Google Maps will now allow you to request an Uber ride while in the app, but I was curious about how useful and accessible it is. I will leave the determination of how useful it is to you, but it is accessible in both iOS and Android. Below I will give step by step instructions on how to use this feature on both platforms.
This week, join Nelson Régo and Joel Ramos as they showcase some of the hottest Cool Picks.
“What would you like for…” You name the holiday, there’s a reason to create a list for it. And Amazon has you covered with registries and wishlists. This article will provide a brief guide to creating a registry and how to access various features.
Almost everyone is involved in producing self-driving cars, but did you know that most of them are not accessible? The funny thing is; these companies are marketing autonomous cars as a life changer for people with disabilities without making them accessible. Olli could be a game changer for people with disabilities who are expecting self-driving cars to be a part of their lives. Checkout this video, and read the press release from CES 2017.
Adobe has announced a voice assistant that helps edit your photos and post them to social media. This could be a very helpful tool for blind people, because you just tell the assistant what to do, and it does it. Of course, the only problem is that you still can’t see if you like the way it looks before posting, but it is still better than what was available before.
Watch this demonstration of Adobe’s voice assistant in action.
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a wearable assistive device for the visually impaired, which enables them to sense their environment and move around more safely.
The New Year traditionally is about setting new goals and resolutions for improving ourselves throughout the coming year. But, at Cool Blind Tech we’re all about highlighting new technology and products that improve the lives of those with disabilities no matter the time of year. This week, join Nelson Rego and Joel Ramos as they showcase some of the hottest accessible technology presented at the 2017 Consumer Electronic Show that took place in Las Vegas Nevada.
One of the most exciting releases that was announced at CES 2017, was the new Nvidia Shield. This device is about the size of a cell phone. It has an Ethernet connection, HDMI port, and a USB port. It comes with a standard controller and a gaming controller. It runs Android TV along was some features that are exclusive to Nvidia.
Just like Google Home, Nvidia’s Google Assistant is always listening, but this assistant supports conversation mode. That means if you have a follow-up question, you do not have to say OK Google before asking the next question in the conversation thread.
To extend Google Assistant throughout your home at an affordable price, you can purchase Nvidia Spot. Nvidia Spot is a device that you can plug into any outlet. It has a speaker and a microphone. The Spot connects back to the NVidia Shield, which serves as a central hub.
You can pre-order the Nvidia Shield here for $199.00. Google Assistant is currently not available, but will be added to Shield in a few months.
Windows 10 Build 15002 was released today, and per Dona Sarkar, here is a list of the accessibility features to be found in this new release.