In this episode, James Oates takes us through an unboxing of the Aira glasses. He describes everything that come with the glasses. He also shows us how to set them up and make a call using the Aira app on an iPhone.
What can you do with several Amazon Echo devices? You could shout to the closest one for the latest weather forecast or to play your favorite song. Instead of shouting though, why not use them as an intercom? According to CNET, Amazon has recently released a new feature called Drop In. As you probably may know, The Echo is able to make and receive calls and messages to other echo devices. Instead of waiting for the other party to answer, Drop In works exactly the way it sounds. Once you initiate the connection, you can freely begin to talk and hear the person on the other end.
The CBT team have told you about some of the exciting new features coming to your iPhone or iPad in iOS 11, but there’s one “feature” that many users are going to be upset about: Some of your apps, possibly including apps you use every day, will stop working.
If you have a braille display with a Perkins style keyboard, you can control your iOS device by entering certain key combinations. I will include a list of these braille keyboard commands. While some of them will work with iOS 10 as well, iOS 11 will allow you to assign keyboard commands where none currently exist, and also change existing keyboard commands.
To assign a keyboard command where none exists, or change an existing keyboard command, go to Settings\General\Accessibility\VoiceOver\Braille.
From there, select more info next to the braille display that you have paired to your device, and then select Braille Commands. Now you will see a list of buttons like Braille, Device, Interaction, Keyboard, ETC. Each one has a list of braille commands that you can see when you click on one. I have included the complete list below; to make it easier to find the command you are looking for.
There are many twitter clients that are available for Windows, but very few are designed to work with screen readers. In this podcast, Leonid demonstrates the interface, as well as several useful features on TWBlue, a free, open source twitter client.
In this podcast, Rachel demonstrates how to enable audio description for the movies and TV shows that have this feature in the Amazon Prime Video app. One must have an Amazon Prime membership which entitles a viewer to some free content. Other movies and TV shows that have audio description, can be purchased for a small fee. If you want to know which content has description:
Look no further!
App-specific passwords are set to become a mandatory requirement for third-party apps that access iCloud user data, according to Apple Support.
The good old days of Mac users being immune from getting hack are coming to an end. Apple has introduced Two-Factor authentication. When enabled, it will allow you to access your account only on the devices you trust, even if someone has succeeded in stealing your password, they cannot get access to your account.
Smart Invert is a new setting to be added to the Invert Colors section of Accessibility in iOS 11. Smart Invert inverts only the areas where necessary which is helpful for a low vision user. Images are not affected by this feature.
Apple users have been asking for customization of the control center found in Android and now they have it in the first release of iOS 11 beta. iOS 11’s new modular design allows selecting widgets and you can literally fill the whole screen with icons in the control center. Also, 3D touch adds even more functionality where you can expand access to any subcategory.