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Each year, the California State University of Northridge (CSUN) holds their assistive technology conference. This year the conference was in San Diego California, and was held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt. One of the biggest things that people go to this conference for is the exhibit hall, and iAccessibility was […]

#CSUNATC17 – Right Hear Brings In-Building Mobility to the Blind


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Each year, the California State University of Northridge (CSUN) holds their assistive technology conference. This year the conference was in San Diego California, and was held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt. One of the biggest things that people go to this conference for is the exhibit hall, and iAccessibility was […]

#CSUNATC17 – The Accessible Copier from Canon


Dot Watch with four Braille cells and orange crown
There were many companies showing products this year at the CSUN Assistive Technology conference this year, and one of those companies was Dot Incorporated. DOT makes a Braille smart watch that is similar to a standard braille display with four braille characters only to let someone tell time and much […]

#CSUNATC17 – Dot Incorporated Makes a Braille Smart Watch For ...



CSUN AT Conference Feb 27 -March 4 2017
Each year, the California State University at Northridge, (CSUN) holds a conference on assistive technology. On this episode of the podcast, Jason Earls, Jeff Bishop from the ACB and Michael Doise discuss what they feel are the highlights, and here are the topics that were discussed. Exhibit Hall Highlights NeoBraille¬†from […]

36 – #CSUNATC17 Highlights



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If you are an iOS developer then accessibility should be high on your list of priorities so that all users can utilize your app. Apple has added accessibility traits that are like Aria¬†roles to determine what each element in your app can do. Some of these traits may include Titles, […]

UIAccessibilityTraits Roles for iOS developers



Amazon
Blind Bargains reported that Amazon’s accessibility help desk will allow users to get product descriptions, which means that any product images on their website will be described on this help line. You will still have to purchase the item from their site but you can now get a description of […]

Amazon’s Accessibility Help Desk Describes Product Images


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This week I will be traveling to the CSUN 2017 AT conference, and it occurs to me that it would be a good thing to get a few apps that can help me find things in San Diego, so lets look at two of these kinds of apps that can […]

Getting Around Unfamiliar places.


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Welcome to our latest episode of the iA Cast. This week we discuss the following topics. NVDA gets a big update to NVDA 2017.1rc1 NVDA 2017.1rc1 released ZoomText 11 released ZoomText site Roger app becomes Fika.io RogerTalk website Fika.io Replacements for Roger Google Allo WhatsApp Zello Hands free mode with […]

35 – Hands Free Purchasing Power



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Amazon just announced that the Amazon Tap would be updated soon to support a new feature known as hands free mode. This will allow the device to work more like the traditional Echo or Echo Dot where you can just say, “Alexa” to activate the Alexa voice system, so all […]

Amazon Tap Without the Need to Tap?


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Last year we released the Braille Challenge skill to the Alexa Skills Store. Join Michael as he demonstrates the use of this skill in this episode of the iA DemoCast. You can find the Braille challenge at the following link. The Braille Challenge – Alexa Skills Store

34 – iA DemoCast 2: The Braille Challenge