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

Posted on 28-11-2018Tags: Podcast and Online training

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 with 3D Touch on a daily basis.

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

Posted on 21-11-2018Tags: Podcast and Online training

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.

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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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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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