Your Dolphin Dolphin Computer Access US Team Grows Stronger - Meet Them This July at ACB, NFB & AHEAD

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Meet your ever growing Dolphin Computer Access team at the American Council of the Blind Annual convention July 3rd thru July 11th in Orlando, the National Federation of the Blind 2009 National Convention July 3rd thru July 8th, 2009 in Detroit and the AHEAD 2009 Global Access Conference July 20th thru July 25th, 2009 in Louisville.

Meet your ever growing Dolphin Computer Access (http://www.YourDolphin.com) team at the American Council of the Blind Annual convention July 3rd thru July 11th in Orlando, the National Federation of the Blind 2009 National Convention July 3rd thru July 8th, 2009 in Detroit and the AHEAD 2009 Global Access Conference July 20th thru July 25th, 2009 in Louisville.

Join Gareth Collins and SuperNova Version 11 at ACB 2009, Orlando
Already a familiar voice to many Dolphin Computer Access customers, Gareth Collins has been working in Dolphin's product support offices for more than 19 years. Originally from Wales, Gareth has called US home for the last 11 years and is based in the east coast New Jersey office.

Primarily focusing on delivering excellent product support, Gareth spends his working day supporting the rapidly growing community of US Dolphin users and Dolphin product dealers as he explains;

"Dolphin are not the biggest access technology vendor in the US, but we do work extremely hard on ensuring our users get the best possible product experience. As a magnification user myself, I know from firsthand experience that being able to pick up the phone and get a helpful, detailed and accurate response to your enquiry is paramount. That's my role, ensuring if ever a Dolphin user gets stuck, I get them up and working as quickly as possible."

However Gareth's expertise doesn't stop there. His product design, documentation creation and Dolphin Scripting skills are second to none and are evident in the recently released version 11 of SuperNova Reader Magnifier, Hal Screen Reader, Lunar Screen Magnifier and LunarPlus Enhanced Screen Magnifier. The American Council of the Blind Annual convention July 3rd thru July 11th in Orlando offers the perfect opportunity to meet Gareth and get a personal demonstration of all of the new features and functionality now available to screen reader and screen magnifier users in version 11. Why not ask Gareth about support for 64-bit Windows, the extensive Braille support improvements, the Dolphin Pen II, as well as Internet Explorer 8, iTunes v8 and Skype v4 support?

Meet Andy Leach, Bentley and Dolphin Guide at NFB 2009, Detroit
Compared to Gareth's 19 years, Andy Leach is a relative newcomer to Dolphin, celebrating his 1st anniversary early this fall. But Andy's roots are set deep in the access technology industry, his previous role being the regional sales manager for Freedom Scientific. Now as Dolphin's lead Sales Executive for the US and Canada, Andy's expertise comes from having a user's knowledge of the full range of screen readers, which led him to formulate his thoughts on access technology for vision impaired seniors.

"Like a large percentage of people of employment age I was brought up using a computer, but for many seniors and baby boomers that simply isn't true. Add in failing sight, low vision or blindness and for many computer novices the learning curve with a 'professional' screen reader becomes too steep, but these people still want to email friends and family, surf the web and scan and read post. But learning how to achieve these tasks has to be easy."

"Dolphin Guide is perfect for these users. It removes all the complexity from the modern PC by offering a simple menu system that walks the user through every step, confirming their actions and progress with the human sounding Realspeak voices. For these users it is all about gaining confidence at their own pace, knowing that you can't go wrong. Dolphin Guide is the definitely the best talking software for that journey."

Based in the Dayton Ohio area, Andy and his guide dog Bentley will be making the short hop north to Detroit later this week to attend the National Federation of the Blind 2009 National Convention and to showcase Dolphin Guide. Conference visitors looking to meet Andy and to talk about any Dolphin software, including Dolphin Guide should stop by booth C79.

Catch up with Jeff Bazer, Devon and exclusively preview EasyConverter v5 at AHEAD 2009
Jeff Bazer and his guide dog Devon are the new kids on the block at Dolphin, having joined only one month ago. Previously employed by a large US access technology vendor, Jeff was excited to work for a company "that has their heart in the right place, working with products I believe in". Jeff is referring to his new Sales Executive role for Dolphin's alternative format creation and play back tools, more commonly known as 'AltFormat'. Although based in Columbia, South Carolina, Jeff trains and advises college and university disability service offices and instructional material centers from all across America on how to best to create DAISY talking books, large print, Braille and MP3s for vision and print impaired students.

Later this month Jeff will be joining his Swedish colleague Mattias Karlsson at the AHEAD 2009 Global Access conference July 20th thru July 25th, 2009 in Louisville. As Jeff describes;
"We are really excited to be offering a series of free alternative format creation workshops in partnership with AltFormat.org at this year's AHEAD conference. Lead by Dolphin's Chief Product designer Mattias Karlsson, the workshops will offer attendees a step-by-step insight into the 'whole' alternative format creation process, from the beginning as a raw source file, through to conclusion as quality large print, MP3, DAISY talking books & Braille."

"I can also announce that AHEAD conference attendees and those signed up for the free workshops will get a chance to preview and experience the new EasyConverter version 5, complete with new even easier to use interface, a client profile manager, quick conversion options and a brand new scanning engine. To sign up for the free workshops visit http://www.YourDolphin.com/book_event.asp "

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