ATI Special Affiliate News
By Darrel Vickers, President
Who we are:
Adaptive Technology Inc. is a special interest affiliate of MCB.
Because we are an affiliate, if you are a member of ATI you are a full member of MCB. For example, if you are a member of ATI there is no reason to also be a member at large.
What We Do:
1. We discuss, support and encourage adaptive (assistive) technology for the blind.
We host the vendor room at the MCB convention. 3 We have our own web site with a plethora of information about technology and how to get the most out of it. What is Adaptive Technology: Adaptive or assistive technology can be anything which helps a blind person carry out their everyday task and maintain as much independence as possible. In my case, I lost my sight gradually due to a rare retinal disease. Specialized adaptive technology, such as a CCTV, computer display magnification software and screen reading software, saved my career that I loved. I was able to support my family, help the kids through college and retire because I wanted to and not because I had to. Membership: I invite anyone with an interest in adaptive technology or who wants to know more about it to join us. To join, visit http://ati.moblind.org and click the membership tab. Or contact me. Dues are $15 annually. Featured Product: PenFriend Audio Labeler. Label Anything with Your Voice - No Braille Needed Revolutionary labelling system for anyone who's blind; no Braille required. Select item, peel off back of label and stick it on, Touch tip of PenFriend to label and hold down button to record your message. Shaped like a fat pen with speaker at the top, buttons down the side, and sensitive tip at the bottom. Use to label anything, leave audio messages, and as a note-taker. No limit to length of recorded messages; up to 250 hours of recording time. Available from The Braille Super Store or Maxi Aids and cost around $149.00 Until next time, Darrel