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Computer programs that benifit the Blind & Visually Impaired

As many know, it is at times difficult to use a personal Computer, or to use computers in general.
The world of the sighted indavidual will use their eyes, and struggle if they have eye strain, or if the glair off the screen is too much.
While the Visually Impaired croud will use what are called, Screenreaders.
Now, a Screenreader is a downloadable program used to benifit the use of it by the Visually Impaired, by taking text on a computer, and transmitting it through Audio output, that will give the user a way to do book reports, Computer Programing anywhere from Computer Annalliest to programing for Nasa, the U.S. Military at Rollsroyce Jet Engens.
Thats right, I said the Corporation that maid the Rollsroyce Merllin Engen for the greatest World War II aircraft such as the Lancaster III, P-51 D Mustang, The P-38 Lighting, and the Spitfire.
But these Programs are also used in the Automoteave corporation aswell. as for other great jobs such as AT&T, Virision, Sprint, T-Mobile, Rebel, and many more.
The one most used at the Indianapolis Yellow Cab Company, in Indianapolis, Indiana is JAWS for Windows.
Now, Jaws stands for Job Access With Speech.
This screenreader if looking to use it, it able to do all programs on a computer for instents Microsoft Word, and the new Microsoft Word Publisher.
With it, you can make spread sheets, compose Computer Programs and write them, aswell as go on the web, and use programs such as Skype, or even Facebook & Twitter.
The bummer for this marvelous program is the price tag on it.
$1300 is the new price for it.
It use to be $1200 but with the Economey, it will not work for some people and their budgit.
Now, Jaws has a 40 Minute Demo you can use, but you have to restart the computer to use it after 40 Minutes.
You can find more Infomation by going to freedomscientific.com and or going to http://www.freedomscientific.com/products/fs/jaws-product-page.asp and get their quickly.
Now, as many know in the Blind & Visually Impaired world, people with site, or some sight who wish to understand more, go to info sorces such as Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Wikipedia, Bing, Google, and Ask.com for info.
Well, we have a vidio for you all, and will talk about some of the basics of this ScreenReader.

Moving on, we now look at Window Eyes.
Window Eyes, a cheeper virision in some ways, is also widely used in and throughout the Blind community. It can preform all that Jaws can do, but does have quite the limmatations to go along with it.
We have a Preview of the Window Eyes 7.2 that was created by one of the good people at GW Micro INC.
In this Vidio, it will discuss some of the new feachures in Window Eyes, and along with Office 2010.

This poticular Screen is different from JAWS in price, and in other levels. But it has simmularitty between the two.
As shown, Window Eyes, is some what more difficult to use on sertin levels.
With motaple coursers, and different commands with the coursers, it can overlaps with confushion.
The user might have slight problems with the program due to the matter of Megabite space, aswell as some scripts for websites, Programs, and other things will not work with this softwear.
Its Price Tag of anywhere from $800 to $1000 is about a good few hundered dollars cheeper then JAWS, but the problem of cost will lingure, as will the problem of it not working with Skype on some Acasions, this Screen Reader is just one of the many avalable programs on market.
Now, with the Two main Programs that will put a bomb in your wallet, we now move to the last screenreader on our list for this Article of Science & Technology.
NVDA or Non Visual Desktop Access, is one of the many programs on market.
It is a freewear program, and is a walping $0.00 No charge program.
It was created in the Late 1990’s and has prospered sense with donations, and fundrasers. It though, does have a $100 price if you want extra, but eithor way, it is a program with no monthley or yearly payments. Just one and your ready to use the Computer you so greatly own.
It is well known for the voice it outputs from the computer.
The Distinctive british like voice that is the Defalt, is at times anoying, but a shure sign that NVDA is rolling along.
It though will work with Microsoft Works. but will not work with Microsoft Word Publisher.
The reason is mearly the lac of scripts provided to NVDA programs.
Though it will work with Microsoft Works, Skype, Notepad, The Internet, Macafee Internet Security, and with Microsoft Web Outlook, it is a drawback for not working with other programs such as Nortin Security, Adobie Installer, and can barly keep up with popular chatrooms such as xat.com and other popular chatroom providers.
It will work with Facebook, Twitter, WordPress, Blogger, Youtube, Google, Bing, Facebook Chat, Myspace, Myspace Chat, and many other great inventions of social media.
Though it can on a side note, kinda work with xat chatrooms, will involve lots of key command monouvering, aswell as refreshing the page if the text people type starts to not be detected by the program.
NVDA is though a great program, with a great history ahead.
With the current NVDA Virision 11.1 Installer & Portable, this Softwear program will sertenly be a great aid for thoese in need of a PC Program for visual dissabillity.
Now, like we all know in the visually Impaired, people want a vidio with more infomation, and a chance to see it in action. We have one on NVDA here below, from the Crossroads Rehabillitation Center in indianapolis, Indiana.

You can obtain these Screen readers online, or over the phone and have the softwear within 3 to 5 Bisness days. When Installing, a voice will come on to give you step by step installing instructions, so you can do it your self, if your visually Impaired.
The following are where you can Obtain the following Screenreaders, and more Infomation about them, and their use.
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JAWS for Windows: http://www.freedomscientific.com/
Window Eyes: http://www.gwmicro.com/
NVDA: http://www.nvda-project.org/
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We also have a list of Blind Organizations for you to exploar, and to even get an understanding of.
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The ACB American Council for the Blind: http://www.acb.org/
The NFB National Federation of the Blind: http://www.nfb.org/
The AFB American Foundation for the Blind: http://www.afb.org/
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You can go to the websites listed above, and get more Infomation about Blindness, the causes of it, Mobillity training Infomation, Membership, Infomation Technology, and talk with people who are visually Impaired and learn about the Visually Impaired world.
There are also Schools you can contact, such as the Blind Schools across the United States.
The Best in the Country, is in Vancoover, Washington State.
For more Infomation on Blind Schools in your State, contact your local NFB, ACB, or AFB Chapter in your Area for more details.
I too am Visually Impaired, and used NVDA for the work I do on this site, and to communacate with friends and Co Workers on Facebook.
The Program from my stand point is very helpful, and will benifit others who need it for their ongoing day to day perpous.
~Lincoln Ritchhart
CEO & Chairman
American Nation News

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Whats Next For Europe

Everyday in Europe brings in a new fear.First, it’s the threat of a default by Greece. Then it’s the Italian government on the verge of collapse. Next, it could be Portugal and Spain. Markets worldwide respond with massive selloffs.  it costs Greeks Prime minsters job and similar outcome in Italy. Whats next? its not that terribly  palatable for Europe;the ramifications could be dire for American investors, too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Arab Nations working to get tourists back

Arab Nations such as Egypt are currently in the process of regaining tourists after a line of popular uprisings strucken the Middle Eastern countries.
Tourists have started to return to Egypt since the political unrest at the start of the year, but still, their is a nerve racking feeling that has darken over the Hotel Bisnesses in the Middle East.
This year’s Arab Spring has meant tough times for the tourism industry across North Africa and the Middle East.
With popular uprisings leading to regime change in Egypt and Tunisia, popular beach resorts such as Egypt’s Sharm el-Sheikh were left deserted in the early part of the year, as holiday companies evacuated European tourists.
With Civil War in Libbia, and Anti Government Protest & Riots in Syria, the big Hotel bisnesses seam to Perhaps, visit the Reageon a little less then usual sense the Security of tourists could be one not worth risking. As The World is all eyes on Greese, and the Protest on Walstreet, and in Frankfurt, this is one not worth risking the lives of Curious visitors who intend to be there for a good time.
Add April’s bomb attack on a cafe in the Moroccan city of Marrakesh that killed 15 people, the continuing reports of sectarian violence in Egypt, and the protests in Bahrain, 2011 has been challenging for the tourism sector across North Africa and the Middle East.
though with their some what unstable countries, and as 2011 draws to an end, price cuts are inspected to be seen to draw back the tourists to the Vacasion spots that make Egypt known, as well for parts of Africa, and other Parts of the Reageon.
With Elections in Egypt, Lybbia, and Tunisia, All expect numbers of overseas tourists to rise again in 2012.
Though their is still dout among the tourism sector across much of Over Seas, their is some fear of possible attacks that could cause the death of Visitors to the sector Reageon, and is a consern across the Political side of the Nations in the Middle East.
With Gadafi dead, the people of Lybbia are slowly starting to realize the Impact.
Sense the fall of Gadafi and his resheam, the Lybbian people are prepairing for elections here soon.
Hopefully, the Hotels across Africa, and the rest of the Middle East will have their doors wide open for curious and adventureous visitors to have a great relaxing vacasion.
~Lincoln Ritchhart
CEO & Chairman
American Nation News

US debt to other countries increases.

Hello, This is Jeff with interesting news, I was at school in the computer labs when a friend pulled an interesting site out. This site showed the numbers of US debt I got shocked when I saw this and I knew we are in a terrible situation.

If The president of the US decites to pay they bill our nations budget will go down by trillions of dollars and we will experience the bigger economical crisis yet known in the US.

The numbers in that site are incredibly big and they are quicly increasing check out this site yourself. usdebtclock.org

Jeff signing out – Good luck fellow Americans.

Stockmarket In Perral As Uro Decreases

Yesterday, the Stockmarket was closed at a bad end for some companies.
The crisis is reaching an intense moment where it is threatening larger economies such as France and Italy, and leaders across the world have pressured European officials to act swiftly.
The euro fell by 0.37% to $1.390, while the greenback fell 0.19% against a basket of world currencies. Euro zone blue chips dipped 1.1%.
Housing, Consumer Confidence Take Spotlight
Consumer confidence was much lower than expected in October. The Conference Board’s gauge came in at 39.8, down from 46.4 the prior month, and far weaker than the 46 economists had expected. Confidence took a big hit from the late-summer market turmoil, and continued uncertainty over the economy and U.S. fiscal policy.
Mean while in all the termoil, Netflix coustumers are fleeing after a price increase from the movie rental company.
The NETFLIX INC. had a freefall yesterday with Stocks closing at -41.44. A Drop that may spell the end for Netflix if they continue to bump up prices, and continue to have Custumers flee towards other means of movie rentel services. As People pull out of their savings with NETFLIX, the Entertainment Corporation is going at a nose dive of 37% Custumers fleeing.
With the Uro on the Decreese, and all Stock Traiders with eyes on the falling European Currency, the fear of loosing their Savings & shairs continues to grow among the Stock & Global Finance World.
Traders have been keeping a close eye on Europe, where euro zone policymakers were set to meet on Wednesday in the second summit in four days to discuss the region’s deepening debt crisis. The Wall Street Journal reported a summit of finance ministers has been called off. However, a European Council spokesperson confirmed that a meeting between euro zone heads of state is still on.
All Eyes are currently on all of Europe as any decrease on the Value could trigger a chain reaction towards a long line of traiders who have alot to loose in this day & age.
With the Obama Administration printing more Dollars then their is Welth among the United States, the Cost of Inflation is hovering above the American People at a linguring & Dangling dispare.
One U.S. Citizen told a reporter for the American Nation News, that if Obama and his Adminastration continue with the printing of thousands of U.S. Dollar Bills, the Economic dammage can, and Will put us further in the Grave wich is Depression.
Meanwhile, Oil got a boost from a weaker dollar, and speculation that flooding in Thailand may increase demand in the region. Light, sweet crude jumped $2.91, or 3.2%, to $94.18 a barrel. Wholesale RBOB gasoline slipped a penny, or 0.3%, to $2.68 a gallon.
In metals, gold jumped $10.80, or 0.67%, to $1,663 a troy ounce. Yields on government debt nudged lower. The benchmark 10-year note yields 2.235% from 2.239%.
Foreign Markets
The English FTSE 100 slid 1.1% to 5,525 and the German DAX dipped 0.14% to 6,047.
In Asia, the Japanese Nikkei 225 slumped 0.92% to 8,762 and the Chinese Hang Seng jumped 1.1% to 18,968.
Their is no doubt, that their is a Great Depression among us, and we should watch out for whats ahead of this long road we are traveling along.

~Lincoln Ritchhart

9-9-9 plan politics and government

Herman Cain has a plan to radically reform the nation’s tax system and make things a lot simpler for taxpayers.

Problem is, it could end up adding to the deficit and shifting the tax burden away from the wealthy and onto the poor, according to some leading tax experts.

Cain, who’s recently moved up in the polls to become one of the leading Republican presidential candidates, is basing much of his campaign on what he calls the 9-9-9 plan, which would get rid of almost all current taxes and replace them with a 9% flat tax on income, a 9% flat corporate tax and a 9% national sales tax.

Cain claims his system would raise as much tax revenue as the current complex system of federal income tax, corporate taxes and payroll taxes. And he believes his plan could bring in additional revenue by boosting economic growth.

Tax experts from various nonpartisan think tanks say without seeing more details of the plan than Cain has released thus far, they can’t say for sure whether the system would match current tax collections, or add to the deficit.

“It is theoretically possible it could be revenue neutral, if you literally taxed all of consumption,” said Diane Lim Rogers, chief economist with the Concord Coalition, a think tank that focuses on reducing the federal deficit.

Millionaire tax would cover cost of Obama jobs bill

Other experts doubt Cain’s proposal would be able to raise as much revenue as the current system, even with the addition of the sales tax.

“That’s a big revenue hole you have to fill,” said Joe Minarik, director of research for the Committee for Economic Development, referring to the significantly lower rates for income, payroll and corporate taxes. “A 9% sales tax is relatively muscular. It will raise a lot of money But my guess is you’ll probably be revenue short.”

But what is far more clear, according to the experts, is that the wealthy would end up paying less than under the current system, and the poor would end paying more.

About 22% of taxpayers, primarily low-income earners, pay no taxes and even get money back from tax credits, according to Roberton Williams, senior fellow for the Tax Policy Center. Credits they get for things like having children and the earned income tax credit offset the money they own in payroll taxes. And since they’d be paying a 9% sales tax under Cain’s proposal, their dollars won’t go as far.

“For the bottom end it’s certain to be a tax rise of substantial proportion,” he said.

The effective tax rate for the top 1% of wage earners is about 18%, Williams said, so a flat rate of 9% would mean a substantial reduction for most, even with the addition of a 9% sales tax on purchases. The wealthy are far less likely than low- or middle-income wage earners to be spending all of their earnings on purchases that would be subject to the sales tax.

“Every change in the tax system shifts who pays how much. If you’re trying to be revenue neutral, there’s always going to be winners and losers,” said Williams.

The Obama administration

The Obama administration is pulling the plug on a long-term, home-care program included in the 2010 healthcare reform law that Republicans have derided as a budget trick.