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iPhone with the KNFB Reader app

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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JAWS vs. NVDA: Hearing Another Voice

July 15, 2017 | 2 Comments

by David Flament

I often talk to our clients about the need to learn a second screen reader and have even blogged on the subject.  I use both JAWS and NVDA on a regular basis.  I want to share my experience with a recent JAWS update and how NVDA came to the rescue. The Crash Back in April, […] Read More »

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Jose works with Jocelyn in the Open Computer Lab

3000 Hours Later: Why Jose Volunteers

May 15, 2017 | Leave a Comment

by Cheryl Megurdichian

Jocelyn lost her job.  The funding ended and so did her employment. She knows there is a need for people with customer service experience. “I love working with people.  I want to get a job helping people.” Unfortunately, she discovered all the positions she is interested in also require computer skills.  Jocelyn spent the last few years […] Read More »

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A television with a movie streaming site open and Gone Girl the current selection

Cutting the Cord: The Changing Landscape of TV

April 1, 2017 | Leave a Comment

by David Flament, Manager of Adaptive Technology

  Perhaps you have already heard the phrase “Cutting the Cord.” This refers to the increasing number of us who are leaving our cable companies behind with all their equipment, high bills and poor service.   What is Streaming? Streaming means the movies and TV shows you want to watch are stored on someone else’s […] Read More »

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The Amazon dot with a sleek design, about the size of a hockey puck

Amazon Voice Services: Do You Hear an Echo?

February 3, 2017 | Leave a Comment

by David Flament, Manager of Adaptive Technology

It seems that lots of you are getting one of the Amazon Echo devices: the Dot, Tap or Echo. The new year has started with me fielding a lot of calls and emails about how to set it up and what to do with it. So here goes.   What is the Difference? All of […] 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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Chef Jim in his white jacket and chef hat

Time to Get Cooking!

November 15, 2016 | 1 Comment

by David Flament, Manager of Adaptive Technology

Here’s an exciting new app from Conversant Labs called Yes Chef – just in time for holiday cooking!  Yes Chef is an easy way to find and follow recipes.  Much like this developer’s Say Shopping app, Yes Chef is an app that you talk to and it talks back to you, no typing or swiping […] 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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Shawn travels in Chicago using BlindSquare on his iPhone

BlindSquare: A Wonderful Mobility Aid

September 1, 2016 | Leave a Comment

by Shawn Sturges

As we lose our sight to various conditions, often times the fear of a lack of independence begins to creep into our minds.  I have experienced this many times, but with time and adaptive technology, that fear has slowly dissipated. Over the years I have used various technologies to help out with my mobility and […] Read More »

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Where to Get Answers to Your Technology Questions

August 1, 2016 | 1 Comment

by David Flament, Manager of Adaptive Technology

  I often get asked, “How do you know the answers to our questions?”  I am not a genius and don’t have an eidetic memory.  I just know where some of the resources are to help me find answers to technology questions. In Second Sense’s recent workshop, The Net and Other Resources, I shared some […] Read More »

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