ATI Special Affiliate News by Darrel Vickers, President Hello Everyone, I want to take this opportunity to let everyone know what we are doing. Financial Information Note: all figures are as of close of business on October 25 , 2016. our checking balance was $557.90. Members: As of this writing ATI has 30 members. We gained 4 new members this year, but we also lost a couple. Linda Russel passed away and our thoughts and prayers go out to her family.
MCB convention highlights: We did a fund raising raffle at this years convention. We had a cash prize of $100. We sold $151.00 worth of tickets so we had a net gain of $51.00. Special thanks to Kim Hallos for helping me sell the tickets. Congratulations to our winner Ruthie Clark. Vendor Room: As you know ATI host the vendor exhibit room at the convention. This years room was very successful. It was completely sold out and was very busy.
Annual Meeting: 1. Elections Darrel Vickers was unopposed and elected president Laura De Vries was also unopposed and was elected secretary 2. We amended our Bylaws to change our member annual dues from $10 to $15. It was unanimously passed 3. Denney Huff demonstrated some of the new features in Jaws version 18 4. We discussed some new Apps for the IPhone and had a question and answer session.
Featured Product: I thought I would start featuring an adaptive technology product in each new article. i.d. mate Galaxy® by Vision America From the Manufacturer i.d. mate Galaxy is a portable “all-in-one” talking bar code scanner that aids visually or print impaired individuals with the identification of items via the product’s bar code or UPC. Using text-to-speech and digital voice recording technologies, it allows users to access an on-board database of product descriptions, along with a tailored set of recorded voice messages. With i.d. mate Galaxy, the user can quickly add additional voice recorded information to existing products or to items not found in the database. Additional bar code labels are available to label any product or item that does not already have a bar code. Adhesive, tag, and clothing labels can be placed on nearly anything. Simply scan the bar code and add a voice recording. And with i.d. mate Galaxy, you have an additional mode of identification and information access through wireless Internet connectivity, which provides for an extended database. Technology Text-to-speech and digital voice recording technologies allow the blind or print-impaired user to access items in their environment with a simple scan of a bar code. This talking bar code scanner provides instant identification of products, access to information, and affords a more independent life. Programmable bar code labels are provided to label any item that does not already have a bar code. Built-in database items include grocery, health & beauty, pets, cleaning, vending, and CDs & DVDs. Extended information such as instructions, ingredients, and warnings are included for many items. This multi-million item database is just the beginning; it can be tailored to personal needs by adding items. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity make the database truly infinite. With direct access to numerous Internet resources, the user can update the database, as well as search unidentified items online. MP3 capabilities allow the user to store and access music and audio files.
Main Features • New, More Ergonomic “Wand” Design • Laser Scanner – quick, reliable scans • Lightweight & Portable – 7 ¾ inches, 11 ounces • Micro SD Memory Card – 8GB capacity • Memo Recorder – record, play, and erase messages • Rechargeable Battery – high-capacity LiPo battery • Earphone Jack – amplification and privacy • Alternate Connectivity – Wi-Fi and Bluetooth • MP3 Capability – music, audio storage, and access • Multiple Languages – English, German, French, and Spanish • Date & Time – international time zones Instant Software Updates – download Price: $1,299.00 http://www.envisionamerica.com/store/ Note: This product qualifies for the MCB Adaptive Technology Grant Program. This is one of my favorite devices I own. Not only will it read the name on a product bar code but in most cases the cooking directions and ingredients and health information also. If you happen to buy a product not already in it's massive database you can add it. A simple record button allows you to add the item with any other information you want, such as directions. Until next time Take Care, Darrel