Apple’s Voice Control in iOS13 is the real deal

A friend on Twitter asked my impressions on Voice Control. That prompted me to finally install iOS13 and give it a go. I am very enthused by the result. Voice Control acts just like most Apple products do – they do what they say and they show thought and attention to detail. It’s a gameContinue reading “Apple’s Voice Control in iOS13 is the real deal”

Hear a sound after saying “Ok Google” on Google Home device

When Google Home hears the hotword (“OK Google” or “Hey Google”), it records what you say and sends the recording to Google to fulfill your request. To hear a brief sound at the start and/or end of your request: Make sure your mobile device or tablet is connected to the same Wi-Fi as your Google HomeContinue reading “Hear a sound after saying “Ok Google” on Google Home device”

‘Chat gadget’ to help deaf people with speak-to-text conversation device

… Jari Hazelebach created his SpeakSee system of colour-coded microphones to look like sleek iPhone accessories, which clip onto clothing and transcribe words via wifi into text on a tablet or smartphone screen via an app. … The first hard-of-hearing Londoner to try the £300 device said it could help make business meetings and conversationsContinue reading “‘Chat gadget’ to help deaf people with speak-to-text conversation device”

Microsoft Hololens AR used to help blind people navigate

Headset maps the environment and directs wearers with spatially-accurate audio commands  Researchers have discovered how the Microsoft HoloLens can be used to help blind people navigate their way through complex buildings. The augmented reality headset’s primary use is to supplement what a sighted wearer can already see with a virtual interface, adding digital objects to real walls in aContinue reading “Microsoft Hololens AR used to help blind people navigate”

10 Apple accessibility solutions everyone should know

… The great thing about the accessibility tools inside Apple products is that they make those products better for everyone. Here are some accessibility solutions every Apple user needs to know. You are the great Dictation Macs, iPads, iPhones — even the Apple Watch — all support dictation. You can use this to dictate messages, emails, notes,Continue reading “10 Apple accessibility solutions everyone should know”

Siri Shortcuts stands to be a boon for people living with disability – Lifekludger

I watched the Apple WWDC presentation this morning and was excited to see the announcement of Shortcuts. Siri Shortcuts Streamline the things you do often with shortcuts. Siri can now intelligently pair your daily routines with third-party apps to suggest convenient shortcuts right when you need them. So if you typically pick up a coffeeContinue reading “Siri Shortcuts stands to be a boon for people living with disability – Lifekludger”

Tipo : Braille Smartphone Keypad 

After working with a user group of visually impaired on earlier version’s of braille keyboards, it was highlighted that there is no comprehensive way of typing into a smartphone. Current software solutions are too slow, do not give good tactile feedback or just are a pain to type with. Even though there are many softContinue reading “Tipo : Braille Smartphone Keypad “

Screen Sizes | Viewport Sizes and Pixel Densities for Popular Devices

We built screensiz.es to help you quickly find the screen specifications of the most popular devices and monitors currently on the market.The size data comes from Wikipedia, and for a better understanding of Pixel Density, check out this great post by Teehan+Lax.Our “popularity” guesstimates are derived from annualized monthly Google queries (from AdWords traffic estimator),Continue reading “Screen Sizes | Viewport Sizes and Pixel Densities for Popular Devices”

Can Google Assistant and Voice Search Really Help Those Who Need it the Most ? – State of Digital

There are many voice activated devices to help us in the home and at work, including Google Assistant, Alexa from Amazon, Siri from Apple and Cortana from Microsoft. … Strategy Analytics predicted that in Q4 2017 that smart speakers would reach 12 million units world wide and so 24 million for all of 2017. Google unveiledContinue reading “Can Google Assistant and Voice Search Really Help Those Who Need it the Most ? – State of Digital”