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Posted on Thursday 18 June 2015 by Scott Davert


Ever since the last significant drop in my hearing, I've found it more and more challenging to rely on said hearing to carry out such tasks as using a screen reader, knowing when water is boiling, and the topic of this review: waking up in the morning. As many of the adaptations made for the blind are addressed through the...

6 Comments : Last update or comment 3 years 3 months ago.
Posted on Wednesday 10 June 2015 by Elena Brescacin

QardioArm is a blood pressure monitor compatible with iOS, and driven by Qardio app, available on the app store for free.


Preliminary operations and app accessibility considerations

Just download and install the qardio app and create a user profile, setting it up fitting your needs, including importing and exporting data to...

7 Comments : Last update or comment 2 years 10 months ago.
Posted on Friday 22 May 2015 by Elena Brescacin

Bem Wireless Speaker Band was presented at CES 2014 in Las Vegas, this accessory is a wearable Bluetooth speaker.

It is a really useful gadget for blind people, as it does not force anyone to wear headphones while walking on the road, with the White cane in hand or holding dog's guide; you finally can have hands and ears free!


4 Comments : Last update or comment 2 years 9 months ago.
Posted on Friday 22 May 2015 by djflex90

Spike Keyboard Case Review
By Christopher O’Meally

So the other day on my lunch hour, I was thinking about my ever growing need to type quickly and accurately on my iPhone. I have vastly improved at direct touch typing, but something was missing. I needed a small keyboard solution that I could access on demand, and I didn...

5 Comments : Last update or comment 4 years 2 months ago.
Posted on Monday 11 May 2015 by Chris Smart

Summary: If you want a very thin keyboard with almost full-sized keys, silent operation, a spill resistant covering, handy iOS-specific hotkeys and decent battery life, check out the Logitech Keys-To-Go.

Dimensions: 5.39" by 9.53" by 0.24" That's right, it's only a quarter-inch thick.

Weight: 6.35 ounces

Battery Life:...

7 Comments : Last update or comment 3 years 4 weeks ago.
Posted on Monday 13 April 2015 by Larry Thacker Jr.

The speaker is round, approximately 3 inches in diameter, and has a suction cup attached to the back so that you can stick it on the wall. It comes with a charging cable that has a standard USB connector at one end and a mail plug similar to that on a wired headset on the other rend. I would prefer a standard connector for charging, since...

1 Comments : Last update or comment 4 years 2 months ago.
Posted on Tuesday 20 January 2015 by Deborah Armstrong

I've now owned around 5 bluetooth headsets, and the first 4 were unsatisfactory. After repeatedly hearing that bluetooth had gotten honestly better, I decided to try one more time to find something suitable.

The Plantronics M55 is everything I wanted. I spent a long time reading reviews and comparing models. I also kept a list of what I...

18 Comments : Last update or comment 3 years 4 months ago.
Posted on Friday 9 January 2015 by Scott Davert

Updated 2/6/17
The VarioUltra, a display sold by Baum and distributed in the US by Baum Retech, is a new comer to the market of what the assistive tech industry is calling "smart braille displays". They're called this, because, while they are not full fledged notetakers such as what you will find in a device like the BrailleNote Touch or...

16 Comments : Last update or comment 4 months 1 week ago.
Posted on Monday 5 January 2015 by thebigt

This is a handy little gadget that plugs in to the earphone jack of a phone.

What's in the box
The Ice phone comes with a stand for the phone to sit on which makes it look like an old style phone. There is a space on the stand to put your iphone. It also comes with the handset in a choice of colours, and an instructions booklet...

0 Comments : Last update or comment 4 years 9 months ago.
Posted on Saturday 3 January 2015 by Tim Hornik

The Plantronics Voyager Legend builds upon the previously released Voyager series by offering a great fitting Bluetooth 4.0 earpiece that is comfortable, offers stellar voice quality, and voice activation features. This review therefore builds off the previous review of the Voyager Pro HD that can be found here: http://www.applevis.com/reviews/...

3 Comments : Last update or comment 4 years 6 months ago.