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What’s New in PAC Mate Omni 6.1 Featured in Live Online Conference with Jonathan Mosen

(St. Petersburg, Florida - August 04, 2008)

Jonathan Mosen, Vice President of Blindness Hardware Product Management for Freedom Scientific, will share information and show off the new features of the PAC Mate™ Omni 6.1 on Tech Talk, an online conference operated by The Accessible World. The show takes place Monday, August 11, at 8:00 PM EDT (0:00 GMT Tuesday). Anyone with a computer that has Internet access can attend and participate in the session. Those with microphones can interact audibly with the presenters and others in the virtual audience. The interactive conference requires no password and is free.

During the presentation, Jonathan Mosen will discuss how the PAC Mate Omni accessible Pocket PC is available in models with either Braille or QWERTY input – with or without a refreshable Braille display. Out of the box, the PAC Mate contains a wide range of essential tools for school, work, and home, and can be extended further with the installation of widely available third-party Windows Mobile® applications.

Jonathan will demonstrate new accessibility features of the PAC Mate Omni that are a first for notetaker technology, including universal contracted Braille entry, support for a range of commercial eBooks as well as PDF files, and expanded navigation quick keys on the Web.

During the session, questions and comments will be taken from the virtual audience.

All Tech Talk training events are recorded for those who cannot attend the live session. Download the presentation or podcast from the Tech Talk archives.

How to Join the Live Tech Talk Conference

The Tech Talk Conference Room can be accessed from The Accessible World site. Select the Tech Talk Room, and enter your first and last names on the sign-in screen.

First-time users of the Talking Communities online conferencing software are required to download and run a small, safe software program prior to the show. A link to the software is available on the entry screen to The Accessible World online rooms. Sign up information is available at www.accessibleworld.org.

The Accessible World is a division of Vision Worldwide, Inc., a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization seeking to educate the general public, the disabled community, and the professionals who serve them by providing information about new products, services, and training opportunities designed specifically to eliminate geographic and access barriers that adversely affect them.

About Freedom Scientific

Freedom Scientific is a leading worldwide brand of assistive technology products for those with vision impairments. Since 2015, Freedom Scientific is part of VFO™. VFO has its headquarters in the USA and the Netherlands, and offices in Switzerland, Belgium, Canada, Germany and the United Kingdom. Through VFO's multi-tier distribution, Freedom Scientific products are available in more than 70 countries worldwide.

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