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Media Contact: Brad Davis
Blind/Low Vision Group
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(St. Petersburg, Florida, April 26, 2005) – Be sure to tune in for a special two-hour broadcast of Extreme Makeover Home Edition this Sunday, May 1, from 7 PM to 9 PM EDT, featuring an accessible home for a blind Florida resident.

The highly-rated ABC TV series focuses on the construction of the house for Jamie Dolan, a St. Petersburg resident who was blinded in a November 24 shooting. Several companies, including Freedom Scientific, contributed products, time, and labor to the community-wide effort. Freedom Scientific contributed JAWS®, the SARA™ Scanning and Reading Appliance, a PAC Mate™ QX440, the StreetTalk™ accessible GPS, and the FSReader DAISY player for both PAC Mate and Desktop.

Because of public interest and the abundant content of this show, ABC has extended the usual one-hour broadcast to two hours. The national broadcast will be preceded at 6 PM EDT by a one-hour pre-show, aired only in the Tampa Bay area by the local ABC affiliate. The pre-show will spotlight the local volunteers and companies that contributed to the home.

After the May 1 air date, clips from the series and product information can be viewed on the Extreme Makeover Home Edition Web site. Freedom Scientific’s participation is highlighted in an article on the ABC Action News Tampa Bay Web site.

On Monday, May 2 at 8 PM EDT, the Dolan home again will be featured on the one-hour ABC series, How’d They Do That? The broadcast will go behind the scenes to show more about building the home’s accessible features.

About Freedom Scientific
Freedom Scientific is the world's leading manufacturer of assistive technology products for those who are blind and vision impaired and products for the special education and learning disability markets.

Freedom Scientific®, JAWS®, SARA™, PAC Mate™, and StreetTalk™ are either trademarks or registered trademarks in the United States and/or other countries. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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