In the most recent update, the Google Home has gained the ability to function as a Bluetooth speaker. Although many apps allow you to cast to your Google Home, not all of them do. So this is a feature that many people may want to use.
In a stunning move, Microsoft and Amazon announced that Cortana and Alexa will now be able to work with one another. By the end of the year, you will be able to have Cortana open Alexa on your computer or mobile device, and you will be able to have Alexa open Cortana on your Alexa enabled device.
NV Access, the makers of the popular NVDA screen reader, will no longer be able to support older versions of Windows, such as Windows XP and Windows Vista. The change will take place with the release of NVDA 2017.4, which should be released at the end of November. NV Access will continue to offer NVDA 2017.3 for people who can not update to a newer operating system.
In this week’s VIP, Nelson and James bring you the top stories from Cool Blind Tech. And of course, it wouldn’t be a VIP without their Cool Picks.
Tuukka Ojala is a blind software developer in Finland. When he works, he keeps his laptop closed with an external keyboard attached to it. In this interview on Vincit, he explains how he works:
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When he talks about his latest video game, Toronto-based Jason Canam is most proud about his game’s accessibility options.
A Quebec mother of four can partially see again thanks to a “bionic eye” that was implanted in March in the first such operation of its kind in the province.
MIT researcher Manisha Mohan created a device called Intrepid. It’s a smart sticker that’s intended to detect, communicate, and prevent sexual assault. It’s connected to your phone via Bluetooth and it can attach to any piece of clothing.
Blindness is a condition that affects millions of people across the globe. While some people only suffer partial blindness, some are left completely without sight. Sometimes people are born with no sight and other times it occurs gradually. Either way, it’s not a nice condition and one that scientists have battled with for a long time to try and find some kind of cure or effective form of treatment. But so far, nothing seems to be that effective.