Archive: October 2017

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Food Delivery Apps: The New Way to Get Food to Your Front Door

October 15, 2017 | 2 Comments

by David Flament

  How Times Have Changed! Long gone are the days of calling a restaurant and being put on hold to place your order and then giving your credit card info to some kid you have never met. Today, food delivery apps make it possible to get pretty much anything you’re craving, anytime, anywhere. After a […] Read More »

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Five Image Recognition Apps You’ll Want to Try

August 15, 2017 | Leave a Comment

by David Flament

I often get asked about text, object and image recognition apps for iPhones and iPads. Recently, fully sighted people have even asked because of the release of AiPoly 2.0 and all the press it received. So, I thought I would review some of the more popular apps in this area. Here we go! AiPoly Let’s […] Read More »

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iPod Touch 6th Generation: A Low-Cost Alternative to an iPhone

November 28, 2016 | 1 Comment

by David Flament, Manager of Adaptive Technology

  Is There a Good Alternative to the iPhone? I am often asked about alternatives for an iPhone for those who just can’t afford the cost of the device or the monthly expense, but need the accessibility options offered by an iPhone. The answer is the iPod Touch 6th generation. This iPod Touch offers all […] Read More »

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Vorail: Social Media for People with Vision Loss

October 15, 2016 | Leave a Comment

by David Flament, Manager of Adaptive Technology

I have found a new iOS (iPhone and iPad) app called Vorail I think is really cool.  Vorail is the exciting new social media app designed specifically for the low vision and blind community.  The developers of Vorail call it Facebook for the blind.  And just in case you’re wondering, it’s free!   How It […] Read More »

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My Five Favorite Apps

April 6, 2016 | Leave a Comment

by Shawn Sturges

Today as smart phone users, we have access to many apps that can be quite useful in our everyday lives.  Over the past several years, I have explored many apps – some have been useful and others not so much.  I have run into an overwhelming amount of apps that have not been completely accessible.  […] Read More »

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The Best Advice My Mother Ever Gave Me: Learn to Type

March 17, 2016 | Leave a Comment

by Kathy Austin, CVA

When I was growing up, my mother always told me that I should learn how to type. I can still hear her saying, “You can always be a secretary and have something to fall back on if you need it.” My mom passed away 24 years ago and this was one piece of advice that […] Read More »

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Five iOS 9 Features Long Overdue

January 19, 2016 | 1 Comment

by Shawn Sturges, Second Sense technology tutor

As an iPhone user over the past several years, I have seen many useful updates to iOS.  Each update has brought useful changes to the iPhone and for its users, and the technology continues to improve. The latest release of iOS 9 is no different and improvements made directly impact VoiceOver users.  Here are several […] Read More »

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Can You Afford a New Smart Phone?

September 2, 2015 | Leave a Comment

by David Flament

For most of us, the cost of getting a new smart phone is too expensive. A new iPhone costs anywhere from $649 to $949. I have always depended on getting my phone every two years with a subsidy from my cell phone company when I sign a new two-year contract. The subsidy brings the price […] Read More »

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Be More Productive with New Workflow App

April 6, 2015 | Leave a Comment

by David Flament

I recently found an app that reminds me of my days way back when I was a computer programmer. I had learned to program like everyone else back in the late eighties and early nineties by writing lines and lines of code to make the computer do what we wanted it to do. Then, in […] Read More »

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The Uber Experience

January 22, 2015 | Leave a Comment

by David Flament, Manager of Adaptive Technology Services at Second Sense

I travel in and around the city on public transportation.  I have heard so many horror stories at my job about paratransit that I have never even applied for it.  Sometimes, I need to get somewhere in a hurry or need to go someplace that is difficult to get to using public transportation.  My only […] Read More »

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