Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Talking Tech for April 7 2015

It has been a while since I did an app update, so here is an update for the last 3 months or so.

 

In mobile app news - Accessibility 101, Netflix, eYomube OCR app, coming Guide Dogs GPs app to be released,  Be My Eyes app, update for Blind Square GPs app, Voice Dream Writer, Google Docs with improved accessibility, new iBraille Notes app for iPad, and Microsoft Word/Excel/Outlook apps with improved accessibility.

 

Accessibility 101:

 

App to show developers example of inaccessible and accessible coding.

 

https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/accessibility-101/id973198091?mt=8

 

New Guide dogs GPS app coming:

 

Guide Dogs NSW/ACT to release their own GPs app in the coming weeks: based upon the Synddero GPS app in the US..

 

Netflix now in Australia and here is the app:

 

 https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/netflix/id363590051?mt=8

 

eYomube OCR app:

 

At $40 cheaper than KnFB Reader, but I’m not convinced by its accuracy.

 

https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/iyomube/id774360278?mt=8

 

 

Blind Square GPs app update:

Blind Square automated menu can now be controlled via the answer/hangup button on the Aftershokz Blues 2 bone conduction ear phones.

 

https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/blindsquare/id500557255?mt=8 

 

New Voice Dream Writer app:

Voice Dream Writer (write and proof read documents) released from the same developer of Voice Dream Reader.

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Voice Dream Writer overview

http://www.voicedream.com/writer/

 

Google Docs more accessible in iOS, Windows etc:

Google docs on the App Store:

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Article:

http://globalaccessibilitynews.com/2015/01/26/google-adds-accessibility-features-to-docs-sheets-and-slides/ 

iBrailler Notes for the iPad:

Braille and editing app.

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Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Outlook all accessible on iOs:

Word

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Excel

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Outlook

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Microsoft Office updated for better accessibility with VoiceOver:

http://accessnewsdaily.com/a-n-d-news-microsoft-office-for-ios-updated-with-better-voiceover-support-for-reading-editing/

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