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Archive: November 2020

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iOS 14 New Accessibility Features

November 18, 2020 | Leave a Comment

by Siobhan Midgley

  For all you iPhone users out there, some exciting new accessibility features have accompanied the unveiling of iOS 14! I’ll discuss some of the new features you may find useful if you have vision loss. Some of our clients have found some iOS 14 updates to be a bit of a nuisance.  If you […] Read More »

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Life Without a Home Button

July 28, 2020 | Leave a Comment

by By Cody Froeter, CVRT

  For many individuals with vision loss, an iPhone is an essential tool for accomplishing a wide variety of daily tasks. The Home Button was one feature of an iPhone that many of my clients found useful. It was not only used for performing tasks, but it was a tactile landmark on the screen when […] Read More »

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A Lifesaver in Your Pocket: How to Set Up Your Medical I.D. Profile

April 8, 2020 | 2 Comments

by Kathy Austin, CVA

These are scary times. While there is much we cannot control, there are some things we can do to make sure we are prepared if the worst happens. Especially now, with the Coronavirus circulating through our communities at a rapid pace. You want to make sure first responders know a little about you and how […] Read More »

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Simple with Siri: Making an iPhone Accessible Regardless of Tech Know-How

July 2, 2019 | 4 Comments

by Cody Froeter, CVRT

With technology’s ever-progressing advancement, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed when considering a new smartphone. Smartphones, particularly iPhones, are impressive devices that can perform a plethora of tasks and settings out of the box. With accessibility features and apps, there are even more options available to users.   Start with the Basics The beauty […] Read More »

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Seeing AI App: Making It Work for You

January 15, 2018 | Leave a Comment

by Cody Froeter, CVRT

With the rise of smartphone technology, many apps have been developed to assist people with vision loss. Rather than having to purchase multiple assistive devices, at sometimes significant costs, a person can now download an app, often for free and accomplish the same tasks.   Increasing Power and Efficiency As technology has advanced, apps have […] Read More »

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Cyber Security Tips for the Holidays and Beyond

December 14, 2017 | 1 Comment

by Kathy Austin, CVA

It’s holiday time. We’re out shopping, traveling many miles back home to spend time with family and attending special holiday events. Not too many of us leave home without our smart phones. We’re checking the latest deals or shopping online, taking photos and staying connected with family and friends. Unfortunately, we take many risks with […] Read More »

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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 | 1 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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