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Prodigi 1.1: Prodigi makes reading as easy as 1-2-3!

05/06/2014

HumanWare is pleased to announce ProdigiTM version 1.1.0, a free software update to the groundbreaking personal vision assistant that makes it even simpler to get started magnifying and reading.

Prodigi 1.1: Prodigi makes reading as easy as 1-2-3!

 

Join us at the 29th CSUN conference

13/03/2014

HumanWare, the global leader in assistive technologies for people who are blind or have low vision, is pleased to announce its participation at the 29th Annual International Technology & Persons with Disabilities Conference CSUN 2014 in San Diego.

 Join us at the 29th CSUN conference

 

HumanWare sees its global development expand
through a partnership with Essilor

17/10/2013

HumanWare announces a major strategic partnership with Essilor, the world's leading ophthalmic optics company, which becomes the majority shareholder of the company specializing in assistive technologies for people who are blind or have low vision.

HumanWare sees its global development expand through a partnership with Essilor

 

HumanWare's Award-Winning Prodigi 2-in-1
Digital Magnifier Now Shipping

02/10/2013

HumanWare announces the immediate availability of ProdigiTM, the world's most advanced, all-digital personal vision assistant for people with low vision conditions such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and other eye diseases. HumanWare has designed Prodigi to be a more affordable and intuitive visual aid than the traditional CCTV-based electronic magnifier. Prodigi has just been granted the prestigious Silmo d'Or Award for its innovation in the Low Vision category in Paris last week.

HumanWare's Award-Winning Prodigi 2-in-1 Digital Magnifier Now Shipping

 

HumanWare wins prestigious Silmo d'Or Award
for its new Prodigi Personal Vision Assistant

30/09/2013

Held in Paris, Silmo is the most important trade show for professionals in the optics/eyewear sector in Europe. The award was given to HumanWare for best innovation in the Low Vision category.

HumanWare wins prestigious Silmo d'Or Award for its new Prodigi Personal Vision Assistant

 

Start out the School Year right with KeySoft 9.3
For Your BrailleNote Apex!

17/09/2013

In July HumanWare released KeySoft 9.3 as a free download for the BrailleNote Apex family of products. If you have not already upgraded your BrailleNote Apex, start the school year off right by ensuring you are running the latest version of KeySoft.

 

HumanWare Announces ProdigiTM
A Breakthrough for People Living With Vision Loss

16/07/2013

Drummondville, July 16, 2013 – HumanWare announces Prodigi, the world’s most advanced, all-digital personal vision assistant for people with low vision conditions such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and other eye diseases. HumanWare has designed Prodigi to be a more affordable and intuitive visual aid than the traditional CCTV-based electronic magnifier.

HumanWare Announces Prodigi.  A Breakthrough for People Living With Vision Loss

 

The All-New Victor Reader Stream now
with Audible.com support

22/05/2013

HumanWare is pleased to announce that its popular New Victor Reader Stream now plays content from Audible.com, one of the top content providers of audio books with over 100,000 titles.

The All-New Victor Reader Stream now with Audible.com support

 

HumanWare Solidifies Partnership with
Audible.com to Deliver Audio Books to
the Visually Impaired Community

25/03/2013

HumanWare announced today that Audible audiobooks will be supported on the new Victor Reader Stream. The new version of the popular Stream media player for the visually impaired was announced on January 29th.

HumanWare Solidifies Partnership with Audible.com to Deliver Audio Books to the Visually Impaired Community

 

HumanWare Wins CNIB Accessible Technology Award

21/03/2013

CNIB awards HumanWare the 2013 Winston Gordon Award of Excellence
in Accessible Technology.

HumanWare Wins CNIB Accessible Technology Award

 

New Stream Contest: And the winners are...

04/03/2013

We received a lot of entries for the New Stream Contest to get a chance to win an All-New Victor Reader Stream. The contest closed last Thursday, February 28. The five winners are:

New Stream Contest: And the winners are...

 

The New Victor Reader Stream...
Smaller, Smarter and Wireless!

29/01/2013

HumanWare introduces a new version of the Victor Reader Stream, the popular media player for people who are blind or visually impaired. It’s now smaller, smarter and wireless!

The New Victor Reader Stream... Smaller, Smarter and Wireless!

 

HumanWare at ATIA Orlando:
new products, great presentations and more

25/01/2013

HumanWare, the global leader in assistive technologies for people who are print disabled, is pleased to announce its participation at the 2013 Assistive Technology Industry Association Conference taking place in Orlando, Florida, January 31 to February 2, 2013.

HumanWare at ATIA Orlando: new products, great presentations and more

 

Download KeySoft 9.2.2 today

10/01/2013

HumanWare is pleased to release KeySoft 9.2.2 for the BrailleNote Apex family. This is a maintenance release for all BrailleNote Apex users; providing minor bug fixes and ensuring general stability enhancements.

Download KeySoft 9.2.2 today

 

For a limited time, purchase a SmartView Versa+
online and save $300!

10/07/2012

The SmartView Versa+ redefines the handheld electronic magnifier by combining a high performance electronic magnifier with multimedia features. With a 4.3 inch color LCD display, magnification up to 15X, and multiple high contrast modes, , the Versa+ adds the ability to save and manipulate images, record phone numbers or conversations, listen to music and watch videos.

 

SmartView 360 - Sharper, clearer images in
every direction, even in low light

10/02/2012

HumanWare announces the availability of a new enhanced version of the SmartView 360, the electronic magnifier with rotating camera that helps people with low vision to see clearly all around them. The SmartView 360 now features a new SONY camera providing a sharp and clear image even in a low-light environment, plus a new VGA port for computer connectivity.

 

HumanWare announces new price and Free Map
updates for Trekker Breeze

10/10/2012

HumanWare is excited to announce that the Trekker Breeze system can now be purchased for $699, and Breeze owners located now have free access to all state maps.

 

Bite Size Video tutorials for BrailleNote Apex
now available!

18/09/2012

These tutorials cover many of the BrailleNote Apex features that increase efficiency in the daily life of students who are blind.

 

 

The HumanWare Communicator is now in the App Store

11/09/2012

the HumanWare Communicator is now in the App Store. HumanWare, in partnership with Institut Nazareth et Louis-Braille (INLB), announced the development of the first communication app to facilitate simple face to face communication between a deaf-blind person and a sighted party. The deaf-blind person uses Bluetooth connectivity to pair their HumanWare Braille device to an iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad.

HumanWare Communicator

 

Hot back-to-school deal on the SmartView 360

06/09/2012

Classroom work, studying and homework are made easier through the power and versatility of the SmartView 360 desktop magnifier. From the blackboard to books, students of all ages can quickly and easily move the camera for a clearer view. The SmartView 360 makes everyday life much easier. Simply point the camera to read textbook, do homework, and for personal tasks such as applying make-up and styling hair.

SmartView 360 Free Case

 

Matching Assistive Technology with Students Goals
Download your FREE Assistive Technology
Resource Guide

29/08/2012

Over the past 25 years, HumanWare has been offering a complete range of innovative assistive technology solutions that empower students who have visual impairments and learning disabilities. Since the very beginning, our focus has been to ensure that the assistive technologies developed enhanced the learning experience in schools as well as facilitated other areas such as organization, independence, orientation and mobility, as well as leisure and recreation.

Resource Gudie

 

Vision Quest 2012 Conference

23/07/2012

Vision Quest will be stopping at the Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland (September 29), Lister Centre, University of Alberta (October 13) and 89 Chestnut, University of Toronto (November 3). This year’s Vision Quest conferences are structured as an ideal opportunity for attendees to learn about and discuss retinal disease and the latest in research and vision technology, while networking with a diverse and supportive community. Speakers at the conference will include some of Canada’s top vision scientists who will be available to answer attendees’ questions.

Vision Quest 2012 Conference

 

Enjoy the Stream for summer at the lowest price!

05/07/2012

Beat the heat with this incredible summer promo. The Victor Reader Stream including the SoftPak optional features, a value of $399, is now available for only $249!

The best deal under the sun!

 

HumanWare at the 2012 NFB and ACB conventions

29/06/2012

HumanWare at the 2012 NFB and ACB conventions

HumanWare at the 2012 NFB and ACB conventions

 

HumanWare announces new Distributor in
South Africa

10/05/2012

HumanWare is pleased to announce the appointment of Edit Microsystems as its new distributor in South Africa. Edit Microsystems are the premium suppliers of educational and special needs products into South African schools, colleges and universities.

HumanWare announces new Distributor in South Africa

 

HumanWare Announces Changes to Non-Visual
Access Software for BlackBerry Smartphones
with discontinuation of Oratio for BlackBerry

07/05/2012

Since 2008, HumanWare and Research In Motion (RIM) have worked together to help provide non-visual access to BlackBerry® smartphones. HumanWare and RIM announced changes to assure availability of screen reader solutions for BlackBerry smartphones as part of both companies' continued commitment to accessibility.

HumanWare Announces Changes to Non-Visual Access Software for BlackBerry Smartphones with discontinuation of Oratio for BlackBerry

 

BrailleNote Apex reviewed by AFB Access World

18/04/2012

Product Evaluation: BrailleNote Apex from HumanWare from AFB
Access World

BrailleNote Apex reviewed by AFB Access World

 

Congratulations to the winner of our
website contest!

02/04/2012

On behalf of the HumanWare team, we are happy to congratulate Domenico Mazza from Montréal, Québec, the winner of our website contest! Domenico has been chosen to win a Trekker Breeze handheld talking G.P.S. We would like to thank everyone who participated in our contest.

Congratulations to the winner of our website contest!

 

FREE iPod Touch with the purchase
of a Brailliant BI 32 or BI 40

20/03/2012

Until April 30, 2012, get a FREE iPod touch 8GB when you purchase a new Brailliant BI 32 or BI 40!

FREE iPod Touch with the purchase of a Brailliant BI 32 or BI 40

 

Brailliant Braille display
Now Compatible With all Apple iOS devices Running iOS 5.1

07/03/2012

Whether you are using a new Brailliant braille display, or a BrailleNote Apex, control your iOS device with the braille input keys, read messages, emails, or iBooks, and type responses or documents in contracted or uncontracted braille, all without the touch screen of the iOS device.

Brailliant Braille display - Now Compatible With all Apple iOS devices Running iOS 5.1

 

Join us at the 27th CSUN conference

29/02/2012

HumanWare, the global leader in assistive technologies for people who are print disabled, is pleased to announce its participation at the 27th Annual International Technology & Persons with Disabilities Conference CSUN 2012 in San Diego.

Join us at the 27th CSUN conference

 

BrailleNote and KeySoft -
celebrating 12 years of success!

17/02/2012

The BrailleNote family is celebrating 12 years of excellence assisting blind users maximize their digital productivity. Because the needs of students, professionals and individuals continually evolve, HumanWare offers generous trade in programs for mPower users who are interested in taking advantage of the power and sleek design of the BrailleNote Apex.

BrailleNote and KeySoft - celebrating 12 years of success!

 

SmartView Synergy PI with progressive image
now available!

31/01/2012

HumanWare announced at the 2012 ATIA Conference in Florida the release of the new the SmartView Synergy PI, a new desktop electronic magnifier featuring progressive image technology that allows users to read faster and longer.

HumanWare starts shipping the new SmartView Synergy PI with progressive image

 

HumanWare at ATIA Orlando

01/20/2012

HumanWare, the global leader in assistive technologies for people who are print disabled, is pleased to announce its participation at the 2012 Assistive Technology Industry Association Conference taking place in Orlando, Florida, January 25-28, 2012.

HumanWare at ATIA Orlando

 

The HumanWare 2011 Braille Literacy
Scholarship Program

07/11/2011

A Mountbatten Learning System and all associated software and accessories will be awarded to one child in the United States. Entries on behalf of children between the ages of 3 and 8 years, who are learning braille or are assessed as a future Braille learner will be accepted.

 

KeySoft 9.2 webinar

08/11/2011

If you were not able to make it to HumanWare's webinar featuring KeySoft 9.2, the latest software release for the BrailleNote Apex, you can access the archived at presentation. Listen to a description of the version, along with audio demonstrations of typical uses of the features.

 

Documents on the Go with KeySoft 9.2

08/11/2011

Humanware is pleased to launch KeySoft version 9.2 for the Apex BrailleNote and VoiceNote family of products. Features and enhancements that are contained in this version address requests from professionals, students or educators who use the Apex frequently in their daily tasks.

 

HumanWare unveils the next generation of
Brailliant displays

06/07/2011

This new generation of Brailliant displays includes the high quality, sharp and crisp braille cell technology that users have praised on the BrailleNote Apex. The new Brailliant features a responsive braille keyboard for input and command keys located on each side of the display.

 

Bookshare and HumanWare Simplify Access
to Bookshare Books

30/06/2011

HumanWare and Bookshare are pleased to announce a new version of the FREE HumanWare Companion Software that simplifies the process of finding, downloading, and transferring Bookshare books to the Victor Reader Stream digital talking book player.

 

Introducing Victor Reader Stratus:
the simplest and most user-friendly DAISY player

09/05/2011

HumanWare is pleased to introduce the Victor Reader Stratus, an exciting new family of desktop DAISY CD players that will replace the popular Victor Reader ClassicX line.

 

HumanWare introduces the SmartView Synergy SI

10/03/2011

At HumanWare, Synergy SI means a sharper, clearer, better view of the world for people dealing with macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and other low-vision eye conditions. The SmartView Synergy SI is the ultimate solution for regaining and maintaining true independence.

 

KeySoft 9.1: Now available!

10/02/2011

Humanware is pleased to release KeySoft version 9.1. This new version is the first major update for the BrailleNote Apex family and it is free! It does not require or use up a Software Maintenance Agreement (SMA) count.

 

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