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Canadialog, the Canadian podcast related to assistive technologies for visually impaired persons

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Canada

Twitter:

@canadialog

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English

Contact:

+1-888-730-0003


Episodes

Overview of the Apple's Keynote 2019 from the accessibility perspective

9/18/2019
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In this podcast published September 18, 2019, Alexandre and Olivier discuss about the Apple’s Keynote held on September 10th. Highlights are the two new services, Apple Arcade and Apple TV+, a new iPad, a new series of Apple Watch and three new iPhones, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. And what about the accessibility? Our two presenters will be with you to discuss the benefits of these new services and devices from a blindness perspective. At the end of this show, a short...

Duration:00:55:42

The Fire TV Stick, an accessible tool to transform your TV into a smart TV

9/11/2019
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In this podcast published September 11, 2019, we begin a new series related to the accessibility of devices allowing to watch TV available on the market. As the first episode of this series, discover the Fire TV Stick, a device available from Amazon that allows you to transform your TV into a smart one and listen to multimedia content online. The Fire TV Stick includes a screen reader called VoiceView as well as a remote control with a microphone use to talk to Alexa. Alexandre explains what...

Duration:01:00:14

Set up an iOS device using VoiceOver without any assistance, it's possible! See how!

7/30/2019
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Have you purchased a new iOS device such as an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch and you don’t know how to configure it? Have you replaced your existing device for a newest one or just exchange it under warranty and want to transfer your data from your old device to the new one? In this podcast published July 30th, 2019, Alexandre explains step by step how it is possible to configure your device using VoiceOver, how to make sure that it is up to date, how to restore the encrypted backup of your old...

Duration:01:40:24

Meet the Bose Frames, Bluetooth sunglasses that will surprise you!

7/19/2019
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In this podcast published on July 19th, 2019, Olivier and Alexandre discuss about the Bose frames, a pair of sunglasses that can be used as Bluetooth headphones. They give you a physical description of the device and show it to you in action. You'll learn about functionalities available and you'll be able to hear how the microphone sounds like. The microphone of the glasses will also be compared with some other microphones that come with other Bluetooth headphones available on the...

Duration:00:36:20

After the Kangaroo, here is our new powerful Mini PC!

7/5/2019
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Did you ever decide to not purchase a Kangaroo because this computer was not suiting your needs? If so, things have changed. In this podcast, Alexandre and Olivier introduce you to a new PC more powerful than the Kangaroo and that will better suite your needs. Alexandre and Olivier give you a physical description of the device and show it to you in action. As you will see, this is a pretty fast computer that will allow you to efficiently perform tasks related to your work, studies or...

Duration:00:26:30

The BuzzClip, an obstacle detector based on ultrasound technology

6/28/2019
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In this podcast published on June 28, 2019, Alexandre and Olivier presents the BuzzClip, an obstacle detector based on ultrasound technology. It is a mobility aid that can detect obstacles at a higher than what can be detected by the white cane. This tool indicates the presence of obstacles to the user through a vibration system. The BuzzClip can be attached to your white cane, to your clothes or you can simply hold it in your hand. Note that the BuzzClip can’t replace your traditional...

Duration:00:25:06

Learn how to back up your iPhone, iPad or iPod before it's too late!

4/27/2019
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In this podcast published April 27, 2019, Alexandre explains how it is possible to back up data from your Apple mobile device. It is essential to maintain an up-to-date backup of your devices in case of a crash or simply if you want to transfer your data to a new device. There are three types of backups available: iCloud backup, regular iTunes backup, and iTunes encrypted backup. Alexandre will help you shed light on the best way to save your precious data to make sure you’ll not lose...

Duration:00:56:13

Introducing the new Vocalizer voices Management utility now available in JAWS 2019

4/5/2019
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Since the January update of JAWS 2019, it is now possible to add or remove Vocalizer voices directly from the JAWS interface without the need of consulting the Freedom Scientific website anymore. In this podcast, Alexandre explains the benefits of this new utility, how to navigate inside this new dialog box and how to easily manage the high-quality Vocalizer voices that are comparable to human voices. He also makes a reminder on how to use the "Voice adjustment" dialog and presents new...

Duration:00:34:54

Learn how to easily setup and manage your Google Home smart speakers!

2/26/2019
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Have you purchased a Google smart speaker such as a Google Home Mini, Google Home, or Google Home Max and have trouble setting it up? Would you like to learn more about the parameters that can be modified in order to make your experience better? In this podcast part of our Smart Speakers series, Alexandre gives you step-by-step instructions on how to setup your speaker that integrate the Google Assistant so you can set it up by yourself, without any accessibility issues, even if you are a...

Duration:02:31:56

Meet Alexa, Amazon’s smart voice assistant!

2/2/2019
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After receiving the visit of Google Assistant and Siri, it's now Alexa's turn to visit the Canadialog studios! In this podcast of more than two hours duration, Olivier and Alexandre introduce you to Alexa, the voice assistant designed by Amazon. They show you the interface of the Amazon Alexa mobile app, as well as what it is possible to do with Alexa and Echo connected speakers: making calls, sending messages, controlling smart plugs and much more. Knowing that Amazon's smart speakers are...

Duration:02:22:37

Feedback from the accessibility point of view on the use of iPhones launched in 2018

1/16/2019
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In this podcast, Olivier gives you his first impressions of the iPhone XR after a few days of use. It also gives a brief reminder of the new gestures introduced with the iPhone X and iPhones that were launched in 2018 to replace the home button as well as shortcut keys to know requiring the use of the side button. Finally, Olivier shares his experience with Face ID on a daily usage. In addition, as a reminder, the Canadialog team can offer private or group training on request on the use of...

Duration:00:23:09

Test of the HomePod, Apple’s connected speaker

1/9/2019
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Are you curious to learn more about the HomePod, Apple’s connected speaker? During the holiday period, Alexandre and Olivier tested this product for about a week. In this first podcast of the year, they give you a physical description of this device, show you the initial setup process, as well as some things that you can perform using Siri. At the end of this podcast, you should be able to make your own mine about this connected speaker. In addition, as a reminder, the Canadialog team can...

Duration:01:40:45

Easily modify JAWS keyboard shortcuts by using the keyboard manager

12/20/2018
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In this podcast, Alexandre introduces you to the keyboard manager of JAWS. This utility allows you to create new and modify existing keyboard shortcuts, Braille shortcuts as well as gestures for touch screens. Alexandre also shows you how to change the quick navigation keys for web browsing. Finally, see how to create a keyboard shortcut to automatically start JAWS. Take note that the team will be back in January with new podcasts and more exciting topics, so ... stay tuned! We wish you...

Duration:00:44:45

Our 50th podcast is here! Retrospective of the last year and how to use 3D Touch on iOS

11/28/2018
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Yes! Already the fiftieth episode of the Canadialog podcast! For the first part of this one, Olivier and Alexandre explain you how the project to put online podcasts started, they make a retrospective of the last year and a half, explain you how podcasts are produced and tell you about the challenges of the last year. In the second part, see how 3D Touch works on iOS devices, how to enable or disable this feature, how to use it with VoiceOver, and learn more about what can be accomplished...

Duration:00:44:23

The Brailliant BI 14, a portable and versatile Braille display that you can bring anywhere

11/21/2018
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In this podcast, Alexandre gives an overview of the Brailliant BI 14, a portable braille display recently available on the market. You'll learn more about its physical layout, how it works, and how to use the built-in note-taker feature. To learn more about this product, visit the Brailliant BI 14 page. In addition, as a reminder, the Canadialog team can offer private or group training on request on the use of assistive technologies. Do not hesitate to contact our team to learn more about...

Duration:01:02:40

Having difficulties with Skype 8? We show you how to use it

11/9/2018
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Few months ago, Microsoft released the version 8 of Skype and regularly prompt users to update to this new version. When Skype 8 came out, it was not well optimised for screen reader users. However, things have changed with JAWS 2018. With the release of JAWS 2019, Freedom Scientific made the experience with Skype 8 even better. In this podcast, Alexandre shows you the different settings of Skype 8. He also gives you tips and tricks, as well as different keyboard shortcuts to use it. To...

Duration:01:22:57

The sound of your screen reader is poor and sluggish? See how to fix it

10/31/2018
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In this podcast, Alexandre talk about an issue encountered with recent sound cards or Bluetooth audio devices making the speech synthesizers less reactive then expected or in some situations the volume can fluctuate. This is a problem caused by premature closing of the audio channel. The way to fix this issue is to install a software that will continuously broadcast silence on the audio device used by the screen reader. After a demonstration of this bug, he explains how to use...

Duration:00:48:37

Learn how to manage your Freedom Scientific license and software activations

10/19/2018
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In this podcast, Alexandre explains how it is possible to manage your licenses for Freedom Scientific software such as JAWS, OpenBook, Magic, Fusion and ZoomText. See how to check how many activations are remaining for your license, how to activate your software online or offline, and how to remove an activation. In addition, at the beginning of this podcast, you will find some information related to NVDA 2018.3 and the Remote add-on, a firmware upgrade for Focus 5th generation and a...

Duration:00:42:07

Podcast about the September 12th, 2018 Apple Keynote

9/18/2018
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In this podcast, Alexandre and Olivier discuss about the Apple Keynote which was held on September 12th, 2018. By listening to this podcast, you'll learn about the new products that were introduced. New products include the iPhone X S, iPhone X S Max, iPhone X R as well as the Apple Watch series 4. Don't hesitate to tell us what you think about these products! Also, please find at the beginning of this show a very important note about the most recent update of NVDA 2018.3 that cause issues...

Duration:00:41:55

The Amazon Fire tablet, a 100% accessible device right out of the box, at a very affordable price

9/9/2018
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In this podcast, Alexandre introduces you to the Amazon Fire tablet, an affordable device sold by Amazon. He shows you how to use its built-in screen reader called VoiceView. At the end of this podcast, you should be able to use your Fire properly. Knowing that this is an affordable device (between 59$ and 129$ Canadian depending on the edition), this is a very interesting solution for users who want to introduce themselves to the use of touch screens and without paying a large amount for a...

Duration:01:18:37