Posts Tagged kitchen
#csun10: Hims to Show Off New SenseView DESKTOP D650 – Blind Bargains – new desktop CCTV
2011 census to probe how many are disabled | Accessibility News International – this is the census in India.
Access Technology Institute – ATI Browser Textbooks training for Internet Explorer and Firefox.
AFB Consulting and Adobe Present Free Webinar: Debunking the Myth of PDF Inaccessibility – Monday, April 5, 2010 from 1:00-2:30 EDT/5:00-6:30 UTC.
AOL Beta Central – get AOL Instant Messenger beta, which can interface with Facebook Chat, amongst other things.
Biz Buz Teams With Entrepreneur with Disability – unusual 24-hour TV network ahead.
Board Releases Draft Refresh of Section 508 Standards and Section 255 Guidelines – this refers to the U.S. Access Board.
Braille Trainer (Education) – App Shopper – learn the Braille alphabet on your iPhone.
‘Building Accessible Websites’ serialization – a book dated 2007, so this may be useful, but won’t include the latest issues.
BuzzVoice Announces Real-Time Audio Platform For Publishers at SXSW [Private Beta Launch] – Yahoo! News – potential for audio broadcasts to those with visual impairments and dyslexia.
CereProc Products – Windows and Mac voices, prompt creation, server and developer solutions. Voices include Scottish, Irish, Southern English, and, at a knock-down price, Sue from the West Midlands (hey, what are you suggesting?)
Chauncy’s Choices « ConnSENSE Bulletin – the editor visits assistive technology companies with video camera at the ready.
CSUN 2010 Files | DAISY Consortium – conference information in DAISY and HTML formats
CTIA-The Wireless Association Statement on Accessibility Initiatives Announced by FCC :::: ITnewsLink – USA National Broadband Plan includes several accessibility initiatives for disabled people.
Disability News & Views Radio Show – Child Autism & Autism Awareness – on air in Pennsylvania, parts of New York and Toronto. Past shows on the web site.There are big plans for expansion into a 5-day-a-week service.
Duxbury Systems — Purchase, Updates and Demos – what’s available from this famous Braille software manufacturer.
Finding AT Devices « ConnSENSE Bulletin – if you can’t even find what you’re looking for on the Blind Buzz, maybe the links and info on this site will help.
Focus on the Hover ~ Anton Peck, Digital Artist – small CSS trick to allow keyboard users the same hover characteristics as mouse users.
Google Accessible Search – returns results that appear to be most accessible.
HandyTech Leaks Info on Taskmaster – Blind Bargains – but exactly what it is, they’re too shy at Handytech to say.
IBM IRL Project Spoken Web – India – plan for a parallel to the web using voice input.
IBM to Collaborate With Universities to Make Mobile Devices More Accessible – FierceWireless – open-source software being developed in Tokyo.
JAWS Script Exchange to version 7.2 – updates, enhancements and additional scripts. This is a direct link to the installer.
Manuals and Tutorials – High Tech Center Training Unit – materials on JAWS, Braille, and other subjects relevant to blind people. Manuals iarchive.
MasterCard Launches ATM Finder For Blackberry Phones – PaymentsSource Article – originally for the iPhone, this app can locate drive-through ATMs and wheelchair accessible machines, amongst other things.
Microsoft modernizes Web ambitions with IE9 | Deep Tech – CNET News – release is "months away", a spokesman said yesterday. You can take a sneak peek at the
platform preview version now.
Nokia Braille Reader (experimental) – Beta Labs | Cell Phone Choice – enables SMS for visually impaired people.
Nuance Powers Innovative Speech Capabilities on New Olympus Digital Audio Device | DAISY Consortium – DM4 and DM5 devices can respond to voice commands, and read out text.
Olearia for Mac – Brings the versatility of talking books to OS X. MacUpdate Mac Software Downloads – DAISY reading software.
[Audio] olympus_podcast.mp3 – DM 420 and DM520 voice recorders from Cisco Academy for the Vision Impaired.
POURfect Kitchen Tools « BlissTree include measurements in imperial, metric and Braille.
ReadHear™ Mac | gh, LLC – 30-day trial of DAISY reading software.
Robotron Sensory Tools – Galileo Reading System – personal computer/organiser with Braille and speech.
Seedlings Braille Books Just Another Ordinary Miracle – spring catalog just out.
Special Purpose Phones – voip-info.org – for information about phones not widely covered elsewhere.
Spectrum Industrial launches Taktyle Hygienic sign: News from Spectrum Industrial – I have always wondered whether even if you found the Braille in a public toilet, whether it was really wise to run your hands all over the walls.
Squibble Portable Braille Interface: Making Life Easier | Touch User Interface – Touch Screen and Multi Touch – with Braille and high contrast, the display may be useful to a wide range of visually impaired people. This is intended for SMS. Audio and visual feedback
Staying Fit a Challenge – Donna Jodhan – Donna hits the spot as usual with a short but apposite comment about problems of exercising.
Tactile Graphics Resources – Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired.
[PDF] Talking Disability – booklet about communicating with people with disabilities.
TAW3 with a click :: Add-ons for Firefox – add-on for Firefox that estimates the accessibility of sites you are visiting.
Taxi drivers offered their Hackney Carriage licence forms in Braille – Telegraph – this is one of those tired old stories that just won’t go away, like all those silly posts about drive-in ATMs with Braille. I’ll quote it once, and hope never to hear of it again!
[Audio[ Tek Talk presents Gene Asner, March 15, 2010 by Gene Asner | Accessible World – if you go over to Windows 7, you will want to get to know a new e-mail program. Gene looks at Windows Live Mail and Thunderbird.
Telecom operators ordered to ban internet voice services – Poten & Partners – regulatory mess in egypt concerning Skype and other VOIP services.
I knew this topic would have to run on and on. Well, at least for a second day! Some of these topics will no doubt turn up again in more detail, but for now, these are the links.
Accessible Kitchen Appliances « The BAT Channel – your views are wanted on which ones really are accessible.
Bar Code Scanners, an article at Fred’s Head.
BBC iPlayer Guide – A guide for users of the Jaws screen reader (and other screen readers), written by David Bailes
BCI: Thought control for smart home – Taking thought control from parlour trick to scientific reality using brain-computer interfaces. Emerging technology of interest to disabled people and the military.
Bioptic Driving USA – types of technology that may enable mildly visually impaired people to drive, state laws, available training and an explanation about who would be eligible for bioptic driving.
Website Introduction Video on Youtube
BookSense 1.1 Public Beta Released – GW Micro’s book reading machine gets some stability fixes.
Digidesign Demonstrates Upcoming ProTools Accessibility– The Mac-cessibility Network – improvements to this professional recording software for the Mac.
Download WebbIE 3.95 – you will need this update if you want to carry on using the BBC Live Radio program, as the BBC has scrapped its Real Audio streams. The package has several bug fixes too.
EU launches free satellite system to fine-tune GPS – free European Union satellite service could improve accuracy for pilots, drivers and blind people using GPS.
Fifth-generation iPod nano Review | iPod | Playlist | Macworld – another device uses the VloiceOver screen reader.
Flash 10.1: Full Flash for Everyone But iPhone, Actually Playable HD Vids [Flash] « The BAT Channel – up-and-coming fast Flash version invading everything except the iPhone.
High-tech glasses help the nearly blind see – eSight, developing special glasses with cameras looking out and LCDs looking in, which they claim are suitable for people with severe sight loss. Production hoped for in 2010.
jady_lady: Gadgets We Can’t Live Without – in praise of the Nokia N81
JAWS Public Beta 11 Released! from the Ranger Station Blog
Math Education and Nemeth Code for Braille users
Movies For the Blind – enjoy films without looking at a screen. Download audio-described movies.
New software helps blind venture out on their own – BlindAid, developed at tel Aviv University, allows blind people to feel and hear information about their surroundings.
Open Textbook Resources free from the Orange Grove
Orator for BlackBerry ® Smartphones – this is a Frequently Asked Questions page on this screen reader by CodeFactory, with some less than satisfactory answers.
Phone eyes documents, reads to the blind – the KNFB Reader offers increased independence by reading bills, menus, etc.
Qwitter: the Accessible Way to Access Twitter – "The Qwitter client enables blind individuals to interface with the Twitter service globally, regardless of application focus. Based off of revolutionary concepts pioneered in The Jawter Jaws Scripts, Qwitter, with full support for the three major comercial screen readers and sapi speech, provides you instant access to all aspects of the twitter microblogging service, giving you the ability to post a tweet from anywhere, read tweets, perform searches, and far, far more. "
Scanning Pens – these are pens that let you write on ordinary paper, but save your text and drawings in digital format as you go. An example is the Digiscribble. Pens, small scanners, portable printers, consumables. Request a catalogue and the site newsletter via e-e-mail forms on the site.
Solona – a site that can solve CAPTCHAs by getting volunteers to read and decipher the graphics.
Ten Innovative Designs To Help The Sight Impaired » Yanko Design – introduces several products, including Siafu PC, B-Touch mobile phone, Braille Label Maker The Visual Assistance Card, Braille Interpreter, Braille E-Book, Voice Stick, Swatch Sens, Rubik Cube For Blind.
Toshiba Touch cell phone for blind people – Google translation from Russian.
Traveleyes – world-wide travel for blind and sighted people. That’s accessibility all right!
VINUX Project Page – A Customized Version of Ubuntu for Visually Impaired Users
Virtual reality used for blind to map real world – VR used to deal with the world, not escape from it!
Visionplus Sightstick for the Blind – not any old cane, this one has GPS, can output sound, vibration and braille and can bookmark specific locations.
WebAIM Screen Reader Users’ Survey – you may have seen one of these before, but this is a new one. Your chance to influence the industry.
Webvisum – your web helper – WebVisum is an add-on for Firefox that lets you solve CAPTCHAs, those mangled symbols that you have to decipher to get into some web sites. It also lets you label graphics on a site to make clear what they are.