Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Polaris BrailleSense Note Taker

Hims Polaris Braille Note Taker

The other day while I was looking around in YouTube, I found this video of being able to talk to your Polaris machine, so I thought I would put this YouTube video here for you to see in case you have one and never knew this function existed.

So happy listening and to those who have some sight as well.

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

have you heard whats coming from Apple?

I was recently on the wwdc conference site and Apple have announced their new operating system for Mac called Mojavee. (not sure how it is pronounced!!!!)

They are also bring out a new Apple Watch which will be number 5 and have a larger screen!

They are both coming in the Autumn!

Cyber eyez

Cyber Eyes

This is quite new for us here in the UK, and Steve Nutt of Computer Room Services will be selling this here in the UK, so for more info please contact Steve Nutt.

So what are these new wearable glasses?
They work with Android and will also work with Apple phones. Although they are much cheaper than the Orcam glasses, they do a lot more!

For a home demo, contact Computer Room Services.

The top video doesn't have a visual image, but is worth listen to!

 


This is their website - https://www.cybertimez.com

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Henshaws

Have you heard of Henshaws? It is a charity that has been helping people with disabilities for 180 years!

Their aim is to reduce social isolation and increase independence through empowering disabled people to go beyond expectations and achieve their ambitions. Their dedicated staff and volunteers are the fuel of the organisation; they provide support, advice and training, enabling people and their families to build skills, develop confidence, help each other and look forward to a more positive future.

Check out their great website which is full of information and support!
https://www.henshaws.org.uk


Tuesday, 29 May 2018

KNFB Reader 3.0

This is an update of the KNFB reader, which is now available. It is an app which will scan and read documents. It is not cheap at about £100, but a free update for those who already have it.

The good things about this program is that you do not need to be connect to the internet in anyway while you are scanning your document. It will also let you know if you only have half the page in focus, or viewable on the screen.

From their website - https://knfbreader.com
The easy-to-use KNFB Reader app converts any text to speech or Braille instantly and accurately.
Its text-to-speech and text-highlighting tools make it valuable for blind, low-vision, dyslexic, and other print-disabled users.

How does it work?
Simply take a photo of any text, from PDFs to packages to books.
Listen to the text read aloud or turn it into Braille.
Save or share your documents.
KNFB Reader can help you save time, work more productively, and live more independently.


Tuesday, 22 May 2018

New iPad 2018

New iPad 2018

I have just been on the phone to Apple Sales, and I have found out that the new iPad has two speakers, which may be of some important news for some like myself as I have a hearing loss. So if you love stereo or have a hearing los this tablet may be of use for you.

My next step will be to go and see this in an Apple shop and try out if the sound is better than the iPad Mini that I now use!!!

New IPhone SE 2

New iPhone Se 2

I have just heard roomers that Apple are to launch a new iPhone Se 2, but no launch date has been so far announced. Also seems that the new iPhone will be cheaper, which will be good but we will have to wait and seer.

The other rumour is that something will be announce at the WWD show in June, so watch this space, and as soon as I hear any thing more I will be putting this on my blog.