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Overview of the Apple’s Keynote 2019 from the accessibility perspective

Posted on 18-09-2019Tags: Podcast and Online training

In this podcast published September 18, 2019, Alexandre and Olivier discuss about the Apple’s Keynote held on September 10th. Highlights are the two new services, Apple Arcade and Apple TV+, a new iPad, a new series of Apple Watch and three new iPhones, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. And what about the accessibility? Our two presenters will be with you to discuss the benefits of these new services and devices from a blindness perspective. At the end of this show, a short presentation of what's new in iOS 13 in terms of accessibility will be available as well as a little warning about the migration to iOS 13 because, although this version has several new features in regard to the accessibility, many important bugs remain at this time.

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The Fire TV Stick, an accessible tool to transform your TV into a smart TV

Posted on 11-09-2019Tags: Podcast and Online training

In this podcast published September 11, 2019, we begin a new series related to the accessibility of devices allowing to watch TV available on the market. As the first episode of this series, discover the Fire TV Stick, a device available from Amazon that allows you to transform your TV into a smart one and listen to multimedia content online. The Fire TV Stick includes a screen reader called VoiceView as well as a remote control with a microphone use to talk to Alexa.

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Set up an iOS device using VoiceOver without any assistance, it’s possible! See how!

Posted on 30-07-2019Tags: Podcast and Online training

Have you purchased a new iOS device such as an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch and you don’t know how to configure it? Have you replaced your existing device for a newest one or just exchange it under warranty and want to transfer your data from your old device to the new one? In this podcast published July 30th, 2019, Alexandre explains step by step how it is possible to configure your device using VoiceOver, how to make sure that it is up to date, how to restore the encrypted backup of your old device to the new one and finally, you'll learn about a great new feature in iOS 12.4 that allows to transfer data from an old device to a new one without using iTunes or iCloud.

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Meet the Bose Frames, Bluetooth sunglasses that will surprise you!

Posted on 19-07-2019Tags: Podcast and Online training

In this podcast published on July 19th, 2019, Olivier and Alexandre discuss about the Bose frames, a pair of sunglasses that can be used as Bluetooth headphones. They give you a physical description of the device and show it to you in action. You'll learn about functionalities available and you'll be able to hear how the microphone sounds like. The microphone of the glasses will also be compared with some other microphones that come with other Bluetooth headphones available on the market.

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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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