#iACast 85 – Pre-NFB18 Talk

NFB Logo

https://media.blubrry.com/iacast/p/iaccessibility.net/iacast/85PreNFB18Talk.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSOn this episode of the #iACast, Aleeha, Michael, Anna, Lauren, Scott and Chelsea discuss pre-NFB convention activities as well as your weekly dose of technology topics. The news this week was full of merger talks and Windows 10 Insider news updates. They discussed the AT&T… Continue Reading #iACast 85 – Pre-NFB18 Talk

PocketBraille for Android Now Live!

PocketBraille icon with letters P and B in Braille.

PocketBraille for iOS has provided teachers and students the ability to learn Braille characters in a quick and easy reference style application for several years. iAccessibility is proud to announce that PocketBraille is now live on Android in the Google Play Store for $1.99, and we even have a lite version so you can see… Continue Reading PocketBraille for Android Now Live!

#iACast 69: HomePod and Importance of Braille

https://media.blubrry.com/iacast/p/iaccessibility.net/iacast/69BrailleAndHomePod.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSIn this episode, Aleeha Jason, Matt, and Michael discuss the latest news concerning the Apple HomePod, and the importance of learning Braille to improve literacy skills and to support the use of technology.

#iACast Interview with APH at #NFB17

Orbit Reader 20

https://media.blubrry.com/iacast/p/iaccessibility.net/iacast/InterviewWithAPH.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSOn this episode of the iACast, Michael interviews Heather from the American Printing House for the Blind. The interview mainly discusses the new product from Orbit Research, the Orbit Reader 20.

#iACast DemoCast 10 – Orbit Reader 20

Orbit Reader 20

https://media.blubrry.com/iacast/p/iaccessibility.net/iacast/DemoCast10-OrbitReader20.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSOn this episode of the iA DemoCast, Rich Cavallaro looks at the new Orbit Reader 20 from APH and the Orbit Research group. Rich demonstrates the device, and goes through the menu structure and you can also hear how the device sounds while in use.… Continue Reading #iACast DemoCast 10 – Orbit Reader 20

The Brailliant 14: Increasing Productivity in A Small Package

Brailliant 14

A 14-cell braille display is not new. We have seen these before with devices such as the Focus 14 Blue from VFO group and the Smart Beetle from HIMS. HumanWare, makers of the popular Brailliant braille displays that come in 32, 40 and 80 cells, have announced a smaller model of the display called the Brailliant 14. Hardware and Features This… Continue Reading The Brailliant 14: Increasing Productivity in A Small Package

Talking Typer by APH Now Available for iOS

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, and even for use with… Continue Reading Talking Typer by APH Now Available for iOS

Tactile Will Translate Text to Refreshable Braille

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 Shi, Bonnie Wang, Charlene Xia,… Continue Reading Tactile Will Translate Text to Refreshable Braille

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

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 more. Features The Dot smart… Continue Reading #CSUNATC17 – Dot Incorporated Makes a Braille Smart Watch For The Blind.

#iACast 34 – iA DemoCast 2: The Braille Challenge

The Braille Challenge logo with letters B and C in white on a blue background over the Alexa Skills icon template.

https://media.blubrry.com/iacast/p/iaccessibility.net/iacast/34DemoCast2TheBrailleChallenge.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSLast 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… Continue Reading #iACast 34 – iA DemoCast 2: The Braille Challenge

What I Like About VarioUltra

Image of Vario Ultra 20 cell Braille display on white background.

Are you looking for a Braille display that is lightweight, portable and easy to use? The VarioUltra from BAUM might be what you are looking for. When I think of great Braille displays this one has to be on the top my list. It has many great features, including its own suite of productivity apps.… Continue Reading What I Like About VarioUltra

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