Posted by Karl Belanger | 12/06/2016 | Access Technology
It’s been a little over three months since I’ve started using Android as my only mobile platform. In that time, I’ve found a lot of useful apps, tips, and tricks that have only improved my enjoyment of using Android.  If you haven’t read my initial post, I suggest you do so. Read more My Experiences Switching to Android, Part 2: Tips, Tricks, and Lessons Learned...
Posted by Karl Belanger | 07/21/2016 | Access Technology
The BrailleNote Touch (Touch) from HumanWare has full access to the Google Play Store. Many third party apps are made available in a notetaking device for the first time. While this provides a lot of opportunity, there are also many chances for things to go wrong when developers haven't made their apps accessible. The Touch handles many third party apps very well, but sometimes the Braille keyboard interface can cause some interesting interactions, and there are also the expected issues when encountering partially inaccessible apps. Read more BrailleNote Touch: accessing and using third party apps...
Posted by Karl Belanger | 05/19/2016 | Access Technology
With Android 6.0 and Talkback 4.5, some significant accessibility improvements have been made. The gestures seem more forgiving when inputs aren’t perfect, web browsing is much better, and the overall experience feels more fluid. I’ve attempted to use Android a few times in the past, but have always been frustrated by inconsistent interpretation of my gestures, random focus jumping if any other part of the screen is touched, and a lack of navigation granularity on the web and in other apps. With the current versions, things are much better. Read more Android 6.0 and Talkback 4.5 Accessibility Improvements...

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