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Vision Australia's Senior Adaptive Technology Consultant David Woodbridge talks with Stephen Jolley about the latest developments and gadgets in the tech world from a blindness and low vision perspective.

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Talking Tech 13th February 2024
13-02-2024
Talking Tech 13th February 2024
60 seconds Product spot:   All Terrain Cane.   https://shop.visionaustralia.org/all-terrain-cane.html   With all the hype around AI/AR/VR etc, I thought it would be good to take a pause and look at the other tech trends that are important to us now and moving forward:                   5G Expansion and Adoption: 5G networks will become more widespread, offering faster and more reliable connectivity. This will accelerate the development and adoption of IoT devices, smart cities, autonomous vehicles, and other applications that rely on high-speed internet connections.                   Edge Computing: Edge computing will gain momentum as organizations seek to process data closer to its source to reduce latency and improve efficiency. This approach will become increasingly critical for real-time applications like IoT, autonomous vehicles, and video streaming.                     Cybersecurity Enhancements: With the increasing digitization of society, cybersecurity will remain a top priority. AI-driven cybersecurity solutions, Zero Trust architecture, and advancements in encryption techniques will be crucial in combating evolving cyber threats.                   Sustainable Technology Solutions: Sustainability will be a key consideration in technology development and deployment. This includes the use of renewable energy sources for data centers, designing eco-friendly hardware, and implementing green practices in IT operations.                   Healthcare Technology Innovations: Digital health solutions, telemedicine, remote patient monitoring, and AI-powered diagnostics will continue to transform healthcare delivery, improving access, efficiency, and patient outcomes.                   Privacy and Data Ethics: There will be increasing scrutiny and regulations around data privacy and ethics, driven by growing concerns over data misuse, surveillance, and algorithmic biases. Technologies that prioritize user privacy and transparency will gain traction.   This Article caught my attention, is Tech bad or am I getting in to Grumpy Old Man Status:   https://www.cnet.com/tech/mobile/is-technology-bad-or-have-i-reached-grumpy-old-man-status/#ftag=CAD590a51e   In Other News:   Bard has changed to Gemini.Support this Vision Australia Radio program: https://www.visionaustralia.org/donate?src=radio&type=0&_ga=2.182040610.46191917.1644183916-1718358749.1627963141See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Talking Tech 6th February 2024
06-02-2024
Talking Tech 6th February 2024
Talking Tech for Feb 6 2024   Product Minute - SensePlayer OCR   60 seconds for me to talk about some great VA Store stuff that I personally use.   First cab off the rank is the SensePlayer OcR.   Why I love it: FM Radio, Smart Keyboard to iPhone, Ability to Run Android Apps, and further development easily achievable.   https://shop.visionaustralia.org/sense-player-ocr-et.html   New Spot Where You Can Access Talking Tech From   Last three episodes of talking tech now available on main shop Vision Australia webpage.   https://shop.visionaustralia.org   Review of the ATIA 2024 Conference from the Blind Life   Excellent run down of major product suppliers.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFC8tyjKANM   Apple technical specifications for the Vision Pro   Remember, not available in Australia yet smile. However, that is great as we get to see things ironed out as it were smile.   Apple Vision Pro - Technical Specifications - Apple   Review of the Vision Pro from Daring fire Ball   Just keep in mind that these are initial reviews with a bit of shiny new toy perspective for both positive and constructive feedback. So let’s see what happens in the next month or so.   https://daringfireball.net/2024/01/the_vision_pro   SMH - Finally an Apple Product Worthwhile Talking About   Popped this review in here as it was an Aussie review, and SMH has not always been positive about Apple stuff.   https://www.smh.com.au/technology/finally-a-new-apple-device-really-worth-talking-about-20240204-p5f286.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_technology   Vision Pro Already Spotted in the Wild   Yep, some odd things.   https://www.cultofmac.com/845409/apple-vision-pro-in-public/   Apple Documents Vision Pro Accessibility Features   Just a tip, you really really have to learn the gestures for the Vision Pro, gestures are completely different to iPhone usage but of course sharing same concepts.   https://applevis.com/blog/apple-documents-apple-vision-pro-accessibility-features-including-voiceover-zoom-guides   Tim Cook Teases Apple AI Improvements Coming Later this Year at Recent Fin Quarter Update   Both hands with fingers crossed, about time Siri embraced the goodness of an LLM, keep tuned for WWDC 2024.   https://9to5mac.com/2024/02/01/tim-cook-apple-ai-ios-18/   Hands on with Perplexity, and How AI Could Lose Google’s Grip on Search Engine Market   Yep: more folks using LLM’s rather than Google search.   https://www.nytimes.com/2024/02/01/technology/perplexity-search-ai-google.html   In Other News   A note about the Braille Doodle delay, and Upcoming updates to the Blind Shell Classic 2.Support this Vision Australia Radio program: https://www.visionaustralia.org/donate?src=radio&type=0&_ga=2.182040610.46191917.1644183916-1718358749.1627963141See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Talking Tech 23rd January 2024
23-01-2024
Talking Tech 23rd January 2024
Talking Tech for Jan 23 2024 A reminder about the Web Aim Screen Reader Survey Closing 31 January 2024   https://webaim.org/projects/screenreadersurvey10/   VAR Studio One Interview   My Interview On VA Radio Studio One About Tech that blind or low vision folks use.   https://omny.fm/shows/studio1/technology-and-us   Apple Vision Report Card for 2023 from AppleVis   https://applevis.com/blog/apple-vision-accessibility-2023-applevis-report-card   BTSpeak from Blazie  Technology   Yep, it’s the updated and improved Braille and Speak from the 1990’s.   https://www.blazietech.com   Apple Watch S9 and Ultra 2 Now Sold in the US without Blood Oxygen Level Sensor   Rest of world is fine.   https://www.macrumors.com/2024/01/18/apple-website-apple-watch-blood-oxygen-removal/   Vision Pro   Vision Pro Pre-orders as of 19 January, and available February 2 in the US.   Intro guide video to the Vision Pro:   https://www.apple.com/apple-vision-pro/guided-tour/   Samsung 24 Arrives with Some Interesting AI Features   https://www.engadget.com/watch-the-samsung-galaxy-unpacked-2024-event-in-under-10-minutes-110059576.html?_fsig=w0nxZhWLO9F7G5yWgzgO_Q--%7EA   Back to Work or Study My Gadget Suggestions    iPhone 15 Pro and Apple Watch SE   iPad Pro   AirPods Pro 3rd Generation   Mac Bluetooth Mini Keyboard   Arkon Desk Smart Phone STand   JAWS, Zoomtext or Fusion   Large Print USB Keyboard   Range of optical hand held magnifiers   Daylight Smart Go Lamp   Explore 12 Video Magnifier   KWF Telescopic Cane   Mini Guide   Stellatrek   Brailliant BI40X Display   Classic Perkins Brailler   SensePlayer OCR ET   One thing that Vision Australia Vision Store does not sell which I highly recommend, are either the Tile Tag for Android or iOS users or the Apple AirTags from Apple for iPhone.   And a second thing smile, is the Accessible Power bank charger from AT Guys to keep your smart phone, Stellatrek charged etc.   Oh, and one more thing, a monitor arm is amazing to bring your monitor  closer to you.Support this Vision Australia Radio program: https://www.visionaustralia.org/donate?src=radio&type=0&_ga=2.182040610.46191917.1644183916-1718358749.1627963141See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Talking Tech 16th January 2024
16-01-2024
Talking Tech 16th January 2024
Talking Tech for Jan 16 2024 Vision Pro Availability Announced by Apple   In the US only, pre-order Jan 19, and available Feb 2024.   Promo Video for the Vision Pro   https://appleinsider.com/articles/24/01/09/apple-released-a-short-video-teasing-apple-vision-pro?utm_medium=rss   Apple Quietly increased the Find My Limit from 16 to 32 as of iOS 16   https://appleinsider.com/articles/24/01/12/apple-quietly-increased-the-find-my-limit-to-32-items?utm_medium=rss   Apple Releases Magic Keyboard Firmware Update to fix Bluetooth  Vulnerable   https://9to5mac.com/2024/01/11/apple-magic-keyboard-firmware-update/     CES 2024 Notable Accessibility Items   Hear See Mobility using Smart Cane and Software for indoor navigation   https://hearseemobility.org   Glidance  Brings Glide - self driving type robotic Cane device to assist Blind Navigate   https://www.therobotreport.com/glide-works-with-people-with-blindness-navigate-world-says-glidance-ceo/   Glasses for the hard of hearing, the Blind, and the first In Ear Computer   https://www.euronews.com/next/2024/01/10/ces-2024-glasses-for-the-hard-of-hearing-the-blind-and-the-first-in-ear-computer-stun-tech   Light House Tech - LTH01 Smart Glasses   https://www.lighthousetech.ch/#:~:text=LTH01%20promotes%20safe%2C%20independent%20outdoorreducing%20access%20barriers%20to%20opportunities.   OneCom’s Fintin V1 Keyboard for BLV   https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/onecoms-fintin-v1-mini-qwerty-communicator-for-the-visually-impaired-to-debut-at-ces-2024-after-winning-best-of-innovation-award-302024367.html   OneCourt Haptic Mini Field Lets BLV Follow Game   https://techcrunch.com/2024/01/09/onecourts-haptic-mini-field-lets-blind-fans-follow-the-game-by-touch/   Orcam Hear Hands On   https://www.engadget.com/orcam-hear-hands-on-a-surprisingly-effective-voice-isolation-platform-for-those-with-hearing-loss-230243953.html?src=rss   Head Tracking and Silent Speech   https://techcrunch.com/2024/01/10/augmental-head-tracking/   Whisp Brings Electronic Larynx Voice Box’s in to This Millennium      https://techcrunch.com/2024/01/11/whispp-voice-app/?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly9uZXdzLmdvb2dsZS5jb20v&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAAUW4G9IX6-ZaIjWiPLmzHVLM6pZwOC4CF9_nTmQPaspyEoNwvFmwZVmwfGQN1H5uNA3Cssy9nIEZt5NU5bS5Q9fpEgh3Qd2QLnXEYNVKjQwjNX4FX1XzTQjF3WsU59hq_4jwuM6Mr434Vg-Cz3P5s4qds8vLYb4KncgPC8xc4f5   Audio Radar Helps Gamers with Hearing Loss   https://www.engadget.com/audio-radar-helps-gamers-with-hearing-loss-see-sound-effects-instead-195001226.html?src=rss   Other Interesting CES 2024 Tech   Clicks Brings a Physical Keyboard to the iPhone   https://appleinsider.com/articles/24/01/04/clicks-brings-a-physical-keyboard-to-your-iphone?utm_medium=rss   This Ring Allows you to Whisper to Your Phone (because sometimes we have to use our inside Voice)   https://www.engadget.com/this-ring-lets-you-whisper-to-your-phone-because-sometimes-we-need-to-use-our-inside-voices-002529204.html?src=rss   Voice Frequency Absorber    https://techcrunch.com/2024/01/04/this-startup-is-bringing-a-voice-frequency-absorber-to-ces-2024/   Shokz Shows off its OpenSwim Water Proof Bone Conduction Head Phones   https://www.engadget.com/shokz-debuts-its-openswim-pro-bone-conduction-waterproof-headphones-at-ces-2024-230036513.html?src=rssSupport this Vision Australia Radio program: https://www.visionaustralia.org/donate?src=radio&type=0&_ga=2.182040610.46191917.1644183916-1718358749.1627963141See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Talking Tech 9th January 2024
09-01-2024
Talking Tech 9th January 2024
Celebrating World Braille Day for 2024, Vision Australia   https://www.visionaustralia.org/community/news/2024-01-04-world-braille-day   Webaim Screen Reader Survey number 10 - closing Jan 31 2024   https://webaim.org/projects/screenreadersurvey10/   Ban on Apple Watch series 9 and Apple Watch ultra two as of December 26, 2023 currently under appeal by Apple.   Consumer electronics show CES Jan 9 to 12 2024 in Las Vegas   https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/5/24025489/ces-2024-tv-transportation-laptops-smart-home-what-to-expect   Samsung Unpacked Event for Jan 18 202.   https://www.samsung.com/au/unpacked/   Copilot comes to android as well as iOS.   Oddly on Android, you have to say if you are using Bixbie at least, launc (rather than open) to run copilot.   Microsoft is Making its Biggest Change to Windows Keyboard for a Long Time   Yep, we’re getting a Copilot key on Windows keyboards this year.   https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-is-adding-a-new-copilot-key-to-your-windows-pc/   Tom Tom and Microsoft team up to produce generative AI for car navigation:   https://www.engadget.com/tomtom-and-microsoft-team-up-to-bring-generative-ai-to-automobiles-063002000.html?src=rss       Grok (X AI) now appears on X app as a Tab in Australia at least (Part of premium subscription). t Talking tech for Jan 2024 8 of June   Celebrating World Braille Day for 2024, Vision Australia   https://www.visionaustralia.org/community/news/2024-01-04-world-braille-day   Webaim Screen Reader Survey number 10 - closing Jan 31 2024   https://webaim.org/projects/screenreadersurvey10/   Ban on Apple Watch series 9 and Apple Watch ultra two as of December 26, 2023 currently under appeal by Apple.   Consumer electronics show CES Jan 9 to 12 2024 in Las Vegas   https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/5/24025489/ces-2024-tv-transportation-laptops-smart-home-what-to-expect   Samsung Unpacked Event for Jan 18 202.   https://www.samsung.com/au/unpacked/   Copilot comes to android as well as iOS.   Oddly on Android, you have to say if you are using Bixbie at least, launc (rather than open) to run copilot.   Microsoft is Making its Biggest Change to Windows Keyboard for a Long Time   Yep, we’re getting a Copilot key on Windows keyboards this year.   https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-is-adding-a-new-copilot-key-to-your-windows-pc/   Tom Tom and Microsoft team up to produce generative AI for car navigation:   https://www.engadget.com/tomtom-and-microsoft-team-up-to-bring-generative-ai-to-automobiles-063002000.html?src=rss       Grok (X AI) now appears on X app as a Tab in Australia at least Talking tech for Jan 2024 8 of June   Celebrating World Braille Day for 2024, Vision Australia   https://www.visionaustralia.org/community/news/2024-01-04-world-braille-day   Webaim Screen Reader Survey number 10 - closing Jan 31 2024   https://webaim.org/projects/screenreadersurvey10/   Ban on Apple Watch series 9 and Apple Watch ultra two as of December 26, 2023 currently under appeal by Apple.   Consumer electronics show CES Jan 9 to 12 2024 in Las Vegas   https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/5/24025489/ces-2024-tv-transportation-laptops-smart-home-what-to-expect   Samsung Unpacked Event for Jan 18 202.   https://www.samsung.com/au/unpacked/   Copilot comes to android as well as iOS.   Oddly on Android, you have to say if you are using Bixbie at least, launc (rather than open) to run copilot.   Microsoft is Making its Biggest Change to Windows Keyboard for a Long Time   Yep, we’re getting a Copilot key on Windows keyboards this year.   https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-is-adding-a-new-copilot-key-to-your-windows-pc/   Tom Tom and Microsoft team up to produce generative AI for car navigation:   https://www.engadget.com/tomtom-and-microsoft-team-up-to-bring-generative-ai-to-automobiles-063002000.html?src=rss       Grok (X AI) now appears on X app as a Tab in Australia at least (Part of premium subscription). t (Part of premium subscription). t Get Outlook for iOSSupport this Vision Australia Radio program: https://www.visionaustralia.org/donate?src=radio&type=0&_ga=2.182040610.46191917.1644183916-1718358749.1627963141See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Talking Tech 26th December 2023
26-12-2023
Talking Tech 26th December 2023
What is Computer Artificial Intelligence (AI)   In simple terms, it is making computers think like Humans. Eg recognising speech, making decision, and recognising patterns etc.   General examples of Computer AI   Advanced Web Search Engines. Recommendation systems. Virtual assistance. Speech recognition. Automatic translation. Automatic audio translation. Automated speech synthesis. Smart home. Predictive maintenance. Natural language processing. Super play. Content creation. Image recognition. Automated image generation. Automated music composition. Automated text summary. Face detection. Spell checking. Word suggestions. Weather prediction. Cyber Security. Medical diagnosis.. Health and well being. Automated customer service. Trains. Shipping. Aviation. Automatic Driving Assistance. Self driving cars. Autonomous Drones. Robotics.   Examples Of Computer AI for Blind or Low Vision   Object recognition. Distance from objecgts. Indoor navigation. Scene description. Currency detection. Colour detection. Light detection. People detection. Hand writing recognition. Optical Character recognition (OCR). Word prediction.. Bar or QR code detection. Voice control.   Examples of Handy AI Apps for Blind or Low Vision Folks   Assistive Tech   Seeing AI (various channels/Options). Be-My-Eyes (Virtual Assistant feature). Envision.   Magnifier on iOS (door, People, text, and obstacle detection). Chat GPT. Bing/Copilot. Bard.Support this Vision Australia Radio program: https://www.visionaustralia.org/donate?src=radio&type=0&_ga=2.182040610.46191917.1644183916-1718358749.1627963141See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Talking Tech 19th December 2023
19-12-2023
Talking Tech 19th December 2023
New Telescopic Cane is Now Available from the Vision Store   Ok, so not tech exactly, but this telescopic cane is excellent, light weight, easy to extend/retract, and just feels really really nice in the hand.   https://shop.visionaustralia.org/kwf-54inch-138cm-telescopic-cane-button-style.html   Sight Tech Global 2023   Held on Dec 6-7, an online 2 day conference about the trends in tech for blind/low vision, and of course this year, mainly all about AI.   https://sighttechglobal.com   Hable One Custom Keyboard for iOS/Android Now has an Android App as Well   Glad to see the Android app being released, makes updating the keyboard that much easier without having to find a person with an iPhone.   https://www.iamhable.com/tips-and-tricks/hables-android-app-launch-extending-support-and-value-for-visually-impaired-users?utm_source=TechTidBits&utm_medium=Sponsorship&utm_campaign=Android+App+Launch+13.12.23   iOS 17.2   iOS 17.2 Is Out with the Journal app.   Simple to use and handy app for keeping track of your mental well being.   Speaking of Updates, Mac OS 14.2   Apparently goes a long long way to fixing the “not responding” bug with VoiceOver when using Safari. Fingers crossed.   Looking Forward to  Object Recognition/Scene detection Improvements for 2024   Myself and a friend spent some time last week comparing a few object recognition apps for taking photos of what was around us on both iPhone and Android. Our unofficial take was about 85% accuracy, so still a way to go before I would be comfortable depending on this tech 100%.   Odd Thought to Almost Mark the End of 2023   The 3.5mm head phone jack has been gone for a while on smart phones including the iPhone, I’m wondering if we will soon see the end of this port on notebook computers. For me using AirPods, they just switch from the iPhone to the Mac depending on which one I’m using.   A Shout Out for Top Tech TipBits   A great source for news about technology that affects folks with a disability, mainly aimed ad blind/low vision, I use this all the time.   https://www.toptechtidbits.comSupport this Vision Australia Radio program: https://www.visionaustralia.org/donate?src=radio&type=0&_ga=2.182040610.46191917.1644183916-1718358749.1627963141See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Talking Tech 21st November 2023
21-11-2023
Talking Tech 21st November 2023
Lets Talk about JAWS, Zoomtext, and Fusion for a Change   Points   JAWS screen reader, Zoomtext screen magnifier, and Fusion JAWS/Zoomtext running together. Compatible with Windows 10, and Windows 11. Around for over 25 years for JAWS, and Zoomtext. Fusion more recent.. Number one product used for Education and Employment for all 3 products.. JaWS Home edition and JAWS Professional. A large variety of Braille displays supported by JAWS. Many extra functions beyond usual functions of a screen reader for JAWS. Screen curtain to blank screen for privacy when using JAWS. Split audio to allow speech or media to be heard on either speaker or both for JaWS. JAWS Tandem to support other JAWS users remotely. Works with Citrix, and other remote terminal setups. JAWS only is compatible with Arm Processors. JAWS can be fully scripted (programmed) to support non standard programs or difficult to use screens.. Virtual cursor seems to be the main thing for folks to get their minds around when navigating the web for example. Combine with such scripts as JSay,allows JAWS or Fusion to be used with Dragon Naturally Speaking. Excellent variety of training material available. Can run in demonstration mode whilst learning. Compatible   with Arm processors.   Zoomtext sharing many common features of other screen magnifiers. Zoomtext Magnifier, and Zoomtext Magnifier/Reader  Zoomtext handy app or doc reading mode for speech output (not a screen reading function). Zoomtext can be used with two screens. Various magnification type views to read screen. Not compatible with Arm processors including Fusion (i.e. only JaWS will work).   Remember, at any time JAWS, Zoomtext or Fusion can be turned off to allow others to use the computer without this software running.   I always go with an I7 processor and 16GB of RAM.   Main Freedom Scientific Page   https://www.freedomscientific.com   Training Materials   https://www.freedomscientific.com/training/   Podcasts (FSCast Official FreedomScientific Podcast)   http://blog.freedomscientific.com/fscast/   Podcast (Training Podcast)   https://www.freedomscientific.com/training/podcast/   Downloads (can run as demo versions until registered)   https://support.freedomscientific.com/downloads   Obtaining a License   Available from the Vision Australia Vision Store for Zoomtext, JaWS or Fusion. Plus updating from older versions or cross grading across licenses.   https://shop.visionaustralia.org Or Email visionstore@visionaustralia.org   Help in Australia   ATS service from Vision Australia, Quantum RLV or the AT Help Desk from Vision Australia via 1300 847 466.Support this Vision Australia Radio program: https://www.visionaustralia.org/donate?src=radio&type=0&_ga=2.182040610.46191917.1644183916-1718358749.1627963141See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Talking Tech 14th November 2023
14-11-2023
Talking Tech 14th November 2023
Update to the Final Ordering Dates from the Va Store   8 December except for WA which is the 1st of Dec to make sure you get your orders in by Christmas.   Another Way to access the Va Library   My Experience having more time with the daisy function in the Brailliant, especially accessing the Vision rare Australia Library.   Obstacle Detecter  App   An interesting app using LIDAR for detecting distances from objects on the iPhone Pro or from front camera on other units.   https://apps.apple.com/id/app/obstacle-detector-professional/id6461118479   My Most Interesting Device for 2023   I think it has to be the SensePlayer OCR ET. FM Radio, Smart Keyboard to my iPhone, web radio, podcasts, daisy books, stopwatch etc.     OctoStudio A Block Based Programming App by Perkins School for the Blind   Actually, pretty amazing and accessible to teach the concepts of coding.   https://www.perkins.org/resource/announcing-octostudio-a-block-based-programming-app/   An Article on AppleVis — Why I cannot Recommend a Mac to Fellow Blind Mac Users   Since this article got a lot of mostly negative comments, thought it would be good to put my ten cents worth on todays program. What is the old saying “don’t throw the baby out with the bath water.”   https://applevis.com/blog/we-deserve-better-apple-why-i-can-no-longer-recommend-mac-fellow-blind-computer-usersSupport this Vision Australia Radio program: https://www.visionaustralia.org/donate?src=radio&type=0&_ga=2.182040610.46191917.1644183916-1718358749.1627963141See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Talking Tech 31st October 2023
31-10-2023
Talking Tech 31st October 2023
Apple October 31 Scary Fast Event   Scary no, enjoyable yes.   https://www.engadget.com/apple-confirms-scary-fast-event-for-the-night-of-october-30-164836214.html?src=rss&guccounter=1   Apple Releases Update of iTunes to Support Podcasts and Audio Books   Odd, because I thought it already did this.   https://www.macrumors.com/2023/10/24/itunes-for-windows-12-13/   Schools in the US Join Growing Movement to Lock away Phones during School Hours   Just like Australia.   https://www.cbsnews.com/news/schools-no-phone-movement-focus-mental-health/   What is New with JAWS 2024     Always my go to screen reader in the work place.   https://support.freedomscientific.com/downloads/jaws/JAWSWhatsNew#:~:text=The%20new%20Split%20Braille%20feature,into%20two%20halves%2C%20or%20regions.   Microsoft to Help Australia Cyber Spies in 5 Billion Dollar  Investment And much more.     https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2023/oct/24/microsoft-to-invest-5bn-in-australian-cybersecurity- over-next-two-years   Is Google Search Really Better Than Bing or Duck Duck Go   Looks like for more precise search’s, yes.   https://www.theage.com.au/technology/is-google-search-better-than-the-rest-and-is-that-fair-20231012-p5ebsk.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_technology   How Marvels Spider Man 2 is Tackling Accessibility   Great start and keeps accessibility front and centre.   https://www.theage.com.au/technology/how-marvels-spider-man-2-is-tackling-accessibility-20231027-p5efoy.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_technology   All Terrain Cane   https://shop.visionaustralia.org/all-terrain-cane.html Simply, very sturdy, and if you have had folks break your cane this may be the one for you.   Check shop.visionaustrlaia.org for more info.Support this Vision Australia Radio program: https://www.visionaustralia.org/donate?src=radio&type=0&_ga=2.182040610.46191917.1644183916-1718358749.1627963141See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Talking Tech 10th October 2023
10-10-2023
Talking Tech 10th October 2023
Talking Tech for October 10 2023   Forza Motorsport - The Blind Accessibility Review (full accessible racing game)   https://victordima.net/forza-motorsport-review/   JAWS, Fusion, and Zoomtext Public beta 2 2024 Release   https://support.freedomscientific.com/Downloads/PublicBeta   NVDA Access Public Beta 2023.3.4   https://www.nvaccess.org/post/nvda-2023-3beta4/   The New Pixel Phone, and Pixel Watch   https://www.wired.com/story/google-october-2023-hardware-event-pixel-8-pixel-8-pro-pixel-watch-2/   Monarch Graphics Braille Display   Looking forward to looking at the Monarch this week coming, and see how it compares to the DotPad beyond its graphics display: eg working with iOS, Android, PC, Mac, Braille display, drawing on the device etc.   https://www.humanware.com/Site/Files/a/06cc20404d351cbaa2520fcd0d5adc3/06771bbd1a209cae47b4e4727719ecea/Technical%20Specification%20Document.pdf     Android Accessibility | Collection of Recently Released YouTube Videos By Android    How To Use Reading Mode:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNP-C-YD5LoHow To Use Talkback Screen Reader:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEp9DtiTw3sHow To Use Accessibility Scanner:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yxy4p-eDEpwIntroduction To Lookout:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjJjGqAj0Kc       Trying Sounds App for relaxation   https://apps.apple.com/au/app/train-sounds-relaxing-train-sound-effects/id1187620207Support this Vision Australia Radio program: https://www.visionaustralia.org/donate?src=radio&type=0&_ga=2.182040610.46191917.1644183916-1718358749.1627963141See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.