Dolphin Newsletter - February 2005
- What's New in Version 6.50?
- What's New in EaseReader Version 2.02?
- New Maps released.
- CSUN Conferences 2005.
The first upgrade of 2005 is now available. Version 6.50 has been released in UK English US English and Swedish, with other languages to follow in the next month or so.
Many customers will benefit from the free SMA offered to promote the release of Version 6. Once v6.50 is released in your language, you will automatically receive your upgrade CD.
All of the new and improved features have been developed based upon customer feedback and include the following:
- 1-4x Fractional Magnification
- Adjust Line View Position
- PDF & Adobe Acrobat Reader support
- PowerPoint support
- Enhanced Document Read
- Improved support for Word
- International Keyboard Manager
- Hot keys for cross-over users
Magnification: Supernova, LunarPlus and Lunar
Fractional Magnification allows fine tuning of the magnification levels between 1 - 4 times. Simply select the Fractional Magnification checkbox in the visual property sheet and then select your magnification level as normal. New choices include; 1.2x, 1.33x, 1.5x, 1.66x, 1.8x, 2x, 2.25x, 2.5x, 2.7x, 3x, 3.5x, 4x. We still offer up to 32x magnification, more than anyone else, for those who need it.
Line View Position
Dolphin's Line View mode has been improved at the request of our many CCTV users. Line View displays your document as a continuous scrolling line of magnified text across the screen. You can now position this line at the top, middle or bottom of the screen. A perfect solution if you have your document displayed in the other half of your split screen CCTV.
Screen Readers: Supernova and Hal
PDF Document support
Opening and reading a PDF document in Adobe Acrobat Reader v7.0 now couldn't be easier. Use Document Read or cursor through the text using Dolphin's Virtual Focus. PDF forms are also accessible with the new v6.50.
Supernova v6.50 now provides unparalleled support for PowerPoint. Create your own slides and slide shows and use your Braille display or headphones to read slide notes quietly while giving a presentation! Graphics, slide text, bullet levels, basic animation and charts are all supported.
Enhanced Document Read.
Enhanced Document Read combines the best features of Dolphin's Line View mode and Document Read. Like Line View, magnified text is shown in a smooth scrolling line at the top of the screen; at the same time the actual document is shown below and each word is highlighted as it is spoken. If you hear a spelling or grammar error, simply stop and edit your document, then continue! All the colour and highlighting options are available. You can see the real page layout, hear full text information and see the magnified line all at the same time.
New lists for Word
Want to know more about your Word Document? Pull up a list of changes, spelling or grammar errors and jump right to each one. Makes editing or proofing quick & easy.
Configuration: All products
International Keyboard Manager
Supernova will automatically select your keyboard layout according to the language edition you are using. If you want to choose a different keyboard, simply select your keyboard language from the list.
Hot Keys sets for cross-over users
As more people make the move, full hot key lists are now available for people switching from JFW, Magic or Zoomtext. Quick internet navigation keys (H for Heading etc) are also supported. This keeps the learning curve short so it's easier to make that change!
Dolphin are also pleased to announce the availability of their latest EaseReader DAISY software player. Following continued development and customer feedback, version 2.02 of EaseReader now comes with many new features and improvements to support the playback of the latest DAISY Digital Talking Books (DTBs).
EaseReader version 2.02 now provides increased support for all types of DAISY books, including text only DAISY books, which can be played back using a speech synthesiser in EaseReader. There is now increased support for NISO standard books, providing a truly international product supporting all current standards for DTBs.
Customers wanted the ability to playback a multi-volume book, this is now available for all DAISY and NISO types 1 and 2 books. Additional audio feedback was asked for, when navigating and searching a book, this is now provided. Users wanted the ability to playback books that only contained text, by using speech synthesizers EaseReader version 2.02 now offers this facility. Users wanted more information to be available when adding a bookmark and reviewing all bookmarks as a list, this has been included.
With many other new features and functions, EaseReader version 2.02 provides some of the most advanced playback solutions for DAISY and NISO content. Whether you have vision impairment, print impairment, learning difficulties or want to use the latest technology to learn a second language, EaseReader 2.02 will increase your chances of successes. Tried and trusted around the world, EaseReader allows all organizations to offer a policy of total inclusion and compliance to all disability legislation. Dolphin makes it easy and provides peace of mind.
EaseReader version 2.02 is available in UK and US English and Swedish and will soon be available in German, Dutch, French and Spanish.
The latest set of new and updated maps for version 5.21, 5.30 and version 6.01, 6.02 and 6.03 software are now available via the Internet Updater.
Dolphin will be attending the CSUN conference in Los Angeles, USA next month The conference runs from March 16-19 and is hosted at the LAX Marriott Hotel. If you plan to attend, please do let us know. We will be offering the following presentations:
- Supernova 6.50 - New Magnification Features
16 March 9:20 AM Scottsdale - Marriott
- Supernova 6.50: New Speech Features
17 March 8:00 AM Denver - Marriott
- Pocket Hal for PDAs
18 March 8:00 AM Scottsdale - Marriott
- EaseReader v2 - Advanced DAISY Player
18 March 8:00 AM Denver - Marriott
- Speech Synthesis for Win CE Applications
19 March 12:00 PM Denver - Marriott
We will also be attending the REVA exhibition in Belgium and will have a stand at the Sight City exhibition in Frankfurt in May.
If you plan to attend these exhibitions we look forward to seeing you there!