Talking Tech 25th April 2017

April 24, 2017

3 Podcasts from me over the last few weeks:

Find my iPhone to Find my AirPods

In this demo,  I show you how to locate your AirPods in the house by using the Play Sound feature in Find my iPhone.

https://davidwoodbr.podbean.com/mf/web/bz45ay/Fid_My_iPhone_Airpods.mp3

Talking Typer comes to iOS

This is amazing with the arrival of Talking Typer on iOS from AFB previously only available on Windows.  In this demo, I take you though using the app using a Bluetooth keyboard, and it really does feel like you are using the Windows PC version.

https://davidwoodbr.podbean.com/mf/web/m7e3ve/

Talking_Typer_for_iOS_demo_Using_VoiceOver.mp3

Swift Playgrounds Lego demo

A follow-up to my Swift Playgrounds demo on the iPad Pro using VoiceOver.  In this demo, I give a good run down how I use Lego to allow people to get a tactile view of the visual world grid.

https://davidwoodbr.podbean.com/mf/web/i4h6cz/Swift_Playgronds_and_Lego.mp3

AccessWorld April 2017 Edition

Two articles of note: a catch up on CSUN 2017 and a comparison of some Braille displays from HIMS.

http://www.afb.org/afbpress/pubnew.asp?DocID=aw1804toc

App brings movie  Cinema experience to the Blind

This app is a great way of delivering audio described content to a movie playing in a cinema.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/life/personal-technology/moviereading-app-brings-cinema-experience-to-the-blind/news-story/94f8f298f992f3f211655211007307d3

Susan Bennett reveals more about Becoming the Voice of Siri

This lady is the voice of Samantha I believe for iOS/Siri.  Interestingly the voice of Karen for iOS/Siri  sounds more the same.

https://9to5mac.com/2017/04/14/siri-voice-actor-susan-bennett-interview/

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Talking Tech 18th April 2017

April 18, 2017

David’s Singapore trip on behalf of Vision Australia Sharing Apple Accessibility April 4 to 7 2017-04-18

I was invited by the Singapore Government representing Vision Australia to talk to developers about Swift Playgrounds and coding for accessibility SG Enabling Village to share the story of Apple accessibility in a day workshop, and Singapore Association for the Visually Handicapped sharing more on Apple accessibility.

This video from Apple with Audio Description says it all for using technology for everyone from the accessibility landing page:

http://www.apple.com/accessibility/

Several articles from Singapore media that interviewed me during my trip give a good summary of what I talked about in my various meetings and workshops:

http://mashable.com/2017/04/12/david-woodbridge-apple/?utm_cid=mash-com-Tw-main-link#y2GLYQqOjiqE

http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/people-with-disabilities-to-get-more-help-in-using-assistive-technology

http://m.todayonline.com/singapore/assistive-tech-helping-people-special-needs-gain-independence

My hands-on experience so far with the Orbit Reader 20 Braille display

No specific date quite yet on when Vision Australia will be selling the Orbit Reader 20 Braille display, but I am quite impressed with its standalone note taking functions, and its use as a Braille display with my iPhone.

In the next week or so I will be publishing an audio demo of the Orbit Raeder 20.

Non Visual Desktop Access (NVDA) Expert Certification

Great to see there is now a certification that folks can take to give training and support for NvDA.

https://certification.nvaccess.org/

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Talking Tech 11th April 2017

April 11, 2017

This week, David and Stephen talk to Sam Taylor from Pacific Vision discussing Pacific Vision’s products: in particular the new BrailleSense Polaris and an easy to use smart phone with real buttons. David describes an accessible game for the Apple TV 4th generation that you can play with the Siri Touch remote or a game controller: Inside The Cave.

https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/inside-the-cave/id1123678505?mt=8

How to Keep your Phones Battery Healthy. Stephen came across an article on how to look after your battery in your Smart phone or Laptop: quite an interesting read.

http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/gadgets/a15731/best-way-to-keep-li-ion-batteries-charged/

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Talking Tech 4th April 2017

April 4, 2017

Stephen and David catching up with Romana and Blake from Humanware

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