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TapTapSee Creators Announce Next Generation of On-device Image Recognition; Detailed Descriptions in a Quarter
A new image recognition service from the Makers of TapTapSee may be coming to your smartphone soon, but this one is a bit different.
Ready to roll Version 2.0 released, bringing app redesign, new sound customisation options, fate dice
Ready to Roll, an app by Blind Sparrow Interactive, which allows blind and visually impaired people to roll dice quickly and ifficiently, has just received its first major update.
WebAim, popularly known for collecting and distributing data on screen reader trends over time, has recently released a new survey seeking to collect information on eBooks as used by those with visual impairments. Participants are also optionally eligible to receive a free eBook by providing their email address at the end of the survey.
NVAccess is attempting to gather information about the satisfaction of current NVDA users. To this end, they have created a short survey attempting to determine whether current NVDA users would recommend the screen reader and their primary use cases when using NVDA.
You can Take the survey here.
Apple has recently added a new feature to their Apple Support App enabling customers in the United States to receive expert assistance directly from the messages app.
The Windows 10 Spring 2019 update is now available for general use, and it once again brings a host of accessibility and other improvements. Read on to learn what's new or how to get it now.
HumanWare's Reveal family of video magnifiers, announced this past January, are now available for purchase.
Global Accessibility Awareness Day is this Thursday, and over 60 events have been scheduled to help mark the occasion.
Google Adds Additional Ways to Enable Accessibility, Other Tweaks in Android Q Accessibility Services
Google's latest version of Android, discussed today at Google IO, is featuring a variety of changes, including some new options for accessibility and developers.
Despite a slightly higher cost and new way to obtain it, the Orbit Reader is still available for purchase, according to the company.
The newest offering from Winston Chen, creator of the popular Voice Dream suite of apps, including Voice Dream Reader, Writer, and Mail, now includes Voice Dream Scanner, an OCR app which integrates with Voice Dream Reader for a seamless experience.
Android Accessibility Suite, the app which now includes TalkBack and other accessibility services, has reached version 7.3 with several improvements aimed at easier navigation and reading.
HumanWare has released version 1.3 of the software for the Victor Reader Trek, and current users will want to update before March 31.
The release candidate for the first version of the NVDA screen reader for 2019 has been posted.
Joe Birch has created a smart guitar which aims to aid people with a range of disabilities in learning and playing guitar.
The guitar is used in conjunction with a device running google assistant and is controlled by an internal Raspberry Pie to allow users who are blind, deaf, and or mute to interact with the device.
Popular OCR and recognition app Seeing AI has received a major update, just in time for the CSUN Assistive Technology Conference.
We haven t seen a firmware update for the EnVision I.D. Mate Galaxy in a long time. However, with CSUN right around the corner, some bits and bytes have emerged from the ether for Galaxy owners looking for some much anticipated fixes. Here s a rundown of what the latest update contains.
Check Your Mailbox, Your Inbox And Even Your Spam Folder Because The Library of Congress Wants to Hear from You
The following email was sent out to patrons of the Talking Book Library of Texas on March 1st. Those in other States may want to check in with their own local libraries if they have not seen a message, like the one listed below, if they are interested in participating in the survey. We ll update this story with more information as it comes along, but for now, here is the text of the email sent to Texans. Note that contact information for the NLS program in your state will be different than that listed here.
Microsoft helps Blind/VI children to develop an interest in coding from a young age with Code jumper
Code Jumper, a new offering developed by Microsoft by Microsoft enables children to learn coding skills through Project Torino, a physical programming language. It will soon be available from the American Printing House for the Blind.
QRead Version 3.21 Released, including improved heading navigation, improved goodreads search, and more
Last weekend, Accessible Apps released QRead version 3.21.
This release includes improved heading navigation, improved Goodreads support, improvements to the document progress slider, and more.
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