April showers bring updates from the Redmond towers! Reviewing the Windows 10 April update
Images for an unannounced Xbox controller have leaked online. The controller is designed for people with accessibility needs and was likely going to get a big reveal at next month’s Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles.
Marie-Claire Bilyk works in peer support for CNIB in London, Ontario. Bilyk says she’s heard from a number of CNIB clients who want the province to update its assistive devices program. When Marie Claire Bilyk drops an earring and can’t find it, she reaches for her smart phone.
Microsoft is introducing a number of improvements in Windows 10 this year to improve accessibility. The company recently outlined some of the new accessibility-related features and improvements in Windows 10 that are already available to Insiders today, as well as some that will be coming to users later this year.
The Skype team are addressing accessibility improvements to the Skype applications on Windows, Mac, iOS and Android. The improvements are part of Microsoft’s mission to make technology more accessible and empower people to achieve more.
Microsoft’s Research group is at it again, showing off a bunch of new controllers for augmented and virtual reality. They’re strictly experimental for now, but show a lot of potential for making AR and VR more fun and inclusive.
TeamTalk for Accessibility is a popular tool among visually impaired since it allows its users to meet and chat with other people in the TeamTalk community.
Whether you’ve got Play:1, Play:3 or Play:5 speakers, we will show you how to install a Sonos system. The Sonos app has been accessible for blind and low vision users for as far as I can remember with great support if needed. When you’re setting up a speaker for the first time, these are the steps you’ll need to take.
Microsoft will offer Windows 10 PCs to schools for as little as $189 (£135) as it looks to get its hardware and services in as many classrooms as possible.
Microsoft researchers are developing an artificial intelligence (AI) enabled ‘drawing bot’ that can create images from text descriptions of an object. The technology can generate images of everything from ordinary pastoral scenes, such as grazing livestock, to the absurd, such as a floating double-decker bus, Microsoft said in a blog post.