The knfbReader app
is the focus of this episode. It’s UI, it’s features, and some comparisons with other OCR applications available on iOS. This podcast was recorded after the initial release and installed on an iPhone 5 running iOS8. Garth shows the use of the current feature set in a few real world situations, gives tips on how to get the best out of it, and run in to a bug or two on the way. If you are still on the fence with respect to the purchase of knfbReader,
than you will find this demonstration useful in making up your own mind.
Garth goes from tech-man to tool-man in this episode as he demonstrates his handyman skills on how to install blinds. This is one for all those people who ask you how you shave or cook when you are blind. Don’t let us down Garth.
Garth scales over Apple’s garden wall to unbox and configure his first Android device, the
Samsung Galaxy S4.
Today I want to take you on a journey. Sorry, or should I say, thankfully, not my life’s journey, just the simple daily journey of my commute to work. Other than by my wonderful Guide Dog Earl, the successful navigation of each of the legs of my journey was improved by some kind of assistive tech in the environment. I used the
Olympus DN-5 Voice Recorder
to capture my walk to the train, than bus ride and finally my arrival at work. I hope you enjoy the soundscapes ranging from an early morning walk along the lake to a bus ride with an overly exuberant driver.