Monday, August 14, 2017

Why it is important to purchase A good case for your iPad?

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Whether you’re working at a construction site or in an office, or if you only use your iPad at home a case is one of the first accessories you should bye
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 A  good case will protect your investment such as your iPad from drops and Falls..  You may say that you are super careful. Or you only keep it in one spot. 
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But there may be that one time  you take it somewhere and it slips out of your hand. 
The last thing you want to see is a broken screen.  
Yes you can have your iPad repaired. But there is the cost of repair work also the time without your device. Specially if you're using it for work. Investing in a case will save you money and time in the long run.
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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Here is my review of my new BumpKase by NutKase.com

Hello my name is Chelsea and I want to tell you about my New iPad case called BumpKase
 by NutKase.com


Being a visually impaired person I have had a few issues with judging exactly if I have placed an item on a bed, counter or dresser. I have had a few times where I have missed the mark. And was extremely concerned if I have damaged what I have dropped. 

  I have been looking for a durable case for my iPad and  I have found the one that will give me that protection I want.

I have been using his case for about one week and it is the best drop proof case ever to protect my iPad! It's excellent quality with sleek design & it's made of rugged TPU and has double protected corners so if it drops it is safe! Plus it has a unique hand strap which allows me to hold it in one hand, & it comes in great colours! You will love it! Connecting headphones & plugging it in to charge is super easy, the ports are clearly delineated and very easy to use. It has a magnetic cover for sleep wake mode, and folds nicely into standing position & landscape mode. 
Another nice feature is that there is a clear pocket for a card with your name/phone number/address and email address. This will be beneficial for people knowing who the device belongs to.

 I know at times that money is extremely tight. And when you purchase an item you don't always plan on purchasing accessories and a mediately. But when you purchase a expensive I am such as an iPad it is extremely important to consider purchasing a case to protect your investment.  

So if you have an iPad or considering getting one I would extremely recommend checking out this company. They also have a case for laptops.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Apple Airpods review from a visually impaired persons point of you.

My name is Chelsea and I am  visually impaired.  I was looking for a pair of easy to setup and use Bluetooth headphones that I could pair with my iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad and my Mac laptop. 

After doing a lot of research. I found that I might be happy with the Apple Airpods. They claim that they are easy to use and easy to pair. So I took the plunge and asked for some for my birthday. Of course as most people would know they were backordered for two months. So I had to wait. I received them last Thursday and had been playing with them cents.  They were just as easy to pair to my iPhone, iPad and my Mac as they claim. But have had a few issues with them syncing up with my Apple Watch first generation. Not sure what the problem is. 

Not sure if it's because I have the first generation Apple Watch or is it something that is the same with the next generation.  I have found that the sound quality of the earbuds are extremely good with phone calls. Really nice with music.  I have found that I will just put one Airpod in when I want to dictate, make a phone call or listen to something quickly. 

I like using them when I dictate. Such as this review. Seems to be flowing properly. And less spelling errors. The nice thing about these earbuds or when it syncs up with a device it makes a sound so you know that it's don.  I have also found that where I see how much battery life I have on my iPhone and my Apple Watch it also shows how much battery life is in the Airpods.
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So far I am extremely happy with my new purchase. And would recommend these to anyone. Still want to figure out the Perry issue with my Apple Watch. If anybody has any solutions or has this problem please feel free to reach out to me and we can work together.





Monday, October 17, 2016

Why should blind or visually impaired people choose Apple's Products?


This post will contain some testimonials and segment on why they chose apple products.


Matthew
They are stable, their operating systems are reliable. All the Apple stuff I have owned seems to be built tough. Also right now, Apple is at the top of excess ability. Most stuff ends up being accessible. Gestures for navigation are easy to learn and teach  to other people.

Trish
For me, it's about the fact they're fully built to be usable to people with any disability. You don't need to pay extra, nor argue with a system that just doesn't work quite right.
I personally feel that Apple has always been making it possible for the blind, deaf, visually impaired and the hearing impaired to function in the world of smart technology.  Just look at their latest release.  

Sure there are some bugs, but they totally have the market on accessibility.  People should always do research and do what is best for them.  
No need to fly flags about it, just do what is best for you.
For me, it's about the fact they're fully built to be usable to people with any disability. You don't need to pay extra, nor argue with a system that just doesn't work quite right. Every app that can be is accessible, and they're truly focused on making everything usable, rather than just losing money because they're hard to use. 
Apple products are designed with accessibility included. There is minimal setup required. In my experience, Apple products have more accessibility features built in than Windows or Android.

Carlene  
Apple has more apps for blind or impaired vision. I have had both Android and now a Apple and love apples iOS system. Android does not offer a lot of the apps that iOS does. 
 And at this time I feel that Apple  is the  best and will stay with apples iPhone.
 
Dick
 I am visually impaired myself and  have a Generation 1 apple watch and i think it's great. On the apple watch there is a watch face with extra large digits, secondly you can make the watch speak the time and with SIRI and Voice Over enabled it is a great watch for visually impaired people.

Taylor  
For me, it's about the fact they're fully built to be usable to people with any disability. You don't need to pay extra, nor argue with a system that just doesn't work quite right. Every app that can be is accessible, and they're truly focused on making everything usable, rather than just losing money because they're hard to use.

Sandra
The iPhone might be a status symbol I think with some sighted people. As for me as a blind person, I saw my nieces Samsung galaxy. It was definitely more confusing than the iPhone. Now I have learned the iPhone so instead of trying to find something else I need to try to learn, I've basically stuck with that. I do think that lots of blind folks in the beginning purchased the iPhone because of the excess ability, not because of the status symbol.  


Permenter  
In my case I like iPhone zoom function I can zoom anything and I don't use VO very often. But I do have to invert the colors  and its way easier with my iPhone than it was with android. I could care less about being a "status symbol"

Alex  
Because it is the easiest and best smartphone for the visually impaired.


Ann
For me, it's about the fact they're fully built to be usable to people with any disability. You don't need to pay extra, nor argue with a system that just doesn't work quite right.
I personally feel that Apple has always been making it possible for the blind, deaf, visually impaired and the hearing impaired to function in the world of smart technology.  Just look at their latest release.  

Sure there are some bugs, but they totally have the market on accessibility.  People should always do research and do what is best for them.  
No need to fly flags about it, just do what is best for you.
For me, it's about the fact they're fully built to be usable to people with any disability. You don't need to pay extra, nor argue with a system that just doesn't work quite right. Every app that can be is accessible, and they're truly focused on making everything usable, rather than just losing money because they're hard to use. 
Apple products are designed with accessibility included. There is minimal setup required. In my experience, Apple products have more accessibility features built in than Windows or Android.

Teresa
Apple products are designed with accessibility included. There is minimal setup required. In my experience, Apple products have more accessibility features built in than Windows or Android.
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Gerry
I have been using Apple products for about 6 years. I have an iPhone 6 and an iPad mini. I am able to use a smartphone now, where before I couldn't. Voice Over is a built in screen reader that works quite well. I listen to Bard Moblie, Audible.com and music all from my iphone with the help of a bluetooth speaker. I also check my emails and send and recieve text messages. Oh btw I am almost totally blind.

Diane
Basically, Apple products can be used right out of the box. Might cost a bit more but if you include screen readers for other products you're still paying around the same.

Bridget  
In my case I like iPhone because I can zoom anything and I don't use VO very often but I do have to invert the colors  and its way easier with my iPhone than it was with android. I could care less about being a "status symbol"

Alex  
Because it is the easiest and best smartphone for the visually impaired.

Victoria  
Well, I can tell you that I use an iPhone because it is extremely user-friendly for me. I don't have to struggle to figure out how to do things. Voiceover is reliable and many many apps are accessible with it. I can rest a short that every app made by Apple will be accessible.

Barry 
After listening to lots of reviews by visually impaired people , it seemed that the iPhone was the simplest to use for those of us who cannot actually see what's on the screen at all. That is why I bought mine, and I am very, very pleased that I did. …And people hardly ever see my phone so it most certainly is not a status symbol in my case…

Ann 
I have lost all of my high partial vision to retinitis pigmentosa several years ago. When I got  my iPhone, I felt like I've been given my vision back in someways. Not everyone can get a computer from blind services and similar organizations.
To me, and I phone is just perfect for what I wanted to do for me. For many years, I had net by phone and Internet speech. I wish someone had told me back then, that an iPhone had speech on it I could've save myself a lot of $$.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Hotmail And iPhone4s Frenzy

Hotmail And iPhone4s Frenzy


If you have a Hotmail email account you probably went through this Tuesday, November 22, 2016.


On Tuesday between 9 and 10 AM my father's iphone4s was no longer fetching any new  email from hotmail.  So I got on the web and tried to find a solution. I found these suggestions to fix the problem.

1 restart the phone.

2 remove the mail account from the phone and reenter the information.

3 update your iPhone to the latest iOS.

4 Do a soft restart.

5 Reset your phone to factory settings and re-enter all your information.


I did steps 1 through 4 but was not very interested in doing step 5. After doing the software update which took approximately two hours it still did not solve the problem.  Extremely frustrating.


He also has an iPad Air that's running iOS 10. His iPad was still fetching his mail. 

After all that I went through I   Figured it had something to do with the version of iOS that he was running on his iPhone4s. After spending five hours trying to figure this out I downloaded and loaded in different email client so he can collect his mail. And decided to take a break until the next morning.  


Woke up this morning and my father mentioned that his iphone is now fetching his Hotmail email again. Not sure what the problem was. But I'm guessing possibly that Hotmail had some issues and only iPhones running iOS 9 and below were affected. 

I am quite curious to find out if anybody else who has a iphone running iOS 9 and has  a hotmail Account had the same problem.


This was a very very frustrating experience.  

I really wish that Hotmail would have taken a bigger effort to notify people who have Hotmail  account that there was a problem. If they were aware of it. That would save a bunch of people stress and unnecessary work.

Would love to hear anybody else's story regarding this problem. And what they went through.


Saturday, July 9, 2016

Assistive Technology Blog: Live Braille: Lightest Travel Aid For Visually Imp...

Assistive Technology Blog: Live Braille: Lightest Travel Aid For Visually Imp...: We have heard about  many 3D printed assistive technology solutions in the recent past, and  Live Braille is the latest addition to tha...Assistive Technology Blog: Live Braille: Lightest Travel Aid For Visually Imp...: We have heard about  many 3D printed assistive technology solutions in the recent past, and  Live Braille is the latest addition to tha...
Pa person displaying live braille on their hand

We have heard about  many 3D printed assistive technology solutions in the recent past, and  Live Braille is the latest addition to that set of solutions. Developed by an Indian startup, Live Braille is worn like a ring on a finger. Once worn by a visually impaired person,  Live Braille detects objects and hurdles around them and provides haptic and audio feedback, indicating where and how far the objects are. 

The Mini version of Live Braille weighs only 29 grams (1 ounce), and is so light that it is barely felt on the wearer's hand.   Charged via USB, it can last for up to 6 hours of continuous use. There is also a Mine E version that comes in three different variations. Mini E has internal storage that can hold audio books and files, and also has an in built FM radio. Mini E can also detect obstacles within 4.5 meters long range whereas the Mini goes up to 3.5 meters. Both versions of Live Braille start shipping worldwide starting July 1. Prices range from $299 - $699.

Check out the video below to hear more about what  Live Braille does and how it does it, straight from the inventor of the product Abhinav Verma. This video also features a 7th grader who is blind, and has been using Live Braille for one year. The interview with him is in Hindi, but basically the kid seems to suggest that he likes Live Braille for the most part. He explains a little bit about how the haptic feedback works - the vibrations are slower when the object is farther but gets faster as the object gets closer.



[Thanks for sharing, Savitha!]

Website: www.livebraille.com

Source, Image Source: Digit

Monday, June 13, 2016

Here is my latest experience with my iPhone 6 and Apple..

Iwoke up on Thursday morning and noticed my iPhone 6's battery wasn't working right.  So I grabbed a cable and a wallplug and started charging my phone. I put the phone to charge at 8:00 AM this morning. By noon, my phones battery only charged to 2%.   I have tried five different cables, and six different wall plugs. I'm now on cable number five.  I've tried charging it with the phone off and also tried charging it in airplane mode.  But the battery stayed at 2%. So I decided to call Apple and see if there's something they can do for me.  The lady on the phone walked me through some diagnostic steps.  But since the fact that my phone was now 1% charge, it would not do anything other then turn on. Occasionally, it will turn off and back on.  So she tried to book me a appointment same-day to get my phone looked at. She looked if there was any openings in any of the stores near me.  But apparently there were no openings until Sunday. 
But she said that my phone would probably not make it till then.So she called the Apple store that is closest to me and told them that I was blind and needed my phone. Since it was my lifeline and how I do day-to-day things. Somehow, she managed to get them to give me an appointment in one hour. Robert took me to the Apple Store in Townsquare, and I only had to wait one hour before someone was able to help me.  We went through all the diagnostics. Which took 10 minutes. They said it looks like I need a new battery.  They said come back in two hours and your phone should be ready. It will cost you $85.  If the new battery does not solve the problem, they will give me a new phone for the same amount. 
So I left and went back two hours later. Apparently, the new battery did the trick.  My phone is now running great. I am now at 100%. I'm extremely happy with the service I got from the Apple Store in Townsquare.  I've heard a lot of people complaints about apples service. But are no complaints here for me.  It cost me $85 to get a new battery installed in my phone that I probably had for a year and six months. But it is the cheapest fix and I don't need to worry about loading all my stuff on a new phone. If I had to get a new phone, I probably would've paid a little extra and got a iPhone 6+.  I was extremely happy that my original phone is now running excellent. Thank you to the awesome people at the Apple Store in Town Square in Las Vegas.