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Victor Reader Stratus. Photo of a lady relaxing on a couch, listening to a DAISY book

HumanWare is now shipping the new Victor Reader Stratus M
Listening Made Easier

Longueuil, October 6, 2011 HumanWare is pleased to announce that its Victor Reader Stratus M multi-media accessible audio book player is now ready to ship.

"The Victor Reader Stratus M model continues the legacy of HumanWare's 13 year history of developing simple, easy-to-use audio book players that offer extended multimedia capabilities" says Gerry Chevalier, Victor Reader Product Manager."It can play many recorded book and audio formats including DAISY, MP3, commercial audio books or music CDs. And customers can use any of their preferred media: CD, DVD, SD cards, or USB flash."

Extend reading capabilities beyond just listening to recorded books and music. With Stratus M, you may also play text books and documents in formats such as BRF, DOCX, HTML, RTFF, and TXT with high quality computer voices from Acapela . Experience the rich navigation experience of the Stratus M players and reading made easy with its text search and words spelling features.

Victor Reader Stratus M has a loud built-in speaker with superb fidelity and with a pronounced audio tone control. The Stratus also has a variable speed playback control, built-in carrying handle, and rechargeable battery. Users can also directly copy CD DAISY books to an SD card without use of a computer.

Don't miss our webinar: Learn all you want to know about the new Victor Reader Stratus! Register now to join us on October 26 at 8PM E.T.

Click the link below on Oct. 26 at 8PM eastern time to join the webinar.
http://www.accessibleevent.com/041243317/

The Stratus can play both DAISY recorded and DAISY text books from most DAISY libraries around the world. In the United States this includes books from NLS, Learning Ally, and Bookshare.

The Stratus4 M model features a simple 4-arrow keypad providing sequential navigation such as next/previous chapter, section, page, line, sentence, word, and character. In addition to sequential navigation, the Stratus12M model has a 12-key telephone style number pad allowing direct navigation such as go to Page and go to heading. The keypad features high contrast keys, well spaced, with tactile features. All key presses return audio feedback for the non sighted user.

For more information and an audio demo please visit: http://humanware.com/stratus or call one of sales locations listed below.

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 or have low vision and students with learning disabilities. HumanWare offers a collection of innovative products, including 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; the SmartView family of handheld and desktop electronic magnifiers; Trekker Breeze, the all-in-one handheld talking GPS; and myReader2, HumanWare's unique "auto-reader.

Please contact us for more information about the Victor Reader Stratus or other HumanWare products:

Australia/Asia
Tel: +61 2 9686 2600
au.sales@humanware.com

Canada
Toll free: 1-888-723-7273
ca.info@humanware.com

UK/Europe
Tel: +44 1933 415 800
eu.info@humanware.com

U.S.A.
Toll free 1-800-722-3393
us.info@humanware.com

Media contact:
Nicolas Lagace
Tel.: (450) 463-1717
nicolas.lagace@humanware.com


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