PITTSBURGH, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- DynaVox Mayer-Johnson, the world's leading provider of communication and education solutions for individuals with speech, language and learning disabilities, today announced the company received the Local OEM Innovation Partner of the Year award from Microsoft Corp. This award recognizes DynaVox Mayer-Johnson for its technology leadership among companies that incorporate Microsoft software in their products.
"We are proud to have received this prestigious award," said Jim Shea, vice president of marketing at DynaVox Mayer-Johnson. "It is an honor to be recognized as a leader and innovator by a company that works with thousands of organizations. Through this partnership with Microsoft, we have been able to give a voice to tens of thousands of people worldwide. It is gratifying to be able to apply Microsoft technology in this life-changing manner."
DynaVox Mayer-Johnson incorporates Microsoft operating systems in all of its speech generating devices, including the DynaVox V and Vmax, the Tango, and the exciting new DynaVox Xpress. The Xpress is an ultra-portable communication solution that provides speech, internet access, and multi-media tools in a compact 1.5-lb package.
"We congratulate DynaVox for winning the Innovation Partner of the Year award at the Worldwide Partner Conference 2009 (WPC09) in New Orleans," said Eddie O'Brien, general manager in the Original Equipment Manufacturer Division at Microsoft. "This award is well deserved and a direct result of DynaVox Mayer-Johnson's outstanding contribution to the local OEM community in the United States."
Established in 2003, the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference is an annual gathering that provides the partner community with a forum to learn about the latest Microsoft programs, strategies and cutting-edge technologies.
About DynaVox Mayer-Johnson
DynaVox Mayer-Johnson develops a range of speech communication and education solutions designed to help children and adults challenged by significant speech, language and learning disabilities make meaningful connections and participate in the home, classroom and the community. The company's DynaVox line of speech communication devices gives a voice to the millions of people who are unable to use speech as their primary means of communication due to the effects of conditions such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease), stroke, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, Parkinson's Disease, autism and mental retardation. The Mayer-Johnson line of print-based and on-screen education products engage students in the learning process and support academic achievement. Driven by a strong entrepreneurial culture, the company develops technology-based products and offers an extensive customer support program to assist individuals as well as their families and support professionals. For more information about DynaVox Mayer-Johnson, visit www.dynavoxtech.com.
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