A round-up of features from Apple iOS8 including Siri, typing prediction and auto-correction, on-screen braille input, audio ducking, and more.
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.
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.
BBC iPlayer for Android and iOS devices now has an audio description button. This review looks at the BBCiPlayer on mobile phone browsers (not apps).
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.
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 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.
Catch-up services enable their viewers to watch programmes online. Wwe would greatly appreciate your input into which services require our utmost attention.
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.
'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.'