular
devices that their sighted peers are using in classroom or
business
settings.

This is the first notetaking app developed and designed
specifically for
users with vision loss. AFB evaluated many of the other available
notetaking apps, but found none to be very efficient or
user-friendly to
people who are blind or visually impaired.
What sets the AccessNote apart includes:

   *   Seamless Navigation. Customized keyboard commands make
notetaking
more intuitive and productive than ever before, including quick
access
to important features like Search All Notes, Search Within a
Note, as
well as several navigation options.
   *   Automatic Saving. With an automatic save on every few
keystrokes,
notes will never be lost.
   *   Cursor tracking. When navigating among multiple sets of
notes,
users can always pick up right where they left off.
   *   Unparalleled Simplicity. With a clutter-free interface,
users can
create, read, find, and sync, making it easier to spend more time
with
actual content and less time with tools.
   *   DropBox Integration. All notes, always on hand. DropBox
keeps
AccessNote in sync with the user’s desktop (and other devices) so
their
notes are always available and backed up.
   *   Compatibility with Bluetooth keyboards. AccessNote is
optimized
for efficiency with the Apple Wireless Keyboard and for today’s
wireless
braille displays.


AccessNote was developed in conjunction with FloCo Apps and is
available
on the App Store(sm).






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