The CBT Team unboxes the Mophie wireless charging base for the new iPhones . The charging base is optimized to charge your iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X quickly and easily. Simply set your iPhone on the wireless base and charging begins immediately. The non-slip housing ensures perfect placement and the included wall adapter means you have everything you need to get charging right in the box.
In this show Nelson Régo Unboxes the New Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE.
Blind and Low Vision Participants Needed for Survey on Smartphone and Tablet Usage! Individuals who are blind or who have low vision are invited to participate in a new, international study by the University of Montreal and the Munich University of Applied Sciences that explores the use of mainstream smartphone and tablet computers among users with vision loss. The aim of this study is to better understand which mainstream devices (smartphone or tablet computers, installable apps and accessibility features) are being used by individuals with vision loss, and what factors impact the decision to use a specific device for a particular task. Participation involves the completion of a confidential, online survey that should take no more than 30-45 minutes of your time. The results from this survey will assist rehabilitation professionals and assistive technology instructors, by providing them with a better understanding of how to implement mainstream devices into their training. Participants must be aged 18 years or older, must have been using a smartphone or tablet for at least three months, and must self-identify as having a visual impairment (blind or low vision). You will have the option at the end of the survey to include your name in a draw for a $100 gift card to either the iTunes (Apple) or Google Play stores, and will also have the option to request a summary sheet of the results once the study is complete. This project has been approved by the ethics committee of the Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire en readaptation (CRIR). If you would like to take part, you can learn more about the study and how to sign up here: https://touchscreen.hostedincanadasurveys.ca/index.php/436191?lang=en&encode= We thank you for your participation and invite you to share with others in your networks!
Amazon has just announced braille input/output for Amazon Fire tablets and magnification for Amazon Fire TV.
In this week’s Cool Picks, the CBT Team are joined by Rob Minault from the AT Banter podcast. They discuss some of their favourite Cool Picks.
The device, called the Orion, is a modified version of Second Sight’s current Argus II bionic eye, which involves a pair of glasses outfitted with a camera and an external processor. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted the company a conditional approval for a small study involving five patients at two sites, Baylor College of Medicine and the University of California, Los Angeles. Second Sight still needs to conduct further testing of the device and answer certain questions before starting the trial but hopes to begin enrolling patients in October and do its first implant by the end of the year.
In an opinion published on September 6, 2017 (but issued earlier on July 31, 2017), Judge Jack B. Weinstein of the Southern District of New York ruled that a retail website was a place of public accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (as well as under state and local law) and therefore the owner the website had to take “the steps necessary to ensure that the blind have full and equal enjoyment of its website – provided that taking such steps would not impose an undue burden on Blick or fundamentally alter the website.” Andrews v. Blick Art Materials, LLC, 17-CV-767, NYLJ 1202797331595, at *15 (EDNY, Decided July 31, 2017).
A new £10 banknote celebrating Jane Austen has entered circulation and will start to show up in people’s pockets in the coming days and weeks. How does your new £10 note measure up? The new tenner is the first Bank of England banknote with a tactile feature to help blind and visually impaired users. The new tactile feature is a series of raised dots in the top left-hand corner of the banknote, developed with the help of the RNIB.