The diagnosis is grim. Approximately 30 million Americans suffer from an epidemic known as bill shock. Victims report symptoms of suspicious fees, unauthorized charges, and prolonged headaches brought on by confusing jargon. Discussing the symptoms via phone is a lengthy appointment, but early termination triggers a different condition known simply as broke. Remedies abound, but the simplest cures … [Read more...] about Consumer Tip: Protect Yourself from Bill Shock
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As a blind computer user, what did you do the last time you visited a site that was not accessible? Did you switch screen readers or web browsers and hope for the best? Did you get frustrated, send out an angry tweet and forget about it, or did you maybe send an e-mail to the company asking them to make the site more inclusive to all visitors? Last week the Wall Street Journal published an … [Read more...] about The Court of Public Opinion is Not the Last Resort
Serotek? Newsletter? What gives! Serotek is a company that has always prided itself on breaking out of the traditional mold. Our corporate culture encourages things like hilarious April Fool's posts like like GTO or the notetaker that just got bigger, and instances where employees offer software trial resets for everyone while the boss is too soused on margaritas to stop them. So why is a company … [Read more...] about Should Serotek Start a Newsletter?
Is your travel budget continuing to shrink? Is this getting in your way of providing top-notch training and technical support? Do you have talented blind technicians who are searching for an accessible way to remotely access computers that don’t have assistive technology installed? The economic climate is prompting a lot of desperate questions. Serotek has answers. ##What is the Remote Incident … [Read more...] about Real-time one-on-one training and support with RIM
[The 28th Annual CSUN International Technology and Disabilities Conference](http://www.csun.edu/cod/conference/2013/sessions/index.php) will take place from February 25 through March 2 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt hotel in San Diego, CA. If you’ll be at the conference this year and are wondering which sessions to attend, why not catch these spectacular Serotek presentations: First join Ricky … [Read more...] about Serotek at CSUN 2013
As a lot of you know, last night I had a strong reaction to Apple and its decision to reject Serotek's Accessible Event app. The exact number of apps that do not make it to Apple's App Store is not documented but is estimated to range in the thousands. When our app fell into that category for a third consecutive time, I admit my reaction was a little hasty.I understand Apple only wants the best … [Read more...] about Egypt Revisited
By the Serotek TeamThe vision was born out of a desire to make blind peoplemore than just an afterthought. The heart that gave birth to the passion wasone never known to cringe from an impending challenge, and the voices that haverallied around the call to action are united in their commitment to see thisdream continue to become reality. It is Serotek. We are its team, and at tenyears old, this is … [Read more...] about Our Story at Ten
This past Sunday my family and I accompanied some friends to Disney World. Living in Orlando, I guess it's not as big of a deal as it would be for the common tourist. I myself have always found it more or less enjoyable, something to do with the kids anyway. Last weekend I decided to satisfy my curiosity about a new audio description device that I had heard about somewhere, and while looking over … [Read more...] about The Disney Standard
The following is a reprint from a publication by the Council of Canadians with Disabilities, entitled “Celebrating Our Accomplishments”. The publication covers issues including transportation, access, social policy, employment, and much more. We encourage you to read the entire publication, as there is plenty there to celebrate and be proud of. We’d like to share a specific section dealing with … [Read more...] about Communication: The Themes Remain the Same By Jeffrey D. Stark
As you know, Serotek is not a conventional assistive technology provider. In fact, we take pride in our willingness to think outside the box and leverage products that make a distinct mark on the customers we serve, but, the price of pulling away from the pack means succumbing to all manner of speculation perpetuated by competitors and by customers who rely on bias reviews to direct their own … [Read more...] about System Access: The Alternative Commitment
“If you live every day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right” Steve Jobs quoted an anonymous source in his speech to the Stanford graduating class in 2005. Yesterday was the day Steve was right and the world lost one of its true creative geniuses – a man who has changed each and every one of our lives in important and lasting ways. And not just with his disruptive products … [Read more...] about Thank You Steve!
I’ve spent a great deal of time publicly evangelizing the merits of cloud computing, both on this blog and on the Serotalk podcast. The next logical step was to expand, in the form of a book, on my experiences as an entrepreneur of a cloud-based business and share my thoughts on the effects of cloud computing on the information technology industry as a whole. Coming soon to your favorite bookstore … [Read more...] about Cloudy With a Chance of Profit: Preview
Serotek is proud to announce the launuch of the all new SAMNet Radio, your portal to all the great past, present and future podcasts and interviews on the newly launched SeroTalk Podcast Network. We begin with coverage from the 2011 NFB Convention in Orlando Florida. Listen now and please share this link with all your friends, family members and interested persons. Click Here to Listen to 2011 … [Read more...] about Convention Coverage on the All New SAMNet Radio!
It's convention time again, and as always you can expect SeroTalk to bring you quality coverage from the NFB and ACB show floors. If you're attending one or both of the conventions this year, Serotek has a number of exciting things in store for you. First, if you'd like the opportunity to meet staff members and ask questions about Serotek products and services, Mike Calvo and Joe Steinkamp will be … [Read more...] about Serotek and SeroTalk at the NFB and ACB conventions
While this is a personal post and I don’t make it a habit to get on my personal soapbox on this blog, I think that the issues covered in the email are relevant to Serotek’s mission of providing and advocating for “Accessibility Anywhere.”Below is a letter submitted to the IPad Today show on the Twit Netcast Network. It frustrates me that even so called “geeks” don’t understand how important … [Read more...] about Another Accessibility Slap In The Face
Tech Chat 103 covered outdoor activities including boating and fishing with Lawrence Euttenier with www.BlindFishingBoat.com plus biking, hiking and camping with Nolan Derelek with www.WordNerd.Info View Tech Chat 103: The Great Outdoors Via Accessible EventListen to MP3 of Tech Chat 103: the Great Outdoors! … [Read more...] about Tech Chat 103: The Great Outdoors
Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 25th 2011 The popular iBlink Radio application from Serotek Corporation has just gone multiplatform! The world's first application for the visually impaired for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad is now available on the Android Market. Version 1.0 has some features not found on the Apple iOS version that take advantage of the hardware keyboards found on many Google … [Read more...] about iBlink Radio Comes To The Android Market With New Features And More
It's Cinco de Mayo, and our CEO just dashed out the door, frantically mumbling something about margaritas. The Serotek team got together and decided that if the CEO was celebrating, we should all follow his lead. To that end, we've decided to reset all trials of DocuScan Plus, giving you 7 extra days to play. If you have ever had a trial of DocuScan Plus, you'll be able to log in with your account … [Read more...] about Shh! The Cat's away. Let's play with DocuScan Plus!
Looking for a fast and portable image capture solution for use with DocuScan Plus? Serotek now offers the HoverCam T5V document camera for $499. This light and portable document camera is the perfect accessory for scanning printed materials at home or on the go. Weighing just 1.8 pounds and measuring 4.5 inches by 12 inches, this 5-megapixel camera with built-in bright LED lights is the ideal … [Read more...] about HoverCam T5V Document Camera Now Available
Minneapolis, Minn, April 29, 2011 Media Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 612.246.4818 Ext. 104 Words without boundaries, Serotek’s DocuScan Plus OCR Goes Multi-Platform With Support For The MacSerotek Corporation the leading provider of accessible, multi-platform cloud-based solutions, is proud to announce the availability of DocuScan Plus for the AppleAAPL Macintosh platform.DocuScan Plus, released … [Read more...] about Words without boundaries, Serotek’s DocuScan Plus OCR Goes Multi-Platform With Support For The Mac