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Monday, October 31, 2005

The Key To Access

The Key to Access enables you to take your Assistive Software with you on a portable USB MP3 Player. By just inserting the MP3 Player into any USB Port, the floating tool bar will appear, you just click on any of the eight different tools. The software NEVER needs to be installed on your computer. All your personal settings are saved on your Key to Access so that no matter which computer you use, your access will be the same.

The built-in voice recorder allows you to dictate notes or record lectures and listen to them later. You get 8 powerful tools. Plug it into the USB drive and you have access to a 250,000-word Talking Dictionary. The Universal Reader is ideal for reading emails and web pages and E-Text Reader is a tremendous study tool that allows you to highlight, bookmark, search and extract text from a document. The Talking Word Processor has talking word prediction and the world's most powerful talking grammar check. Scan and Read Pro is compatible with most flat bed scanners. Just place a book on the scanner and within a few seconds Scan and Read can be reading it to you. PDF Magic is outstanding for converting inaccessible PDF files to accessible formats. Text To Audio application will take documents from your computer and convert them to MP3 and put them right on your Key to Access player so that you can listen to them away from your computer.

Since the tools are built into the 1 Gigabyte USB MP3 Player, you will always have ample space for your files. The built-in Plus each Key to Access even comes with its own personal set of earphones.

Live Update technology keeps your software up-to-date with the latest software features and functions. - Never wait for your IT staff again. The key to Access is self updating, just plug it into a computer that has internet access and the ability to download files.

Click this link to learn how you can have The Key To Access:

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