A student from the University of Manchester has developed a prototype tool that could assist in transforming the lives of the blind and visually impaired.
Sense 1952, We have been able to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade on NBC, but for the first time, we will be able to view it live on YouTube. This makes one of the greatest holiday traditions accessible from virtually any platform and any location. Tune in on Thursday morning at 9:00 AM EST to watch your favorite marching bands, dancers, clowns, Broadway performers, floats, and of course, the amazing giant balloon characters. Here is the link for the live stream.
You can earn the first ever achievement metal offered by Apple for working out in addition to all that binge eating and football watching on November 24. You will also get a special messaging sticker for completing the challenge that you can then send to all your friends who will be sleeping off their food marathon while you are coming down from your runners high. Below is the text from Apple sent out to U.S. residents only.
Some iPhone 6s manufactured between September and October 2015 are shutting down unexpectedly, and require a battery replacement. Per Apple, this is not a safety issue. To determine if your iPhone is eligible for the replacement, contact an authorized Apple service provider or visit an Apple store.
For full details, visit Apple’s support page.
Of the estimated 285 million people who are visually impaired around the world, 90 percent live in low-income settings, while 80 percent of cases could be cured or prevented, according to the World Health Organization.
Cool Blind Tech’s James Oates
Spotlight Interview with Jenny Lay-Flurrie,
Chief Accessibility Officer at Microsoft
Owners of the fourth-generation Apple TV are slowly starting to get more television subscription options. In addition to Sling TV, Apple TV owners can now subscribe to PlayStation Vue. PlayStation subscriptions start as low as $29.99 per month. Click here to see a list of all the stations and packages available in your area.
At Microsoft’s second annual Connect Online Developers Conference, there were many exciting announcements. Here are just a few:
Electric and hybrid vehicles purchased after September 01, 2019 are required to make noise when traveling less than 18.6 MPH. These cars are very quiet and endanger the lives of pedestrians, especially the blind and visually impaired. Congress passed the Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act in 2010, and the NHTSA was supposed to have rules in place by January 2014. The delays have put the lives of many blind and visually impaired pedestrians at risk. The full text of the rule can be seen here.