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The Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP) has added hundreds of episodes of on-demand accessible television programs with audio description and captions. School personnel and parents with children who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind qualify for access. DCMP is funded by the U.S. Department of Education, and there are no costs associated with our program.
With Talking Typer, an iOS app developed by the American Printing House for the Blind, you can work on improving your typing speed and accuracy. This is a skill that many blind people need to improve upon, especially those who have recently lost their sight. The app can be used with the on-screen keyboard, but it is designed to be used with an external keyboard. Currently, the app is priced at $4.99 on the app store.
Hugo, Jessica, and Joel share their Cool Picks this week that you can’t miss!
The creators of Math Melodies have developed a fun and interactive way for blind and visually impaired children to understand basic math concepts that are usually presented in a visual way. Although this app will work on an iPhone, it is designed to work best on an iPad. It allows a child to get audio feedback while feeling the layout of the math problem on the screen. In this way, a visually impaired child can see how the math problem looks in the same way a sighted child does. This might seem like a minor thing, but it is incredibly difficult for a young visually impaired child to understand these math problems when they are read by a screen reader on a computer. They just don’t get how the problems are being presented to them.
This week the Cool Blind Tech team discuss some major issues affecting your privacy while you are logged on to the internet. Joel, Jessica, and Hugo share their thoughts on Virtual Private Networks, how it affects you and why you should care. Plenty of important and fun topics are just waiting for you to press play on your favorite podcast player.
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This week the Cool Blind Tech Team discusses some of the important questions surrounding the headlines in the tech world. Join Joel, Jessica, and Nelson as they share their opinions on whether or not a companies reputation should influence their decision on what accessible technology to buy. These answers and more are just waiting for you to press play and listen.
Apple’s productivity suite of applications, also called iWork, received a significant update to version 3.1, with a host of new features. Pages is a word processing application, Numbers is a spreadsheet application, and Keynote is a slideshow presentation application. The full list of improvements is listed below:
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