(08/08/2008) Turn Your Mobile Device into a Mobile Partner!
Introducing Mark Taylor, of Candle Shore Inc., a blind business owner, an access technology enthusiast and, without a doubt, a mobile phone addict.
Barcelona (Terrassa), August 11, 2008
Code Factory is proud to announce that Mark Taylor will be Code Factory’s official blogger and, as such, will guide you in turning your mobile device into your mobile partner.
“Using a mobile phone with a screen reader and/or magnifier can be a remarkably liberating experience for a visually impaired person. That use is what we want to promote and demonstrate through our BLOG. At Code Factory, our ultimate goal is to develop products which enable their users to easily communicate and interact with the world in which they live. In short, we want our clients to do much more with their mobile phones than just make phone calls or even send text messages. We want them to explore and use the full range of features their mobile devices, equipped with our software solutions, have to offer,” explained Caroline Ragot, Code Factory’s Marketing Manager. “We chose Mark to be our official blogger because he is extremely enthusiastic about our mission and he is so very passionate about discovering new ways to use our software solutions to make his community more accessible. He is also the best person to manage submissions by other users who share his enthusiasm about accessible mobile phones.”
Mark will write one article a week and will produce one podcast a month to be published in Code Factory’s BLOG. He will also accept submissions from any user who wants his/her articles or podcasts to appear on the blog. We would invite everyone who either wants to contribute to the way people use accessible mobile technology or to learn better ways of using that technology, participate in what is sure to be a very exciting, dynamic, and informative platform.
“I simply love my mobile phone. With Mobile Speak I now study foreign languages in both written and audio formats, locate and read restaurant menus, read the latest news and BLOGs with a mobile RSS feed reader, keep track of my banking and ATM transactions while on the go, shop online, communicate with distant friends via Skype, confirm airline flight times, look up beverage and cooking recipes, research food calorie content, and much, much more. To be honest, since I installed Mobile Speak, I don’t even think of my wireless device as a phone. Why should I? I mean, 85% of the time I use it to do anything but make phone calls”, explains Mark Taylor. “You know, I’ve always been a huge fan of the Star Trek television series and, to me, my Samsung BlackJack II with the help of Mobile Speak Smartphone is becoming more and more like a 24th century tri-corder than a 21st century wireless handset.”
“Thanks to my screen reader,” he continues, “my mobile phone has become my mobile partner. I have always loved technology but never have I been more excited and inspired by any software than by the ground breaking products being developed by Code Factory. I consider it a privilege to be invited to share what I and others experience with the Code Factory family.
To find out what’s new on the blog and podcast, visit http://codefactoryblog.wordpress.com/ to read, listen to, and publicise new ways of using your mobile phone.
About Code Factory
Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Terrassa/Barcelona, Spain, Code Factory is the global leader committed to the development of products designed to eliminate barriers to the accessibility of mobile technology for the blind and visually impaired. Today, Code Factory is the leading provider of screen readers, screen magnifiers, and Braille interfaces for the widest range of mainstream mobile devices including Symbian-based and Windows Mobile-powered Smartphones as well as Pocket PC phones and PDAs. Its product line is the only one to support phones working on the GSM, CDMA and WCDMA networks. Code Factory's success lies in giving excellent customer support and in responding immediately to the needs of its end users.
Among Code Factory’s customers are well known organizations like ONCE, and carriers such as TMN, Vodafone, SFR, Bouygues Telecom and AT&T. The company also collaborated with leading TTS providers and Braille manufacturers, thus enabling Code Factory to provide excellent text-to-speech technology in many languages for Mobile Speak products, and to incorporate support for over twenty wireless Braille devices into the software.