One of the most anticipated releases this year was HumanWare’s BrailleNote Touch.
This device may look like your traditional note taker with a Perkins style keyboard and Braille display, but lift the cover on the top and out slides a slick looking tablet with either an 18 or 32 cell Braille display that uses the screen as a virtual BrailleTouch interface. Mike Tindell demonstrates this revolutionary device and shows us all the new innovations in HumanWare’s latest note taker.
Dave Wilkinson from Hims Inc. talks about their latest HD video magnifier the GoVision, which proves that you don’t have to give up screen size for portability. Dave also discusses some upcoming updates for owners of current Hims products and the creation of the HimsTastic political party, so make sure to take a listen.
Need to find a great SteakHouse, listen to last night’s sports scores or just have a good book read to you? Just say “Alexa” and let Amazon’s virtual assistant do the work.
Mara Hitner from MatterHackers demonstrates 3-D printing using an affordable printer that can be used to provide tactile models of printed items from animal pictures to complex maps. Listen to her provide information on how easy and affordable it is to provide the blind with a tactile world that only years ago was far out of reach for most.
Who Said that notetakers can’t be slick and stylish?
In this podcast, Alex demonstrates NVDA Remote, a free add-on for NVDA that makes it possible to control another computer using speech and Braille.
There are several apps out there that can identify an object in front of your camera, as well as its color. Apps like TapTapSee for example, use a conventional method to do this called crowdsourcing. This means that as soon as you take a picture of an object, it is transmitted to a server where it is then analyzed by a group of people. Once they determine what the image represents, the result is instantly sent back to you. This insures that you will almost always get accurate results, but then one drawback to this method is that you usually have to wait a while for your image to be recognized; not to mention that the device you’re sending the image from has to be connected to the internet the entire time.
In this podcast, Justin explains what keyboard shortcuts are, and explains how to use them. Although they cannot be used with braille screen input or the handwriting features on the iPhone, they still can make typing much easier.
This week, Alex Justin and Joel Explore the accessibility features on the latest Cool Picks: