This week the Cool Blind Tech team is making some predictions on the Apple Keynote presentation taking place next week. Make sure to catch hosts Joel, Jessica and Tamas as they discuss the lead up to the keynote and bring you this week’s latest news in the world of Accessible Technology. Download the podcast or click on play to listen to this week’s fun-filled show.
A new system has been developed that uses a 3-D camera, a belt with separately controllable vibrational motors distributed around it, and an electronically reconfigurable Braille interface to give visually impaired users more information about their environments.
HumanWare has just come out with it’s most compact braille device to date, the Brailliant BI14 is designed for ultimate efficiency without sacrificing ergonomics or comfort, helping visually-impaired users stay connected and stay on track anywhere, anytime.
The CBT team cools down from the heat wave. This week, Joel, Jessica and Nelson discuss their latest Cool Picks
A new Russian regulatory filing in the Eurasian Economic Commission database reveals that Apple plans to launch five new Macs models, four new iPads models, and a new Magic Keyboard.
The conversation solidifies. As reported previously, Window-Eyes, perhaps the third-most popular screen reader in the blindness community, is no more. At the time, Freedom Scientific (now part of the VFO group) published their guide to switching to JAWS as part of their offer.
A device called NuEyes, is a harbinger of hope for Frederick resident Jamie Gallimore — if she could afford it.
The summit is meant to demonstrate business values of accessible technology for organizations in India, as well as assessing policy’s role in creating an inclusive environment.
The Samsung SoundAssistant is an app that allows the user to customize and control the sound output of their Samsung Galaxy phone. You can change the default function of the volume buttons: for example, from ring tone to media volume. You can set specific volumes for each application: for example, your music app can be set to a higher volume than your news media app. The coolest feature is only for the Galaxy S8 for now. It allows you to set different speaker outputs for each app; for example, you can set your music app to play through a Bluetooth speaker, while setting your game app to play through the phone’s speaker.
You can download the free app from the Play Store here.
Participants get a chance to win a non-subscription version license for
Seeing Eye GPS XT! And, at the same time, help develop an indoor wayfinding app.