Project/Event-Related Press Releases (in Alphabetical Order)

  • AAES elects governing body
    http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P3-38003323.html
    Electromagnetic News Report; Jan 1, 1999; Anonymous ; 588 Words …Foundation for the Blind; secretary, Jim Tobias, president of Inclusive Technologies; treasurer, Steve Jacobs, senior technology consultant to NCR’s regional technology management team. AAES is the first technical society dedicated to the development…
  • Avaya IP Telephony Solutions Score Highest Marks in Independent Tests of Support for People with Disabilities; * Benchmark tests document virtually flawless performance against competition in real-world scenarios * Special features, embedded within Avaya systems, provide access for people who use TTYs…
    http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-131532244.html
    PR Newswire; Mar 1, 2004; 700+ Words …TTY users who expect telecom systems to provide error-free transmissions of their messages,” said Steve Jacobs, President of IDEAL Group and a former member of the FCC’s Consumer/Disability Telecommunications Advisory Committee. FCC…
  • BofA Tests Talking ATM
    http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P1-79517643.html
    Oakland Post; Mar 26, 2000; 278 Words …of two states the bank has selected to test more than 2,500 talking ATMs it hopes will assist its vision-impaired customers. The spokeswoman…will be announced next year. She said the ATMs, developed by NCR Corp. and Diebold Corp., will provide audible instructions…
  • BROWSER BECOMES EYES, VOICE OF UNSIGHTED.(BUSINESS)
    http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-83855491.html
    Daily News (Los Angeles, CA); Feb 10, 1997; 700+ Words …helps people with disabilities,” says Steve Jacobs, chairman of NCR Project Freedom, which works to make NCR computer equipment accessible to the disabled…pwWebSpeak to Wright State University in NCR’s hometown, Dayton, Ohio, which is…
  • Bush Presidential Inauguration Publications Use High-Tech Code.
    http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-69199083.html
    Business Wire; Jan 16, 2001; 700+ Words …TM) technology is being used by IDEAL at NCR to enhance Inaugural-related publications…said Steve Jacobs, President of IDEAL at NCR. “Although our primary use for…found at www.intacta.com. About IDEAL
  • Chevy Chase Bank to Use ‘Talking’ ATMs for Blind
    http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-452995.html
    The Washington Post; Jun 29, 2001; Bill Miller ; 700+ Words …retrofitting hundreds of other ATMs with technology developed by NCR Corp. Numerous banks throughout the country have begun introducing…Chevy Chase Bank agreed to install voice-guided, or “talking,” ATMs after discussions with the National Federation of the Blind…
  • Digital talking book featuring White House publications showcased at First Lady Laura Bush’s National Book Festival.
    http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-92809870.html
    M2 Presswire; Oct 14, 2002; 700+ Words …Association, American Printing House for the Blind and IDEAL at NCR, today announced the publication of a limited edition…impaired. More information: www.aph.org About IDEAL at NCR, Inc. IDEAL …
  • FACT SHEET: Public and Private Initiatives to Create Digital Opportunity for People with Disabilities
    http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-18892833.html
    U.S. Newswire; Sep 21, 2000; 700+ Words …NCR will provide free training on benefits of accessibility from a business perspective: NCR is partnering with IDEAL at NCR and EASI (Equal Access to Software and Information) to create a workshop, The Global Business Benefits of Designing…
  • Fully Accessible Natural Language Search Solution Targets Disabled Internet Users Searching Federal Web Sites; Accessible Knowledgebase Enriches Search Capabilities Of Existing Government Online Disability Resources.
    http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-97991405.html
    PR Newswire; Feb 24, 2003; 700+ Words …Technologies, iPhrase Technologies, IDEAL Group, NCR Corporation, and ITTATC. “We…related resources and information,” said Steve Jacobs, initiator of the project and President of IDEAL Group, Inc. NCR Corporation provided …
  • Green, Ohio-Based ATM Maker to Develop Voice Technology.(Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News)
    http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-66568366.html
    Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News; Nov 2, 2000; Witsil, Frank ; 700+ Words …machine. There are more than 1 million blind people in the United States, Chong said. Dayton-based NCR Corp. also manufactures talking ATMs. NCR spokesman Rob Evans said his company does not have any working models in Ohio, but expects to expand…
  • In Brief: Talking ATMs at Chevy Chase Bank.(National Federation of the Blind and the Disability Rights Council )(Brief Article)
    http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-76019390.html
    American Banker; Jun 29, 2001; Fung, Amanda ; 700+ Words …bank is to install “voice-guided” technology developed by NCR Corp., a Dayton, Ohio, ATM maker, in 500 of its machines…banking companies, including Citigroup Inc., have installed talking ATMs nationwide, and a federal agency recently proposed guidelines…
  • Intacta.Code Demonstrated at President’s Digital Divide Tour.
    http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-65494084.html
    PR Newswire; Sep 25, 2000; 700+ Words …OTC Bulletin Board: ITAC) and IDEAL at NCR announced today the demonstration…said Steve Jacobs, President of IDEAL at NCR. “Being able to achieve a 200…found at www.intacta.com . About IDEAL …
  • Museum Caters To Handicapped
    http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P1-29739318.html
    AP Online; Jul 5, 2000; CARL HARTMAN, Associated Press Writer ; 516 Words …come in two heights — one for a person standing and one for a someone in a wheelchair — explained Steve Jacobs. who heads a group at NCR Corp. devoted to using technology to help the handicapped. His group worked with the Smithsonian Institution…
  • NADLER EXAMINES AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT’S APPLICATION WITHIN DIGITAL AGE.
    http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-224552900.html
    States News Service; Apr 22, 2010; 700+ Words …Foundation for the Blind; Judy Brewer, Director, Web Accessibility Initiative, World Wide Web Consortium; Steve Jacobs, President, IDEAL Group, Inc.; and, Daniel F. Goldstein, Attorney, Brown, Goldstein and Levy, LLP The following is the…
  • NCR and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History Use Accessible Technology to Commemorate the Americans with Disabilities Act.
    http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-63166018.html
    PR Newswire; Jul 6, 2000; 700+ Words …for the museum’s “Disability Rights Movement” exhibition…the Americans with Disabilities Act. The prototype kiosks, developed by NCR in conjunction with…accessible to people with disabilities,” said Mark Hoffman…Technology Officer, NCR …
  • Office of the Press Secretary — Remarks by the President on digital opportunities for Americans with disabilities.
    http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-65376130.html
    M2 Presswire; Sep 22, 2000; 700+ Words …for Americans with disabilities (C)1994-2000…empowering people with disabilities. I thank my National…Michael Zelly from the Disability Network for what they…Vice President at NCR; Carla Agusto, the…involved with the Disability …
  • Presidential Debate to be ‘Webcapted(SM)’ by AbleTV.net, Sponsored by NCR Corporation, to Benefit People with Disabilities.
    http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-65643283.html
    PR Newswire; Oct 2, 2000; 700+ Words …s 500 Index. More information about NCR and its solutions may be found at http://www.ncr.com. CONTACT: Jeff Pledger, CEO of…9250, or jjuras@tvworldwide.com; Steve Jacobs of NCR Corporation, 937-445-6396, or ncr…
  • Public Hearing in Washington to Address Accessibility of Automatic Teller Machines
    http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-18768256.html
    U.S. Newswire; May 22, 1992; 346 Words …Machines (ATMs) under the Americans with Disabilities Guidelines (ADAAG) be amended. The…by the American Bankers Association, NCR Corp. and InterBold. The key issue…requirement. In support of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Fujitsu-ICL Systems Inc…
  • Reading Rights Coalition Urges Authors to Allow Everyone Access to E- books
    http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-20063016.html
    U.S. Newswire; Mar 30, 2009; 700+ Words …technology developers to open the world of reading to everybody. Authors, join us on the picket line.” Steve Jacobs, president of IDEAL Group Inc., said, “Not only is text-to-speech important to people who are blind, it is critical in…
  • REP. NADLER EXAMINES AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT’S APPLICATION WITHIN DIGITAL AGE
    http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P3-2017510651.html
    US Fed News Service, Including US State News; Apr 23, 2010; 700+ Words …Foundation for the Blind; Judy Brewer, Director, Web Accessibility Initiative, World Wide Web Consortium; Steve Jacobs, President, IDEAL Group, Inc.; and, Daniel F. Goldstein, Attorney, Brown, Goldstein & Levy, LLP The following…
  • SMITHSONIAN’S DISABILITY EXHIBIT.(“Disability Rights Movement” exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History)
    http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-74010326.html
    Paraplegia News; Sep 1, 2000; 700+ Words …for this exhibition. “The disability-rights-movement exhibition…of activism by people with disabilities, by their friends, and…regardless of ability or disability, can use the kiosks, which…exhibition script on the kiosk. NCR Corporation and isSound…
  • Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History Focuses on The Disability Rights Movement.
    http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-62979951.html
    PR Newswire; Jun 27, 2000; 560 Words …of Public Liaison * Mark Hoffman, Chief Technology Officer, NCR Retail Solutions Group * Steve Jacobs, President, IDEAL at NCR “Disability Rights Movement” focuses on the struggles that led to the disability rights movement in the United States…
  • Softmath Announces New Release of Algebrator Mathematics Software.
    http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-225691415.html
    Journal of Mathematics; May 11, 2010; 657 Words …helping to level the math playing field for students with print disabilities,” said Steve Jacobs, CEO of InftyReader Group, Inc. and president of IDEAL Group, Inc. In another effort to reach a traditionally underserved student population…
  • Softmath Announces New Release of Algebrator(TM) Mathematics Software.
    http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-225293308.html
    PR Newswire; Apr 29, 2010; 700+ Words …Dr. Neven Jurkovic, Softmath at algebrator@softmath.com or 512.788.5675 Steve Jacobs, InftyReader Group/IDEAL Group at steve.jacobs@ideal-group.org or 614.777.0660 This press release was …
  • Talking ATMs: Beginning a Dialog With Customers: CIBC rolls out advanced ATMS that talk.
    http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-95395956.html
    Bank Technology News; Dec 1, 2002; Adams, John ; 700+ Words …the end of next summer. The talking ATMs have implications on several…says Nicholas Hames, vp of NCR Canada’s Financial Services…Hames says the audio ATM uses NCR’s APTRA ATM software combined…pretty much have to introduce talking …
  • The Struggle for A Curbless World; Smithsonian Show Honors Anniversary of Disability Act
    http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-537602.html
    The Washington Post; Jul 14, 2000; Kimberly Shearer Palmer ; 700+ Words …includes corporate funding; the Smithsonian partnered with NCR, a technology corporation, to develop Web kiosks containing…exhibit in a form accessible to people with disabilities. Steve Jacobs of NCR said the system doesn’t “demand that the person using…
  • Voice Activation May Be the Rule for ATMs.
    http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-75499299.html
    American Banker; Jun 13, 2001; Fung, Amanda ; 700+ Words …to provide yet a superior solution to talking ATMs.” Nessa Feddis, senior federal counsel…do so. Bank One Corp. rolled out 30 talking ATMs in Chicago and Columbus, Ohio, in…it had installed New York’s first talking ATMs. …
  • White House Fact Sheet on Technology Demonstrations at the Disability Network
    http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-18892829.html
    U.S. Newswire; Sep 21, 2000; 700+ Words …disabilities if engineers are sufficiently aware of the needs and potential of people with disabilities. Steve Jacobs of IDEAL at NCR will demonstrate this technology. JAWS for Windows. Jaws for Windows (JFW) is a screen reader that speaks everything…