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

Posted on 09-11-2018Tags: Podcast and Online training

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.

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

Posted on 31-10-2018Tags: Podcast and Online training

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 Silenzio.

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Learn how to manage your Freedom Scientific license and software activations

Posted on 19-10-2018Tags: Podcast and Online training

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 comeback about the accessibility issue concerning the YouTube application for users of Apple TV when VoiceOver is enabled.

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How to role back to NVDA 2018.2.1 after updating to 2018.3 or 2018.3.1 and if you need to use NVDA Remote

Posted on 24-09-2018Tags: Tech news and tips

On September 18th, 2018, NVDA 2018.3 was released to the public and on September 20th, NVDA 2018.3.1 was. For some users, it might be better to avoid these updates for now. In this article, I will tell you why you should avoid updating to NVDA 2018.3 or 2018.3.1. I will also tell you how you can downgrade your NVDA version back to 2018.2.1.

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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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