Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Computer Solution for Blind and Low Vision Users

Welcome to a great product called CDesk! This is a stand-alone, all inclusive software program for the blind, low-vision, seniors, cognitive disabilities, or anyone one who wants their computer to be easy,( including new users) that enables access to the most used functions of their computer. CDesk in not just a screen reader or magnification program. It is a single program with 8 core applications, built from the ground up to be extremely intuitive, simple to use, and easy to learn by utilizing a consistent user interface. "PEGGY" is the friendly speech recognition system ( with a personality) that allows a totally hands free user experience. This is a high-contrast, large print, and fully speech enabled desktop that will allow you to do all of your important daily activities simply, easily, and cost effectively. You may even have a little fun.

One of the reasons we love this product is because it was created out of love. Randyce Wechter, a successful owner of a wholesale bakery company, was diagnosed with Optic Neuritis and lost her sight in both eyes. She was welcomed into the blind community and offered lots of support. Randyce tried many options on the market to try and maintain her independence with her everday computer needs and found that many were too complicated, too expensive, or both. She and her husband, Michael, a respected computer developer and programmer for 35 years , decided there had to be a better way. The development of the CDesk program took place and they were able to give back to the community that helped them and gave them support and friendship. CDesk is finally ready to help others regain the ability to be part of the computer world or join it. Additionally, every sale of CDesk results in a donation back to the low vision community to keep the resources flowing to those who need it most.

If you are interested in more information or you have any questions about this amazing technology that can change the way you feel about computers, please call us at 203-271-1944.


Kasun Weerasinghe said...

Hi Charlie,

I'm doing a research on the accessibility issues that the visually impaired consumers face in Cyber Market Space. Though, I started this for a academic purpose, now I'm kind of in love with my research :)

This research has opened me a world i have never seen or thought of. I met so many visually impaired people and It was so amazing to see their skills.

Here in WWW I see many visually impaired people are successfully using internet for various purposes thought there are certain technical barriers that limit their access.

So through my research, I would like to do as much as possible to make the world aware this accessibility issues and make the cyber market Space equally accessible for everyone.

For that I want to find out the desired shopping experience that a visually impaired person would like to achieve in online shopping. e.g: the features needed, level of interaction with the sellers and other buyers etc. Is there anything you would like to share on this?

Thanks in advance :)

Kasun Weerasinghe