Living in Southern California has provided me with many years of sunshine and the desire to never leave the area. However, after reading the following bit of information, you too may decide that a greater sense of independence may cause you to want to move to Toronto Canada along with me.
In this interview, Rachel Feinberg speaks with Dave Wilkinson from HIMS about the brand-new BrailleSensePolaris. this product was just launched, and Dave takes us through some of the spectacular features this Braille and Android tablet has to offer. However, he throws in a bonus at the end and shows us some of his own hidden talents. So stick around for the entirety of this one! Grab the popcorn and you will enjoy! Guaranteed!
We here at Cool Blind Tech are excited to announce that we have reached 1,000,000 downloads of our podcasts, and we have done this in just four years. But we couldn’t have done it without the support of our guests and loyal listeners.
Update: congratulations to Natalie Martiniello!
As an avid reader of spy-fiction, I’ve always considered DARPA to be that mysterious agency that creates all the cool toys for the James Bonds of the world. It turns out that the “Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency” has had a hand in many technological items that we actually use on a daily basis. The internet, GPS, cloud computing and street-view maps like Google maps are just some of the cool things they have developed since their founding in 1958. Recently, they’ve started funding projects into some very Cool Tech that may have beneficial results for the blind.
Microsoft has developed a new indoor navigation system that does not rely on GPS positioning, Wi-Fi signals, or Bluetooth beacons. The app, available for Android devices, allows anyone to record a path from one point to another point and then upload it to the cloud. Other Path Guide users can then access that information and follow the path to reach their location. The app also allows the users to attach text, audio, and photos to the original path. For example, a person can show how to get from an entrance to an office. They can also include text instructions, audio instructions, and photos that can help identify points of interest. This information can also be posted on websites and sent by email.
Don’t you know this feeling, you have an app that you want to buy and your iTunes account just ran dry but you don’t want to waste 15 dollars on an app which costs just 1 dollar? For those who have a credit card this is no problem. but not everyone has a credit card, so, what to do? Apple just started rolling out the feature to pay with paypal and finally implements the same eas with paying as we know it from the google playstore since over three years. This will make buying apps, books, movies and so on for those who don’t have a credit card easier. All those last years, the only payment method was by credit card, if you got lucky, you could also pay with your phone bill, this feature came around in Germany about a year ago. If you want to enable your paypal account, on your iOS device, go to the settings, Itunes and Appstore, Click on your apple ID and open the payment settings and add your paypal account. For mac OS this feature hasn’t been officially announced for the appstore yet, but you already can set this up in your iTunes app and it will work in the appstore of Mac OS. If you can’t find the paypal option on your device. Go to. appleid.apple.com and try it from there. The feature is currently published in 12 cuntrys, including Mexico, United States, Canada, Singapore and Germany but will be available to more cuntrys in the coming days and weeks. For those who don’t have a credit card, especially outside the USA, this might be a good adition to the iTunes store.. If you have any feedback or questions, feel free to mail me under. firstname.lastname@example.org Kind regards Moritz Grandjean
This week Joel is joined by Leo and Nelson to discuss the latest happenings in Accessible Tech. The Cool Blind Tech team has some great fun discussing the news and how to keep cool in this summer heat. Make sure to download this latest episode or press play to listen along!
Not a month has gone by since We posted an article on Narrator including AI-driven image tags and Microsoft is back at it yet again, though with an older project which finally has made public fruition. Introduced at Build 2016, this project had a goal of bringing powerful image recognition technology which could be used to augment every day life, especially when combined with the power of the cloud.
In this weeks Cool Picks, James, Jessica, and Nelson bring us some of the top technology from the AT world.