2018 has certainly been the great year we all cracked it up to being, and it took us one step closer to seeing integration between the mainstream and the more niche gaming markets. The XBOX Adaptive controller released this year and I have seen more and more discussions around ways the blind can play conventional video games.
It’s the holiday season, the time where most revolutionize their tech atmosphere with new devices sporting fresh batteries and some of the latest advancements to be had. Maybe you finally got that Android or Apple accessory, that shiny one you have held out for to have all year long. If it was a Bluetooth headphone of some kind, then you have come to the right article to read.
Dive into this podcast to learn about the Qwerky Writer Mechanical Keyboard, a keyboard dedicated to those who want the greatest typewriter feeling under their fingertips at all times. Thanks to arrangements done by Qwerkytoys, what’s reviewed here is of the latest QwerkyWriter S model.
As you can hear, I could not be more than pleased with the design, build, and overall retro feel of this product. As you also hear, there are some some negatives, such as the right-shift key, but these to me have not detracted from using the device at all. While you can pick up another keyboard claiming a typewriter feel, I truly challenge you in these three qualities produced by the breadth of attention put in by the QwerkyWriter team.
With another year, comes another update. Having re-written this section of the review multiple times now feels just the same as the world felt when the April update slipped it’s April 10th release schedule date. Oh, that faithful Patch Tuesday, now come and gone. Nobody really knew what caused the update to slip a full 20 days, but it was most likely for the right reasons. Twice when installing the so called released build, 17133, my humble Lenovo Ultrabook machine randomly rebooted the update from the beginning – prompting me to retry each time. Something didn’t feel quite right.
The importance of Ease of Access
In previous Windows 10 reviews, never would I have imagined that I would be required to construct a separate section of content on the basis of accessibility alone. Although it is true that there was plenty of changes to list and explore just from the perspective of every day usability of this new release, there are enough changes in the innovation of access that it’s easy to break it out into a smaller section along with my final conclusions.
an Installation Introduction to The revision of a vision
You may access part 2 here Or skip ahead to the third part on ease of access.
A few months ago, I reviewed a label maker by Logan Tech which really raised the bar on how labels are created in terms of both ease of creation and the resulting crispness. While perhaps out of the price range for some, I still considered it a worthwhile investment which would enrich your life, well, for a lifetime of Braille. That’s both important and powerful to me.
With the recent AI developments around captioning and auto-generated text at Microsoft, its no wonder that the platform is always going through improvement. Through next Friday the 4th of August, Microsoft research is actively collecting data for a 15-minute survey which will help it in understanding the types of captions users wish to hear on images. You may recall that a while ago, a similar survey ran where sample images were asked for bias and quality. If you loved that survey, you will no doubt love this one, too! The best part? There’s a $15 gift card from Amazon as gratuity for taking it. If you are legally blind, above the age of 18 and use any screen reader on a regular basis to read text with, you qualify.
Not a month has gone by since We posted an article on Narrator including AI-driven image tags and Microsoft is back at it yet again, though with an older project which finally has made public fruition. Introduced at Build 2016, this project had a goal of bringing powerful image recognition technology which could be used to augment every day life, especially when combined with the power of the cloud.