Announces Vista-Ready Product Line
Technology Products Work With Vista
Accessibility Right Out of the Box
Vegas , Nev. January 11, 2007 Serotek Corporation,
the leading provider of Internet and digital information
accessibility software and systems, today announced that
its entire product line, including FreedomBox and Key
to Freedom with System Access software, is now integrated
with Microsoft Windows Vista and available for download.
The announcement was made at the Consumer Electronics
Show (CES), an invitation-only technology trade event
taking place this week in Las Vegas .
is not a beta; any current FreedomBox user or anyone with
Vista can download the software from the company's web
site www.freedombox.info .
and visually impaired Information Technology managers
who are testing Vista for their organizations can now
use Serotek's Key to Freedom to conduct the testing. Key
to Freedom features Fonix DECtalk text-to-speech (TTS).
Fonix DECtalk speaks screen content to the user in clear,
understandable TTS voices in multiple languages.
is not an option, it's a commitment, said Daniel Hubbell,
Technical Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation, With the
release of Windows Vista compatible products, Serotek
continues to make the computer accessible for users of
all abilities. And with the integration of media support,
these products will help set a new baseline for the industry
as a whole.
part of its Vista-ready' rollout, Serotek will be working
with Windows Media Player11 and the new URGE online music
store. This allows the blind and visually impaired to
use portable MP3 Players to participate in the legal downloading
of online music for the first time without buying customized
products also work with Windows Vista Media Center and
the new Aero Glass interface for electronic mail, right
out of the box, without requiring settings changes or
software installations required by other screen readers.
we say we work with Vista, we mean across the board
remote control and all, said Mike Calvo, CEO, Serotek
Corporation, so the blind can use the electronic program
guide on cable television and record programs just like
the mainstream using Windows Media Center .
Corporation, based in Minneapolis , Minnesota , is a leading
technology company that develops software and manufactures
accessibility solutions under the brand name FreedomBox.
Committed to the mission of providing accessibility anywhere
, Serotek launched the FreedomBox family of products and
services and the FreedomBox Network, an online community
specifically designed to meet the needs of people with
disabilities. Serotek provides powerful, affordable solutions
that require minimal training. In 2005 the company was
awarded the prestigious da Vinci award for innovation
in universal accessibility by the National Multiple Sclerosis
more information visit www.freedombox.info
(OTC BB: FNIX), based in Salt Lake City, Utah, is an innovative
speech recognition and text-to-speech technology company
that provides value-added speech solutions through its wholly
owned subsidiary, Fonix Speech, Inc., currently offering
voice solutions for mobile/wireless devices; interactive
video games, toys and appliances; computer telephony systems;
the assistive market and automotive telematics. Fonix provides
developers and manufacturers with cost-effective speech
solutions to enhance devices and systems. Visit www.fonix.com
for more information, or call (801) 553-6600 and say Sales.
Fonix DECtalk text-to-speech technology
has been developed and refined over the past 20 years and
is specifically designed for limited memory applications.
Fonix DECtalk is the smallest footprint, full-featured,
multi-language text-to-speech engine in the industry. DECtalk
supports the widest array of hardware platforms and operating
systems on the market and offers nine voices (four female,
four male and one child's voice) and seven languages ( U.S.
and U.K. English, Castilian and Latin American Spanish,
French, German and Italian).