Sunday, 22 December 2013

Back with high lights with Talking Tech for the week of Dec 23 2013

Talking Tech Dec 24 Some of the Tech High Lights for 2013 

 

1. Zoomtext for Mac released.

 

2. Zoomtext for Windows updated to support Windows 8.

 

3. New Victor Stream Reader.

 

4. Surface Pro.

 

5. Kindle Fire HdX made accessible.

 

6. Kindle for iOS updated to support accessibility on iOS.

 

7. Android accessibility continuing to be improved with screen magnification options.

 

8. Talking Panasonic TV released in Australia

 

9. Nokia phones to support the Talks screen reader no longer available: VA still selling Talks.

 

10. GW Social Eyes accessible interface to Facebook.

 

11. JaWS 15 released with touch screen access to Windows 8.

 

12. Mobile Accessibility   for Windows phone 8: no one has really seen this yet.

 

13. Kindle app now accessible on Android, but no confirmation.

 

14. Apple:

Apple: TV updated to include low vision options to make it easier to see the screen.

Mac line updated: particularly Mac air with 12 battery life, and the new Mac pro.

iOS 7 released.

Mavericks released (now free).

iPhone 5c, 5s, iPad air, and iPad mini with retina released (no updated iPod for 2013).

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