We're going on a road trip around the Lone Star, and you're invited! Join Serotek Corporation and HIMS, Inc. at one of two locations to interact with cool technology. The Houston Lighthouse Thursday, September 19 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM Location: The Lighthouse of Houston 3602 West Dallas Street Houston, TX 77019 AFB Center on Vision Loss Thursday, September 26 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM Location: American … [Read more...] about Connecting the Community Open House
Curiosity may’ve killed the cat, but the satisfaction of experimenting with great features and low prices brought the beast back. That’s the fuel that’s kept the Serotek engine humming these past eleven years. There’s a reason that clichés exist, and it’s because they usually contain a lot of truth. “Time flies when you’re having fun.” I can certainly relate to that as I reflect on all that the … [Read more...] about Truth in Cliches
My name is Michael Fox and this is my first, though certainly not last, post to the Serotek blog. As many of you already know from having read the blog post from Mike Calvo, there has been a change in leadership at Serotek. Since Mr. Calvo made the announcement that he would be taking over as executive director of the AIR Foundation and I would be assuming the role of CEO at Serotek, we have had a … [Read more...] about Moving Forward
If you’ve followed this blog, or watched me on Facebook or Twitter, or if you've known me personally for any length of time, you know that I don’t do anything in halves. Whether I’m teaching a Bible study, conducting a podcast or even visiting Disney World with my kids, I am focused on that activity with my heart and soul, to the exclusion of all else. You also might have noticed that I never back … [Read more...] about The Next Chapter
Has Apple really taken a tumble from hot to not? Maybe it's the absence of game-changing devices, the long stretch between product releases, or the waning influence of the late Steve Jobs. Regardless, the distinct drop in Apple shares points to a current reality where iDevices find themselves catching up to the market rather than controlling it, which prompts the question: What does this mean for … [Read more...] about The Burden of Standards
In the latest Mobile Special the Serotek team reflects on the state of technology. Among other things we discuss ebooks, screen readers, and the future direction of Serotek Corp. Catch up on this and other SPN updates on our SeroTalk website, or click here to download the podcast. Don't miss a post from the Serotek Blog. You never know when a promotion might be headed your way! Subscribe with RSS … [Read more...] about SPN Special: State of Technology with Mike Calvo
July 1 marks one year since Serotek unveiled its most ambitious disruption to the assistive technology market. Other companies develop singular products and pitch them to the consumer base as standalone products. Well, we do the same, because we understand you want to choose what goes into your toolbox, but we also understand the limits on your wallet. Unlike our fellow peers, we do something … [Read more...] about Accessibility Anywhere Turns One
Serotek's iBlink Radio app has been the place to find information, entertainment, news and great commentary about the world around us since 2009. If content is king, it could be said iBlink Radio remains the undisputed ruler. Grab your choice of tablet or phone, this free application, and you’ve got literally thousands of hours of audio for everyone on iOS or Android. So much to hear, so much to … [Read more...] about Announcing SPN Weekly!
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
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 Team The vision was born out of a desire to make blind people more than just an afterthought. The heart that gave birth to the passion was one never known to cringe from an impending challenge, and the voices that have rallied around the call to action are united in their commitment to see this dream continue to become reality. It is Serotek. We are its team, and at ten years old, … [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