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Olympus DS-Series Digital Voice Recorder Featured In The National Federation Of The Blind’s CES Booth

NFB Booth Developed to Increase Awareness Among Manufacturers and Advocate for Accessible Products for Blind Consumers

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., January 5, 2009 – The Olympus DS-61 digital voice recorder with voice guidance is being featured by the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) in its booth at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas January 8-11, 2009.

"The blind need and deserve equal access to consumer electronics, and the National Federation of the Blind is exhibiting at CES to raise awareness of the need for accessibility among manufacturers," said Dr. Marc Maurer, President of the National Federation of the Blind. "The Olympus DS-61, with its voice guided menus, is an example of how mainstream products can be made accessible for the blind and people with low vision. With the aging of the Baby Boomer generation, the need for nonvisual accessibility will continue to increase. Increasing the accessibility of consumer electronics is not only the right thing to do and essential to the independence and productivity of blind people, but it is also in the best interest of manufacturers because it allows their products to reach the broadest possible market."

For information about the National Federation of the Blind and accessible products, visit www.nfb.org. Specific details on the Olympus DS-61 are available at www.getolympus.com.

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