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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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    • 5.0, 7 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 145: The Perfect Book Reader, Echo Skills & Removing Betas

    Episode 145: The Perfect Book Reader, Echo Skills & Removing Betas

    Prepare yourselves as this week’s Double Tap Canada kicks off with a rant from an upset Steven Scott after he was placed on a company’s ‘vulnerable’ list because he is blind. Is he right to be upset or just far too sensitive? We’ll find out.

    Also, after finding the perfect keyboard and braille display Steven now thinks he’s found the perfect audio book reader. With its great battery life, totally accessible interface and ease of use, is the Victor Reader Stream really the best option? Shaun isn’t so sure…

    Next up, the DTC crew reveal their favourite Echo skills. With the thousands to choose from, which ones do they use the most?
    If you have jumped on the iOS beta testing program but are having second thoughts, Shaun will show you how to roll back to the non-beta version. It’s surprisingly easy, but of course, Steven finds something to complain about.

    Finally, With a recommendation for a calendar app and a question on how to increase the bass on Air Pod Pros, the show wraps up with your emails and voicemails. If you’d like to get in touch you can email feedback@ami.ca or call us on 1866 509 4545

    • 56 min
    Episode 144: The Perfect Braille Display, Custom Gestures & How to Install iOS Betas

    Episode 144: The Perfect Braille Display, Custom Gestures & How to Install iOS Betas

    It’s that time again, another hour of the latest tech discussion with the Double Tap Canada team. And talking of time, Steven thinks he may just have come up with a million-dollar idea for the perfect alarm clock, probably not coming soon to a store near you.

    In last week’s episode Steven thought he had found the perfect keyboard in the Logitech MX Keys for Mac. Now, this week, he thinks he may well have found the perfect braille display. The Mantis Q40 is a braille display with a difference, it uses a QWERTY keyboard instead of standard braille keys for input. With the ability to connect to 5 different devices via Bluetooth, Steven loves both the convenience and familiarity of using a QWERTY keyboard with a 40-cell braille display built in. But could the switch to QWERTY rather than traditional braille keys actually be a bad thing?

    Next, it’s on to the listeners feedback. Kamal tells us his opinions on the MX Keys keyboard & wrist rest and Brian has a question on how to change a gesture on the iPhone. Luckily enough, Tim has the answer.

    Finally, if you have ever wanted to become an iOS beta tester, Shaun’s not so High Speed How To will show you how to download and install a Public Beta version of iOS.

    • 56 min
    Episode 143: The Perfect Keyboard, Goodbye Safari, Hello Edge & Heavy Pudding

    Episode 143: The Perfect Keyboard, Goodbye Safari, Hello Edge & Heavy Pudding

    Prepare for another hour of happy, coffee fueled tech talk as it’s time for another Double Tap Canada.

    Steven’s credit card, and possibly marriage, feel the strain again as he’s been buying himself some new tech this week. As a confirmed keyboard addict, has he finally found the perfect keyboard with the recently released Logitech MX Keys? With its full sized layout, USB C charging and backlit keys, he certainly thinks so.

    Next, Tim Schwartz tells us why he can’t wait to ditch Safari & Mail as his default apps in iOS14. So much so in fact that he’s already got his replacement apps lined up. You may be surprised by his choices. We certainly were…

    Listener Stan starts the second half of the show with an excellent demo of the Paramed Talking Blood Pressure monitor. Then contributor Robin suggests a new feature called What’s In Your Dock. He’ll be telling us just what apps are in his dock on his Apple Watch, and Steven, Shaun & Tim will reveal all too.

    Finally, if you’re tired of having to type your long, complicated email address or regular re-occurring phrase all the time, Shaun’s, High Speed How To on using text replacements in iOS could help. Oh, and of course, the show ends on a argument about custard…

    • 56 min
    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

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