Posts Tagged samsung
Keith Cooper discusses black and white photography – a must-read if, like me, you just don’t get black-and-white.
Shutterbugs Ditching Digital for Film – some of the choices open to photographers are film, including doing your own processing, staying with the point-and-shoot digital and even making retro-style photos with your iPhone.
The Royal Photographic Society Awards Centenary Medal to Albert Watson – Mr. Watson joins the likes of David Bailey in the roll of honour. You may also like to read
Scots photographer snaps up top award – The Scotsman.
Touch Sight Camera | Communication | National Design Triennial: Why Design Now | Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum – this camera has a refreshable Braille display instead of an LCD screen, and records 3 seconds of audio when someone takes a shot. It is still described as a concept.
[Video] iPad apps for professional photographers – using lighting diagrams and mood boards.
Wireless photography with an iPad and ShutterSnitch – Rob Galbraith DPI – the flexibility of using the ShutterSnitch app on the iPad with a wireless-enabled camera such as many recent Canon and Nikon DSLRs.
Blind photographer’s work to be showcased at Edinburgh Arts Festival – Rosita McKenzie’s photography will feature in one of 11 new exhibitions this year. Her special subject is the people of Edinburgh.
Blind Photography – Light and Dark « Losing Vision Gaining Insight photography gives the author more awareness of light.
Blindness Doesn’t Hinder Visual Artists | Newcity Art – Art Break – Chicago "Passionate Focus" exhibition represents a wide range of styles and a wide range of visual acuity.
Cameras for the blind – Blinkie Photography – the Samsung TouchSight revisited. Yes, whatever happened to that idea?
High Desert Sketches: Memorial Day – thoughts from George Covington, a well-known legally blind photographer.
The Archives of Visibility « The Bigger Picture – the concepts of blind photography are acknowledged at the Smithsonian.
#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.
As mobile phones or cellphones seem set fair to replace the desktop computer in many people’s lives, I take a broad swipe at the subject. As the last person on earth to possess a mobile phone, even I am looking at them now. The combination of speech, braille, and cameras with attendant apps such as OCR and colour recognition is truly mind-bending! It’s taken the industry over 20 years to bother making phones that people like us can use, but now that they’re doing it, it’s all well and good.
Accessible Model / Technical Tips /Mobile Technology – the handheld choice – several useful UK links for accessible phones.
BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Blind ‘see with sound’ – the combination of a camera phone and software called the vOICe can translate images into complex sounds. More info on the software, including downloads, at
blind-mobile : Blind Mobile Phone or Device Users – Yahoo! Group
Blind Phone Mailing List – stay up to date with hardware and software releases. Not a discussion list.
CodeFactory makers of Mobile Magnifier and screen readers for Windows Mobile, Symbian60 and Blackberry. Accessibility for mobile phones and PDAs.
LG Telecom donates 2000 Braille Phones to blinds « Lg « All New Stuff – LG donate phones that convert to speech and braille for World Braille Day.
MAGNIFICO PLUS GPS MAGNIFIER can be used to magnify many mobile devices.
Mobile Accessibility: Mobile Magnifier vs ZOOMS – CodeFactory and Nuance products go head to head.
Mobile phone accessibility – ways of researching the topic.
Mobile phone Sat Nav to help blind – Mad4 Mobile Phones – italian company Il Village are developing this application for Symbian phones.
Il Village web site
Mobile phone that recognises objects will aid the blind | Mail Online – an application called SeeScan can recognise objects by using the phone’s camera and use its speech to tell you what it is.
MOBILE PHONES MAKE YOU BLIND – mirror.co.uk – alarming reports from Israel and Sweden that prolonged use of mobile phones could cause cataracts.
Nokia in 2015 – The Way We Live Next – in which we learn that when that nice policeman pulls a driver over, the driver can say they’re only listening to the news on their mobile.
Nuance TALKS – screen reader for Symbian mobile phones There are lists here of compatible phones and dealers..
O2 Accessibility – UK mobile services provider explains services.
Orator Screen Reader for Blackberry – HumanWare USA
2007 mailing list entry shows the makers’ commitment to making the Blackberry accessible.
Rammland – Mobile Accessibility 2 for Symbian operating system phones. Has a speech synthesiser and its own menu system.
Rammland – Mobile Magnifier – UK supplier of this software for several Nokia phones, the Panasonic X700 and the Siemens SX1.
Samsung Launches Open Mobile Platform | bada – the Bada operating platform opens up opportunities for developers.
Bada official site. Also visit
RSS For Gadgets » Samsung bada to compete against Android and Symbian
Sense | Equipment and accessibility | Mobile phones – UK deaf-blind organisation.
The Indian Braille mobile for the blind | // Pocket Picks // – low-tech phone for all gets Braille makeover.
The MEX Mobile User Experience Awards – BSR Blind Phone – a phone designed to be affordable and speicifically aimed at people with limited vision. Also visit
BSR Blind Phone on St Dunstan’s getting involved in testing the phone.
top gadget for 2009 « HotTech2.com – guess what, it’s the Apple iPhone 3Gs. I’m sure I’ve heard of it.
Universal Cellular Phone by Seon-Keun Par » Yanko Design – a Braille phone.