The Apple Watch, an accessible Watch that can do much more than just telling the time!

Have you thought about what you can do with a smart watch? A smart watch is a great complement to your smart phone, but it can also provides data on your health and do more. In this podcast published November 6th, 2019, Alexandre and Olivier will be with you to introduce you to the Apple Watch. You’ll learn more about what it can do and how accessible it is. With the Apple Watch, you can read your notifications, place phone calls, get some important data about your health, send messages, read the time based on a haptic feedback system and much more!

In addition, as a reminder, the Canadialog team can offer private or group training on request on the use of assistive technologies. Do not hesitate to contact our team to learn more about training we can offer.

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Stay safe with Windows Defender antivirus

In this podcast published October 29, 2019, Olivier will be with you to give you tips and tricks on how to use Windows Defender antivirus integrated into Windows. Using Windows Narrator on Windows 10, you’ll learn how to navigate in the Windows Defender interface, how to scan your computer against threat, different types of scan available and how to verify your settings to stay safe.

Remember that you can turn on or off the Windows 10 Narrator by pressing CTRL + Windows + Enter.

In addition, as a reminder, the Canadialog team can offer private or group training on request on the use of assistive technologies. Do not hesitate to contact our team to learn more about training we can offer.

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Learn how to create shortcuts on your desktop to save time in all circumstances!

In this podcast published October 17, 2019, Alexandre explains how it is possible to create shortcuts on your desktop. Shortcuts can help you access applications, documents, websites, files, folders, etc. that you use frequently. The podcast is suitable for Windows 10 and JAWS.

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Get more with picture smart, a JAWS feature that can describes images!

Since JAWS 2019, it is now possible to get description of images on demand based on artificial intelligence. In this podcast published October 11, 2019, Alexandre explains you how it is possible to use this feature to know what the content of an image is and give you more info about known limitation of this feature.

In addition, as a reminder, the Canadialog team can offer private or group training on request on the use of assistive technologies. Do not hesitate to contact our team to learn more about training we can offer.

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

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.

In addition, as a reminder, the Canadialog team can offer private or group training on request on the use of assistive technologies. Do not hesitate to contact our team to learn more about training we can offer.

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

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. Alexandre explains what can be accomplished with this device in an accessible way: access Prime Video or Amazon Music, listen to the radio, browse the Web thank to the integrated accessible browser and much more. However, there are still some accessibility issues when using YouTube, Netflix, and Spotify, so by listening to this podcast, you'll also learn about the limitations that exist so far when using the Fire TV Stick with a screen reader.

In addition, as a reminder, the Canadialog team can offer private or group training on request on the use of assistive technologies. Do not hesitate to contact our team to learn more about training we can offer.

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

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.

As a reminder, it is always best to make an encrypted backup of your device using iTunes on a regular basis or before making a transfer. See how it can be done by referring to our podcast about encrypted backup.

In addition, as a reminder, the Canadialog team can offer private or group training on request on the use of assistive technologies. Do not hesitate to contact our team to learn more about training we can offer.

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

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.

Also, if you request it, please note that we'll have the possibility to record a demonstration using the glasses outside. That way, you will have the possibility to hear how the microphones sound in a noisy environment.

In addition, as a reminder, the Canadialog team can offer private or group training on request on the use of assistive technologies. Do not hesitate to contact our team to learn more about training we can offer.

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After the Kangaroo, here is our new powerful Mini PC!

Did you ever decide to not purchase a Kangaroo because this computer was not suiting your needs? If so, things have changed. In this podcast, Alexandre and Olivier introduce you to a new PC more powerful than the Kangaroo and that will better suite your needs. Alexandre and Olivier give you a physical description of the device and show it to you in action.

As you will see, this is a pretty fast computer that will allow you to efficiently perform tasks related to your work, studies or leisure. If you are blind or partially sighted, this new computer will be your perfect companion knowing that all your assistive software can be installed on it and it can also support Braille displays and also provides two HDMI ports meaning that you can connect two monitors at the same time. This computer will be delivered to you based on your needs, so you'll be ready to go by just pressing the power button!

Please note that the computer is not on our website yet as of today, July 5th, 2019, but should be added soon. Don't hesitate to contact us to obtain a personalized quote.

In addition, as a reminder, the Canadialog team can offer private or group training on request on the use of assistive technologies. Do not hesitate to contact our team to learn more about training we can offer.

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Did you ever decide to not purchase a Kangaroo because this computer was not suiting your needs? If so, things have changed. In this podcast, Alexandre and Olivier introduce you to a new PC more powerful than the Kangaroo and that will better suite your needs. Alexandre and Olivier give you a physical description of the device and show it to you in action.

The BuzzClip, an obstacle detector based on ultrasound technology

In this podcast published on June 28, 2019, Alexandre and Olivier presents the BuzzClip, an obstacle detector based on ultrasound technology. It is a mobility aid that can detect obstacles at a higher than what can be detected by the white cane. This tool indicates the presence of obstacles to the user through a vibration system. The BuzzClip can be attached to your white cane, to your clothes or you can simply hold it in your hand.

Note that the BuzzClip can’t replace your traditional mobility aid, it is simply a complement to them.

To learn more or to place an order, you can consult the BuzzClip product page by following this link.

In addition, as a reminder, the Canadialog team can offer private or group training on request on the use of assistive technologies. Do not hesitate to contact our team to learn more about training we can offer.

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