Join Jessica for an exclusive interview with Alex Tavares, Harvard University graduate and developer of The Read Read, an innovative new Braille literacy device which allows students to independently engage in the process of learning Braille.
The FCC program, Chairman’s Awards for Advancement in Accessibility (Chairman’s AAA) recognizes products, services, standards and other innovative developments that improve the experience of people with disabilities in telecommunications and technology.
Most movie goers don’t have to worry about going to see the latest movie in the theatre, but for the hearing or visually impaired, getting the necessary technology to provide you with amplified sound or audio descriptions can be frustrating. Although some solutions exist, it’s usually difficult to get them. And while one theatre may have one device, another may have none at all.
Alexa is coming to the Amazon Dash Wand, which is making a comeback since its 2014 debut alongside a special promotion for Amazon Prime subscribers that essentially makes it free.
More than 100 movies from studios such as Disney, Lionsgate, NBC, Paramount, and Warner Brothers are now available with English audio descriptions, including such titles as The Hunger Games, Inception, Captain America: Civil War, and The Big Short.
Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC,) has announced that as of December 1st, 2017, all individual and small business wireless consumers will have the right to have their mobile devices unlocked free of charge upon request, while all newly purchased devices must be provided unlocked staring December 1,2017.
This week the Cool Blind Tech team along with a special guest host, discuss the latest happenings in the world of Accessible Technology. Join Joel, Jessica and Darrell Hilliker as they share their opinions on this week’s news and bring to you some very Cool Picks. Make sure to press play or download this week’s special show.
The ability to make and receive voice calls and messages on Alexa devices has been a welcoming feature for many users. However, one important feature that is enjoyed on most if not all messaging services has been missing: the ability to block unwanted contacts. According to The Verge, Amazon has recently released an update to the Alexa app that lets you do just that. You simply find the person in the app, and choose block contact. Be sure to update your Alexa app before using the feature.
App-specific passwords are set to become a mandatory requirement for third-party apps that access iCloud user data, according to Apple Support.
The good old days of Mac users being immune from getting hack are coming to an end. Apple has introduced Two-Factor authentication. When enabled, it will allow you to access your account only on the devices you trust, even if someone has succeeded in stealing your password, they cannot get access to your account.