It is no secret that the BBQ Crew has been a bit scattered since the holidays. Some news has fallen behind the sofa, or been swept under a few floor rugs, so this large pile is our way of acknowledging some stories that have occurred while we've been occupied elsewhere.
In The Later Than Usual News:
OrCam 2.0 was shown off at ATIA. Here is more information about it from the product page
From Facebook Access...
How do I use navigation assistant?
Andre Lewis did a great overview of the Samsung UE50MU6120 and it's VoiceGuide features
Our iOS version of YouDescribe for iPad and iPhone is now in public beta testing! We are looking for visually impaired, and sighted folks to send us your feedback. Help the only free app for adding #audiodescription be the very best!
Google has compiled a giant list of all the things the Google Home can do with Actions. For those reading who have an Echo, think of this like a giant pile of Skills. Android Police has more on the list in this article.
Here's that link to the improvements to the Amazon Fire that people were talking about in January
2017 Website Accessibility Lawsuit Recaps A Tough Year for Business
All work and no play. Yada, yada, yada. Here is some fun stuff to go with the news.
From R.S. Games comes this tweet.
@rs_games It's that time of year again! We're excited to announce the release of two new games for our eighth anniversary: Roulette, and Go Fish (which many of you have asked for). Enjoy, and happy holidays!
We are excited to announce the release of Huboodle! With multiple games and chat functionality Huboodle sets the bar for accessible social gaming! Download and play today!
From "Friend Of The Show" Ian Hamilton
@ianhamilton_ FCC grants games industry a final waiver, legal compliance date for in-game communication functionality (and means to navigate to & operate it) to be accessible to gamers with disabilities now set for one year's time: games released on or after January 1st 2019 #gamedev
And "A Hero's Call" has seen a few updates since the original release in late December.
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Joe Steinkamp is no stranger to the world of technology, having been a user of video magnification and blindness related electronic devices since 1979. Joe has worked in radio, retail management and Vocational Rehabilitation for blind and low vision individuals in Texas. He has been writing about the A.T. Industry for 15 years and podcasting about it for almost a decade.