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:
This week, Alex Justin and Joel Explore the new accessibility features on the latest release of Android N developer edition.
They also discuss the latest updates from amazon that may be better suited to a 007 movie.
Opinions on the latest accessibility claims from Microsoft and this week’s Cool Picks round off another great edition of VIP.
In this podcast, Alex describes the NVDA gestures dialog and remapping or adding keystrokes for NVDA’s commands.
Joel, Alex and tomi discuss their latest Cool Picks:
From Barcelona Spain to San Diego California, this week’s show has you virtually travelling the world like a pro and making sure you don’t miss out on the happenings in the world of accessible tech. Joel, Alex and tomi discuss upcoming tech recently presented at Mobile World Congress (MWC).
The team then shares it’s opinions on the ongoing battle between Apple and the FBI.
They share their wish list for the highly anticipated CSUN convention.
Finally, without a bit of jet lag between them, they share their cool picks of the week on this must-listen-to show.
Echo location. Two very common words among those of us who rely on our ears to get around. In fact, one particularly ambitious individual created an entire technique and class devoted to the idea. There are even devices which attempt to capitalize on sound in order to provide cane travellers with more detailed information about objects, such as overhead obstacles, ledges, and that sort of thing. But what if, given the right technology, we could take echo location even further and expand our ears, so to speak.
Nostalgic for a simpler time? Then take advantage of those crisp high-resolution fonts to relive the glory days of the Great Underground Empire, or play any of hundreds of great works from the Interactive Fiction archive. Frotz lets you play free works of Interactive Fiction (a.k.a. text adventure games) on your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad. Frotz plays titles written in the Z-Machine format. This format was invented by Infocom and was used to produce classic text adventures from the 80s such as the Zork Trilogy, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and Trinity. In the past decade, text adventures have experienced a renaissance due to the efforts of a diverse Internet community of talented interactive fiction writers and fans. Many of these games are written using the same engine that powered Infocom’s titles, thanks to the Inform compiler and authoring system created by Graham Nelson.
This week Joel, Leo and Alex discuss Cool Picks: