Introducing the new Vocalizer voices Management utility now available in JAWS 2019Posted on 05-04-2019
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.Read more Introducing the new Vocalizer voices Management utility now available in JAWS 2019
Learn how to easily setup and manage your Google Home smart speakers!Posted on 26-02-2019
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.Read more Learn how to easily setup and manage your Google Home smart speakers!
Meet Alexa, Amazon’s smart voice assistant!Posted on 02-02-2019
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.Read more Meet Alexa, Amazon’s smart voice assistant!
Feedback from the accessibility point of view on the use of iPhones launched in 2018Posted on 16-01-2019
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.Read more Feedback from the accessibility point of view on the use of iPhones launched in 2018