Dolphin supports Nattiq at GITEX

Supporting users with Arabic language

1st Jun, 2005

Nattiq Technologies is pleased to announce that it will participate in this year's GITEX exhibition. This enforces its leading position as the ultimate provider of assistive technology to blind Arab computer users in the Middle East. Blind Arabs will have the opportunity to try the latest assistive technology from Nattiq and its partners at stand number 809 in Hall 8.

On display will be the latest version of Dolphin's award-wining Hal/Supernova screen reader software. Hal/Supernova 6.51 will be demonstrated running with Microsoft's Windows Media Center. Blind users may now experience working with multimedia devices such as TV sets and DVD recorders. Nattiq will also introduce Dolphin's Pocket Hal screen reader which turns a standard PDA into a talking device reading everything on the PDA's screen with a loud and clear voice.

Nattiq will also preview its latest Arabic OCR technology introduced for the first time at Gitex. A blind user may scan any printed Arabic text and hear it being read to him automatically.

Talking books will also be demonstrated. Nattiq will be show casing Ease Publisher from Dolphin, which can be used to turn any electronic text into a talking book. A valuable tool to publishing houses who intend to produce talking books for the blind. Sighted customers may also benefit from such books as it is more convenient to listen to a book than reading it.

There are over 6 million blind Arabs in the Middle East. They are hardly visible especially in large events such as Gitex. "Through Nattiq's participation in Gitex we are sending blind Arabs throughout the Middle East a message that they too may enjoy coming to Gitex where they will find out what is new in their field of interest", said Auda Hazeem, Nattiq Technologies CEO. Nattiq hopes to raise awareness about the availability of modern assistive tools especially designed for blind through continuous presence in major regional trade shows.