Friday, March 21, 2008

Changes in System Access 2.4.4

Starting with this update, you should no longer need to use our old browser, which will go away in a week or so.

Instant Messenger

  • Our instant messenger is now available in the new SA Mobile Network browser.

  • Made sign-in and sign-out alerts configurable per account.

  • You will no longer hear sign-in and sign-out alerts when the SA Mobile Media Player is in the foreground.


  • You will no longer hear SA Mobile Network email alerts when the SA Mobile Media Player is in the foreground.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Changes in System Access 2.4.0

Screen Magnification

System Access 2.4 introduces full-screen magnification. The screen can be magnified with a factor from 1.25x to 6x, adjusted in 0.25x increments. The colors can also be inverted, so black becomes white and vice versa. For more information, including magnification-related keyboard commands, refer to the System Access online help.

System Access Browser

This update also re-introduces the display preferences section which was present in the old browser, so you can adjust the font size and colors that our browser uses.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Serotek CSUN 2008 Announcement

We cordially invite you to join us at booth 357 at the Marriott LAX for the annual CSUN conference, March 12 through March 15. We’ll be showcasing several exciting new features of System Access and the System Access Mobile Network that you won’t want to miss.

First, we are proud to announce the addition of magnification to our System Access software. Magnification ranges from 1.25X to 6X, and can be increased in increments of .25. This update is available in all paid System Access packages as System Access version 2.4, and it is also part of the free online version of System Access to Go. There is absolutely no charge for the update, and it will automatically be downloaded and installed for all current users of System Access.

Serotek continues its commitment to the accessible digital lifestyle by introducing features for portable devices that will ensure that you have access to all your favorite content from the System Access Mobile Network, even when you aren’t near a computer. Supported devices include the Victor Reader Stream from Humanware using the latest firmware update, and the Icon from LevelStar. You can send your email, news, podcasts, radio dramas, and even your favorite movies right to your portable device. Just plug in to any available USB port on your computer, and any content from the network that you’ve added to your sync list will be downloaded to your device and ready for you to take with you on the road. If you haven’t yet upgraded the firmware on your Victor Reader Stream, no problem! We’ll automatically detect which version of the firmware you’re running and initiate the update process for you. Note that you will not be able to transfer content from the SA Mobile Network to the LevelStar Icon until a few weeks after the CSUN conference, but we will be demonstrating this feature at CSUN.

We are also excited to announce that we have partnered with De Witt and Associates to produce a line of TrainingWare™ designed for use by individuals and training facilities to increase independent living skills through the use of a computer. In just a few hours, users will learn how to send and receive email, surf the Internet, participate in online shopping, utilize Microsoft Office applications such as Outlook, MS Word and Excel, and perform many other computer-related tasks for personal and business needs.

Packages including a printed teacher’s manual and student workbook, along with a CD containing these materials in MS Word and Braille-ready formats will be available both for individual use and as a site license for use in training facilities. A copy of the student workbook in Daisy format will also be available for purchase, and can be downloaded for use on a computer or portable device such as the Victor Reader Stream.

To find out more about the latest from Serotek, visit us at or call us toll-free at (866) 202-0520.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Changes in System Access

New Browser

  • Added an explanation of keystrokes which changed from the old browser to the new. If you previously used the old browser, this message will appear when you run the new browser for the first time, and never again.

  • In the "Notes" section, voice notes now work in the new browser, as they did in the old.

  • Added support for Audible Manager to the new browser. Note that you must still install Audible Manager on your computer first.

Document Scan

  • When you scan a page with Document Scan in the new browser, the text of the whole page will now be read, as it was in the old browser, instead of just the first line.


  • The keystrokes for moving to the previous and next sentence have changed from Shift+Modifier+S and Modifier+S to Alt+Up Arrow and Alt+Down Arrow, respectively. These commands don't interfere with the ability to open drop-down lists by pressing Alt+Up Arrow or Alt+Down Arrow.

  • Improved support for edit controls in .NET applications such as EdSharp.