Hills Set Top Box
I am still trying to confirm whether the box is still available from Hills itself, but at this time of posting, Vision Australia is not showing them as a stock item on our online store.
Note - a check with Hills on Wednesday confirmed they are still selling the box, VA to decide how many to have in stock at a time.
GWMicro and AI Squared Merge - from the AFB Blog
This will be interesting to see where this leads. Freedom Scientific this this quite a long time ago with the integration of 3 company’s. AI Squared will be the main company.
Find My iPhone and other Like GPS Tracking Apps - from New York Times
This is a bit of a timely warning, if your phone is stolen and you know where it is via Find My iPhone, probably not a good idea to try and go and grab it yourself: depending on where it is.
Mac App to Replace Read4Me (text to audio): Babble
For quite a while I had been using Read4Me to produce Text To Audio files, rather than using Add To iTunes As a Spoken Track as I found the whole process a bit faster. When Mavericks arrived on the scene, Read4Me stopped working so I was without a solution up until now with the Babble App for Mac. Works in a similar way to Read4Me with the ability of changing voice rate and voice type: sends output to an AIFF file.
Another Twitter Application for Windows: TW Blue
I haven’t tried this one yet. Will give Windows users and accessible Twitter client. st a warning, this application is still in alpha so some instability may be experienced.
Keep in mind there is still the other client for Windows: Chicken Nugget. Both links follow.
Telstra Testing Google Glass Apps for people who are blind or deaf: from Media Access Australia
This sounds very very cool: bar code reading for someone who is blind, but very exciting; translation of someone talking in to text for a person who is deaf.
A Touch of Light (Adaptive Photography)
This multi-touch book as Apple calls it (or eBook for everyone else - smile) is a book available on the iBooks Store in iOS for blind or low vision photographers. Can only be read on an iPad or on the Mac with iBooks.