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Double Tap Canada is the show where blind people talk tech! If you’re blind or partially sighted and have an interest in technology, this is the show for you. Each week the team will help you better understand how technology can help your everyday life, even if you have little or no sight.

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    • 4.7, 6 Ratings

Double Tap Canada is the show where blind people talk tech! If you’re blind or partially sighted and have an interest in technology, this is the show for you. Each week the team will help you better understand how technology can help your everyday life, even if you have little or no sight.

    Episode 142: iPhone SE 2020 News & First Impressions of the New WeWalk Smart Cane

    Episode 142: iPhone SE 2020 News & First Impressions of the New WeWalk Smart Cane

    Join Steven Scott, Shaun Preece & this weeks guest Shelly Brisbin in this latest episode of Double Tap Canada.

    Firstly, the DTC team try to clear up some recent confusion regarding if some of the new iOS 14 accessibility features will actually be available on the new iPhone SE. Is it still a great choice for the visually impaired?

    Next, Steven has got his hands on the new WeWalk Smart Cane and has taken it out for a test drive. With a sonar sensor, haptic feedback, built-in speaker, touchpad and a smaller, lighter design then the previous generation, will this replace Steven’s current long cane?

    Finally, it’s on to the listener emails and voicemails. Maybe you can help answer a listener question regarding Jaws and an easy way to change punctuation levels? Staying with Jaws, Ryan explains just what you get for your money that you don’t get with the free options like NVDA or Narrator. Also, Tiffany asks about accessibility and the Amazon Fire tablet.

    All this and more, including what do Americans do with custard and Steven’s broken horn, only on Double Tap Canada.

    • 55 min
    Episode 141: LIDAR Gets Deep, AIRA Comes to the UK, and Your Screen Reader Views

    Episode 141: LIDAR Gets Deep, AIRA Comes to the UK, and Your Screen Reader Views

    In this week’s Double Tap Canada, Steven & Shaun are joined by a special, and somewhat mysterious, guest simply known as The Kayaker. As someone who has a long background in coding & development, he has been taking a look at the developer sessions from Apples WWDC and will be telling us just what features and apps we should be looking forward to in the near future.

    Next, we dive into your emails with some interesting opinions on Bose AR Frames, just what is the best screen reader to start with and some strong views on Jaws and it’s pricing model.

    • 54 min
    Episode 140: Accessibility Highlights from the Apple WWDC 2020 Event

    Episode 140: Accessibility Highlights from the Apple WWDC 2020 Event

    What else would Double Tap Canada be talking about this week? Yes, you may think you’ve heard everything there is about Apple’s recent Worldwide Developers conference, but the DTC team have been busy looking for what is new when it comes to accessibility in Apples upcoming software.

    With improvements to Voiceover’s ability to recognize and describe unlabeled elements in apps and websites, sign language recognition, photo captioning, a new back tap gesture in iOS14 and Air Pod transparency improvements, there’s a lot to look forward to then just your watch telling you to wash your hands and go to bed…

    • 55 min
    Episode 139: Amicis Social Media, Bose Woes & Shocking Narrator News

    Episode 139: Amicis Social Media, Bose Woes & Shocking Narrator News

    Brace yourselves for another hour of tech news & views in this week’s Double Tap Canada. With the upcoming release of a new social media platform just for people with disabilities, should Amicis be seen as a great resource for help and information or does it do more to separate us from the mainstream?

    In some shocking news, Steven Scott has been using nothing but Microsoft Narrator as his Windows screen reader for a few days and, at least so far, he doesn’t miss Jaws. Could it be possible that Narrator has improved so much that it could even be considered a replacement for Jaws?

    Tim gets quite a shock himself with the news that Bose are cancelling all work on their augmented reality apps for the Bose AR Frames. With some store closures and job losses, could this mean the end for the popular Bose AR Frames?

    Finally, we take a look at some of the rumors surrounding the imminent WWDC event, including Apples possible move to using ARM processors. This will allow for thinner, sleeker hardware and more regular updates, but what about software compatibility?

    • 55 min
    Episode 138: What’s The Use Of A Smart Watch & Key2Access, A Safer Way to Cross The Road

    Episode 138: What’s The Use Of A Smart Watch & Key2Access, A Safer Way to Cross The Road

    "Double Tap Canada kicks off this week with a seemingly simple question. “What do you use your smart watch for?” This should be easy to answer, so why is it Steven, Shaun & Jay Taylor have such a hard time answering it? And why does Shaun hate Mickey Mouse?

    Next, it’s on to the listener feedback. Luke is looking for an accessible Markdown editor and Angela is frustrated by the lack of assistance since social distancing. Tiffany tells us how Narrator is the only screen reader she uses, and also wants to know how to change the VoiceOver voice on her Apple Watch. Steven thinks he knows the answer, but does Shaun believe him?"

    • 56 min
    3D Audio Debate, Latest Narrator Updates & Steven In Hot Water

    3D Audio Debate, Latest Narrator Updates & Steven In Hot Water

    Join Steven Scott, Shaun Preece & Tim Schwartz as they dive into all the latest tech news in this week’s episode of Double Tap Canada.

    Following Microsoft’s Ability Summit, Steven wants to talk about Project Tokyo. But, does 3D positional audio have any real practical use for accessibility or is it purely for entertainment. While Steven & Tim imagine this being used with other virtual reality technologies to enable a new level of online shopping, Shaun is unconvinced.

    Next, with the latest Windows 10 update bringing improvements to Narrator, just how close is it to replacing established screen readers such as Jaws or NVDA and just what are the improvements?

    Finally, we have a voicemail from Tiffany with her experience of the WeWALK smart cane and her tips on buying an Apple Watch.

    • 56 min

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