In this episode, James Oates reviews the new Amazon Echo Dot (2nd Generation). He describes the configuration, and tells the lay-out of the physical buttons, and what they do. If you need help setting up your new Echo device, listen to this podcast from Leonid Prazdnik of Cool Blind Tech. James then talks about Amazon’s new unlimited music subscription which rivals the other major music subscription services already available. He demonstrates how well the Echo works with Amazon’s music subscription.
Do you enjoy board games? Would you like to play them with your sighted friends? How about board games and online socialization? Welcome to Quentin C’s Playroom, a platform that can be accessed via The Web for iOS, Android and Mac or via a downloadable program For PC. With over 26 games to choose from, an online social chat interface and a graphical interface, this client is perfect for just about everyone.
In this episode, James Oates demonstrates the new voices in iOS10. You definitely want to listen to this because Apple has brought some of the best voices out there to help voice-over users. Sighted users want high resolution displays, and visually impaired users want high quality voices.
Do you ever wish shopping for the perfect Braille Display could be as simple as walking into a store and comparing tablets? Jessica shows you how it can be by comparing three similar types of Braille devices, the Braille Sense U2 Mini, the Perkins Mini Seika and the APH Refreshabraille 18. If you enjoy this podcast and would like to hear more content similar to this, please feel free to leave comments below.
In this article, I will attempt to review and rank three of the most popular current screen readers that are available at this time. The three screen readers were tested on the most recent version of Windows 10 anniversary update. This is important because one of the screen readers is Microsoft’s most recently updated Narrator. Although ranking the screen readers might prove to be quite controversial, I think it can also open up a real discussion on which screen readers are most accessible, and even the question of accessibility can sometimes be up for debate. I do realize that accessibility is determined by personal needs and preferences, so I will attempt to define the criteria I used for accessibility in this review.
Last year, I published an article detailing the ways in which Windows 10 has come to light and how it substantially changed the goals of Microsoft. Windows 10 was the seed which ushered in a new era, one where customer feedback is more listened to and there’s greater transparency between the teams behind Windows and the rest of the world.
The Amazon Echo is amazon’s Wi-Fi voice controlled speaker. Using just your voice, you can ask the Echo to do a number of things such as play your music library, check the weather, give you news updates, and much more! Additionally, third-party skills allow the Echo to expand its capabilities. In this podcast, Leo covers setting up the echo for the first time, as well as some of the things you can do with the echo, as well as its accompanying Alexa app.
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In this podcast, James Oates demonstrates how to navigate the C-Span Radio app on iOS. He shows us how to listen to live broadcasts, check today’s broadcast schedule, and enjoy in-depth podcasts.
There comes a time in the lifecycle of a product which I jokingly like to call the “floodgate”. It is when the pearly gates open, when the public can finally enter a new realm of unity with their parent company, and find new features galore. Oh, the dream of every and any testing enthusiast, provided they like Apple. Whether you’re a hard-core programmer, someone that likes risk and adventure and might tinker a bit on the hardware side, or just in general have above-average technical knowledge, these gates are yours to enter. If you are the type who enjoys stability, reliable functions, non-crashing apps, don’t you worry. Your time comes in September.
In this podcast Alex quickly demos foobar2000 preview for iOS. Some workarounds to its shortcomings and accessibility regarding the playback screen are also explained.