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.
Join Jessica in this Spotlight interview with the creator and visionary of Comics Empower, Guy Hasson. Comic book novices and avid fans alike will appreciate this insightful discussion of the latest developments to this powerful online comic book store for the blind and visually impaired.
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.
It turns out they weren’t bluffing:
The developers of Blindfold Games and RS Games have come together to bring us the RS Games client on mobile devices. RS Games has been available on Windows and Mac OS for five years. Now you can play with your friends and family or against a computer bot anytime, anywhere. James Oates walks us through the app and tells us which games are available, and how much they cost. He reviews the settings for the app and he goes over how to use the app; and he quickly demonstrates how to play Monopoly, his favorite board game ever! Download the app, and start having fun right now!
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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One of the biggest obstacles for many people when it comes to travel is the hit it takes on the bank account. Luckily, Justin is here to show off the solution, which is Kayak. In this demonstration, he takes us through the essential components of the iOS app. He shows us how to view prices for flights and hotels, track flights using the application, and a few other handy little tricks. Kayak is also available via website and an app for Android as well.
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.
DJing with the world’s largest musical library!
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BeSpecular. Do you want to help/volunteer in your community, but you don’t have the time? Helping your community should be simple, convenient, and fun. Now you can help someone who’s blind by using your smartphone. You can spend a few seconds listening to the question, look at the picture(s), and reply with a friendly voice note or text message. You can: