[Ohio-talk] FW: [Nfbnet-master-list] KNFB Reader iPhone app announcement
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Subject: [Nfbnet-master-list] KNFB Reader iPhone app announcement
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Hai Nguyen Ly
K-NFB Reading Technology, Inc.
hai at knfbreader.com
Announcing KNFB Reader for iOS Release Plan
Waltham, MA (August 29, 2014): Responding to worldwide inquiries, K-NFB
Reading Technology and Sensotec have announced today that the release of the
KNFB Reader iPhone app is being scheduled to coordinate with Apple's upgrade
to its new iOS 8 operating system, expected to occur on or about September
Commenting on this decision, K-NFB's Vice President of Business Development,
James Gashel said: "All of us at K-NFB and Sensotec are truly gratified with
the worldwide interest expressed in the KNFB Reader iOS app. The app has
been built for use with iPhone 5 or above, and running iOS 7 or higher. Our
plan to coordinate its release with iOS 8 will best assure that the app
works as intended for all users without any interruption or possible need to
uninstall and upgrade due to Apple's newest operating system release."
The KNFB Reader iOS app was first announced and demonstrated during the 2014
convention of the National Federation of the Blind in the United States.
Since that time excitement about the life-changing potential of this app has
been building as word of its release has spread around the world. Designed
to be fast, accurate, and efficient, the KNFB Reader iPhone app allows
anyone to snap a picture of printed text, in several languages, and quickly
have the words read aloud. The first release will initially support read
aloud in 11 languages, with more to come. The app has been designed to
particularly benefit blind, visually impaired, and print disabled users.
Documents can be saved, stored, and shared with others as well. More
information about the KNFB Reader for iOS app is available at
http://www.knfbreader.com, with links to video and audio presentations,
description of features, and more. Please visit the website for progress
announcements as the days tick down to release of both iOS 8 and the KNFB
Reader iOS app, and sign up for our email notifications as well.
About K-NFB Reading Technology, Inc.
Located in Waltham, Massachusetts, K-NFB Reading Technology, Inc. is a joint
venture between Kurzweil Technologies, founded by Ray Kurzweil, a forty-year
innovator and pioneer in assistive technologies and the inventor of the
first print-to-speech reading machine for the blind; and the National
Federation of the Blind, the largest, most influential membership
organization of blind people in the United States. The company is known
worldwide having launched the world's first hand-held text to speech reader
in 2006 followed in 2008 by release of the world's first reading
technology-the popular knfbReader Mobile software running on a cell phone.
The company's latest product, the KNFB Reader iPhone app will be released in
late summer 2014 and made available for purchase and download from Apple's
App Stores throughout the world.
About our development partner, Sensotec
Located in Jabbeke, Belgium, Sensotec was founded in 1986 as a company
active in the development of aids for visually impaired persons, assisting
them so that their integration into society is not just a fanciful notion
but to actually make it happen at home, at work or in education. Sensotec
currently is a leading company for the manufacturing and distribution of
assistive technologies for the visually and reading impaired. It's main
products include the Reporter Smart Reading machine, the EuroSoft braille
notetaker software, the localized versions of Kurzweil 1000 and Kurzweil
3000 software, Kurzweil 3000 Mobile, WoDy, Daisy apps... and the KNFB Reader
App for iOS which is developed in collaboration with K-NFB Reading
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