Google has renamed the TalkBack app to the Android Accessibility Suite. TalkBack provides spoken feedback for text or images on a screen so that blind or low vision users can navigate their devices.
With the launch Siri will provide news briefs from a handful of sources in Canada, including CBC, Global TV, CTV, and CNN.
SimpleContacts have developed an app that allows contact wearers to test Their Eyes on their phone. The results are then interpreted by a team of ophthalmologists and the contacts are shipped immediately after.
When the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired opened in 1856, there were only three students. In order to pay the bills, students were expected to make brooms and other goods to sell. Nowadays, students are able to focus on academics, life skills and enrichment opportunities, such as learning to play classical guitar. A new app is helping people learn through Braille.
Fed up with the obstacle course of Lisbon’s narrow footways and stairs in doorways, wheelchair user Ricardo Teixeira has taken matters into his own hands, giving people the chance to fight back and instantly report violations via a phone app.
The new feature will be part of iOS 12, the upcoming software update for the iPhone and iPad, and will help emergency services locate a person more quickly when in need. It will be available to users in the U.S. only.
Ring is getting ready to release its full home security system — an alarm, keypad, and array of sensors that monitor a house while you’re asleep or away.
Apple will soon be adding some new accessibility features for macOS Mojave, iOS 12, tvOS and watchOS 5, which will be available this fall.
During WWDC 2018, Apple’s Senior Director of Global Accessibility Policy & Initiatives, Sarah Herrlinger joined the Accessible Podcast for an interview. Hosted by Steven Aquino and Timothy Buck. The interview with Herrlinger was recorded at Apple’s Podcast studios at WWDC last week. During the interview, Herrlinger talks about Apple’s commitment to accessibility and what it means to the company:
Apple in 2014 introduced a Live Listen feature that’s designed to allow the iPhone to pair with hearing aids and then serve as a remote microphone that beams the audio the iPhone picks up to the hearing aids.