HumanWare Victor Reader Trek GPS Navigator and DAISY Book Player Picture Gallery

Here we offer our pictures of the Victor Reader Trek GPS navigator and eBook player from HumanWare, that we recently obtained for review. Original Packaging and Included Accessories Pictures   Pictures of the Front, Back, Top, and Bottom of the Trek           Pictures of the Rechargeable Battery   USB AC Wall … Continue reading HumanWare Victor Reader Trek GPS Navigator and DAISY Book Player Picture Gallery



Sharp Elsi Mate Vintage Talking Calculator EL-620 Review

This vintage 1980 Sharp EL-620 Elsi Mate Talking Calculator speaks the numbers and math operations quite clearly for the times. Not only did it help springboard synthesized speech into consumer home electronics, but also introduced the now-ubiquitous LCD display.   While the EL-620 does not offer many scientific functions (SIN, COS, TAN, et al), this portable … Continue reading Sharp Elsi Mate Vintage Talking Calculator EL-620 Review



SBC 9900CW Talking Caller Id Box Review

The SBC VoiceAnnounce 9900CW Talking Caller Id box extends the world of accessible, yet affordable, blind-friendly technology into the realms of telephone caller Id boxes. With this one, you seeing well is unnecessary in order to know who’s ringing you before actually picking up the call. As each call comes in, just after the first ring, the … Continue reading SBC 9900CW Talking Caller Id Box Review



ClassCo InTouch 5000 Talking Caller Id Box Review

The ClassCo InTouch 5000 Talking Caller Id box with Internet Call Waiting extends the world of accessible, yet affordable, blind-friendly technology into the modern day realms of telephone caller Id boxes. Now, you need not see well just to know who’s ringing you before answering the call.  As each call arrives, just after the first ring, this box … Continue reading ClassCo InTouch 5000 Talking Caller Id Box Review



Setting Default Windows 10 System Voice

Some Windows 10 programs, such as Apple’s iTunes application, rely on the Windows 10 default system voice when applying voice accessibility to older iPod Nanos.  You can change the voice that iTunes and apps like it use in Windows 10 by following the procedure below. As with prior Windows versions, text to speech translation ability … Continue reading Setting Default Windows 10 System Voice



ClassCo VoiceAnnounce Talking Caller Id Box 9900CW Review

The ClassCo VoiceAnnounce 9900CW Talking Caller Id box extends the world of accessible, yet affordable, blind-friendly technology into the realms of telephone caller Id boxes. Now, you don’t have to see well in order to know who’s ringing you before actually answering the call.  As each call comes in, just after the first ring, this … Continue reading ClassCo VoiceAnnounce Talking Caller Id Box 9900CW Review



Comcast Accessible Talking TV Guide Review

Three cheers for the Comcast X1 Accessible Talking TV Guide DVR! Released as a beta here in Pittsburgh on their X1 operating system in late 2014, this audible guide and menu system, available on Comcast set top boxes and digital video recorders (DVRs), grants near full usability to vision impaired and blind television watchers to … Continue reading Comcast Accessible Talking TV Guide Review



Setting Default System Voice, Windows 8

While syncing our iPod Nano, 4th generation with spoken menus enabled, we found the Windows 8 default system voice (David in our case) not to our liking, and so, wanted to change it before attempting another iPod population.  The following procedure accomplished this. Open Control Panel   from the desktop by clicking on the Start button, … Continue reading Setting Default System Voice, Windows 8



Honeywell T87N1026 Large Dial Thermostat for Low Vision Users Review

The Honeywell T87N1026 low-voltage thermostat represents a quick and easy-to-implement climate control solution; one that is simple to learn and operate. Done very much in the style of the vintage Honeywell mercury thermostats that were prominent in so many homes during the 60s and 70s, this unit, with its significantly improved visibility and “feel-ability” is … Continue reading Honeywell T87N1026 Large Dial Thermostat for Low Vision Users Review



SmartWay Solutions Talking Thermostat VIP3000 Review

The model VIP3000 Talking Digital Thermostat from SmartWay Solutions Incorporated, is a full-featured 5-2 programmable thermostat, that has been designed to offer high accessibility to blind and vision-impaired users, via the addition of its very clear and plenty loud, human-sounding male voice, along with its high-visibility LED-lighted display. Not only does it speak the most … Continue reading SmartWay Solutions Talking Thermostat VIP3000 Review