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

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Canada

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@canadialog

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English

Contact:

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Episodes

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...

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...

Duration:01:18:37

Learn more about what's new in NVDA 2018.2

8/28/2018
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In this podcast, Olivier comes back on new features in NVDA 2018.2, which was released few months ago. As the new features in this version, A new USB driver is now available for the BrailleNote Touch and the BI 14 from HumanWare, the settings interface has been redesigned, it is now possible to postpone the installation of some updates, Windows OneCore voices are now used by default with Windows 10 and much more. In addition, as a reminder, the Canadialog team can offer private or group...

Duration:00:16:28

Braille screen input, the perfect tool to write text at the speed of light in all circumstances!

8/24/2018
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In this podcast mostly for Braille users, Alexandre shows you how to use the Braille screen input feature on iOS. You will learn how to enable it as well as how to use it in different situations. For example, Alexandre shows you how Braille screen input can help you finding apps on your home screen or navigating on the web. He also shows you how to enter text with this virtual Braille keyboard. Once you'll be expert with Braille screen input, you'll be able to write text using your touch...

Duration:01:05:50

Podcast about managing command key labels in JAWS

8/15/2018
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In this podcast, Olivier shows you how it is possible to manage the labels of command keys in JAWS. For example, it is possible to give a different name to the Enter key and call it Return instead. He also explains you how to mute a key, so JAWS will not announce it anymore when you'll press it. Visit our website regularly to be informed when new Podcast becomes available or subscribe to our Youtube channel. Also, please note that our podcasts are now available on iTunes, Play Music,...

Duration:00:17:04

Podcast about managing voices in VoiceOver

8/9/2018
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In this podcast, Olivier shows you how it is possible to manage and change the voice in VoiceOver. He also shows you how you can manage multiple languages at different speech rates with the Language option available in the rotor. Visit our website regularly to be informed when new Podcast becomes available or subscribe to our Youtube channel. Also, please note that our podcasts are now available on iTunes, Play Music, TuneIn, Stitcher as well as on Victor Reader. In addition, as a...

Duration:00:22:55

Overview of iOS keyboard settings and the text replacement option to the rescue!

8/1/2018
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In this podcast, learn about the various keyboard settings available in iOS. See how it's possible to add or remove keyboards, how to change punctuation behavior, capitalization management and more. Olivier also explains how it is possible to save time when typing by using the text replacement function, how the prediction feature works and how to use the dictation function to write text using your voice. Visit our website regularly to be informed when new Podcast becomes available or...

Duration:00:20:07

Learn how to use WhatsApp for iOS, an accessible instant messaging app

7/27/2018
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In this podcast, Olivier shows you how to use WhatsApp, a free iOS app compatible with VoiceOver allowing you to send text and voice messages, files, photos, do voice and video calls and much more. With WhatsApp, you can discuss in private or create discussion groups. Learn how to install the app, setup it and how to chat with your friends. WhatsApp requires a valid phone number where you can receive a text message or a call. You can download WhatsApp on the AppStore by following this...

Duration:00:40:45

Podcast about organizing home screen layout on iOS

6/30/2018
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In this podcast, Alexandre shows you how to organize your home screen layout. He explains you how to move apps, as well as how to create folders. Alexandre shows you the new way to do it with VoiceOver since iOS 10. He also shows you as well the traditional way of doing it by dragging icons on the screen. Visit our website regularly to be informed when new Podcast becomes available or subscribe to our Youtube channel. Also, please note that our podcasts are now available on iTunes as well...

Duration:00:27:08

Introducing Dolphin EasyReader app for iOS

6/21/2018
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Few episodes ago, Alexandre showed you how to use the CELA library's website. This week, he shows you how to use the EasyReader app on your iOS device. A podcast about the Android version will be produced eventually. The EasyReader app allows you to download books from the CELA library, Bookshare and much more. Alexandre shows you how to download a book through the app. He also shows you how to navigate inside a Daisy book. Finally, he shows you how to import in the app a Daisy book from...

Duration:00:58:11

DoItWrite, an amazing iOS app design to learn how to draw letters in print for blind users

6/15/2018
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In this podcast, Alexandre shows you what DoItWrite can help you to learn printed letters even if you're totally blind. This incredible app is available on the AppStore from Apple and it is compatible for iPhone, iPad and iPod. This app will explain you how to draw letters and will provide exercises and even a game to practice. This app is fully compatible with VoiceOver and it is based on VoiceOver hand writing feature. DoItWrite is available on the AppStore here. Please note that...

Duration:00:22:18

Podcast about Apple's WWDC 2018 event

6/12/2018
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In this podcast, Alexandre and Olivier discuss about the announcements made by Apple on June 4th 2018 at the WWDC. Alexandre and Olivier give their opinions regarding these announcements. At the beginning of the podcast, Alexandre shows you an issue that's happening with the Youtube app on the Apple tv that we've just discovered before uploading this episode. Please note that this podcast is about 1 hour and a half long. Visit our website regularly to be informed when new Podcast becomes...

Duration:01:30:32

Podcast about backing up PenFriend labels

6/7/2018
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In this podcast, Alexandre shows you how to backup your PenFriend labels. He also shows you other things that you can do with this device, such as listening to music and reading books. Visit our website regularly to be informed when new Podcast becomes available or subscribe to our Youtube channel. Also, please note that our podcasts are now available on iTunes as well as on Victor Reader. In addition, as a reminder, the Canadialog team can offer private or group training on request on the...

Duration:00:19:12

Podcast about the Scratchpad on the Focus 5th generation

5/31/2018
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In this podcast, Olivier discusses about the new firmware update that was recently released for the Focus 5th generation. The version number of the update is 5.81-30. First, Olivier shows you how to install it. Then he shows you the main feature that this update brings to the Focus: a Scratchpad. Olivier shows you how to use it and gives you a list of commands shortcuts. Please note that you can find all of these shortcuts in the Scratchpad's help file. For more information about this...

Duration:00:45:33

Introducing Pages for iOS

5/24/2018
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In this podcast, Alexandre introduces you to Pages for iOS, an app made by Apple to edit text documents. This app is also available on macOS. Alexandre shows you the interface of the app on both the iPhone and the iPad. Even though they are similar, the interfaces are a bit different. Alexandre also briefly shows how to edit a document with Pages and VoiceOver, how to save it to Dropbox and how to export it to a Word document. Visit our website regularly to be informed when new Podcast...

Duration:00:45:14