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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 Irie-AT is a Braille Notetaker with a competitive braille display and support for Amazon Alexa
- Orbit Reader 20 is an affordable braille display
- BrailleSense Polaris is a new Braille notetaker from HIMS
- DOT Incorporated makes the first Braille smart watch with 4 Braille cells
- VFO’s ElBraille 14 and ElBraille 40 adds a Windows 10 tablet to the Focus 14 and Focus 40 Braille displays.
- The Graphiti from the Orbit research group provides a graphical tablet for blind people to see images.
- KNFBReader for Windows was announced
- Canon providing accessible copiers
- Google shows off accessible devices and services
- Amazon shows off all of their devices with accessibility features
Along with the exhibit hall, CSUN AT conference 2017 contained several sessions including pre-conference sessions. Here were the discussed highlights.
- Several sessions listed in the agenda were on topics that were not represented well in the agenda, meaning that people would go in expecting to learn about a specific topic and would be presented with other information.
- Session on the Blind Arduino Project. We will feature this topic here on iAccessibility.net soon.
- AbleGamers discussed a session on the state of accessible gaming with modified controllers for games in the room.
- Twitch.tv had a session on the current state of accessibility on Twitch.
- Many of the sessions were geared towards education or on the implementation of WICAG 2.0 standards in websites.
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