[nfbwatlk] FW: Tek Talk Offers an introduction to Blio, the new touchstone in accessible e-book reading for everyone, Monday, March 21, 2011

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Wed Mar 16 20:07:57 CDT 2011


Tek Talk Offers an introduction to Blio, the new touchstone in accessible
e-book reading for everyone, Monday, March 21, 2011

The Accessible World News Wire, Indianapolis, Indiana USA

Tek Talk Provides an opportunity to learn more about the exploding world of
e-books and the especially exciting e-book reader called Blio recently
released by K-NFB Reading Technology Monday, March 21, 2011

As publishing of books around the world moves from ink on paper to digital
bits and bytes, the opportunity is at hand for all books to become
automatically and readily accessible to the blind as well.  Several new
systems designed to make books available on computers have been released and
more are coming, but Blio stands out among them as providing a dynamic and
accessible presentation of e-books to everyone.  Therefore, during this
week's Tek Talk event, James Gashel, Vice President of Business Development
at K-NFB Reading Technology will demonstrate how Blio works and explain how
this technology is making millions of books readily available on computers
right now and mobile devices soon to come.  Tired of waiting for books to be
reproduced or transcribed in to accessible formats?  Join us and learn how
Blio gives blind people equal access in the mainstream world of books.
Access to newspapers and magazines will also evolve as Blio expands in use
throughout the world of printed media.  Following the presentation, there
will be plenty of time for questions from the virtual audience.

To learn more about Blio and download the free e-book reader for yourself
please visit blio.com

(Contact: James Gashel
jim at knfbreader.com

Date: Monday, March 21, 2011

Time: 5:00 PM PDT, 6:00 PM MDT, 7:00 PM CDT,  8:00 PM EDT  
          and elsewhere in the world Tuesday 00:00 GMT
Approximately 15 minutes prior to the event start time; go to The Pat Price
Tek Talk Training Room at:


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