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Data Trek, Inc. now offers specialized product for visually impaired

Press Release: EOS International [January 21, 1993]

Copyright (c) 1993 EOS International


Carlsbad, CA - January 21, 1993 - Data Trek has signed an agreement with TeleSensory to offer libraries a customized hardware product, V View, which enables the visually impaired to use Data Trek's software.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) states "that no individual shall be discriminated against on the basis of disability in the full and equal enjoyment of the goads, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, or accommodations of any place of public accommodation." With V View and Data Trek's software, libraries can address these issues and increase access to information for both their staff and the public.

TeleSensory has been providing specialized access technology to visually impaired people for over 22 years. Data Trek is proud to offer their product specifically designed to work in libraries. The V View system is designed for library staff or patrons who cannot see the standard size print on the computer screen. V View provides direct screen magnification of all text and graphics appearing on any screen. A. three-button mouse enables the user to adjust magnification up to 16 times, to scroll through the entire screen, and to return to the full screen immediately. V View has three presentation views: 1) full screen magnification; 2) ruler view (where a single movable line is magnified); and 3) dual view (where a single line is magnified in a bar at the bottom of the screen). The screen enlargement circuit board, mouse, mouse pad, software and documentation are included with the product.

"V View is both sophisticated and easy to use. The product is straightforward and the magnified images maintain their clarity," said Data Trek's Systems Manager Jeffrey Smith. "It is ideal for use with Data Trek's library software - especially the online public access catalog (OPAC). Data Trek's clients will definitely appreciate the usefulness of V View for visually impaired staff or patrons."

For more information please contact a Data Trek Account Representative, 800-876-5484.

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Publication Year:1993
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:January 21, 1993
Publisher:EOS International
Place of Publication:Carlsbad, CA
Company: EOS International
Data Trek, Inc.
Subject: Adaptive technology
Record Number:6592
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00