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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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Feedback from the accessibility point of view on the use of iPhones launched in 2018

Posted on 16-01-2019Tags: Podcast and Online training

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.

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Test of the HomePod, Apple’s connected speaker

Posted on 09-01-2019Tags: Podcast and Online training

Are you curious to learn more about the HomePod, Apple’s connected speaker? During the holiday period, Alexandre and Olivier tested this product for about a week. In this first podcast of the year, they give you a physical description of this device, show you the initial setup process, as well as some things that you can perform using Siri.

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Easily modify JAWS keyboard shortcuts by using the keyboard manager

Posted on 20-12-2018Tags: Podcast and Online training

In this podcast, Alexandre introduces you to the keyboard manager of JAWS. This utility allows you to create new and modify existing keyboard shortcuts, Braille shortcuts as well as gestures for touch screens. Alexandre also shows you how to change the quick navigation keys for web browsing. Finally, see how to create a keyboard shortcut to automatically start JAWS. Take note that the team will be back in January with new podcasts and more exciting topics, so ... stay tuned! We wish you happy holidays and a happy new year 2019!

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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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