[BCAB] FW: [blindapples] AccessNote Notetaker App Now Available inthe App Store

Jackie Cairns jackie.cairnsplace at btinternet.com
Mon Feb 4 09:59:22 GMT 2013

I thought the below might be of interest to Apple users on these lists.
Apologies if you already know about it, but I am sure some don't. 

Kind Regards,

Jackie Cairns

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From: blindapples at yahoogroups.com [mailto:blindapples at yahoogroups.com] On
Behalf Of John Harden
Sent: 04 February 2013 01:50
To: blindapples at yahoogroups.com
Subject: [blindapples] AccessNote Notetaker App Now Available inthe App

>> AccessNote Notetaker App Now Available in the App Store AFB for the 
>> Blind TM Expanding possibilities for people with vision loss New 
>> American Foundation for the Blind App Helps People with Vision Loss 
>> Easily Take Notes on iPhoneR, iPadR, and iPod touchR 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
>> 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:
>> d 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.
>> d Automatic Saving. With an automatic save on every few keystrokes, 
>> notes will never be lost.
>> d Cursor tracking.
>>  When navigating among multiple sets of notes, users can always pick 
>> up right where they left off.
>> d 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.
>> d 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.
>> d Compatibility with Bluetooth keyboards.
>>  AccessNote is optimized for efficiency with the Apple Wireless 
>> Keyboard and for today's wireless braille displays.
>> AccessNote was developed in conjunction with FloCo Apps and is 
>> available on the App Store(sm).

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