Mobile App That Reads Doc Files!

New Accessible Doc Reader App

A smartphone application to assist vision impaired people to read document files on mobile phones was recently launched.

original post  by coolblindtech.com

Innovation Garage Limited, a local tech-based company, developed the application with assistance from VIEW Foundation, a non-government organization, and jointly arranged the launching programme at Jatiya Press Club in Dhaka.

Accessible Doc Reader can be downloaded from the Google Play Store for free. A visually impaired person can use this app to go over document files written in Unicode fonts and reads out text to the user.

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More Alexa-powered devices!

More Alexa-powered devices on the way!

Amazon is coming out with more Alexa-powered devices, with plans to release at least 8 new voice-controlled hardware devices before the end of the year.

original post from Coolblindtech.com

The devices include a microwave oven, an amplifier, a receiver, a subwoofer, and an in-car gadget. All of the devices will be Alexa-enabled. Some of the devices will also have Alexa built in.

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Blitab: a Braille Tablet!

Braille Tablet - the Blitab - a New Digital Age

 Original article  by the nytimes.com By Nazanin Lankarani

Blitab is a new Tablet designed for blind and vision impaired people.

Design-wise, Blitab looks like any other tablet-style device. It is slightly thicker than an iPad, but with two separate display fields. On the tablet’s bottom half, a touch screen allows users to select an application or web browse using their voice.

On the top half, the tablet’s glass is perforated into a grid with holes, which allow Blitab’s liquid-based technology to create tactile relief — or “tixels” — that outputs content in the Braille alphabet — the touch-reading system that has been the literacy tool for blind people since 1824. The “smart” liquid alters the surface of the tablet to convert text, maps and graphics into Braille, by creating a rising sensation under the user’s fingertips.

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No More Passwords?

WebAuthn new web standard is expected to kill passwords

NEW WEB STANDARD WILL NOT NEED A PASSWORD!

A new web standard is expected to kill passwords, meaning users will no longer have to remember difficult logins for each and every website or service they use.

The Web Authentication (WebAuthn – https://www.w3.org/TR/webauthn/ ) standard is designed to replace the password with biometrics and devices that users already own, such as a security key, a smartphone, a fingerprint scanner or webcam.

Instead of having to remember an increasingly long string of characters, users can authenticate their login with their body or something they have in their possession, communicating directly with the website via Bluetooth, USB or NFC.

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