Amazon seems to be making a competitor to Google’s Assistant and Siri through wearing glasses and using a microphone as a means of communication.
A new device from Amazon, the Echo Show, brings video to their popular Alexa assistant. It’s released on June 28th in the US and soon after is the anticipated release in the UK. What is it? …
Just a reminder that next Tuesday, 16th May, we are having our open technology session in the Hub. You can drop in anytime between 10:30 am and 2pm to ask questions to get the help that you may need. Bring your device and we can help set it up. Come to the Hub where you can […]
Alexa has had an update that will make the Echo and Echo Dot easier to use!
Using a ‘traditional’ magnifier can sometimes mean you are carrying a large, heavy object. Since iOS 10, (around September 2016) Apple have now enhanced their accessibility settings again to include a magnifier that can be accessed with a simple quick triple-click of the home button. Read how to get this feature on your smartphone.
We are very excited to bring you a range of services to enable you to use technology a little easier. We understand that sometimes it can be daunting to re-learn things that you already were doing or maybe taking up a new skill to do things differently – but let our experts lend a hand! More […]
Amazon Echo is a device that works as a voice activated intelligent assistant. You speak any questions you have and Echo answers them through the Alexa service.
Information about the ongoing 3D soundscaping Microsoft Project for outdoor navigation.
This post is about using iOS and Android software on a smartphone for accessibility.
Please come to our Tech Drop In Sessions. If you have a visual impairment or a friend or family member who may need help then visit a session. Sessions are the First & Third Tuesday, anytime between 10:30am – 2:30pm and you don’t need any technology experience at all.
Prof. Amir Amedi’s been working in his world-renowned Lab for Brain and Multisensory Research, so that people with vision impairment can “see” their environment. This is with the aid of sensory substitution devices (SSDs) that provide visual information from sound and touch.
Do you have any technology that you are not using? We are seeking good quality laptops, tablets and smart phones to help our technology support service. With your unused items items we can support people with sight loss in using technology and navigating the inbuilt accessibility settings. Whether apple or android devices we can utilise […]
How can you make your Android easier to use if you have a visual impairment? Any thoughts?
LookTel Money Reader for iOS recognises currency and will speak the denomination to you, a helpful quick app for anyone with a visual impairment or sight loss.