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”

Mount your phone on your Laptop screen with Mountie

When in bed I use my phone almost entirely by voice, not being able to have a specific stick for touch in addition to my mouthstick as well as reaching being an issue. This works reasonably well and gets me through the night. However I’ve been looking for away to mount and hold the phoneContinue reading “Mount your phone on your Laptop screen with Mountie”

Ford’s ‘Feel The View’ prototype aims to help visually impaired people ‘see’ outside cars

… Developed in collaboration with visual impairment specialist Aedo and GTB Roma in Italy, Feel The View is a unique device that uses a range of hardware to relay vibrations on a car’s windows. These vibrations effectively relay Braille-like feedback of the scenery outside the car, hence enabling the visually challenged individuals to ‘see’. ThisContinue reading “Ford’s ‘Feel The View’ prototype aims to help visually impaired people ‘see’ outside cars”

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

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”

Finally – iOS 11 can have iPhone automatically answer incoming calls on your behalf

  I’ve been waiting for an auto-answer feature on iPhone for ages. iOS 11 now includes that function. I’m off to upgrade!     Many iOS 11 features seem to be inspired by the jailbreak community. Among them, a brand new call audio routing option in accessibility settings that allows you to set your iPhone to automatically answer incoming callsContinue reading “Finally – iOS 11 can have iPhone automatically answer incoming calls on your behalf”

New Vision-Impaired User Interface – Virgin Australia

  Virgin Australia has become the first airline in the Asia Pacific region, and the second airline in the world, to introduce an in-flight entertainment (IFE) user interface for passengers who are blind or have low vision. … The new interface increases accessibility to IFE content through simplified screen layouts, larger icons and voice prompts.Continue reading “New Vision-Impaired User Interface – Virgin Australia”

How a Smart Home Empowers People with Disabilities

… While advances in personal technology continue at a rapid pace, at times their designers seem to forget about the population that could perhaps benefit from it the most. Stabelfeldt says just the ability to charge a phone with a wheelchair didn’t even exist until a few years ago. But features like Apple’s “Home” appContinue reading “How a Smart Home Empowers People with Disabilities”