Monday, June 16, 2008

In Memory Of Clarence Whaley

I am saddened by the passing of Clarence Whaley. He is one of the special people you meet from time to time in the adaptive technology industry whose only interest is making life a little fairer for blind people. I just saw him and Raul at CSUN. He’s one of the people who helped convince me that a guide dog would make my life a whole lot easier.
Clarence was a great role model showing us that you don't have to have a chip on our shoulder to get noticed. I remember when Serotek was the new kid on the block that he and all the other folks at GW Micro made us feel like part of the adaptive technology family. This was important to me because we were new in an industry that was really skeptical of any new player.
Clarence always had a kind and encouraging word even though we were competitors in the field.
Clarence Whaley was always a gentleman. The industry will miss him.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Serotek Summer Sizzle: Win a Complete Digital Lifestyle Makeover

Serotek’s Accessible Digital Lifestyle is a hot topic and getting hotter. Here’s your chance to add some sizzle to your life by participating in our online survey and enrolling to win a complete digital lifestyle makeover.

Here’s what you can win:

  • ASUS 8G 2 pound Netbook PC with 1 gigabyte of main memory and an 8 gigabyte hard drive fully equipped for accessible, wireless networking

  • A complete Serotek SAS package including System Access Mobile; four years of System Access Mobile Network; and Neo Speech

  • Victor Reader Stream audio book player

  • Zen Stone MP3 player

  • 1 copy of any Mobile Speak screen reader courtesy of Code Factory

The digital lifestyle makeover is worth more than $2,000 and all you have to do is answer a few really easy questions. What’s to lose? Now is your chance to get hot and warm up your life with Serotek’s fully accessible digital lifestyle.

The winner of our Summer Sizzle contest will be drawn on September 7, the Sunday after Labor Day, on ACB Radio's Marlaina program, and the winner must be at home to win.

Of course you don’t have to wait to win to get access and be accessible. You can start your makeover now. This summer we’re putting the Sizzle in accessibility. If you’re one of the first 100 people to sign up for Serotek’s four-year software as a service package, for only $24.95 per month, in addition to System Access Mobile for two computers and a memory stick; a four-year membership to the System Access Mobile Network, and Neo Speech, we’ll send you a ZEN Stone MP3 player at no charge. Who says accessibility is just about your job? Serotek provides you Life Access With Speech.

For more information please visit Serotek on the web at and click the Summer Sizzle link.