Introducing Orator for BlackBerry Smartphones

New screen reader software application provides blind and visually impaired customers with a solution to access BlackBerry® smartphones

With The summer conferences just around the corner, HumanWare is pleased to introduce its newest software solution called “Orator for BlackBerry Smartphones®”
to the blind community. Access to information through mobile devices is key in today’s business world and the use of smartphones has become the predominant way of communication for business professionals and management. With over 21 million subscribers in 150 countries the BlackBerry Smartphones have grown in popularity to become the smartphone of choice to stay in touch with work, family, friends and important information while on the go.

Orator for BlackBerry Smartphones is an innovative screen reader application that enables visually impaired users to access and operate BlackBerry Smartphones

Orator for BlackBerry Smartphones is the product of the joint collaborative efforts of HumanWare, the global leader in assistive technologies for the print disabled, Code Factory, the leading provider of screen reader technology and maker of Mobile Speak, and Research In Motion (RIM), the maker of the award winning portfolio of BlackBerry products and solutions.

Orator for BlackBerry Smartphones is design to convert visual information displayed on the device
screen into a voice output enabling people who are visually impaired to use BlackBerry smartphones to increase independence and productivity, which are essential in today’s competitive world.

Available for the new QWERTY BlackBerry smartphones, including the new BlackBerry Tour 9630 smartphone, Orator for BlackBerry Smartphones will provide you with greater freedom to manage your daily activities in the way that is most convenient for you. With it, you will have the ability to stay connected anytime, anywhere.

If you plan on attending the summer conferences come, visit us at the HumanWare booth and be amongst the first to get a personal demonstration and have a sneak peak at this coming solution for BlackBerry smartphones.

Whether you are attending the conferences or not don’t miss the chance to win one of 4 BlackBerry smartphones with Orator software package. To register your name for the drawing, log on to
www.humanware.com/oratordraw
and fill out the form. This will automatically enter your name in the draw. Winners will be announced on the HumanWare web site on July 31

Presentations Time and Dates:

If you wish to learn more about the Orator for BlackBerry Smartphones solution and find out why BlackBerry devices are becoming the Smartphone of choice to stay connected on the go, be sure to attend the product presentations during both conferences.

National Federation of the Blind (NFB)

Orator for BlackBerry: blind access solution for BlackBerry Smartphones
When: Friday July 3rd, 2009
Time: 4h00 to 4h50 PM
Where: LaSalle Room A and B, Level 5
Speakers: Michel Pepin, Orator for BlackBerry Smartphones Product Manager, HumanWare

For those of you who will not be able to attend this presentation, be sure to visit us in the exhibit hall at the HumanWare booth during the following exhibit hours:

  • Saturday July 4th, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday July 5th, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Monday July 6th, 12:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
  • Tuesday July 7th, 12:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

American Council of the Blind (ACB)

The Lawyer’s Best Friend Talking Blackberry Smartphones
When: Monday July 5th, 2009
Time: 1:50p.m. to 2:25 p.m.
Where: Salon 5
Presenters: Dave Wilkinson, Western Region Blindness Product Specialist, HumanWare & Greg Fields, Accessibility Manager, Research In Motion (RIM)

For those of you who will not be able to attend this presentation, be sure to visit us in the exhibit hall at the HumanWare booth number 39 & 42 during the following exhibit hours:

  • Saturday July 4th, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday July 5th, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Monday July 6th, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday July 7th, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday July 8th, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday July 9th, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Come and discover why Orator for BlackBerry Smartphone is the solution for you to stay connected with what is important in your life.

Visit our web site at www.orator4bb.com
to find out more about this unique mobile solution.

About HumanWare

HumanWare is the global leader in assistive technologies for the print disabled. HumanWare provides products to people who are blind or have low vision, and individuals with learning disabilities. HumanWare offers a collection of innovative products, including BrailleNote, the leading productivity device for the blind in education, business, and for personal use; the Victor Reader product line, the world’s leading digital audiobook players; myReader2, HumanWare’s
unique “auto-reader” for people with low vision; and the ClassMate Reader, the only portable book player to offer synchronized text and audio for individuals.