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Assistive Technology: Listen to, Magnify and Record Internet Web Pages
Opening up the web for many that have low vision and other reading challenges.
For immediate release: June 13, 2003
Media Contact: Doug Powles, Colligo Corp., (360) 647-3404, info@colligo.us

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Bellingham, WA – Colligo Corp., an assistive technology solutions company, announces WEB ReadingBar™. WEB ReadingBar is a cost effective and easy-to-use Internet enhancement using real Natural Voices™ from AT&T. From children to seniors it advances Internet use for millions who suffer from many varieties of reading hurdles, such as: blindness*, visual impairments*, dyslexia, and the 94,000,000 adult Americans that “show low basic literary skills” Converge Magazine Jan ’03.

Web ReadingBar is an attachment to Microsoft’s Internet Explorer™ that allows users to listen to and view magnified web pages. Other features allow the user to audibly record and save web pages, including over 70,000 books on the web. Any word document can be created then recorded for later use, for emails and other purposes. An online or offline screen reading clipboard purges web graphics. Synchronized visual and audible highlighted words offer substantial aids for those with dyslexia and literacy problems. Translation tools assist those learning English as a second language. The award winning Natural Voices technology from AT&T, - shatters the myth that a computer has to speak in monotonous dreary tones.

“WEB ReadingBar for low vision and Colligo’s other assistive technologies for the blind and visually impaired open a newfound ‘information super highway’ at prices more cost effective than ever before.” states Sean Ison, Vice- President of Colligo Corp.

Assistive technology from Colligo is appropriate for:

· Libraries and all Government agencies who are complying with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/508/508home.html

· Consumers, in particular, seniors with reading and vision impairments

“Many (seniors) experience deteriorating eyesight. It can be a very formidable barrier when using a computer, they attempt to get online, run into difficulty, and simply assume that the Internet is not for them." SeniorNet

“Innovations of this nature that use readily available technology to improve information access, provide knowledge, freedom and power. Without these basic rights, the ability to self advocate becomes very difficult, therefore hindering independence,” said Dr. Dean Stenehjem, Superintendent of the Washington State School for the Blind.

Introductory consumer pricing is $189. Multiple licensing is available.

About Colligo

Founded in 1999, Colligo Corp. provides digital content and assistive technology solutions. Headquartered in Bellingham, Washington. For more information, please visit: www.colligo.us.

*In concert with other Assistive Technologies

 

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