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CES Day 2

Hello again from toyland.. er, I mean Las Vegas.  We've wrapped up day 2 of CES and its continued to be an exciting adventure which has provided us with many new and interesting projects to pursue, and wonderful gadgets to dream of.

Another day in geek Valhalla

If geek Valhalla can involve an inordinate amount of walking and some kosher hot dogs, then today took us there. The legs hurt now, but here is some of the loot:

CES Day 1

Ces Day 1

CES – first reports from floor

The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is always an adventure, and this year it looks like one which will involve a LOT of new phones and new tablets. Given that our focus is not necessarily the same as everybody else’s, here are some of the highlights of the first day of exploring:

JAWS 13

  After letting the dust settle, and now that Freedom Scientific has released two updates to the latest release of JAWS, it seemed a reasonable time to give a quick overview of what the new version has to offer blind users.

Mobile PC Monitor

If you’re anything like me you’ve occasionally, and in some cases more often than you want to acknowledge, been staring at a completely useless computer. Your screen access package has frozen or another program has caused it to completely hang, and your only recourse is to hard crash and restart your system.

The DAISY Consortium Announces the Latest Release of the Save as DAISY for Office 2010 add-in

Zurich, Switzerland and Missoula, MT, USA - December 15, 2011 - Building on DAISY Consortium’s collaboration with Microsoft, Save as DAISY for Office 2010 helps Microsoft Word users convert Word Open XML files to the Digital Accessible Information System (DAISY) format.  This version supports Office 2003, 2007 and 2010. 

RealSpeak Solo Direct Voices for Freedom Scientific Products

From the JAWS help menu, you can either down arrow to move to, or press the letter R to open the Web Resources menu.  Once this menu is open, you can again either down arrow to, or press the letter R to activate the shortcut to the RealSpeak™ Solo Direct voices.

Mobile Accessibility

Mobile Accessibility from Code Factory takes the accessibility of Android phones to a new level by making things simple and accessible. Android is the most rapidly growing Smartphone platform and with Code Factory’s commitment to making mobile phones accessible for the blind, it was necessary to develop a solution for the platform.

Window-Eyes Tech Tip: How Many Apps Can App Get Get?

In today's mobile world, many of us have been app-driven, or perhaps a better term might be app-crazed.  Regardless of which mobile platform you choose, there are a multitude of these little programs that just make our life easier.  From weather apps to stock apps to apps that tell you when the next train or plane will arrive, there's pretty much an app f