Dolphin develops a Screen Reader for PDAs
Hal in your pocket!
15th Nov, 2004
For total inclusion and independence, VI markets need access to the same technology as sighted individuals. Dolphin''s philosophy is to design with the mainstream markets in mind. We want our users to be able to add our software to a variety of mainstream devices allowing users the same functionality and flexibility as that enjoyed by fully sighted users.
Dolphin's latest Hal screen reader for Windows Mobile PDAs, will give people who have a visual impairment, an effective mobile hand held office and entertainment centre, rolled into one. It will provide access to everyday Windows based desktop data and software applications via a Windows Mobile based PDA, including Pocket Word®, Pocket Excel®, Pocket Outlook® and Pocket Internet Explorer® A compact and mobile IT solution, with complete accessibility via a screen reader, providing a single communications and work station device for users.
In the final stages of development, Dolphin's latest screen reader, based on the Microsoft Windows Mobile 2003 platform, offers users an alternative to the traditional handheld Braille devices. This solution will offer the user the choice of mainstream hardware, at mainstream prices and the option to easily change their hardware as the platform develops. Dolphin is also working with leading Braille hardware manufacturers, to provide enhanced screen reader access within their products. Whether you want access to a standard Windows Mobile based PDA, or enhanced access to your handheld Braille devices, Dolphin is doing it. The choice is yours!
Dolphin will be demonstrating their latest developments for PDAs at the forthcoming TechShare 2004 conference, at Jury's Inn, Birmingham. The conference runs from 18th - 19th November.
Dolphin pricing is still to be determined and will be announced prior to launch.