History

Serotek was formed in 2001 to market technologies that were affordable and easy to use by anyone, regardless of existing computer skills or economic status. The company is dedicated to creating technology solutions that level the playing field for people with disabilities. The company's design philosophy is modeled after the "curb cut," the ramped access that makes it possible for people who use wheelchairs or walkers to easily move from one sidewalk to the next. These curb cuts have made life simpler and more convenient for all. Serotek believes that every information highway on ramp and off ramp needs to be designed with an electronic curb cut, adapting the technology to human needs rather than forcing humans to adapt to limitations in the technology. SAMNet was the first electronic curb cut introduced by Serotek. It allows users to access the Internet, use e-mail, read newspapers, books, and enjoy described video, shop, search for jobs and much more. Content is accessible audibly using text to speech technology or on the screen, enlarged to meet the user's visual needs. Every Serotek product is designed to be intuitive, allowing users to become fully operational with very little training. This is in sharp contrast to most "adaptive technologies" which require extensive user training. People who have never before used a computer can use System Access and the System Access Mobile Network. For many elderly System Access Mobile Network members, their first successful experience with computers occurred only after they began losing their sight. Since its launch, Serotek has continued to build the System Access Mobile Network, a unique Internet membership community that not only delivers the most content ever assembled in one place specifically for the blind community and people with mobility disabilities; but also provides an interactive forum that helps this community's voice to be heard. Where in the past the disability community was often dismissed as too dispersed and too difficult to reach to be of interest as a market; System Access Mobile Network both gives the community access and makes the community highly accessible. At the end of our first ten years, we are excited about the innovations we have brought to the home, classroom, and workplace. We look forward to working alongside you to make the next ten years just as productive.