Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Talking Tech for June 28 2016

VFO group adding AI Squared


I’m not sure what the implications of this will be, but now e have a single company selling the two major screen readers: JAWS and Window-Eyes, and the two major screen magnification programs: Zoomtext and MAGic.  Then we have OpenBook as well plus all the low vision hardware from FS and Optalec.



Conferences coming up in the US and the UK


National Federation of the Blind (NFB) Convention June 30 to July 5 2016



ACB Conference and Convention July 1-9 2016



Sight Village Conferences Uk 


Various dates and locations: July, September, and November in the uK.



This App Makes the iPhone or iPad Accessible for Deaf Blind People: 

Open Access Captions


Developed by the Brisbane-based Conexu Foundation, the app directly connects callers via a live captioner so that phone conversations can be read as they happen.


Currently in trial, use app (free) to indicate interest in the trial or email hello@conexu.com.au.



9Now on the Apple TV


Finally got a useful live or replay shows app on the Apple TV, 9Now use is quite usable.

The only issue I had was when trying to sign up via the iOS app the agree to privacy agreement checkbox wasn’t accessible, so ended up doing the signup to get a 9Now profile via the website.



Creating a Shortcut file for Mac/Win to open webpages


I’ve been asked this over the years, and only rediscovered this in the last week or so when I got several questions about the same thing.


Very very easy: simply create a file with two lines: [InternetShortCut] URL=“insertWebLink” without the aquotes, and save as a text file with the .url extension.

Note - if your using Textedit on the Mac, turn the rtf Textedit in to a text file via Shift+Command+T.


  1. I noted your concern about the VFO monopoly. We are looking for someone in Australia to do a balanced & professional evaluation of SuperNova - the European competitor from Dolphin. Please get in touch if you are interested. https://yourdolphin.com/supernova

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