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BarAille Communications

  1. 1. BarAille Communications: "Making information and knowledge available to all." BarAille Communications BarAille Communications BarAille Communications BarAille Communications BarAille Communications
  2. 2. BarAille Communications: &quot;Making information and knowledge available to all.&quot; Introduction: BarAille <ul><li>Description </li></ul><ul><li>BarAille is a newly developed communication system that enables low-vision and </li></ul><ul><li>blind (LV/B) people to &quot;read&quot; and to communicate. </li></ul><ul><li>The technology uses a specially developed bar code and a unique scanner. When </li></ul><ul><li>text is prepared for printing, the BarAille software translates that text word-for-word </li></ul><ul><li>and converts it into an encrypted BarAille bar code symbol, which can be printed </li></ul><ul><li>(visibly or invisibly) on the same page as the text. </li></ul><ul><li>The BarAille Preceptor © handheld scanning unit is then swiped down the page, </li></ul><ul><li>the bar code symbol is captured, translated back into text, and immediately spoken </li></ul><ul><li>in a near-human quality voice, giving the LV/B user the ability to “read”. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The BarAille Reading System Software BarAille Communications: &quot;Making information and knowledge available to all.&quot; <ul><li>BarAille Bar Code Features </li></ul><ul><li>Dynamically translates text to bar code symbol </li></ul><ul><li>Creates 2-D or 3-D bar codes for placement and printing </li></ul><ul><li>Prints bar codes with visible or invisible ink </li></ul><ul><li>Bar codes may represent variety of languages </li></ul><ul><li>Printable on paper, currency, glass, metal and any other surface </li></ul><ul><li>Sale for personal and business use </li></ul><ul><li>Licensed to publishers and printers </li></ul>
  4. 4. The BarAille Reading System Hardware BarAille Communications: &quot;Making information and knowledge available to all.&quot; <ul><li>BarAille Preceptor © Features </li></ul><ul><li>Mini-processor </li></ul><ul><li>Flash memory </li></ul><ul><li>Onboard speaker </li></ul><ul><li>Headset output </li></ul><ul><li>Text-to-speech engine(s) </li></ul><ul><li>Upgradeable dictionary </li></ul><ul><li>Rechargeable batteries </li></ul>
  5. 5. Target Market: Software BarAille Communications: &quot;Making information and knowledge available to all.&quot; <ul><li>Create Software For Bar Code Production </li></ul><ul><li>Office environments (employers of low-vision and blind) </li></ul><ul><li>Home / personal use as work and communication tools </li></ul><ul><li>Publishers </li></ul><ul><li>Printers </li></ul><ul><li>Printer manufacturers </li></ul>
  6. 6. BarAille Communications: &quot;Making information and knowledge available to all.&quot; <ul><li>Produce Hardware For Sale Into: </li></ul><ul><li>Low-vision / blind population </li></ul><ul><li>Reading impaired </li></ul><ul><li>Illiterate population </li></ul><ul><li>E-books reading integration </li></ul><ul><li>Foreign language instruction </li></ul>Target Market: Hardware
  7. 7. Top View: Preceptor © BarAille Communications: &quot;Making information and knowledge available to all.&quot; Artist’s Rendering
  8. 8. Bottom View: Preceptor © BarAille Communications: &quot;Making information and knowledge available to all.&quot; Artist’s Rendering
  9. 9. Interior View: Preceptor © BarAille Communications: &quot;Making information and knowledge available to all.&quot; Artist’s Rendering
  10. 10. Base View: Preceptor © BarAille Communications: &quot;Making information and knowledge available to all.&quot; Artist’s Rendering
  11. 11. Bar Code Symbols and Preceptor © BarAille Communications: &quot;Making information and knowledge available to all.&quot; Artist’s Rendering
  12. 12. <ul><li>Commercial Applications </li></ul><ul><li>Credit card receipts (credit card number encryption, purchased items detailed) </li></ul><ul><li>Checks / Money orders </li></ul><ul><li>Restaurant menus (greater detail of menu items without space limitations) </li></ul><ul><li>Utility bills </li></ul><ul><li>Invoices </li></ul><ul><li>Crosswalk / street corner navigation </li></ul>BarAille Communications: &quot;Making information and knowledge available to all.&quot; Vertical Market: Low-Vision / Blind
  13. 13. <ul><li>Personal Applications </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to read printed material </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Contracts, rental agreements, homeowner documentation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Entertainment programming (TV Guide), newspapers, magazines, books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grocery / supermarket items (ingredients, portions, nutritional info, sales) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pharmacy prescriptions (instructions, expiration dates) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clothing labels (color, size, fabric material, wash & care instructions) </li></ul></ul>BarAille Communications: &quot;Making information and knowledge available to all.&quot; Vertical Market: Low-Vision / Blind
  14. 14. <ul><li>Educational Applications </li></ul><ul><li>Instructional device for reading impaired and language restricted </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Scholastic publications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Textbooks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Workbooks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reading enhancement aid </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reading instructional aid </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Foreign language teaching tool </li></ul></ul>BarAille Communications: &quot;Making information and knowledge available to all.&quot; Vertical Market: Low-Vision / Blind
  15. 15. <ul><li>Business Applications </li></ul><ul><li>Communications printed in BarAille code </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Office documents (memos, employee handbook, job description) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instructional materials (building directory, hallway / restroom directions) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Machine operation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Office (phone, fax, copier) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Recreational (coffee, microwave, refrigerator, vending) </li></ul></ul></ul>BarAille Communications: &quot;Making information and knowledge available to all.&quot; Vertical Market: Low-Vision / Blind
  16. 16. Target Markets BarAille Communications: &quot;Making information and knowledge available to all.&quot; <ul><li>Avenues of Interest </li></ul><ul><li>Low-Vision / Blind – Labeling, identifying, comprehending unseen information </li></ul><ul><li>Developmental – Unique instructional capability for toddlers learning to read </li></ul><ul><li>Governmental – Meets Federal guidelines for LV/B-friendly policies </li></ul><ul><li>Literacy – Introduction of the written word to illiterate people around the globe </li></ul><ul><li>Security – Data and document encryption </li></ul><ul><li>Sighted – Categorizing, organizing, tracking and reordering inventory </li></ul><ul><li>Translation – Multi-lingual settings for international commerce </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>Statistical and General Information </li></ul><ul><li>Estimated annual costs of blindness to the U.S. government in 1996 = $4 billion (01) </li></ul><ul><li>Projected expenditures in U.S. to accommodate LV/B in 2007 = $68 billion (02) </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. population estimate of low-vision and blind individuals (LV/B) = 14 million (03) </li></ul><ul><li>Over 135 million low vision & additional 45 million blind worldwide (04) </li></ul><ul><li>(01) Blindness Statistics – National Federation of the Blind </li></ul><ul><li>(02) About RPB, Eye Disease Information – Research to Prevent Blindness (Amount is comprised of direct medical costs, health utility </li></ul><ul><li>…… costs, lost productivity, medical care expenditures, informal care costs and other direct costs being shouldered by the U.S. economy, </li></ul><ul><li>…… the individual, caregivers and other healthcare payers, to include value of time and quality of life.) </li></ul><ul><li>(03) Eye Disease Information, Low-Vision – Research to Prevent Blindness </li></ul><ul><li>(04) Media Centre, Up to 45 Million Blind People Globally And Growing – World Health Organization, Oct. 2003 </li></ul>BarAille Communications: &quot;Making information and knowledge available to all.&quot; Target Markets: Low-Vision / Blind
  18. 18. BarAille Communications: &quot;Making information and knowledge available to all.&quot; <ul><li>Statistical and General Information </li></ul><ul><li>Number of Braille users in U.S. = 85,500 (05) </li></ul><ul><li>Ratio of embossed Braille pages to pages of print = 6:1 (06) </li></ul><ul><li>Cost to Braille equivalent of 1 page of print = $1.38 – $6.00 † </li></ul><ul><li>Cost to produce one page of BarAille = $.01 ‡ </li></ul><ul><li>(05) The Nature and Future of Literacy: Point and Counterpoint – American Foundation for the Blind, Jul. 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>(06) AIM Basics – CAST Accessible Instruction Materials (A 500-page print book would require nearly 3,000 pages of embossed </li></ul><ul><li>…… Braille.) </li></ul><ul><li>† … . Cost per page of Braille varies per print house ($.23 - $1.00) and does not include additional hourly fees and binding . charges. </li></ul><ul><li>…… Estimate is derived by applying ratio of 6 pages of Braille for every 1 page of print. </li></ul><ul><li>‡ … . Cost per page of BarAille does not include cost of visible or invisible ink for one bar code symbol. </li></ul>Target Markets: Low-Vision / Blind
  19. 19. <ul><li>Statistical and General Information </li></ul><ul><li>Children’s / young adult book sales projection for 2008 = $4.3 billion (07) </li></ul><ul><li>10% – 17% of U.S. population has dyslexia (08) </li></ul><ul><li>Only 30% of U.S. 8 th graders meet current standards for reading proficiency (09) </li></ul><ul><li>Reading / writing deficiency are leading reasons students drop out of school (10) </li></ul><ul><li>12 million dropouts are projected in next decade costing over $3 trillion dollars (11) </li></ul><ul><li>(07) Children’s Publishing Market Forecast 2008 – Simba Information, Sep. 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>(08) DCDC2: Demystifying and Decoding Dyslexia – National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Feb. 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>(09) National Governors Association: Reading to Achieve – Reading Horizons </li></ul><ul><li>(10) About the Crisis, Graduation Rates – Alliance for Excellent Education </li></ul><ul><li>(11) About the Crisis, Impact on American Society – Alliance for Excellent Education (Total of dropouts is calculated based on </li></ul><ul><li>…… 1.2 million actual dropouts for Class of 2007. Financial cost is calculated based on $329 billion dollar projection of lost </li></ul><ul><li>…… wages, taxes and productivity over a lifetime for the Class of 2007.) </li></ul>Target Markets: Developmental BarAille Communications: &quot;Making information and knowledge available to all.&quot;
  20. 20. BarAille Communications: &quot;Making information and knowledge available to all.&quot; <ul><li>Statistical and General Information – I.M.A.A. (HR 4582) </li></ul><ul><li>Approximately 93,600 students are visually impaired or blind (12) </li></ul><ul><li>In the mid-1960s, 50% of all blind students could read Braille (13) </li></ul><ul><li>By the end of 2007, 10% of all blind students could read Braille (14) </li></ul><ul><li>Braille edition of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows cost $80,000 to produce (15) </li></ul><ul><li>BarAille can satisfy I.M.A.A. by printing one book for sighted and LV/B # </li></ul><ul><li>(12) The Nature and Future of Literacy: Point and Counterpoint – American Foundation for the Blind, Jul. 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>(13) The Case for Braille – William M. Raeder, Former President National Braille Press </li></ul><ul><li>(14) 2007 Annual Report – American Printing House for the Blind, Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>(15) Harry Potter in Braille: Press Information and Fact Sheet – National Braille Press </li></ul><ul><li># .... Instructional Materials Accessibility Act of 2002 – House of Representatives, April 24, 2002 (I.M.A.A was created, “To </li></ul><ul><li>…… improve access to printed instructional materials used by blind or other persons with print disabilities in elementary </li></ul><ul><li>…… and secondary schools, and for other purposes”. BarAille can print one book for both sighted and LV/B readers at </li></ul><ul><li>…… virtually no additional cost by placing visible or invisible bar coded symbols alongside the printed text.) </li></ul>Target Markets: Governmental
  21. 21. BarAille Communications: &quot;Making information and knowledge available to all.&quot; <ul><li>Statistical and General Information – ACB v. Henry M. Paulson, Jr. </li></ul><ul><li>Only the U.S. prints dollar bills the same size and color for all denominations (16) </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. Treasury requires $178 million for new printing presses (16) </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. Treasury requires $37 - $50 million for new printing plates for each bill (16) </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. Treasury requires $70 - $90 million for worldwide education on new bills (16) </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. Treasury would spend $440.5 million each year to print new bills (16) </li></ul><ul><li>BarAille can satisfy ruling by printing invisible bar codes on current bills (16) </li></ul><ul><li>(16) American Council of the Blind, et al., v. Henry M. Paulson, Jr., Secretary of the Treasury (On November 28, 2006, </li></ul><ul><li>…… Judge James Robertson ruled that the “Treasury Department’s failure to design, produce and issue paper currency </li></ul><ul><li>…… that is readily distinguishable to blind and visually impaired” people violates federal law. Decision was appealed </li></ul><ul><li>…… and upheld on May 20, 2008.) </li></ul>Target Markets: Governmental
  22. 22. <ul><li>Statistical and General Information </li></ul><ul><li>Welfare / unemployment due to illiteracy cost US $6 billion in ‘07 (17) </li></ul><ul><li>⅔ of students who can’t read proficiently by 4 th grade end up in jail or on welfare (18) </li></ul><ul><li>85% of incarcerated juvenile offenders are functionally illiterate (19) </li></ul><ul><li>Over 40 million functionally illiterate people in the United States (20) </li></ul><ul><li>Over 785 million functionally illiterate people in the world (21) </li></ul><ul><li>(17) The Nature and Future of Literacy: Point and Counterpoint – American Foundation for the Blind, Jul. 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>(18) Dr. Louisa Moats, Ed.D., Harvard University Graduate School of Education </li></ul><ul><li>(19) Correctional Education Association </li></ul><ul><li>(20) Adult Literacy in America – National Center for Education Statistics, Apr. 2002 </li></ul><ul><li>(21) The World Factbook – Central Intelligence Agency, 2005 </li></ul>Target Markets: Literacy BarAille Communications: &quot;Making information and knowledge available to all.&quot;
  23. 23. <ul><li>Statistical and General Information </li></ul><ul><li>In 2005 $113.6 million dollars were recovered in counterfeit U.S. currency (22) </li></ul><ul><li>18.3 million U.S. passports were issued in 2007 (23) </li></ul><ul><li>Global debit, credit & prepaid card use reached $10.1 trillion dollars in 2006 (24) </li></ul><ul><li>Global debit, credit & prepaid card losses due to fraud were $4.84 billion in 2006 (24) </li></ul><ul><li>BarAille encrypts, deciphers and verifies communiqués, documents and data </li></ul><ul><li>(22) The Use and Counterfeiting of United States Currency Abroad, Part 3 – Federal Reserve Board, Sep. 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>(23) Passport Statistics – U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs </li></ul><ul><li>(24) Global Card Fraud – The Nilson Report, Jul. 2007 Issue 884 </li></ul>Target Markets: Security BarAille Communications: &quot;Making information and knowledge available to all.&quot;
  24. 24. <ul><li>Statistical and General Information </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic storage software market at $3.1 billion in sales for 2 nd Quarter, 2008 (25) </li></ul><ul><li>Modern information technology could save U.S. healthcare $140 billion annually (26) </li></ul><ul><li>BarAille streamlines legal, medical & dental data / file storage and retrieval </li></ul><ul><li>BarAille can store the entire U.S. Constitution on a one-inch bar code symbol </li></ul><ul><li>BarAille scans your local newspaper and “reads” to you during your drive to work </li></ul><ul><li>BarAille scans your office documents and “reads” to you during your drive home </li></ul><ul><li>(25) Press Release – IDC Worldwide Quarterly Storage Software Tracker, Sep. 8, 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>(26) HHS Fact Sheet: HIT Report At A Glance – U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Jul. 21, 2004 </li></ul>Target Markets: Sighted BarAille Communications: &quot;Making information and knowledge available to all.&quot;
  25. 25. <ul><li>Statistical and General Information </li></ul><ul><li>Translation services for the United Nations cost $565 million for 2003 - 2005 (27) </li></ul><ul><li>5-year U.S. Army translation contract in Iraq cost $4.65 billion dollars (28) </li></ul><ul><li>Digital translation market forecasted at $67.5 billion dollars annually (29) </li></ul><ul><li>BarAille currently utilizes text-to-speech engines in more than 20 languages </li></ul><ul><li>(27) The United Nations Reform Act of 2005 – The Heritage Foundation, Jun. 10, 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>(28) L-3 Out, Dyncorp-McNeil in for $4.65B Iraq Translation Contract? – Defense Industry Daily </li></ul><ul><li>(29) Language Weaver News – Language Weaver, Sep. 15, 2008 </li></ul>Target Markets: Translation BarAille Communications: &quot;Making information and knowledge available to all.&quot;
  26. 26. Professional Evaluation BarAille Communications: &quot;Making information and knowledge available to all.&quot; <ul><li>Synopsis Excerpt </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ In my opinion, BarAille has tremendous promise to be truly useful to </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the Blind and, more important, will be used by the Blind.” * </li></ul></ul><ul><li>*Robert W. Massof, Ph.D. </li></ul><ul><li>Professor of Ophthalmology </li></ul><ul><li>Professor of Neuroscience </li></ul><ul><li>Director, Lions Vision Research and Rehabilitation Center </li></ul><ul><li>Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute </li></ul><ul><li>Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine </li></ul>
  27. 27. Business Opportunities BarAille Communications: &quot;Making information and knowledge available to all.&quot; <ul><li>Partnership </li></ul><ul><li>Minority equity owner (investor) </li></ul><ul><li>Majority equity owner (investor) </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic partner to develop software / hardware </li></ul><ul><li>– OR – </li></ul><ul><li>Acquisition </li></ul><ul><li>Acquisition of intellectual property as master licensor </li></ul><ul><li>Acquisition of company and intellectual property </li></ul>
  28. 28. Collaboration BarAille Communications: &quot;Making information and knowledge available to all.&quot; <ul><li>Revenue Streams </li></ul><ul><li>Enable printers with bar code print technology </li></ul><ul><li>Pioneer and expand invisible ink printing for publications </li></ul><ul><li>Product development for new industry </li></ul><ul><li>Vertical marketing of hardware and software into new industry </li></ul>
  29. 29. Licensing BarAille Communications: &quot;Making information and knowledge available to all.&quot; <ul><li>Revenue Streams </li></ul><ul><li>The BarAille Reading System (Patent 7,341,456—issued March 11, 2008) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Software – capture data with simultaneous conversion to BarAille code </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hardware – print text with BarAille code </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hardware – scan, read, interpret and speak text-to-code for reader </li></ul></ul>
  30. 30. 230 MARINE CT. #6, LAUDERDALE BY THE SEA, FL 33308 Tel. 954-638-9991 E-mail: jmcadams@baraille.com Website: www.baraille.com <ul><li>Incorporated: September, 2005, Limited Liability Corporation </li></ul><ul><li>Executives: John McAdams—CEO, Gregory Foley—VP Operations </li></ul><ul><li>Patent: 7,341,456 (other patents and C.I.P.s—pending) </li></ul><ul><li>Number of stockholders: 6 (as of Sep. 1, 2008) </li></ul><ul><li>Principal product: BarAille Reading System </li></ul>BarAille Communications, LLC. BarAille Communications: &quot;Making information and knowledge available to all.&quot;
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