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Discover the specialized and mainstream technology that’s transforming the lives of blind and partially sighted Canadians. From the simplest and most inexpensive gadgets to help around the home, to the cutting edge in assistive technology, we’ll explain what it is, and how to make the most of it in your every day life.

Discover the specialized and mainstream technology that’s transforming the lives of blind and partially sighted Canadians. From the simplest and most inexpensive gadgets to help around the home, to the cutting edge in assistive technology, we’ll explain what it is, and how to make the most of it in your every day life.
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Canada

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Discover the specialized and mainstream technology that’s transforming the lives of blind and partially sighted Canadians. From the simplest and most inexpensive gadgets to help around the home, to the cutting edge in assistive technology, we’ll explain what it is, and how to make the most of it in your every day life.

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Language:

English


Episodes

Introducing The Mapinhood App

12/3/2019
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In this episode, Jason speaks to iMerciv, the developers of an upcoming GPS app called Mapinhood. iMerciv was recently awarded a Microsoft AI for Accessibility grant to assist in developing this app.

Duration:00:23:38

Apple IOS 13: What’s New For Accessibility?

10/23/2019
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In this episode, Jason and Chris are joined by Tom Dekker from Victoria BC to discuss the new Apple iOS 13. They talk about what’s new and give advice on things to watch out for.

Duration:00:23:20

Phone It Forward

10/9/2019
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Jason and Chris speak to Melanie Taddeo about the Phone it Forward program. This is an innovative initiative provides smartphones to people with sight loss who need them.

Duration:00:14:51

Scanning and Reading Apps

9/26/2019
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In this episode, Jason and Chris are joined by Kim Kilpatrick from Ottawa. They discuss various apps for scanning printed text with your mobile phone and provide tips for getting the best scanning results.

Duration:00:26:36

Visual Assistance Apps: Comparing Be My Eyes And Aira

9/12/2019
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In this episode, we discuss two popular visual assistance apps, Be My Eyes and Aira. Be My Eyes is free, while Aira is a subscription service with some free time available. We discuss both offerings, and when you might want to use each one.

Duration:00:24:55

Microsoft Soundscape

8/29/2019
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Learn about Microsoft Soundscape, a revolutionary new app for GPS navigation. In addition to a description of the app and how it works, you will also hear a demonstration of how the app can be used on a typical walking route.

Duration:00:15:39

Introducing Your Hosts

8/19/2019
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In the first episode of the SmartLife Tech Cast, the hosts introduce themselves and describe a bit about their background. They also give you a preview of what’s to come in future episodes.

Duration:00:15:08