ClassCo InTouch 5000 Talking Caller Id Review

The ClassCo InTouch 5000 talking caller Id box extends the accessible yet low cost, blind-friendly tech into caller Id boxes. Now, you need not see well just to know who’s ringing you before answering.  As each call arrives, this box reads the incoming number in a clear, male voice.  You can also assign a category … Continue reading ClassCo InTouch 5000 Talking Caller Id Review



Setting Default Voice in Windows 8 Instructions

We often sync our iPod Nano, 4th generation with spoken menus enabled with iTunes on our computer.  But we found the Windows 8 default system voice (David in our case) not to our liking.  So, we wanted to change it before attempting another iPod sync.  The following procedure did this for us. Setting Default System … Continue reading Setting Default Voice in Windows 8 Instructions



Disney Plus Narration Turn Off Instructions

The Disney Plus video streaming service came online in 2019. With this you can watch many movies and shows in the Disney, Pixar, Star Wars, National Geographic, or Marvel collections. Furthermore, for vision impaired and blind users, many of these shows have a narration track. In that track, an announcer describes what’s going on on … Continue reading Disney Plus Narration Turn Off Instructions



Micronta 63-902 Talking Vox Clock One Review

The Micronta Talking Vox Clock One, Cat # 63-902 is a blind-friendly and vintage, yet completely accessible cube shaped clock.  Its controls are simple to operate, and fresh alkaline batteries last way more than a year in it. Micronta 63-902 Talking Vox Clock Review Summary The Micronta Talking Vox Clock features a powerful-sounding speaker, highly intelligible … Continue reading Micronta 63-902 Talking Vox Clock One Review



Setting Windows 10 Voice, Text to Speech

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



Comcast Talking TV Guide Review, Xfinity X1 Service

Three cheers for the Comcast talking TV guide DVR!  They released this here in Pittsburgh on their X1 operating system in 2015.  Really good stuff. Indeed, this audible guide and menu system, on Comcast set top boxes and digital video recorders (DVRs), grants near full usability to vision impaired and blind users.  It’s like a … Continue reading Comcast Talking TV Guide Review, Xfinity X1 Service