Thursday, August 30, 2007

Job Posting: Marketing Assistant

Serotek Corporation is seeking an outgoing, organized individual to assist the Senior Marketing Executive in identifying qualified prospects for the company's enterprise accessibility solutions (Remote Access Manager (RAM), Remote Incident Manager (RIM) and site licenses for System Access, the company's premier accessibility software). The Marketing Assistant will contact organizations which have already been pre-qualified as prospects for one or more of these products; and, following a prepared script, identify the right people in the target organization, setting up an appointment for the Senior Marketing Executive to present and demonstrate the company's products.  

The successful candidate will have superior phone skills, be comfortable seeking out the proper contacts within an organization, and able to present the prepared materials in a fashion that results in a scheduled meeting with Serotek's Senior Marketing Executive. Use of Microsoft Word, Outlook including the calendar, and Excel are a must. If the applicant is blind, proficient use of adaptive technology to complete tasks is also a must.

The position is offered at a base salary plus commission structure on any scheduled meetings that result in a successful sale. The Marketing Assistant has an opportunity to earn several times the base salary by assuring that the Senior Marketing Executive's time is used productively.  

Please submit all resumes for consideration to Qualified applicants will be contacted by phone or email for a follow up interview.

Serotek Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Changes in System Access

This version is available now for all System Access packages.

Internet Explorer

  • On the Gmail home page, System Access no longer constantly re-reads the amount of available storage, which is constantly increasing.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Changes in System Access

This version is available now for all System Access packages.


  • Fixed a recently introduced bug which prevented System Access from working on the PassKey.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Changes in System Access

This version is available now for all System Access packages.

Internet Explorer

We've made some significant changes to our Internet Explorer-related code in this version. Please let us know if any web pages become unusable or are not read correctly.

  • Changed the rules for determining when a page is done loading. Now System Access can provide access to some web pages that it couldn't before.

  • Optimized the virtual buffer creation code. This should result in faster page loads as well as faster buffer refreshes on pages that use dynamic HTML.

Outlook 2007

  • System Access no longer announces indentation changes when you move through a message line by line.


  • Fixed a bug that caused System Access to crash PowerPoint when opening some presentations in PowerPoint 2003.

Adobe Reader

  • When you up or down arrow beyond either end of a list box, System Access now navigates to the previous or next line of text.

  • Eliminated redundant announcements when entering list boxes and combo boxes.

  • Edit combo boxes are now consistently announced as such.

  • When you navigate past a form control in the virtual buffer, System Access now takes the actual focus away from that control.

  • Added code to force focus back into a drop-down list or edit combo box after the list is closed. This is a work-around for behavior which we consider a bug in Adobe Reader; this bug is only seen when an assistive technology is in use.


  • Fixed a bug whihc prevented System Access from saying "list opened" and "list closed" in edit combo boxes.

  • System Access now announces the signal strength of a wireless connection when you move over the Network icon in Windows Vista's system tray.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Excellent Podcast Covering System Access on Flying Blind, LLC Newsletter

Check out the Flying Blind E-News site for an excellent podcast covering our System Access products.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Changes in System Access

This version is available now for all System Access packages.

Internet Explorer

  • Fixed a bug that prevented System Access from updating its buffer as changes occurred on some dynamic pages.

  • Fixed a bug that prevented SA from responding to cursor movement keys and other keyboard commands in some situations, such as on Orbitz.

Monday, August 6, 2007

New Audio Demo: Windows Vista Speech Recognition

We've just posted a new audio demo on System Access's built-in support for Windows Vista Speech Recognition. If you have any questions about this new feature of System Access, please post them to the Users Forum. Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Changes in System Access

This version is available now for all System Access packages, including System Access to Go.


  • Fixed a bug introduced in the previous update which affected some edit controls, such as the ones in Excel and Windows Live Messenger. Moving through these controls character by character works again.

  • On Windows XP, when Notepad comes into the foreground, System Access once again announces the edit control; this was broken in the previous update.

Changes in System Access

This version is available now for all System Access packages, including System Access to Go.

Windows Vista Speech Recognition

  • Eliminated a crash which previously occurred if you started Speech Recognition while System Access was running.

  • Added automatic reading of the voice training wizard, including a progress indication before each new phrase. You can press the accent grave key if you need to hear the current phrase again.

  • Added echo of dictated text. We have tested this in Notepad, WordPad, and Word; we expect it to work in any edit control for which Windows Vista supports dictation.

  • Made the alternates panel (also called the correction box) and the spelling panel accessible.


  • Undid a change that we made about two weeks ago in an attempt to improve responsiveness; this change was causing problems for some users of Word 2003, particularly under Windows Vista.

  • Improved responsiveness when moving through a document line by line.

  • Eliminated extraneous "end of line" messages when moving through an Outlook message character by character, when Word is the message editor for Outlook 2003.

Windows Mail

  • Added code to make sure that the message list view receives focus when Windows Mail starts up. This was a problem when the inbox contained many messages.

Document Scan

  • Eliminated security warnings which were shown when running Document Scan inside System Access.

SA Mobile Network Media Library

  • Fixed a mistake which caused the Media Library to hang if you chose Play or Copy a CD.


  • Eliminated unusually long pauses during continuous reading of documents.

  • Improved automatic reading of dialogs, especially wizards under Windows Vista.

  • Improved reading of status bars.