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If you were hoping for Audible support in the next firmware update for the Victor Reader Stream 3, you’re going to be disappointed. This week, HumanWare has gone public on the chain dragging by Amazon in terms of making the changes that will allow Audible to be supported on the Stream. We have all the details in the next episode.
It’s been called the holy Braille. The Monarch is an ambitious, and very expensive, multi-line Braille device capable of displaying a page of Braille as well as tactile graphics. During the NFB convention, I popped into the HumanWare suite where the key people from HumanWare and APH were in one place. The Monarch is making rapid progress towards true viability, and even between when I saw it in May and when I saw it again in July, it had come a long way. We’ll discuss this revolutionary new device, and how this game-changing but expensive tool can be put under people’s fingertips.
We always love getting your contributions to the show. All the feedback we receive is part of what makes this podcast unique. In this episode, there are several issues I hope you’ll email or call me about and share your opinions.
Are you running a smart TV that’s accessible? One of our listeners is in the market for an accessible TV, and is seeking your thoughts about what you have, what you like about it and what you don’t.
We’re also still interested in reviews of white canes, the original bit of blindness tech that’s still so essential to many of us. If you stick with a particular brand, let us know what it is and why.
Blind people have had access to iPhone since VoiceOver was introduced to it in 2009. That means it’s been around long enough for us to get all nostalgic. A few weeks ago on the jolly old Mastodon, we were having a jolly good time talking about old iPhone apps we used way back when that aren’t around anymore. We love reminiscing about tech, so tell me about the first few iPhone apps you ever downloaded, and what apps you used years ago that aren’t around anymore that you remember fondly.
It’s July, which means it’s very hot in the northern hemisphere and cold where I am. What better time to talk about the weather? Weather apps are a very popular category, but the one Chad Beach is reviewing, Weatherology, has a very cool feature that makes it pretty special.
All this and much more in episode 241 of Living Blindfully.