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2014-05-29 23:01:41

Blaze EZ Multi-player is the first digital book player to give the visually impaired near-instant audio playback of printed materials and single-button access to Wi-Fi, documents, books, music and more. Austin, TX (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 Blaze EZ, a new device available from Austin, Texas-based HIMS Inc. is likely to become a favorite among those with visual impairments. Those who are blind now have independent and fast access to printed materials from a digital book reader without the need...

2014-05-29 16:24:33

VICTORIA, May 29, 2014 /CNW/ - The Centre for Equitable Library Access officially launched its new national service which provides accessible library services and materials to Canadians with print disabilities. The announcement was made at the Canadian Library Association's National Conference in Victoria, BC. Over three million Canadians have a print disability. This could be a learning, physical or visual disability that prevents a person from reading conventional print. For the 10 per...

2014-01-22 08:25:32

TORONTO, Jan. 22, 2014 /CNW/ - The CNIB Library has introduced an easier and faster way to get DAISY audiobooks called Direct to Player. As with all CNIB Library services, Direct to Player is free for all users. This new way of downloading will allow users to get DAISY audiobooks directly on their players without having to use a computer or wait for a CD in the mail. The Direct to Player service removes the need for users to order books through the CNIB Library, which means less...

2012-12-20 05:03:26

Free open source production tools such as Obi, developed by the DAISY Consortium, can assist educators, students and other individuals in producing rich accessible publications at reasonable cost. Missoula, MT (PRWEB) December 19, 2012 The DAISY Consortium is pleased to announce the latest release of Obi, an open source software tool for creating DAISY compliant audio books with navigation. Obi helps audio publishers quickly and easily create digital talking books for the blind and people...

2012-09-29 23:02:22

The printed world is converging with the digital world in new ways every day. More and more publications are available in electronic formats. These publications, when they are accessible, provide blind and print disabled users with a wealth of material which they have never had access to before. Missoula, MT (PRWEB) September 28, 2012 The blending of EPUB and DAISY specifications supports the needs of the DAISY Consortium to attend to the accessibility challenges that digital materials can...

2012-09-12 23:02:39

Wigs.com launched the new wig collection, LUXHAIR WOW, created by Daisy Fuentes. WOW is currently available exclusively at Wigs.com. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) September 11, 2012 Only available at Wigs.com, LUXHAIR WOW is a wig and add-on collection created by model and international television personality, Daisy Fuentes. Her long career in the fashion world has given her special insight into the industry´s most coveted beauty secrets, which she now wishes to share with women everywhere....

2011-06-30 00:00:28

A U.S. developer of assistive technologies for students with special needs will distribute EasyConverter by Dolphin. EasyConverter enables educators to make required curriculum and instruction materials "Ëœaccessible' in digital formats for students with disabilities. Volo, IL (PRWEB) June 29, 2011 Don Johnston Incorporated, a U.S. developer of assistive technologies for students with special needs announced today it will distribute EasyConverter by Dolphin Computer Access....


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  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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