Hello GTT Edmonton:
As we move into autumn and winter it is timely to think about what kinds of information we might share at our GTT meetings in the coming months. Following
is a sample to help you think about topics that interest you.
Productivity and Employment
Low vision electronic magnifiers both desktop and portable.
Screen magnification for PC and MAC.
Refreshable electronic braille devices.
Surfing the web with a screen reader.
Using Excel with a screen reader.
Using MS Word with a screen reader.
Using Outlook with a screen reader.
Using Power Point with a screen reader.
Navigating the ribbon in Microsoft Office programs such as Outlook, Excel, and Word.
Comparisons of Scan and read technology like Open Book, Kurzweil, KNFB Reader on iPhone, Eye Pal, Prodigi, , and VERA.
Talking typing tutorial programs like, Typeability, Talking Typing Tutor and Talking Typing Teacher.
Communication and Information Access
Assistive iPhone apps Such as KNFB Reader, TapTapSee, DigitEyes, Looktel, Be My Eyes.
Communication iPhone apps such as email, iMessage, FaceTime, Skype.
Using social media programs like Facebook and Twitter.
Using Siri voice commands and dictation on the iPhone.
Recording/editing audio on PCs and MACs.
Beginner screen reading/magnification programs like Dolphin Guide, Speak Easy and the JAWS companion called LEASEY.
Orientation and Navigation
GPS iPhone apps such as Blind Square, Seeing Eye, Ariadne.
Dedicated GPS devices such as the HumanWare Trekker Breeze and Braille Note Taker software from Sendero GPS.
Comparison of pros and cons for GPS apps vs. dedicated devices.
Reading and Entertainment
Listening to talking books with Victor Reader Stream.
Finding/downloading CNIB/CELA Direct to Player books.
Finding/downloading Bookshare books with Victor Reader Stream.
Audible.com audio books on Victor Reader Stream.
Finding/listening to Internet radio and podcasts with Victor Reader Stream.
Configuring Victor Reader Stream for WiFi Internet access.
Listening to talking books with Victor Reader Stratus.
Listening to talking books with Plextalk.
What is the new CELA Library service?
Accessible games for iDevices, MACs, and PCs.
AMI Audio broadcast reading service available on cable TV and VR Stream.
AMI TV described television available on cable TV.
Daily Living Aids
Daily living gadgets like color identifiers, talking weight scales for the bathroom and kitchen, talking thermometers, talking tape measures, color/money