Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The Passing of Richard Costa

It is with a great deal of sadness that we must share the news that Richard Costa passed away from a heart attack on December 12 2009. Richard was one of the first Serotek customers to sign up for Freedombox (now SAMNet) in 2002, and he was truly a blessing to the entire blind community. Richard always had a kind word for everyone, and he had such a passion for technology. Richard could be counted on to ask great questions during ACB Radio's Main Menu and BlindLine, Handi-Talk and Accessible World. His friends and family remember him as the computer wizard who could always be counted on to help with computer issues. The Serotek team remembers him as a knowledgeable and enthusiastic person who was always a pleasure to chat with.

When Richard wasn’t focused on technology, he enjoyed horseback riding, and won several ribbons at horse shows in Houston and Long Island. Richard did much of his riding at HorseAbility on Long Island, and if you’d like to donate in memory of him, you may do so here.

If you would like to send cards, flowers, or condolences to Richard’s family, their contact info is:
Anthony and Teresa Costa
52 Hayrick LaneCommack, NY 11725

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Richard’s friends and family at this time. Richard, you were a light and a joy in our lives and we won’t forget you. You will be missed. Rest in peace.

The Entire Serotek Team

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Season's Meetings from Serotek

Accessible Event makes meetings, lectures, and webinars fully accessible to all participants, and no meeting is too large or too small for
Accessible Event
to handle. We understand that important meetings don’t just happen in huge corporations. To that end, we’ve made a few changes that make it easier and more affordable than ever to bring accessibility to even the smallest group event.

First, any personal Accessible Event day pass or subscription now covers up to ten attendees. We’ve doubled the number of allowed attendees, but we haven’t doubled the price. For $9.95 for a personal day pass, $39.95 for a month subscription, or $29.95 per month for a year’s subscription, you can ensure that all your meeting content is accessible, including MS-Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations and web pages.

And while Serotek embraces the spirit of giving during every day of the year, we wanted to present you with something extra special during the holiday season. From now through December 31, you can sign up for a free, basic Accessible Event subscription entitling you to up to three attendees per meeting. Are you a blind student who needs access to classroom presentations? Do you hold a small group meeting every month and you’ve been looking for a way to make it accessible? Do you attend meetings which utilize an inaccessible meeting platform and you’re tired of not having the same level of access as the other meeting attendees? Whether running as a standalone product or alongside other meeting solutions, Accessible Event is perfect for your needs. Use your free, Basic Accessible Event subscription to become a full participant in every meeting you attend. And the best part is: while the ability to sign up for this free subscription ends on December 31, your access to it lasts a lifetime. If you sign up between now and December 31, your basic Accessible Event account will never expire.

So give yourself or someone you know the gift of Accessibility Anywhere and
Sign up for Accessible Event today.

To learn more about Accessible Event, including the basic subscription for up to 3 attendees, personal day passes and subscriptions for up to 10 attendees, and corporate day passes or subscriptions beginning at 25 attendees, visit .
or call (612) 246-4818.

Happy Hollidays from the Serotek Team!

And the Winner is

Thanks to everyone who purchased Serotek products between Black Friday, November 27 and Cyber Monday, November 30. We were excited to see so many people joining the Serotek community for the first time, and we were happy to see so many long-time customers purchasing SAMNet subscriptions, new text-to-speech engines, and lots more. And for one lucky person, the excitement doesn’t end with the purchase of a Serotek product. Access to digital talking books, music, and content from the System Access Mobile Network will soon be in the palm of this person’s hands. The winner, who will receive a choice between the
Victor Reader Stream
and the PLEXTALK Pocket, is …

Audrey Farnum from Warr Acres, Oklahoma! Congratulations to Audrey, and we’ll contact you soon to determine which portable device will be delivering excellent content to you at home or on the go.

If you didn’t win but would still like access to all your content in one small and affordable package, you can still purchase either of these devices without breaking the bank. Purchase the Victor Reader Stream for $329, or the Plextalk Pocket for $349.

For more information about these devices or any other Serotek products, call us at (612) 246-4818 or
visit .

Happy Holidays from the Serotek Team.