As we teased in our last entry, Sero was coming to another popular platform. Well, guess what? It's here! "Alexa is Amazon’s voice service and the brain behind millions of devices including Amazon Echo. Alexa provides capabilities, or skills, that enable customers to create a more personalized experience. There are now more than 10,000 skills from companies like Starbucks, Uber, and Capital One … [Read more...] about Alexa, Start Sero!
Liked It? Disliked It? Review It!
Sero has always been about connecting you to your favorite content and your community. Now, we're bringing these two aspects of Sero together. When you listen to a piece of content, now you can tell the Sero community what you think, by giving us your rating and writing a review. Giving us your rating is as easy as pressing one button. Once you've done that, you'll have the option to write a … [Read more...] about Liked It? Disliked It? Review It!
Double Your Spending Power on Black Friday!
How many times have you come across those gift certificate opportunities where you have to spend a good chunk of money to earn just a little money? You know the ones we’re talking about. Spend twenty-five to get thirty or some such. Well, we know there’s a place for those opportunities, but in typical Serotek fashion, we want to break tradition. How about this: Spend whatever quantity you want on … [Read more...] about Double Your Spending Power on Black Friday!
Why You Should Upgrade from Windows 7: Sometimes the Little Things Make All the Difference
It happens from time to time to all of us who rely on a screen reader. You go to a website, and with no prompting on your part, the website starts playing some music, a video, or something else that drowns out your screen reader. How do you turn the sound down, or just make it stop, short of closing the web page altogether? You try to find your way to the stop button or the volume control, but the … [Read more...] about Why You Should Upgrade from Windows 7: Sometimes the Little Things Make All the Difference
Blindfold Racer Championship 2016: A National Audio Gaming Tournament for The Blind and Visually Impaired
From time to time we like to bring you items of interest outside of the Serotek community. This is one such opportunity we thought you might find worth looking into: Project Starfish, a not for profit organization that provides persons with disabilities an opportunity to launch their careers, and Blindfold Games, a company founded by iOS developer Marty Schultz with a mission of providing a wide … [Read more...] about Blindfold Racer Championship 2016: A National Audio Gaming Tournament for The Blind and Visually Impaired
Serotek’s Position on Microsoft Edge
Summer months are typically a great time for relaxing and unwinding. We here at Serotek recognize the value of rest and recreation, but as you know, the technology landscape is in a constant shift, requiring us to work overtime in the lab so that your favorite applications work the way they're supposed to when you're ready to come back from vacation. We have a number of short-term and long-term … [Read more...] about Serotek’s Position on Microsoft Edge
A Pulse Check on the Sero Beta
Since we launched the beta of Sero, our "mother of all updates" on Mother's Day, we've been busy making further improvements to the product based on your extremely helpful feedback. At Serotek we’ve always been all about community, and we are heartened to note the community has not failed us in collaborating to make this a product we can all be proud of. Here are a few highlights to date and some … [Read more...] about A Pulse Check on the Sero Beta
Sero: The Mother of All Updates
What the heck has the Serotek team been up to? Working hard in the basement for you of course! And what has all that resulted in? Well, one of our most comprehensive updates. In fact, you might call it the mother of all updates! We’re calling it Sero. On the surface, it’s going to be a universal experience that will bring together our software services under a single app. “Sero,” after all, means … [Read more...] about Sero: The Mother of All Updates
Customer Service Makes a Comeback!
In this day of automated voice response systems there is still one place where there is a real person. Serotek is bringing back the personal touch. We tried the automated system thinking it might be more efficient but we’ve come back to where we started. We think our customers deserve the kind of personal attention our customers had gotten used to. I wanted to take a minute to introduce myself. My … [Read more...] about Customer Service Makes a Comeback!
What’s New at Serotek?
You guys may’ve heard the Tek Talk broadcast the other night where Mike Calvo and Matt Campbell covered some changes at Serotek. Didn’t catch it? Click here and listen at your leisure. Or, if you’d rather read about some of our changes, here’s a breakdown: Windows 10 It's clear by now that although Windows 10 attempts to make Windows 7 users feel at ease with the return of the Start menu, the new … [Read more...] about What’s New at Serotek?
Back to School Means Back to Discounts!
In light of the excellent response to our Keys to K12 reminder, we've decided to revive a promotion we ran during the month of July. DocuScan Plus V3.0 for Windows and Mac are being sold at a discount now through Labor Day! Yeah yeah. We've heard about the update. Okay, but have you tried it? Remember our products now come with a free 14-day trial. Check out these new features for DSP: You can … [Read more...] about Back to School Means Back to Discounts!
Our Position on Windows 10
If you're running most versions of Windows 7 or Windows 8, chances are good you've received an invitation to upgrade to Windows 10. You'll find a new icon in your System Tray that says as much, but is it a good idea to be an early adopter? The short answer, in our opinion, is unless you require Windows 10 for work, you should hold off on upgrading. Windows 10 is changing the way we receive … [Read more...] about Our Position on Windows 10
DocuScan Plus V3.0 is Here and It Has Brought Discounts!
After extensive development and excellent feedback from the community, we’re ready to unveil the final release of DocuScan Plus V3.0 for Windows and Mac! Already the most affordable assistive technology OCR package in the industry, we’re saving you even more money in the month of July. Keep reading for details. What is DocuScan Plus? DocuScan Plus, or DSP, is your affordable gateway to the … [Read more...] about DocuScan Plus V3.0 is Here and It Has Brought Discounts!
DocuScan Plus 3 Release Candidate Now Open for Testing
Download the DocuScan Plus V3 audio demonstration here. Serotek proudly announces the first public release candidate for DocuScan Plus V3, a powerful and affordable OCR option with cross-platform support. Before we deem it final, we’d like you to help us kick the tires. You do not have to be a current Serotek customer to participate, but note that certain features may only be available for … [Read more...] about DocuScan Plus 3 Release Candidate Now Open for Testing
Help friends and family with PC woes, it’s easy and cheap too!
Have you ever needed an easy way to remotely get someone out of a pickle with their PC? Do you wish it was possible to remotely access your friend's PC regardless of their choice of screen reader? Or even, gasp, remotely help a sighted friend or family member? Have you found yourself wishing the solution could be as intuitive as it is affordable? Since 2007, Remote Incident Manager (RIM) has been … [Read more...] about Help friends and family with PC woes, it’s easy and cheap too!
Self-service Just a Call Away
Don’t you hate it when you call your tech vendor only to find out you’ll need to try again when someone is available? We do too. That’s why, in addition to changing a number of account settings within your Serotek product, you can now also make adjustments via the telephone. The self-service options are available via telephone at: 866-202-0520, or 650-249-1000. By calling either number, you will … [Read more...] about Self-service Just a Call Away
The Return of SPN
Reprinted from SeroTalk.com. So, what’s the scoop? Is SPN dying a slow death? Well, that’s what skeptics would have you believe, but thank goodness SPN is the intrepid cat that keeps coming back and feeling more than ready to rise to the challenge! Let’s start with staff changes. To that end, we’ll begin with your Serotek Communications Director. I oversee the company’s external channels. Hence, … [Read more...] about The Return of SPN
The Word on System Access
Word on the street says we’re closing the lid on System Access. So, what gives? While it is true that we are evaluating all products to make sure they’re still relevant, System Access is very much a part of your foreseeable future. We are anxious for the day when you can go out and buy a PC with an extensive screen reader out of the box. That’s part of being an independent consumer, right? Alas, … [Read more...] about The Word on System Access
Revving Up for the Road Ahead
Serotek is undergoing some changes to better meet your needs as a digital consumer. The assistive technology industry has been shifting for a while now, and it would be foolish to believe yesterday’s formula will continue to work in today’s age of wearable technology, smart homes, and interconnected media. Understandably, there may be questions about the longevity of the products and services you … [Read more...] about Revving Up for the Road Ahead
Exciting Update to iBlink Radio!
Serotek is proud to announce an updated version of iBlink Radio for iOS, Android, and now the all new Amazon Fire OS! The latest version of the software that many have called "The Pulse of the Blind Community" is taking Serotek's mission of "Accessibility Anywhere" to an entirely new level to include "accessibility On Any Mobile Device." That's right! You can now enjoy all of your favorite iBlink … [Read more...] about Exciting Update to iBlink Radio!