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
Apple’s 2015 Accessibility Rebound
Introduction No, I have not given up blogging, I’ve just been very busy on a number of professional projects that are taking most of my time. I have about a half dozen different blog articles in various states of incomplete but it’s been weeks since I last published a new one so forced myself upon… Read more about Apple’s 2015 Accessibility Rebound
The Foggy Third Party Screen Reader Issue
Introduction Last week, I published a story here highly critical of NFBCS, NFB and Curtis Chong as leaders in technology related to blindness. The piece, “Accessibility And NFBCS” described a number of incredibly important issues in technological accessibility for people with vision impairment in which the largest advocacy organization in the world of blindness remains… Read more about The Foggy Third Party Screen Reader Issue
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?