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Tech Briefing 16: Courses, apps, news you should use from the Week May 8-14, 2017

Hello. Welcome to Episode 16 of Tech Briefing for the week of Monday May 8 to Sunday May 14, 2017. Let’s kick off with news from Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired. The institute has announced new Courses/Modules and Opened enrolment for them. These are: (A) Braille Literacy 4: Contracted Braille, UEB Edition… Continue reading Tech Briefing 16: Courses, apps, news you should use from the Week May 8-14, 2017

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News · Tips

Tech Briefing 15: Free, paid webinars; tips and news for the week May 1-7, 2017

Welcome to episode 15 of Tech Briefing. It’s a rap up of major developments in assistive and mainstream technology for the weekMay 1-7, 2017. I’m Ayoola Efunkoya, your guide. OneDrive is Microsoft’s cloud storage application that comes preinstalled on Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 on PC and mobile, allows you access your files online and… Continue reading Tech Briefing 15: Free, paid webinars; tips and news for the week May 1-7, 2017

Android · Apps · Smartphones

Feature-reach Notetaker for the Blind Comes to Android

Cursor tracking that remembers and returns to the place where you left off in a note as well as efficient navigation by page, paragraph, line, word or character are just two of the numerous benefits that Android users who are visually impaired will get when they switch to AccessNote. The notetaking app developed by the… Continue reading Feature-reach Notetaker for the Blind Comes to Android

Courses · Hadley School for the Blind · Internet

Visually Impaired and Jittery Online? ‘Web Browsing Basics’ Will Calm Your Nerves

Times have changed. And so have the technologies that has increasingly become an integral part of every aspect of our lives. For persons who are visually impaired, keeping up with the constant changes in both time and technology can be daunting and often frustrating. But the efforts of the faculty and staff at has been… Continue reading Visually Impaired and Jittery Online? ‘Web Browsing Basics’ Will Calm Your Nerves

Android · Smartphones · Tips

ACTIVATING AND DEACTIVATING THE NOTIFICATION SHADE IN ANDROID

Ever wondered how you can get to the notifications talkback tells you about as you fidget around on your Android smartphone? Or have you ever mistakingly activated it but didn’t know how to get out of the area?   It’s easy. Easier than you ever imagined at least!   To bring up the notification shade,… Continue reading ACTIVATING AND DEACTIVATING THE NOTIFICATION SHADE IN ANDROID