Gopalakrishnan gopalakrishnan_vip at yahoo.co.in
Fri Jun 27 23:09:00 EDT 2008


Longueuil, June 26, 2008 - HumanWare is now taking orders for the
Trekker Breeze, a state-of-the-art talking GPS specially designed for
the needs of visually impaired users. This simple orientation tool is
designed for use when travelling in familiar surroundings or
pre-defined routes. The product will also be appealing to people not
comfortable with computers and screen readers. The new model is an
addition to our popular Trekker and BrailleNote GPS systems, which
have thousands of users worldwide. With this innovation, HumanWare
will make GPS technology even more accessible to a greater number of people.

The Trekker Breeze is available for purchase at an affordable price
of $895. In the fall of 2008, The Trekker Breeze will become
available in other languages for European and Asian countries.

Like other GPS products from HumanWare, the Trekker Breeze provides
talking GPS directions that help users know where they are, where
they are going and what is around them.

Trekker Breeze offers the important benefits of GPS orientation
tools. It enhances autonomy and confidence in travelling and makes
learning new routes easier. Users can record routes as they walk
them with sighted assistance. Routes can then be previewed and
activated for future use. As they walk by, users receive audible
information, such as street names, intersections and reference
landmarks. In case they are lost, they can retrace their steps. They
can also reach favorite destinations with turn-by-turn instructions
from their current position. The product makes it easier to travel
alone, and allows people to discover and enjoy their surroundings.

"GPS technology brings great benefits to visually impaired
travellers. With this new addition to our product line, Humanware now
offers GPS benefits to an even wider portion of the visually impaired
population," said Lucia Gomez, Product Manager. "Easy and intuitive,
Trekker Breeze offers basic orientation functions in an all-in-one
hand size device. It is also the most affordable GPS tool specially
designed for the needs of users who are blind."

HumanWare offers the most complete line of GPS tools for visually
impaired people. The line includes the popular BrailleNote GPS and
Trekker. BrailleNote GPS is a full-featured GPS tool that integrates
seamlessly with Keysoft. It is available with any of the BrailleNote
family of products. BrailleNote GPS benefits from the highly
efficient and easy-to-learn Keysoft interface. Sleek and discreet,
Trekker is a powerful GPS solution running on a mainstream palm-size
PDA. Trekker is highly appealing to professionals and students
already familiar with computers and screen readers.

"Trekker Breeze will make the potential of GPS technology even more
accessible to the blind," said Lucia Gomez.

The BrailleNote GPS and Trekker are currently available from
HumanWare. For more information, please visit

About HumanWare

HumanWare (www.humanware.com) is the global leader in assistive
technologies for the print disabled. HumanWare provides products to
people who are blind and have low vision and students with learning
disabilities. HumanWare offers a collection of innovative products
include BrailleNote, the leading productivity device for the blind in
education, business and for personal use; the Victor Reader product
line, the world's leading digital audiobook players, and SmartView
Xtend, the first fully modular and upgradeable CCTV-based video magnifier.

For more information:

Nicolas Lagace
Tel.: (450) 463-1717
E-mail: nicolas.lagace at humanware.com

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