Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Talking Tech for April 12 2016

Google Releases App To Test Accessibility

 

When I was talking about CSUN last week, I didn’t get to mention the Accessibility Scanner from Google to test app accessibility.

 

http://globalaccessibilitynews.com/2016/03/25/google-launches-accessibility-scanner-for-android-app-developers/ 

In Other Google News: BETA of Voice Access

 

Control your Android device via your voice: navigate, activate items on screen, and dictate.

 

https://support.google.com/accessibility/android/answer/6151848?hl=en 

Access World for March 2016

 

Two articles of interest that caught my attention: ATIA conference highlights, and NvDA Remote overview.

 

In particular from ATIA: The I.D. Mate Bar Code Scanner, and the Orcam makes another appearance.

 

http://www.afb.org/aw/main.asp 

For Star Wars Fans

 

Star Wars: the Force Awakens is now available in iTunes with audio description.

 

Caption Bot AI from Microsoft To Describe Any Image

 

https://www.captionbot.ai/?platform=hootsuite 

Microsoft Cognitive Services Seeing AI app

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WP7Id8SxYQ&feature=youtu.be 

Night Shift Mode

 

Help you sleep better.  In iOS 9.3 it is referred to as Night Shift, and in Fire OS 5 Amazon has named it Blue Shade.

 

http://www.appleiphoneschool.com/2016/04/01/night-shift-mode-reduce-blue-light/ 

How to Get Access to Free Radio Dramas on the Internet

 

http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/columnist/saltzman/2016/03/25/webs-best-kept-secret-thousands-free-classic-radio-dramas/82204502/

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