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iOS 17.3 and iPadOS 17.3 Released With Stolen Device Protection for iPhones, Collaborative Playlists, and New Wallpaper | AppleVis

iOS 17.3 and iPadOS 17.3 Released With Stolen Device Protection for iPhones, Collaborative Playlists, and New Wallpaper | AppleVis | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
Apple has today released iOS 17.3 and iPadOS 17.3 to the public. The iOS 17.3 release notes simply state that “this update introduces additional security measures with Stolen Device Protection. This release also includes a new Unity wallpaper to honor Black history and culture in celebration of Black History Month, as well as other features, bug fixes, and security updates for your iPhone.” Stolen Device Protection adds an additional layer of security in the event someone has stolen your iPhone and also obtained the device's passcode.
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How to find out if an Apple Watch Series 9 model has the blood oxygen feature available

How to find out if an Apple Watch Series 9 model has the blood oxygen feature available | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
As of today, all new Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 models sold by Apple do not suppor
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JAWS Power Tip: How To Read a Table Using The Table Layer in JAWS

JAWS Power Tip: How To Read a Table Using The Table Layer in JAWS | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
This tip provides guidance on using the Table Layer feature in JAWS. The Table Layer facilitates easier navigation through tables by simplifying keystrokes. Users can activate the Table Layer in a table by pressing INSERT+SPACEBAR, followed by the letter T. Navigation within the table is accomplished using arrow keys. Additional commands are available and can be listed by a specific keystroke combination. Exiting the Table Layer is straightforward, involving either pressing ESC or navigating away from the table.
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25 gadgets from CES 2024 that you can buy right now

Here are some of the niftier items displayed at this year’s CES that are ready, willing and able to empty your bank account. These products range from cool smartphone accessories to gaming laptops and some items that simply defy description.
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JAWS Power Tip: How To Use Text Analyzer in JAWS to Proofread Documents

JAWS Power Tip: How To Use Text Analyzer in JAWS to Proofread Documents | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
Explore JAWS Text Analyzer, a tool for detecting errors and inconsistencies in documents and web pages. It identifies format changes, unmatched parentheses, and more. Easily navigate errors using ALT+WINDOWS KEY+I, and toggle continuous monitoring with INSERT+V. Options include sound alerts, error counts, and detailed inconsistency descriptions.
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Accessibility startup Augmental is working on head tracking and ‘silent speech’

Accessibility startup Augmental is working on head tracking and ‘silent speech’ | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
Imagine a world where you can control your smartphone or laptop just by moving your head or subtly shifting your tongue -- a future where voiceless
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A month with the Google pixel Watch 2, tips and impressions

About a month ago, I received a Pixel Watch 2 as a Christmas surprise. I had been hoping to get one for a while, but I didn’t expect it to happen for several
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Why are Braille Keyboards Useful: 5 Advantages of Braille Keyboards

Why are Braille Keyboards Useful: 5 Advantages of Braille Keyboards | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
Learning braille allows blind and visually impaired people to understand how text is formatted on a page. Unlike listening to a screen reader, which narrates the contents of pages to users, braille documents teach people where text is located on different pages
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What Is the California Assembly Bill on Website Accessibility?

What Is the California Assembly Bill on Website Accessibility? | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
California is considering adopting a new law (AB-1757) that adopts Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 level AA as the level of accessibility that websites and mobile apps providing products or services must follow. It also expands liability to third-party developers and gives people with disabilities and businesses the ability to sue web developers for […]
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How AI and other technologies are making the world more accessible to the blind

How AI and other technologies are making the world more accessible to the blind | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
“The primary problem of blindness,” writes author Andrew Leland, “is access to information.”
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Hable One Wins Braille Pluim 2024 and is covered on National Television – Hable

Hable One Wins Braille Pluim 2024 and is covered on National Television – Hable | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
The recognition was witnessed by over 5 million people across the Netherlands through TV news and press releases.
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How To Implement Voice User Interfaces (VUIs) With Accessibility in Mind

How To Implement Voice User Interfaces (VUIs) With Accessibility in Mind | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
Voice is an innate and powerful tool for communication, and with the advent of voice user interfaces (VUIs), it is reshaping the way we interact with technology.
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6 great audiobook apps that aren’t Audible

6 great audiobook apps that aren’t Audible | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
Audible is arguably the most popular audiobook app out there, but there are several other options that offer a great listening experience
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A Comprehensive Review of the Best iOS Apps for Visual Assistance: Expert Insights and Top Picks

A Comprehensive Review of the Best iOS Apps for Visual Assistance: Expert Insights and Top Picks | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
Explore top-rated visual assistance apps for iOS with a focus on low vision. Choose apps to enhance your daily life with cutting-edge assistive technology.
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AI can now copy your handwriting — should we be concerned?

AI can now copy your handwriting — should we be concerned? | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
AI can duplicate your voice. It can create images. And now it can apparently do a pretty good job of copying your handwriting.
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Our favorite accessibility innovations at CES 2024

All the accessibility-related products we saw at CES 2024.
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Envision Glasses 2.5 Introduces A Generational Leap in Describe Scene Feature

Envision Glasses 2.5 Introduces A Generational Leap in Describe Scene Feature | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
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This ring lets you whisper commands to your voice assistant

This ring lets you whisper commands to your voice assistant | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
Unveiled during CES 2024, VTouch's WHSP Ring is a device you wear on your finger that has a proximity sensor, microphone, and button.
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Apple quietly increased the Find My limit to 32 items

Apple quietly increased the Find My limit to 32 items | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
The Find My items limit has increased from 16 to 32 as of iOS 16, confirmed by a recently updated support document.
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Alexa just got three new generative AI skills - here's how to try them

Alexa just got three new generative AI skills - here's how to try them | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
If you want to use artificial intelligence to make the most of Alexa, you're in luck.
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Is the AI key a good thing for accessibility? - Vision Ireland

Is the AI key a good thing for accessibility? - Vision Ireland | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
by David Redmond For almost three decades, Microsoft’s QWERTY keyboard design has remained largely the same. The last big change came with the introduction of the Windows key, introduced in 1994 ahead of the release of Windows 95. But now, Microsoft has decided it’s time for a change. It is introducing the AI copilot key.
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States Need to Pay Attention to Oklahoma Mobile ID App Accessibility Court Case

States Need to Pay Attention to Oklahoma Mobile ID App Accessibility Court Case | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
Oklahoma Mobile ID is an app that can store a secured, digitized version of a driver’s license or state-issued ID. Residents can use the app as a means to verify their identity.  Unfortunately, the app is not accessible to individuals with vision disabilities. “It’s currently the ONLY form of mobile-phone-based ID that is verifiable against […]
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Writing Aids For Low Vision: My Personal Superlatives

Writing Aids For Low Vision: My Personal Superlatives | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
My personal superlatives for writing utensils and writing aids for low vision and dysgraphia, and how my preferences have changed over time
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Are human powered accessibility overlays really the future? –

Are human powered accessibility overlays really the future? – | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
I try to open my mind and reflect on some possibilities that would maybe, perhaps, make accessibility overlays viable solutions. Then I quickly find the downsides and don't change my mind abou
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Do you hear what I see? How blindness changes how you process the sound of movement

Do you hear what I see? How blindness changes how you process the sound of movement | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
Detecting and tracking motion is key to survival. The ability to extract auditory information from a noisy environment changes when your brain isn’t wired to rely on vision.
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