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
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!
Grab Your Keys to K-12
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires children and youth ages 3-21 with disabilities be provided a free and appropriate public school education. Unfortunately, there are too many cases of schools unable to provide the necessary resources to provide and maintain a quality level of education. Serotek is playing a small part in putting a dent in these disparities. It’s … [Read more...] about Grab Your Keys to K-12
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!
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
Seasons Greetings From Your Serotek Family
At Serotek, accessibility is our bread and butter. When we jumpstarted this operation in 2002, we came to the table with our own approach to the well-known issue of expensive assistive technology. We were on fire, and never mind that all odds were stacked against us. By conventional standards Serotek Corporation should have collapsed after the first year, not just because this is true of more than … [Read more...] about Seasons Greetings From Your Serotek Family
Ringing in the Holidays with a Special Promotion!
Nothing kicks off the holiday season like Thanksgiving. Think about it: food, football, door buster deals, parades and plenty of justification for the Christmas decorations you never took down! Well, this year, Serotek is going to add one more bonus to make the gateway holiday even more memorable than usual. Perhaps we should have come up with a cool marketing name for this special deal. But then, … [Read more...] about Ringing in the Holidays with a Special Promotion!
Connecting the Community Open House
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
Accessibility Anywhere Turns One
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
System Access: The Alternative Commitment
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
The Serotek Ultimatum
Serotek declares war on the traditional adaptive technology industry and their blind ghetto products. With this announcement we are sending out a call to arms to every blind person and every advocate for the blind to rise up and throw off the tyranny that has shaped our lives for the past two decades. It is a tyranny of good intentions – or at least what began as good intentions. But as the … [Read more...] about The Serotek Ultimatum
Save With Serotek and win!!
The day after Thanksgiving, now known as "Black Friday", has become an annual tradition, marking the beginning of the holiday season. Retailers slash prices on the year's must-haves, and bargain hunters stampede the doors in a mad dash to get that last great deal,.At Serotek, every day is Black Friday, except without the crowds. With low prices on assistive technology, 365 days a year; and with no … [Read more...] about Save With Serotek and win!!
Deck Chairs On The Titanic
It’s April 15th. Tax day tea party fanatics are holding a national protest against government spending. Of course government spending keeps us blind people going. Without SSDI and government subsidized technology and training, most of us would be a lot worse off than we are today. What may look like waste to conservatives looks like a lifeline to us.Today is also the 97th anniversary of the … [Read more...] about Deck Chairs On The Titanic
Our Birthday and President’s Day? Wow!
Not four score, but seven years ago we launched Serotek. I like to think that the company was conceived on liberty. In fact our first product was all about emancipation – helping blind people access the internet with little or no training, using an easy menu selection process. Even the name was liberty-based, but we’ve since stopped using that brand name. The first product was an Internet … [Read more...] about Our Birthday and President’s Day? Wow!
WINNERS OF SUMMER SIZZLE READY TO COOK
Since its announcement in early June, eager contestants have entered and anticipated the drawing for the Serotek Summer Sizzle, a contest offering $2000 worth of products comprising a Digital Lifestyle Makeover for the lucky winner. Nearly 2000 people from some 30 countries entered the online drawing, simply by completing a survey identifying personal styles and preferences as blind computer … [Read more...] about WINNERS OF SUMMER SIZZLE READY TO COOK
CEO Joins Students at Technology Camp
Students everywhere are enjoying the last few weeks of summer before the school year begins. When asked to describe how they spent their summer vacation, 12 lucky students in Cincinnati, Ohio will undoubtedly have quite a story to tell. The students attended the first technology camp hosted by the Clovernook Center for The Blind and Visually Impaired. Mike Calvo had the opportunity to join in … [Read more...] about CEO Joins Students at Technology Camp
Changes in System Access 2.5.0
Accessible Digital Lifestyle Fixed a problem which prevented the SA Mobile Network browser from starting the Amazon MP3 Downloader.Eliminated an error message which was appearing when logging into Napster from the SA Mobile Network browser. Note that other error messages still appear when using Napster with the current beta of Internet Explorer 8; this isn't a problem with System Access or the SA … [Read more...] about Changes in System Access 2.5.0
Changes in System Access 2.4.8
Internet Explorer and New SA Mobile Network Browser Fixed a bug which caused System Access to hang the browser when tabbing through some pages, such as the results page on Froogle. SA Mobile Media Library You can now play WMA files in your media library and transfer them to a ZEN Stone. Victor Reader Stream Support When you connect to the Victor Reader Stream, the SA Mobile Network browser will … [Read more...] about Changes in System Access 2.4.8