Thursday, April 5, 2012


Tek Talk Offers the Chance to Meet Blio, Accessible E-Books for All
Monday, April 9, 2012

The Accessible World News Wire, Indianapolis, Indiana USA

As mainstream book publishing continues the process of going digital,
Tek Talk is pleased to feature the latest news about e-books and
accessibility. Is
the goal of "same book, same time, same price" really achievable? Can
blind people actually expect to enjoy the latest best sellers on the
day they are
published and released to the general public? Can waiting for
specialized libraries and services to produce accessible books become
a thing of the past
for people who are blind? Can books be accessible to the blind on
mainstream rather than expensive specialized devices?These questions
and more will be
addressed during this week's Tek Talk event by James Gashel, Vice
President of Business Development at K-NFB Reading Technology,
speaking to the topic,
"Meet Blio, Accessible E-Books for All." Working with Baker and
Taylor, the world's largest distributor of books direct from
publishers to bookstores everywhere,
K-NFB Reading Technology, led by Ray Kurzweil, is seeking to make
Blio the standard for accessible book publishing throughout the world.

Following the presentation, plenty of time will be available for
questions from the virtual audience.

To learn more about Blio and download the free e-book reader for
yourself please visit

(Contact: James Gashel

Monday, April 9, 2012

Time: 5:00 p.m. Pacific, 6:00 p.m. Mountain, 7:00 p.m. Central,

8:00 p.m. Eastern and elsewhere in the world Tuesday 1:00 GMT.

Approximately 15 minutes prior to the event start time; go to The Pat
Price Tek Talk Training Room at:

Or, alternatively.

Select The Pat Price Tek Talk Training Room at:

Enter your first and last names on the sign-in screen.

All Tek Talk training events are recorded so if you are unable to
participate live at the above times then you may download the
presentation or podcast
from the Tek Talk archives on our website at

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conferencing software, there is a small, safe software program that
you need to download
and then run. A link to the software is available on every entry
screen to the Accessible World online rooms.

All online interactive programs are free of charge, and open to
anyone worldwide having an Internet connection, a computer, speakers,
and a sound card.
Those with microphones can interact audibly with the presenters and
others in the virtual audience or text chat with the attendees. To
speak to us, hold
down the control key and talk; then let up to listen.

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to be used in the weekly Monday training programs, or just to
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up for this list by selecting the Tek Talk Discussion link on the
same page and completing the form.

Accessible World Contacts:

Robert Acosta, Chair

Accessible World




Marcia Moses, Events Coordinator

Accessible World



Steve Hoffman, President

Talking Communities


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specifically to eliminate geographic and access barriers that
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