Thursday, 19 November 2015

Talking Tech for november 17 and 10 2015

Talking Tech for November 17 2015

 

Updates From Me:

 

Talking About the Apple tv on the Tech Doctor with Dr Robert Carter and David Woodbridge

 

http://www.dr-carter.com/?p=392 

Completed my 21 podcast series on the Apple tv 4th generation using VoiceOver

 

http://davidwoodbr.podbean.com 

Great time last week Talking To ATUg

 

Next meeting of ATUG in February 2016.

 

Android Ware: Audio Feedback

 

Audio feedback for   Android ware .

 

Need to have someone with sight turn it on, very primitive, and will only work with the LG Urbane 2nd addition.

Can turn on Power button to hang up a call, but need sighted assistance to turn it on.

Can make/receive calls, send sms messages, use cards, but no information on accessing apps.

 

http://www.androidpolice.com/2015/11/13/audio-feedback-a-new-accessibility-option-will-let-your-android-wear-watch-talk-back-to-you/ 

Google support page:

 

https://support.google.com/androidwear/answer/6321348 

 

Vision Australia Webinar: Holiday Summer Reading

 

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Register now for Vision Australia’s Summer Holiday Reading webinar

Details

Date

2 December 2015

Time

7:30 PM

Contact

Vision Australia

Address

Webinar, Online, National

Phone

1300 84 74 66

Email

webinar@visionaustralia.org

Overview

Don’t sweat, we’ve got your books covered this summer! Following the success of our recent Dreaming of Streaming webinar, we are hosting another webinar for our community. This time, we are focusing on top summer holiday reading tips and tricks for people who are blind or have low vision. 

More information on the webinar, including panellists, to come soon!

Save the date: Wednesday 2nd December at 7.30pm AEDT. 

How to join: the webinar will be held online and it’s free to register. Your own internet usage charges will apply.

Registrations are now open: get in quick as limited places are available.

To register for the Vision Australia webinar, enter your details in the online form here. Any questions? Email us at webinar@visionaustralia.org

 

A New daisy Player available from Talking Mp3 Players web site:

 

http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Talking-Daisy-Book-Media-Player_p_75.html Podcast on the daisy player:

 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5Txao1DiiuvR3VndlN4dU56cEE/view 

 

A Tip on Using the Va Connect App

 

If you 1 finger double tap and hold on a book title, you can download the book rather than streaming it and also have the option to return the book.

This info doesn’t appear to be in the help info within the app itself.a

 

Apple updates the software on the Apple tv 4th Generation

 

http://9to5mac.com/2015/11/09/apple-tv-tvos-software-update/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+9To5Mac-MacAllDay+%289+to+5+Mac+-+Apple+Intelligence%29 

Some other Apple tv bits and pieces

 

1. You can use the 3rd gen remote on the new Apple tv,

2. If you Apple tv is on, you’ll get a 20 percent low battery warning and a remote charing when plugging back in the Siri remote,

3. Need to ask Netflix to turn on Audio Description at their end to use it on the new Apple tv, and

4. iBlink radio from Serotek is also available on the Apple tv.

 

ACB radio MainMenu for November 6: all about android

 

http://mainmenu.acbradio.org/viewshow.php?showid=382 

KNFB Reader compared on both iPhone and Android on Cool Blind Tech

 

https://www.coolblindtech.com/knfb-reader-compared-on-both-android-and-ios/ 

iPad pro now available

 

http://www.imore.com/apples-ipad-pro-now-available-order-online

 

Talking Tech for November 10 2015 

 

JAWS 17 Released

 

What Is New In JAWS 17 - What IS New Page

 

http://www.freedomscientific.com/Downloads/JAWS/JAWSWhatsNew 

 

New App For ACB (American Council for the Blind) Radio

 

http://blindbargains.com/bargains.php?m=13683 

 

New Game From Kid Friendly Software: Blindfold Breakout

 

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Official Australian Cricket app: broken/fixed for accessibility

 

Apple tv 4 Generation some points

 

What is the Apple tv? Streaming box.

New box overall new features:

Siri touch remote,

ability run apps.

32gb and 64gb models.

 

Other points:

 

Apple TV 4th Generation  notes

 

1. VoiceOver doesn’t come up automatically when first setting up: need to press menu button 3 times (triple click).

2. No Bluetooth keyboard support at all.

3. Odd keyboard layout: continuous row of letters.

4. iOS Remote app including Apple watch Remote app not compatible.

5. No default podcasts or radio app.

6. Netflix audio description doesn’t appear to work.

7. VoiceOver breaking up when reading out help text for Siri.

8. Siri currently can’t search in music or apps: only movies, TV shows, and Netflix in australia.

 

Using Siri

1. Siri doesn’t talk back to you like on iPhone unless your using VoiceOver,

2. To see a list of things Siri can do press the Siri button,

Search movies or tv shows:

Search for actors or directors you like,

Control playback: play from beginning, pause this, go back 10 minutes, what did they say?

open apps,

Ask about weather, sports, and stocks,

3. Hold down Siri button, speak command and then release.

 

 

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