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Screen Readers Everyone Can Afford

June 15, 2018 | 1 Comment

by David Flament

I am often asked about the choices for a screen reader for those who cannot afford JAWS.  The first thing to know is that having two screen readers is always a better option than having just one.  Let’s look at three options that may help. NVDA The first option, and what is quickly becoming my […] Read More »

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“A Hero’s Call:” Combating Your Foes in 3D Audio

May 1, 2018 | Leave a Comment

by David Flament

When I was a partial,  I loved my PlayStation and PC games.  That all ended when I lost all of my vision 8 years ago.  Or did it? I have written articles about games for people with vision loss before and have found some amazing games.  But, “A Hero’s Call” by Out of Sight Games […] Read More »

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Apple Watch: Convenience or Necessity?

March 15, 2018 | 7 Comments

by David Flament

  As the manager of assistive technology at Second Sense, I love to keep up with the new products and devices that can benefit our clients.  When Apple brought out their new watch, I was intrigued.  But I waited until a few generations had been produced before putting my money down.  Just like with new […] Read More »

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Sally reading a recipe on the homemade CCTV in her kitchen.

Creating a Homegrown CCTV

January 30, 2018 | 1 Comment

by Sara Streeter

Before taking early retirement a couple of years ago, I spent 34 years doing accounting and finance work. I grew up fully sighted and relied on good vision for my intensely-detailed work, spending long hours staring at numbers and other data on a computer screen. Then, in my early 50s, the effects of my progressive […] Read More »

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Lee using Seeing AI to read a bar code on a can.

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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Amazon vs. Google: Comparing the Dot and Home Mini Smart Speakers

December 29, 2017 | 1 Comment

by David Flament

Since smart speakers seem to be the hot new holiday gift this year, it’s time to do a little comparison between the Amazon Echo and the Google Home product lines.  Here we’ll overview the differences between the Amazon Dot versus the Google Home Mini. Price Both speakers are $50.  On Black Friday, both devices were […] Read More »

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Thousands of Podcasts: What’s Your Favorite?

November 15, 2017 | 1 Comment

by David Flament

  Do You Listen to Podcasts? Google the words “podcast genres” and you’ll be amazed at the amount of content available in a podcast format.  There’s a podcast for just about anything you can think of – dramas, music, comedy, religion, history, horror, science fiction, crime, arts, food, games, travel, fashion – the list never […] 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 | 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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