Somatic Digital is Awarded the 2007 Leadership Ingenuity Award

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The Inclusion Network recognizes Somatic Digital for best inclusive practices in the Greater Cincinnati, Ohio area.

Somatic's Touch User Interface allows publishers to create universally designed printed material that will benefit all ages, interests and abilities. We are very pleased to have honored the company for its ingenious foresight.

Somatic Digital announced today that it received The Inclusion Leadership Ingenuity Award from The Inclusion Network for 2007. Somatic Digital received this prestigious award at the 12th annual Inclusion Leadership Awards Event, March 21, 2007 at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center.

"Somatic Digital is really on the cutting edge when it comes to creating a technology that will expand learning opportunities for everyone, no matter how they process information," said Peg Gutsell, Inclusion Network director. "Somatic's Touch User Interface allows publishers to create universally designed printed material that will benefit all ages, interests and abilities. We are very pleased to have honored the company for its ingenious foresight."

Jason E. Barkeloo the Founder and President of Somatic Digital comments that, "receiving this award is a tremendous honor. We believe that universally designed products are the best way to market. If our technology can work for people with disabilities, it can work for everyone."

The TouchBook™ platform is embedded with the Touch User Interface (TUI) technology. Properly designed content materials using the TUI should meet the requirements outlined in the National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS), the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA), No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, and Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.

About Somatic Digital

Somatic Digital, LLC, is a Cincinnati, Ohio company developing the Touch User Interface (TUI) technology as the TouchBook™ platform for media content owners and publishers. As a platform and tool provider, Somatic Digital is providing publishers and content owners with the ability to provide an inclusive universally-designed media experience for everyone through the convergence of print and digital environments. More on Somatic Digital is at http://SomaticDigital.com.

About The Inclusion Network

The Inclusion Network is a non-profit organization that promotes, supports and celebrates efforts to include people who have disabilities in the life of the Greater Cincinnati community. The organization accomplishes its mission by networking to impact change; providing consultation to build capacity; and making information and connections available to individuals, organizations and businesses in the region who are working to include people with disabilities. More on The Inclusion Network is at: http://www.inclusion.org.

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