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Double Tap Podcast Episode 96: Aira Free Announcement, Be My Eyes & Speak for Android

Double Tap Canada kicks off this week with Tim revealing a new Amazon Echo feature he’s found, or could it just be that his Echo is drunk?

Aira Announcement.

Then it’s a discussion regarding the news from Aira that they are now offering the first 5 minutes of a call for free. Great news for people wanting to try out the video assistance service, but why could it lead to Steven being the first person ever banned from Aira? Tim will also give you a quick tour of the Aira app, and Shaun uses Be My Eyes, which is a service similar to Aira, to sort out his lunch.

Tims Bits – Browser Tabs.

If you’re drowning in browser tabs, don’t worry because Tim’s here to throw you a lifeline. He’s deep diving into all the commands you need to create, switch, recover and manage your browser tabs like a pro.

Speak for Android.

Not everything in the Android garden is rosy as Shaun pines for his favorite iPhone app Seeing AI. Could the Android app Speak be the answer? Shaun tests out the document scanning, real-time OCR, object recognition and colour identification functionality of this free app.

Listener Feedback.

Finally, there’s just enough time for a listener email. Greg wants to discuss Dominos accessibility ramifications, sign language and why he is a fan of the Picturesmart feature in Jaws.

Useful Links From This Episode.

Aira.

Be My Eyes.

Speak Android App.

 

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I am an absolute geek who loves technology. I also happen to be severely sight impaired and that has meant my journey with new technology has been challenging. What I've learnt is what I want to share with others and I do that on air in the UK on RNIB Connect Radio's weekly Tech Talk radio show and podcast, and on AMI-Audio's Double Tap Canada radio show and podcast. I'm also a very lucky husband and the owner of the world's coolest dog!

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