[nfbmi-talk] Fw: New note taking app from AFB
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Thu Feb 7 05:41:51 UTC 2013
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From: "Karl Martin Adam" <kmaent1 at gmail.com>
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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
Easily Take Notes on iPhone? iPad? and iPod touch?
New York (February 1, 2013)For the millions of Americans with
loss looking for a simple, convenient way to take notes at work,
school, or at home, the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)
launched the AccessNote? a specialized notetaker for the iPhone,
and iPod touch.
Apple products have earned high points from us for their
accessibility for users who are blind or visually impaired,?said
R. Augusto, AFB president and CEO. We designed this app to
the iPhones other popular features, like web browsing and email,
that users who are blind have all the tools they need in one,
A traditional notetaker is a portable electronic device that
users who are blind or visually impaired to take notes, create
documents, and access applications. These devices, extremely
for people who are blind or visually impaired, usually provide
speech or braille output (or both). They retail for upwards of
and much more for those with a built-in braille display; AFBs
AccessNote app is available for $19.99.
In addition to being a low-cost alternative to traditional
AccessNote allows users to combine efficient notetaking with many
features and functions of the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This
people who are blind or visually impaired to use the same popular
devices that their sighted peers are using in classroom or
This is the first notetaking app developed and designed
users with vision loss. AFB evaluated many of the other available
notetaking apps, but found none to be very efficient or
people who are blind or visually impaired.
What sets the AccessNote apart includes:
* Seamless Navigation. Customized keyboard commands make
more intuitive and productive than ever before, including quick
to important features like Search All Notes, Search Within a
well as several navigation options.
* Automatic Saving. With an automatic save on every few
notes will never be lost.
* Cursor tracking. When navigating among multiple sets of
users can always pick up right where they left off.
* Unparalleled Simplicity. With a clutter-free interface,
create, read, find, and sync, making it easier to spend more time
actual content and less time with tools.
* DropBox Integration. All notes, always on hand. DropBox
AccessNote in sync with the users desktop (and other devices) so
notes are always available and backed up.
* Compatibility with Bluetooth keyboards. AccessNote is
for efficiency with the Apple Wireless Keyboard and for todays
AccessNote was developed in conjunction with FloCo Apps and is
on the App Store(sm).
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