• Fitbit – App of the Month September 2014

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    Wednesday, 17 September 2014
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    Fitbit is a combination of app and products that connect to your phone via Bluetooth. The Fitbit app keeps track of how far you walk, how much exercise you take and how much you sleep. Some of the Fitbit functionality is available without buying the add-ons.

  • RNIB Navigator – App of the Month August 2014

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    Sunday, 3 August 2014
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    The RNIB Navigator app developed in conjunction with Sendero is a simple and accessible door to door GPS navigation app for the iPhone. In addition to being able to plan a route from your current location to any one of thousands of points of interests and millions of addresses nationwide, the app lets you explore the world around you through its look around wand function and gives you verbose information on route about junctions, road crossings and other important geographical landmarks on your route.

  • BBCiplayer - Turning on AD on your Android & iOS device

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    Thursday, 3 July 2014
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    Earlier this week, the BBC added an audio description button on their iPlayer for Android and iOS mobile devices. This now means you can turn audio description on and off. (Please note this review looks at the BBCiPlayer on Android and iOS browsers and not the apps).

  • Disability Rights UK – Featured Website for July 2014

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    Tuesday, 1 July 2014
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    Disability Rights UK is the online home of the equality campaigning charity. Organised, staffed and managed by people with a variety of disabilities and health conditions themselves, it aims to ensure people with disabilities have ownership of their own lives, with access to an independent living lifestyle.

  • Awareness! The Headphone App – App of the month July 2014

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    Tuesday, 1 July 2014
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    Using headphones to listen to music as a blind or partially sighted person can really cut you off from the outside world. While this might be exactly the effect you were hoping for on occasion, it’s also likely there are times when you’d still like to be aware of what’s going on around you.

  • BBC iPlayer on the web for Screen Magnification users

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    Thursday, 19 September 2013
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    BBC iPlayer is an on -demand service provided by the BBC. The platform enables users to search, browse, stream, download and share programmes broadcast on all BBC television and radio stations from the past 7 days.

  • Take the audio description survey!

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    Tuesday, 13 May 2014
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    RNIB is conducting a short 15 question survey to establish which catch-up and video-on-demand (VOD) services are most popular among people with sensory loss.

  • PhoneWatch Event at Three’s Discovery Zone in Maidenhead on 27 May 2014

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    Monday, 12 May 2014
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    At our PhoneWatch event we will be introducing you to the smartphones sold on the high street that come with built in features which make smartphones accessible to use if you are blind or partially sighted. These features are known as accessibility features and can include a screen reader, magnification, large text and high contrast.

  • Tried and Tested: Kindle Fire HDX Screen Magnification

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    Friday, 2 May 2014
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    'The new Kindle Fire HDX features an in-built screen magnification function for partially sighted users, which you can access instantly in order to help you set up the device.'

  • Nokia Pocket Magnifier – App of the Month May 2014

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    Thursday, 1 May 2014
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    The Nokia Pocket Magnifier app is an OCR reader which allows you to use your phones camera as a handheld magnifier. You can point at an object or text and it will be displayed on your devices screen for you to magnify. You are also able to take an image of what you are looking at save it and magnify it later on.

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