Introduction On July 12 of this year, Microsoft released a pretty remarkable new app for Apple’s iOS line of products. The app is called Seeing AI: Talking Camera For The Blind, it can be used to perform OCR, recognize products, to do facial recognition and (in a beta state) to have a scene described to… Read more about Seeing AI: First Impressions
Amazon’s Sky Rocket To Improved Accessibility
a Introduction I’ve known Peter Korn, accessibility architect at Amazon, for nearly as long as I’ve been in the access technology world. He and I have worked on some of the same committees, forums and other working groups over the years and I’ve long been impressed with his intellect and ideas but, more so, with… Read more about Amazon’s Sky Rocket To Improved Accessibility
The Irony Of Inaccessible Music Technologies
Introduction If one went out onto a city sidewalk to do a set of “man on the street” interviews asking a single question, “Name as many famous blind people as you can,” I’d be willing to predict that the names you would hear most often would be: Helen Keller, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Ronnie Milsap,… Read more about The Irony Of Inaccessible Music Technologies
Apple: The Company I Hate To Love, Part 1: My Long History Fighting Apple
Reintroduction Yesterday (10/14/14), I posted an article called “Apple: The Company I Hate To Love,” in which I described my personal history fighting Apple on things regarding intellectual property law and software freedoms as well as discussing their recent iOS/8 release (a major disappointment to me). A few of my most loyal readers suggested that… Read more about Apple: The Company I Hate To Love, Part 1: My Long History Fighting Apple
Do We Get What We Pay For?
Introduction Historically, both on this blog and on BlindConfidential, I have very rarely engaged with commenters. I write articles, I post them, people read them or not and some choose to comment. While I was reading Marco Zehe’s excellent Android review series , I observed him engage with his commenters both in the comments on… Read more about Do We Get What We Pay For?