[nfb-talk] FW: Festival International de Jazz de Montréal more ac cessible than ever!
CDanielsen at nfb.org
Tue Jun 9 21:15:58 UTC 2009
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From: HumanWare [mailto:nicolas.lagace at humanware.com]
Sent: Tuesday, June 09, 2009 12:07 PM
To: Danielsen, Chris
Subject: Festival International de Jazz de Montréal more accessible than ever!
Festival International de Jazz de Montréal more accessible than ever!
New talking GPS Trekker Breeze makes world premiere
MONTREAL, June 9, 2009 - To help celebrate the
30th anniversary of the Festival International de
Jazz de Montréal this year, the Festival,
HumanWare and the Institut Nazareth et
Louis-Braille (INLB), have joined forces to make
the programming and outdoor sites more accessible
than ever. The new talking GPS Trekker Breeze
will be made available to visually impaired
festival goers so they can more easily find their
way around the site. It's a world first!
Participants with vision loss can come to the
HumanWare-INLB booth to borrow a Trekker Breeze
at no cost for a number of hours. They can then
choose their next stop on the site from a list of
prerecorded points of interest. Be it one of the
many outdoor stages, a group of merchant booths,
washroom facilities, or access to a metro station
or bus stop, Breeze users need only follow the
voice instructions to easily find their way to
their destination. Festival goers who already
have a Humanware GPS for the visually impaired
can download the list of points of interest from
www.humanware.com/jazz free of charge. Users of
software or DAISY-format talking book players.
such as the Victor Reader Stream, can also
download the programming for all concerts.
The Institut Nazareth et Louis-Braille, which
helped develop and test the Trekker Breeze, will
also join in the festivities by offering
information about visual disabilities. Passersby
will be able to learn about the effects of
various diseases of the eye by trying on
simulation glasses made available by the INLB.
This year marks the 200th anniversary since the
birth of Louis Braille, inventor of the Braille
writing system for the visually impaired. What
better way to mark the anniversary than by
attending the free concert by Stevie Wonder, the
Grand événement General Motors on June 30, 2009?
For more information, visit
or contact Humanware at 1-888-723-7273, or call
the Institut Nazareth et Louis-Braille at 1-800-361-7013.
is the global leader in assistive technologies
for the print disabled. It creates products for
people who are blind, have low vision and/or have
learning disabilities. The innovative range of
HumanWare products includes BrailleNote, the
leading productivity device for the blind in
education and business, as well as for personal
use; the Victor Reader line, the world's leading
digital audiobook players; and SmartView Xtend,
the first fully modular and upgradeable CCTV-based video magnifier.
About the Institut Nazareth et Louis-Braille
Located in Longueuil, the Institut Nazareth et
Louis-Braille is the only Quebec rehabilitation
centre solely for people with visual impairments.
It aims to achieve the social, educational,
professional and community integration of people
affected by partial or total loss of vision.
Offering a range of specially adapted services,
it serves the Montreal, Montérégie and Laval
areas. For more information about the Institut
Nazareth et Louis-Braille, visit:
Source: HumanWare and the Institut Nazareth et Louis-Braille
Institut Nazareth et Louis-Braille:
Morin Relations Publiques
Téléphone : 514 289-8688, poste 235
Mobile : 514 716-7530
jade at morinrp.com
Communications and Marketing
Tel.: 450-463-1717, ext. 341
nicolas.lagace at humanware.com
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