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Apps We Like – Longform

Posted by on Feb 26, 2014

  Longform App Review This Internet age that we now live in, promotes reading in quick, bite-sized posts, blogs and articles. It seems that in many ways, long for journalism...

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Gadgets

Use an HDTV As Your Monitor

Posted by on Feb 11, 2014

Computer monitors in larger sizes can be quite expensive. They tend to be very high resolution and you end up paying for that pixel density at the cash register. However, not...

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Internet

Sites We Like – GoodeReader.com

Posted by on Feb 13, 2014

Another great site that focuses on the world of digital publishing, Good eReader is equal parts eBooks, eReaders, gadgets and news, updated with several posts a day so I always find...

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Poor Cell Reception? Use Skype

Posted by on Jul 22, 2010

Due to unreliable cell phone reception on our business/personal cell phone, we have been researching various options to improve reliability and keep our costs down. To this end, we...

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Apps We Like – Longform

Apps We Like – Longform

Feb 26, 2014

  Longform App Review This Internet age that we now live in, promotes reading in quick, bite-sized posts, blogs and articles. It seems that in many ways, long for journalism has gone the way of the dodo. Then, I came across the website, longform.org, which curates and pulls in articles from all over the web that are longer in nature than your standard...

Sites We Like – GoodeReader.com

Sites We Like – GoodeReader.com

Feb 13, 2014

Another great site that focuses on the world of digital publishing, Good eReader is equal parts eBooks, eReaders, gadgets and news, updated with several posts a day so I always find something new to read. They also have video reviews and a radio show to round out their offerings. Highly recommend that you add them to your regularly visited sites...

Use an HDTV As Your Monitor

Use an HDTV As Your Monitor

Feb 11, 2014

Computer monitors in larger sizes can be quite expensive. They tend to be very high resolution and you end up paying for that pixel density at the cash register. However, not everybody needs their 24 inch monitor to be able display 3 point text with razor sharp precision when zoomed in at 300 percent. Some of us can't even read 3 point text because it is...

BARD Mobile App for iOS

BARD Mobile App for iOS

Feb 8, 2014

For the last couple of years the National Library Service offers audiobooks for download via their BARD website that can be downloaded to play on provided digital players. This was a boon to visually impaired clients because they no longer had to use the cassette tape players, nor did they have to request cassettes and wait for them to arrive in the mail....

Google Glass Projects for the Visually Impaired

Google Glass Projects for the Visually Impaired

Aug 2, 2013

Google Glass offers intriguing technology that is surely to evolve and eventually, change how some of us live our lives. One such possibility, is to perhaps assist those with visual impairments. I came across this video showing two such projects, utilizing Google Glass to help those with visual impairment function safely in unfamiliar environments and to answer...

Android System Wide Zoom – Finally!

Android System Wide Zoom – Finally!

Nov 16, 2012

The biggest downside up to this point to Android for me has been the lack of systemwide screen zoom/magnification. Apple’s iOS has had it forever and has made the iPad my go to tablet for all sorts of tasks, including reading magazines with the small text that goes with it. Android has always lagged behind iOS in this accessibility feature, until now. The...

Sites We Like – Teleread.com

Sites We Like – Teleread.com

Oct 5, 2012

If you have any interest in the world of e-books, electronic publishing, e-readers and even libraries, teleread.com is a great site to visit. We especially love their coverage of the latest e-readers that are hitting the market, accessibility and the fact that there are new posts everyday to check out. You can be sure that you will see some of their stories...

Big Font App for Android

Big Font App for Android

Aug 24, 2012

One of the biggest problems that those of us with low vision disabilities, is being able to use modern Android smartphones and tablets well. So far, the Android OS has been considerably less friendly than iOS for low vision folks due to not having a full screen magnifier and many apps featuring font sizes way too small to be read comfortably. Thankfully, an app...