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Window-Eyes Now Available In Japanese – GW Micro Expands Computer Access to Millions of People Who are Blind or Visually Impaired

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Fort Wayne, IN (April 21, 2014) – GW Micro (www.gwmicro.com) is proud to announce that Window-Eyes is now available in Japanese. This expansion will enable millions of people who are blind or visually impaired in Japan and Japanese speakers around the globe to access their computer via speech or Braille.

GW Micro’s dealer for Korean and Japanese translations of Window-Eyes, Neo Access, created the Japanese translation. “We are excited to provide the Japanese version of Window-Eyes,” said Founder of Neo Access, Young-Gwan Noh. Neo Access will offer the retail version of Window-Eyes, as well as technical support and training for the Japanese version. Noh, who is blind himself, noted, “The first release of the Japanese version of Window-Eyes is just the beginning. Japanese users will be able to explore a whole new world of computing that they have never experienced with other screen readers. We will continue to update the Japanese translation of Window-Eyes as new versions become available to ensure full and continued support for our Japanese customers.”

In January of this year, GW Micro and Microsoft announced a revolutionary endeavor that provided Window-Eyes for free to anyone who had a valid copy of Microsoft Office 2010 or later. For the first time, a professional screen reader had been made available for anyone around the globe, eliminating economic barriers for people who are blind or visually impaired who need access to a Windows PC. The Japanese version of Window-Eyes is also available via the Offer for Users of Microsoft Office. “We continue to develop and deliver a solid product that expands the opportunities for people who are blind or visually impaired around the globe,” said Doug Geoffray, Vice President of Technical Support and Product Development for GW Micro. “And we are extremely happy to be able to provide computer access to people who are blind or visually impaired with Japanese as their primary language.”

The Japanese retail version of Window-Eyes can be purchased starting today from Neo Access and the version of Window-Eyes available via the Offer for Users of Microsoft Office is available for download today at www.windoweyesforoffice.com. Customers using Window-Eyes via the Offer for Users of Microsoft Office are encouraged to read all of the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) at www.windoweyesforoffice.com before contacting GW Micro or their local dealer.

To purchase the retail version of Window-Eyes or to purchase training and technical support on the Japanese version of Window-Eyes, users should contact:

Neo Access
2nd Floor, 116-8, Sadang-ro 23-gil
Dongjak-gu Seoul 156-817 South Korea
Phone: 82-2-6959-2250
Fax: 82-2-6959-2270
E-mail: cs@neoacc.com
http://www.neoacc.com

GW Micro, Inc. (www.gwmicro.com) has been a trusted pioneer in the assistive technology industry since 1990, and continues to lead with innovative, customer driven solutions, including GWSocialEyes, the accessible desktop client for facebook.

Contact:

Dan Weirich, VP of Sales and Marketing
dan@gwmicro.com
(260) 489-3671

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Window-Eyes Now Available In Japanese – GW Micro Expands Computer Access to Millions of People Who are Blind or Visually Impaired was released on April 21, 2014 at 6:00 pm by tech in accessibility newsand issues.
Last modified: April 21, 2014.


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