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Recent News (2010-2011)

We're Going to CSUN 2014! - 3/14/2014

The 29th Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference (aka CSUN) is next week at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California. From Wednesday, March 19, to Friday, March 21, gh will be at Booth 221 in the exhibit hall. Drop by to demo our ReadHear and ClickHear software, and to learn about our custom software and Braille production services.

Accessible IRS Forms for Tax Day - 3/11/2014

The Internal Revenue Service offers a wide range of accessible formats for many of the important tax forms and publications you may need to complete your 2013 taxes. Text-only, large print, HTML, PDF, and Braille-ready formats are all available at the IRS, enabling assistive technology devices (including screen readers, dictation software, and Braille displays) full access to these important government materials. 

ATIA 2014: Orlando, FL - 1/24/2014

The annual ATIA conference is in Orlando from January 29 to February 1 at the Caribe Royale Convention Center. Visit gh at Booth 610 to try out our products and learn about our software and Braille production services. Then, join us for our session, "SuiteTalk Advantage: The Complete School and At-Home Accessibility Solution" on Friday, January 31st, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM, in Room Antigua 2. We will present several software tools and discuss innovative options for improving access to educational materials.

eBraille programs for the conference are available here.

Audio Books from RFB&D Are Now Accessible on the Mac - 12/13/2010

ReadHear™ PC and ReadHear™ Mac are now freely available for RFB&D members.

From RFB&D's press release: 

A new software player for Mac and Windows users makes reading and educational content more accessible for people with learning differences...

A new dual-platform software player developed by gh enables users to access the entire library of RFB&D DAISY-formatted content on both Mac and Windows systems. The new technology will also support RFB&D’s developing generation of content containing digital text and audio...

“This is a positive step forward for accessibility,” says Alexa Posny, Assistant Secretary in the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services at the U.S. Department of Education. “People with learning differences can thrive when their menu of technology options is open and diverse.”

Read the entire press release here.

GMAT Review Digital Talking Books - 10/22/2010

gh is proud to announce Digital Talking Book (DTB) editions of the GMAT review guides—The Official Guide for GMAT Review 12th Edition, The Official Guide for GMAT Quantitative Review 2nd Edition, and The Official Guide for GMAT Verbal Review 2nd Edition. The DTB editions, which gh produced in partnership with GMAC, are the very first of their kind, and they will empower postgraduate-bound students with visual impairments or reading disabilities to prepare for success like never before. To read more about these innovative Digital Talking Books, visit GMAC's website.

For ordering information, visit the MBA Store.

Insight: A Low Vision Expo - 5/15/2010

On May 15th, gh will be exhibiting at the Insight Low Vision Expo in Seattle, WA. gh will be demonstrating how gh Player, ReadHear Mac, and ClickHear can help users with vision loss, and information will be provided to caregivers as well.

Apple features ReadHear™ Mac - 4/29/2010

In their commitment to accessibility, Apple recently featured ReadHear Mac on their Accessibility page and their OS X resources page. ReadHear Mac is the first-ever DAISY Player for Mac and supports plain text, DAISY, and NIMAS formats.

Read more about ReadHear Mac.

ISBVI Early Childhood and School-Age Parent Training Conference - 4/24/2010

On April 24th, gh exhibited at the Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired for the Osborne Early Childhood and School-Age Parent Training Conference, showcasing the wide variety of products and services gh has to offer to people of all ages.

Indiana AHEAD Poster Session - 4/23/2010

On April 23rd, gh participated in a poster session in Bradford Woods for Indiana AHEAD. The session focused on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) accessibility.

PATINS Tech Expo - 4/20/2010

gh exhibited at the 2010 PATINS Tech Expo and presented a session on the many benefits of gh Player, ReadHear Mac, and ClickHear for home and in-school use. Visit the Patins Project website for more information about PATINS.

gh Releases the First-Ever DAISY Player for Mac - 1/22/2010

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN., Jan. 22, 2010 - GH, LLC is pleased to announce the development and release of ReadHear™ Mac, the only fully-featured commercial Digital Talking Book player available for the Mac. ReadHear Mac provides access to books and other text materials for those who have low-vision, blindness, learning disabilities, or mobility impairments.

ReadHear Mac allows Mac users with disabilities to experience the features of gh PLAYER, while still being able to utilize accessibility features available in Mac OS X.

ReadHear Mac plays NIMAS, plain text, DAISY 2 and 3, Save-As DAISY XML, MathML, and supports SVG images. According to Dave Schleppenbach, president of gh, LLC, "We feel the new version of ReadHear Mac is a major step forward, and provides users the highest level of access at a price that is truly affordable."

Key features of ReadHear Mac include: magnification, color contrast, MathML support, roaming activation for greater portability, continuous reading while multi-tasking, support for large books, and automatic updates. Keyboard shortcuts, navigation controls, text highlighting, bookmarks, and VoiceOver support are all integrated into ReadHear Mac, providing a simple yet rich reading experience.

ReadHear Mac will be showcased to the general public at the ATIA Orlando 2010 assistive technology conference, and a free trial version is available for download here. ReadHear Mac is compatible with Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard and Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard. ReadHear Mac costs $119.99, and bulk discounts are available for educators and institutions.

Specializing in innovative math and science products and services, gh, LLC is an award-winning assistive technology company providing access to information for people with a print or learning disability, whether reading a textbook, publication, standardized test, or website. Conversion services include Braille, tactile graphics, Digital Talking Books, and NIMAS formats. For more information on gh, LLC, click here.

ATIA 2010 Orlando conference - 1/11/2010

Visit with gh at ATIA 2010 Orlando—we will be exhibiting at the conference from 01/27/10 to 01/30/10 at Booth #606 showcasing our newest additions to our SuiteTalk™ family: ReadHear™ Mac, ClickHear™, and ClickHear Mobile™. To further understand and experience the benefits of these new products, attend our presentation on Thursday, January 28th from 4-5 PM: SuiteTalk Advantage: The complete school and at-home accessibility solution.

Please visit the Downloads section to access DTB and eBraille programs for the conference.