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InfoWalker "Broswer Companion"

From: John M Slatin <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>
Date: Thu, 8 Jul 2004 07:50:12 -0500
Message-ID: <C46A1118E0262B47BD5C202DA2490D1A03317E7A@MAIL02.austin.utexas.edu>
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Has anyone seen this??
> New Browser Companion Brings the Web to Children, Speakers of Foreign 

> Languages, and the Visually Impaired


> Infowalker 2.0, released today, is a unique, free browser companion 

> for Internet Explorer, which instantly analyzes web pages and 

> dynamically illustrates, translates, and reads them aloud, displays


> in large-type, and links directly to on-line

> catalogues.


> Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 7, 2004 -- Naturally Open announced today

> the release of v2.0 of its innovative browser companion "Infowalker."


> Bob Myers, CEO of Naturally Open, stated: "Our focus with Infowalker 

> 2.0


> to bring the benefits of our technologies to

> children, foreign-language speakers, and the visually impaired. Kids 

> will love Infowalker's ability to dynamically illustrate any sentence 

> on any web page. It's a great learning tool for them, letting them see

> what they're reading about. Our real-time translation capability lets 

> English-speakers easily read foreign language web sites and vice 

> versa. For the visually impaired, we've added large-type display and 

> text-to-speech capabilities.


> make sure absolutely everyone can benefit from

> Infowalker, we've made it completely free."


> Infowalker 2.0 works seamlessly in conjunction with Internet Explorer.

> The user browses exactly as he or she always has, but with 

> Infowalker's features available at the click of the mouse.


> Cognitive psychologists who reviewed Infowalker say that its approach 

> of coupling graphics, large-type display, pictures, and speech with 

> the web page's text is one proven to enhance learning and retention.


> Infowalker is completely free and is downloadable from 

> http://www.naturallyopen.com/infowalker
<http://www.naturallyopen.com/infowalker> . In addition, Naturally Open 

> will provide customized OEM versions to web publishers and content


> who wish to take advantage of this new vehicle

> for piping information to the end-user.


> About Naturally Open

> Naturally Open is a technology developer located in sunny Southern 

> California, devoted to enhancing the world's web browsing experience. 

> To that end, it brings the latest innovations from psycho-ergonomics, 

> neuro-economics, and compu-architectonics together in the form of 

> completely free, easy-to-use, and highly useful products.


> Bob Myers, the founder of Naturally Open, has devoted his career to


> the interaction of computing with language and

> culture.




> Bob Myers

> Naturally Open

> 310-497-7176

> http://www.naturallyopen.com <http://www.naturallyopen.com/> 


> (c) Copyright 1997-2004, PR WebT. All Rights Reserved



"Good design is accessible design." 
John Slatin, Ph.D.
Director, Accessibility Institute
University of Texas at Austin
FAC 248C
1 University Station G9600
Austin, TX 78712
ph 512-495-4288, f 512-495-4524
email jslatin@mail.utexas.edu
web http://www.utexas.edu/research/accessibility/


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