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Talking Typer iOS logo with a chat bubble and the braille letters tt
Talking Typer by the American Printing House for the Blind has now been released for iOS. If you are familiar with the Windows version then you will find it easy to learn the keyboard with the mobile app. Talking Typer offers training for the on screen keyboard, a Bluetooth keyboard, […]

Talking Typer by APH Now Available for iOS


Tactile Device Prototype
If you listen to the IA cast, you’ll probably remember me mentioning something about a device called Tactile. But what is it, and why am I excited about it? Read on to find out. What Is Tactile? Tactile is a device in development by six MIT students. Chandani Doshi, Jialin […]

Tactile Will Translate Text to Touchable Braille


Amazon
Amazon has been working on accessibility in their products lately with their Fire tablets and with their e-readers, but they have started in other areas as well. Recently, Amazon has made their Kindle application for Windows accessible with NVDA, and this is a big deal for users and the assistive […]

Amazon Brings Accessibility to Kindle for Desktop



Right Hear with a WI-FI symbol above the dot of the i.
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


Top of Canon Copier
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 ...




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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



Around Me app icon dropped gps pin over blue circles
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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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?