If you have an Android phone, you can now send SMS messages in the US using your Echo. There’s a catch, however. It only works with Android phones (running Version 5.0 or later) and according to Amazon, there’s no plan to expand to iOS anytime soon because Apple does not provide third parties with access to its API.
In iOS 11, there’s a cool new feature to let you easily share your Wi-Fi password with a contact. The devices need to be on iOS 11, you and your guest need to have each other listed as contacts in the Contacts app.
An idea for an invention to help people with blindness has lead a group of fifth-grade Sammamish engineers to the FIRST Lego League State Championships.
Whether you’ve got Play:1, Play:3 or Play:5 speakers, we will show you how to install a Sonos system. The Sonos app has been accessible for blind and low vision users for as far as I can remember with great support if needed. When you’re setting up a speaker for the first time, these are the steps you’ll need to take.
Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), on behalf of the Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science (MRIS) and the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario (ADO), is pleased to announce the opening of applications for the next Accessibility Innovation Showcase (AIS) and Accessibility Tech Pitch Competition.
Two employees at a Hong Kong Apple Store were taken to hospital on Friday following a battery-related incident due to inhaling smoke generated by an iPhone battery while repairing a customer’s device.
OrCam Technologies, the developer of wearable assistive technology for blind and visually impaired people, is showcasing its next generation artificial vision device, the OrCam MyEye 2.0, this week at 100% Optical, the UK’s largest optical event.
e-Vision’s Smart Focus Optics technology allows the user to adjust focus with a touch of the finger. For people suffering from presbyopia (natural loss of ability to focus on nearby objects that occurs with age), a single pair of glasses or contact lenses can no longer provide them with clear vision at all distances. Although glasses with progressive or multi-focus lenses, such as bifocals or trifocals, have been developed, many people have problems getting used to these lenses because of their restricted field of vision.
Bristol Braille joins shortlisted entries that will receive £5,000 each for more development and also receive mentoring from Barclays Eagle Labs, which is offering access to development facilities and equipment.
As smartphone use continues to increase in the U.S., especially among children, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) recently issued guidance for individuals and families who want to decrease their exposure to the radio frequency energy emitted from cell phones. Research suggests long-term, high use may impact human health.