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2012-04-26 23:02:00

It´s a partnership for the blind when Swedish Braille embosser manufacturer Index Braille and American Braille specialist Irie-AT establish a new co-operation. The partnership´s aim is to combine the world´s best Braille embossers with the best marketing team in the US, creating a win-win situation for the companies as well as for the end users. Lulea, Sweden (PRWEB) April 26, 2012 Index Braille — the world's leading Braille printer manufacturer — has established...

2011-07-14 07:00:00

WELLSELEY HILLS, Mass., July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- K-NFB Reading Technology today announced that Blio, a leading interactive, engaging, and flexible ereading software application, will be available for download from Apple's App Store onto the iPad, iPhone, and iPod beginning July 12. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090529/CL24290LOGO ) Readers who already have a Blio account can now read all their books on their iPad, iPhones or iPods by downloading the app from the Apple...

2011-05-23 06:00:00

NEW YORK, May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Baker & Taylor, Inc., the world's largest distributor of digital and physical books and entertainment products, announced ahead of the opening of BookExpo America 2011 that this year Blio, the revolutionary ereading software with online retail storefronts, is forecasted to be preloaded on more than 25 million devices distributed in the U.S. And the company invites BEA attendees to experience Blio - developed by K-NFB Reading Technology - and its...

2011-04-26 09:14:00

LSAC Will Make its Web Site Fully Accessible to the Blind BALTIMORE, April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) today announced that it has settled a lawsuit with the Law School Admissions Council, Inc. (LSAC) regarding access to the LSAC Web site (www.lsac.org) by blind people. As part of the settlement, LSAC will provide full and equal access to its Web site for blind users by September 1, 2011. Changes will be made to the LSAC Web site that...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'