Introducing a new application for blind and visually impaired users of iOS devices. “Be My Eyes: delivers as promised. I have used it, and it is amazing! Here is a description from the developer:
What did we learn from Microsoft’s Windows10 press briefing? Let me summarize the event for those of you who have a life and don’t have the time to watch a more than two hour event. Windows10 is coming to PC’s later this year as a free upgrade. Microsoft’s personal assistant, Cortana, is built into the operating system and is voice activated. Many of the features available currently with Microsoft’s Speech Recognition software are now built into Cortana as well.
Join us right here on January 21 at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time to learn about the next chapter for Windows 10.
I am excited to announce how easy it is to compose and post a Tweet on Windows Phone using Cortana. Just activate Cortana, say Twitter-new Tweet. Wait for a sound effect that indicates the microphone is active and awaiting input. Dictate your post. Wait for Narrator to read back your message. If it is correct, press the Tweet button on your app bar, and your Twitter composition is posted. It is very easy and very quick. The Twitter app on Windows Phone still has many other accessibility problems, but this feature works incredibly well.
The CBT team would like to welcome everyone to our brand-new site! We would like to thank all of our listeners for helping make CBT an incredible success story over the past 22 months. As you may already have noticed, we are reconstructing the website and will be adding new team members to the website. This will enable us to expand into creating articles, new shows and interacting with our listeners. We hope that you enjoy the website. If you have any questions or would like to give us feedback, please leave us a message using the contact form. Thank you.
In our final instalment from the CSUN13 convention floor, CBT could not forget about canes and guide dogs. There was Gordon from
featuring canes such as a prototype telescopic fibreglass cane that locks by twisting at the top of the handle, a rigid folding cane with an American made oak wood handle with a natural finish. We also meet a gentleman and his guide dogs, a 3 year old Siberian husky and 11 year old labrador.
In this episode we get an overview of the products from
offering better reading environments to people with visual impairments or print disability in the world by supplying accessible digital talking book players or recorders that comply with DAISY(*) standard.
In this episode which is unedited coverage from CSUN13. As we were leaving the convention floor, we came across an amazing pen for the blind before it was packed away and returned to Japan.
makers of the Seika braille displays were showcasing tactile artwork drawn by blind Japanese students, using a pen-shaped device called the Pico which transfers balls of wax into raised lines.
In this episode we get a glimpse of the
Orion Webbox and Iris webradio
from Solutions – Radio. As blind and visually impaired are dependent on audible information. For the VI community, contribution and distribution of sound or audio is essential to be in touch with the outside world. The Orion Webbox and Iris webradio on the other hand is a user friendly, stand-alone device, which when connected to the Internet allows you to listen to it without the use of a PC! The Webradio is ideal for the blind or visually impaired as it has a simple user interface. To operate the unit press only the on/off button. Within seconds a pre-selected station can be heard. Pre-selects can be programmed to meet the demand of the individual listener. The scroll button enables you to choose from your personalized selection. This could be the daily newspaper, a book, or any other special program. A future feature will be a text-to-speech version of the Webradio.
In this episode CBT would like to feature EmploymentLink 2013: Insights into Hiring and Retaining People with Disabilities