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Carroll Center for the Blind Publishes New Guide to Zoom Meetings for Screen Reader Users

The cover for "Getting Started With Zoom Meetings: A Guide for JAWS, NVDA, and iPhone VoiceOver Users." The book title and written by Heather Thomas appears above the Carroll Center for the Blind logo. On the right side features a pair of headphones and an iPhone displaying the Zoom app resting on top of a laptop keyboard.

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The Carroll Center for the Blind has announced that it has published a new book, Getting Started With Zoom Meetings: A Guide for JAWS, NVDA, and iPhone VoiceOver Users, by Heather Thomas. The book is expected to serve as an invaluable resource for people have vision loss, wanting to participate in and host Zoom meetings in the workplace, for educational purposes, and for personal use. The publication is timely as so many people are now required to work and stay at home.

This App Helps Deaf, Blind People Access TV Programming and Emergency Alerts

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Please shareTweetPlease likeTweetThe DiCapta Foundation, an organization that’s part of the University of Central Florida’s Incubator, created an app to help the blind-deaf community tune into television. Maria Diaz, a board member for the nonprofit, said she helped start the foundation and created GoCC4All to help the deaf-blind community. “Being hard of hearing is what got my

Google’s Latest Augmented Reality App Tells You If You’re Staying 2 Meters Away from Other People

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Please shareTweetPlease likeTweetGoogle has launched an experimental social distancing app that uses augmented reality to help you keep the recommended two meters away from other people when you’re outside. Sodar, short for ‘social distancing radar’) is a web app that displays footage from your phone’s camera and superimposes a two-meter wide circle around your device

Innovate Now Accelerator Programme Seeks Mobile Solutions to Assist Persons with Disabilities

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Please shareTweetPlease likeTweetThe UK Aid-funded programme, which is run by Global Disability Innovation (GDI) Hub (www.DisabilityInnovation.com) and Amref Enterprises Limited, hopes to accelerate 12 start-ups in its second cohort, with a focus on solutions that will leverage mobile technologies to enable persons with disabilities access information and navigate daily life with independence and dignity. The

How to Turn Off COVID-19 Exposure Notifications in iOS

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Please shareTweetPlease likeTweetHow you can toggle off Exposure Notifications in iOS 13.5.If you’re concerned about privacy, Apple says there is no personally identifiable information that will be shared with the public health authorities including location data. Since the exposure notification feature is enabled by default, you can always opt-out of it once you have upgraded