2016 Conference Vendors

2016 Ohio Ahead Conference Vendors

Disability Matters

Deaf Services Center

Established in 1991, Deaf Services Center (DSC) is the only non-profit comprehensive services center of its kind in central Ohio.   With a mission “To empower the Deaf and Hard of Hearing people and to promote access to communication, services and events in the community,” DSC serves interpreting and speech-to-text needs in Northwest, Central and Southeastern Ohio.  Additionally, our Community Resource Department programs include Deaf Leadership, Deaf Kids Teen Club, Deaf Equipment Modification Program and the Regional Infant Hearing Program.   We would be honored to serve your needs.  For more information visit our website at dsc.org or contact us directly at 614-841-1991.

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Clearview Captioning

Clearview Captioning was founded based on a need for communication facilitation for those who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Our goal is effective communication in a variety of settings for individuals who do not clearly hear spoken communication and prefer captioned text over signed languages.

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) has developed a speech-to-text system for equal access service for deaf and hard of hearing individuals. More information about C-Print® can be found at RIT’s website

The system was developed to provide real time captioning and is tailored to fit the client’s needs. The captioning can be broken down to a more “conceptual” translation of what is being said similar to that of sign language interpreting.

Clearview Captioning has developed it’s policy based on federal and state law, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and a high standard of professionalism as outlined in the RID (Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf) Code of Professional Conduct, based on the fact that we are “text interpreting” and would like to follow the same high standard of conduct.

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Freedom Scientific

Freedom Scientific develops the highest quality video magnifiers, braille displays, screen magnification software, and the #1 screen read JAWS® for windows.  For over 20 years, our products have provided access to print and computers for people with blindness, low vision, or learning disabilities.  We have helped people in over 55 countries using 24 languages achieve their professional and personal goals.

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Premier Visual Voice

Premier Visual Voice specializes in CART and captioning services. Located in Ohio, we provide accurate translation of the spoken word and offer excellent customer service to all of our clients. Diligence, knowledge, and hard work are just a few of the assets that aid in our excellent services.

Margaret Downs, a legally blind real-time captioner, began Premier Visual Voice in May of 2012 and has been providing speech-to-text services since 2011. Being legally blind from a very young age, Margaret has first-hand experience and understanding of how crucial communication access is for everyone.

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Ai Squared

Sitecues is a flexible and intuitive SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) technology that makes any website or Learning Management System (LMS) easier to see, hear, use, and enjoy. Sitecues functionality helps a wide variety of individuals, includingpeople with low vision, people with learning disabilities, people with low literacy, and non-native English speakers. Sitecues is used by universities, libraries, enterprises, small businesses, government agencies, non-profits, and leading disability advocacy groups. Sitecues is from Ai Squared, the makers of ZoomText and a leader in the assistive technology field for over 20 years.

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Texthelp Systems

“Hello, we’re Texthelp ….. leaders in assistive and language learning software.  Our literacy software supports millions of students in colleges and classrooms worldwide; enabling ELL students, those with disabilities, and other struggling learners, to read and write with confidence.”  Read&Write provides support on the Desktop, in the Cloud, and on iPads. Read&Write Gold for PC or Mac are Desktop solutions with customizable toolbars that integrate with common applications giving users access to reading, writing, studying, and research tools. Read&Write in the Cloud includes Read&Write for Google Docs™, a Chrome Extension for Google Docs, and Web Apps that work in browsers on iPads, iPhones, PCs, Macs, and more. iReadWrite for the iPad benefits struggling readers and writers with text-to-speech, word prediction, phonetic spell checker, dictionary, and picture dictionary supports.

Onix Direct

Onix, a longtime premier Google partner and Top 50 cloud solutions company, has developed an accessibility solution called Equidox. Equidox is a tool that simplifies the process of discovering, converting, and publishing PDF documents to WCAG 2.0 AA compliant HTML. Equidox automates the conversion process, and saves universities 60% of the time currently spent on manual conversion. The UI is easy to learn and use, and licensing can be purchased annually or on a monthly subscription basis. Equidox can also be integrated with the Google Search Appliance to help discover the backlog of existing PDF documents. To see a demo or learn more about Equidox, visit our booth, or contact Patrick McGovern at 800-664-9638 or pat@onixnet.com.


At Kurzweil Education, we believe every learner deserves the opportunity to unlock their potential.  Our literacy technology offers multisensory approaches to reading, comprehension, study skills, writing, and test-taking so everyone can become independent, confident learners who can achieve rigorous academic goals.