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GW Micro Launches GWSkype


GW Micro Launches GWSkype

Fort Wayne, Indiana (December 19, 2011) – GW Micro, Inc. (www.gwmicro.com) announced a major innovation today for the blind and visually impaired community. GW Micro, developers of Window-Eyes, the most powerful screen reader available, have developed GWSkype – a Window-Eyes app that makes Skype accessible to all blind and visually impaired people who use a Windows computer.

Skype is a peer-to-peer service that allows users to call and message others via the Internet. Skype users may also call other landlines for a fee. While Skype has been around for years, its constantly changing user interface has been extremely difficult for blind and visually impaired users. “Each time the user interface changes, we have to completely write new a new Window-Eyes app to account for the changes,” said Dan Weirich, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for GW Micro. “These constant changes make it difficult or impossible for blind and visually impaired consumers to continue using the Skype service.”

The new GWSkype app will always make the Skype service available to blind and visually impaired computer users regardless of new versions of Skype that are released. The GWSkype app is a Window-Eyes app and demonstrates the power of Window-Eyes apps unmatched by any of its competitors. As Christmas is approaching, GW Micro is releasing the GWSkype app to all blind and visually impaired users who are running Windows at no cost. So, even a consumer not running Window-Eyes can still download and use the GWSkype app.

“We believe that this is a special time of year and we want to give back,” said Weirich. “GWSkype is a special gift from GW Micro to all blind and visually impaired users of Windows”.

The GWSkype app can be downloaded at http://www.gwmicro.com/apps/gwskype. You can download the GWSkype live webinar and product demonstration at the podcast feed.

GW Micro has been a trusted pioneer in the adaptive technology industry since 1990, and continues to lead with innovative, customer driven solutions.

Skype™ is a trademark of Skype Technologies S.A.

Dan Weirich, VP of Sales and Marketing

(260) 489-3671


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GW Micro Launches GWSkype was released on December 20, 2011 at 8:00 am by tech in accessibility newsand issues.
Last modified: December 20, 2011.

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