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

Posted on 27-04-2019Tags: Podcast and Online training

In this podcast published April 27, 2019, Alexander 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. Alexander will help you shed light on the best way to save your precious data to make sure you’ll not lose anything!

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

Posted on 05-04-2019Tags: Podcast and Online training

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 features added to it since the January update of JAWS.

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

Posted on 26-02-2019Tags: Podcast and Online training

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 user of a screen reader. In addition, you'll learn more about how the Google Home app works as well as on settings you can change there, so you can get the best from your connected Google speaker.

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Meet Alexa, Amazon’s smart voice assistant!

Posted on 02-02-2019Tags: Podcast and Online training

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 controlled exclusively by using your voice and the Alexa assistant, these are fully accessible and can be used without any issue by blind or visually impaired persons. In fact, Alexa can be so helpful for you to accomplish tasks in your daily life.

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Get more information about ADP (Ontario) and RAMQ (Quebec) Programs

Canadialog is pleased to offer its products and services to visually-impaired people that are eligible for ADP (Ontario) and RAMQ (Quebec) programs.

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ADP – Assistive Devices Program

The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care runs the Assistive Devices Program (ADP) to help people who have long-term physical disabilities get needed equipment and supplies. In most cases ADP pays 75 per cent of an approved price.

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RAMQ – Visual Devices Program

The Visual Devices Program is intended for persons covered under the Health Insurance Plan with a visual impairment such that they are permanently unable to read, write, move around in an unfamiliar environment, or carry out activities in keeping with their lifestyle or social roles.

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