[BCAB] Note Taker Apt available

Colin Howard colin at pobox.com
Sat Feb 2 10:34:55 GMT 2013

Seen on The-Best-circle-of-friends group, this is not an endorsement, just
provided to give information.

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
AccessNoteT, 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

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

About AFB 

The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) is a national nonprofit that
expands possibilities for people with vision loss. AFB's priorities include
broadening access to technology; elevating the quality of information and
tools for the professionals who serve people with vision loss; and promoting
independent and healthy living for people with vision loss by providing them
and their families with relevant and timely resources. Headquartered in New
York, AFB is proud to house the Helen Keller Archives and honor the more
than 40 years that Helen Keller worked tirelessly with AFB.are posted.

Colin Howard lives in Fareham, Southern England.

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