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Microsoft is doing a bad job again!

July 04, 2012, 08:04:10 AM by Peter Verhoeven in .

We already know for years that accessibility layers do not work and that accessibility must be build in the core of the operating system to be effective.

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RIM unveils Blackberry Screen Reader for visually impaired

May 08, 2012, 04:12:03 AM by Peter Verhoeven in .

Research In Motion (RIM) has launched BlackBerry Screen Reader, a software application that enables customers who are blind or visually impaired operate their BlackBerry smartphone.

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ZoomText Screen Magnifier Achieves Certified Integration with SAP NetWeaver®

February 16, 2012, 03:54:14 AM by Peter Verhoeven in .

Ai Squared today announced that ZoomText, the Screen Magnification/Reading software, has achieved certified integration with SAP® applications. After a rigorous testing process, ZoomText has been proven to integrate with the SAP NetWeaver® technology platform.

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Microsoft Windows 8 will be more accessible to those with disabilities

February 16, 2012, 03:26:57 AM by Peter Verhoeven in .

Windows 8 will see some improvements in its accessibility features, making it easier for people who are visually impaired or face other disabilities. The Magnifier will now help you pinpoint your spot on the screen.

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A device that helps visually impaired walk freely

January 27, 2012, 04:11:30 AM by Peter Verhoeven in .

Finally, there is a device that will allow the visually impaired to walk without sticks. Three Indians in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania have developed a belt that senses obstructions and helps the visually impaired walk freely.

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DimLit Magnifier and Contrast iOS App Helps You Read in Dimly Lit Situations

December 07, 2011, 05:11:02 AM by Peter Verhoeven in .

DimLit can amplify available light, magnify and increase contrast of the live video stream from your iPhone or iPod touch camera.

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The New Samsung Galaxy Nexus Offers Support For Visually Impaired Users

December 02, 2011, 04:02:33 AM by Peter Verhoeven in .

We are about to see the release of the new Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the first mobile phone to come with the Ice Cream Sandwich version of the Android operating system installed. There are some well documented improvements offered by this new system such as unified applications for both mobile phones and tablet devices. There are however some features that are less well known and one of them is the support offered to visually impaired users.

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AI Squared Releases ZoomText 10 Screen Magnifier for Windows

December 02, 2011, 02:07:36 AM by Peter Verhoeven in .

ZoomText is the leading screen magnifier with optional speech support for the Windows platform. Version 10 include some new features, but most of them have nothing to do with basic screen magnification.

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Dolphin today announced a free update immediately available for all SuperNova version 12 customers

November 25, 2011, 09:05:54 AM by Peter Verhoeven in .

The version 12.06 update is available via SuperNova's internet updater for Arabic, Australian English, Belgian Dutch, Belgian French, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hindi, Icelandic, Italian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, UK English, US English and Welsh product users.

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WebFinder New Feature Leak in Upcoming ZoomText 10 Screen Magnifier Release

November 22, 2011, 05:35:46 AM by Peter Verhoeven in .

The most popular screen magnifier for Windows, ZoomText from AI Squared, will get release 10 soon. They promote this release by publishing videos with new features on Youtube. Today the Enhanced WebFinder allowing you to search webpages for specific words or phrases, or skim through pages to find items of interest.

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New Recorder Feature in Upcoming ZoomText 10 Release

November 21, 2011, 03:13:51 AM by Peter Verhoeven in .

With the new ZoomText recorder, you can turn text from documents, webpages, emails or other sources into audio recordings that you can transfer to your mobile device and listen to at your convenience.

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ZoomText 10 New Feature Using Background Reader

November 17, 2011, 02:35:29 AM by Peter Verhoeven in .

ZoomText 10 screen magnifier / screen reader for the Windows platform, will be release soon and AI Squared started a promotion campaign with publishing YouTube videos showing the new features.
This time a feature called backgroud reader. Sounds not very new to me, but see it for your slef.

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ZoomText 10 Is Coming Soon!

November 15, 2011, 04:33:25 AM by Peter Verhoeven in .

ZoomText is the most popular professional screen magnifier for the Windows platform since years. It is long ago since AI Squared releases a major new version, but countdown has been started for the release of ZoomText 10.

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BlindSpot: A seeing-eye cane and smartphone concept

November 09, 2011, 05:12:40 AM by Peter Verhoeven in .

Socializing could be a bit easier for the visually impaired with the BlindSpot, a concept by a Singaporean university graduate.

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Free Magnifier App Zoom Plus for Android Phones as Alternative for Hardware Video Magnifier Released

November 07, 2011, 08:09:44 AM by Peter Verhoeven in .

Zoom Plus makes text easier to read by zooming in and changing colours.
Zoom Plus is a video magnifier, making text easier to read by zooming in.
It also lets you change the colors and contrast of the text and background, which can help with dyslexia, low vision and color blindness.

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Nokia Rolls Out New Free screen Reader For Visually Impaired

October 27, 2011, 08:37:59 AM by Peter Verhoeven in .

Nokia has announced a screen reader this week at Nokia World 2011, in addition to a number of accessibility apps. These new products matter because they will make it easier for people with disabilities to use Nokia devices.

The software supplier for the Nokia Screen Reader is Code Factory, based in Spain. The CEO Eduard Sánchez describes the situation:

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Freedom Scientiefic Releases Jaws 13 Screen Reader

October 25, 2011, 02:19:56 AM by Peter Verhoeven in .

JAWS® for Windows version 13, including Convenient OCR, a feature that performs Optical Character Recognition on text that is displayed as an image, thereby enabling blind computer users to read items that were previously inaccessible. Examples of such screens include a PDF file, the setup screen of an application, or the menu of selections on a DVD. JAWS now provides an opportunity to read and interact with these screens, including locating and clicking on text which may be required to activate a control.

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Apple iPad may help visually impaired children

October 11, 2011, 05:53:23 AM by Peter Verhoeven in .

MoreA University study on iPads has shown a promising lead in the treatment of children living with cortical visual impairment, a disorder that severely affects the interpretation of visual information. Researchers at KU’s Life Span Institute have recorded high responsiveness in children living with CVI when using the Apple iPad.

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Comparison of Three Low-Cost Hand-Held, Camera-Model Video Magnifiers

August 10, 2011, 06:25:38 AM by Peter Verhoeven in .

In the August edition of AccessWorld you find a comparison of three low-cost hand-held videio magnifiers and two free screen readers.

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Is Google Discriminating? No Social Circles For Visually Impaired in Google+

August 04, 2011, 07:00:33 AM by Peter Verhoeven in .

Social media in general has major accessibility problems. Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook all certainly need improvement. Google latest attempt at social media, Google Plus, launched a short time ago. This time, Google says they considered accessibility of Google plus from day 1. But is that true?

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