• 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.

  • WonderBaby – Website of the Month May 2014

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    Thursday, 1 May 2014
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    A website that's dedicated to helping parents of young children with visual impairments as well as children with multiple disabilities.

  • Bus UK - App of the month April 2014

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    Tuesday, 1 April 2014
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    Bus UK is an app that allows you to find the nearest bus stops, the times of the next buses at those bus stops, and the next bus stop while travelling on the bus.

  • TV Help - Website of the month April 2014

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    Tuesday, 1 April 2014
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    TV Help is a website that provides a list of the audio described TV programmes and films that broadcast on Freeview, Sky, Virgin Media and Freesat.

  • WebAIM Screen Reader Survey 5 - what are the trends?

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    Thursday, 27 February 2014
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    WebAIM have published the results of their fifth screen reader survey. The 1465 respondents are primarily from the USA but around a fifth of results were from Europe and the UK. This survey gives an interesting picture of the trends that have changed in screen reader use, and identify how people are using them. The survey shows that predominantly the people responding class themselves as either advanced or intermediate users of screen readers and the internet.

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