Is It All Systems Go for the GoTab? Reviewing a Windows 10 Tablet!

This post is going to discuss the usability and accessibility of a Windows 10 tablet recently released by a company called My Go. In addition, I will also provide a physical description of the said tablet.
I would like to point out that I had no experience of using tablets running Windows prior to exploring the device in question. Also, in the interests of balance, I am a self-confessed advocate for Apple products such as the iPad and iPhone.
If you would like to learn whether or not a Windows tablet is usable by, and accessible to, someone who uses assistive technology such as a screen reader, you are invited to red on. As always, if you have any comments and/or questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch or leave a Comment at the end of this post.

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I Do What I Like… Attending The Corrs in Dublin’s 3 Arena, and Staying in The Gibson Hotel!

This post is primarily going to focus on a concert I recently attended, and an over-night stay in The Gibson Hotel in Dublin. At first, it may seem that the afore mentioned activity is completely unrelated to assistive technology and other areas of disability supports, but this is not so.
I used an array of technology, assistive and main-stream, before and during my stay, and I sourced other disability supports I required. If you would like to learn about how the mentioned technology and disability supports benefited me, you are invited to read on.

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Good Things Come To Those Who Wait… Accessible eBook Conversion on Windows!

In this post I would like to discuss a new application I recently heard about. The said application is called Codex, and its purpose is to remove DRM and convert eBooks from one format to another.
You may recall, I published a post concerning converting Kindle eBooks a few months ago, but the method I outlined is only accessible on Macintosh. The great thing about Codex is that it works on Windows, and even better, the program is completely accessible.
If you would like to learn about Codex, its developer, functionality and how to use it, you are invited to read on. After reading, you may consider liking, sharing and/or commenting on this post.

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What do you get when you add Comic Books, LinkedIn Accessibility and AppleVis?

This is a rather short post to inform you of a few pieces of news, which I think you may be interested in. The said news topics range from accessible comic books to iOS file transfer, along with a good mix of assistive technology information thrown in for good measure.
If you would like to find out more, please feel free to read on.

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There’s an Audio Described Party, and Your All Invited… The Availability of Audio Described Media!

In this post I would like to discuss the availability of visual media with audio description, and point you towards some providers of audio described media you may not have heard about before.
For those who are not familiar with the term audio description, it is simply a voiceover or narrator describing the non-audible actions taking place on the screen. If you would like to learn more about the topic of audio description, please visit this link.
While visually impaired individuals are not in a position to access any media with audio description they would like, the availability of such description is becoming more readily available in certain circumstances. For example, in April of this year (2015), the very popular online streaming service Netflix began providing audio description for the television show Marvel’s Daredevil.

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Did You Know You Can Convert Kindle eBooks?

This post will discuss the Kindle eBook format, and the ability to convert and import the said materials into alternative readers such as Voice Dream Reader, iBooks and other reading software. The software required to complete the subsequent instructions is called Calibre, and you will need an additional extension which I have provided a link to.
This post assumes that you already have an account with Amazon, and you are able to download Kindle eBooks without issue. Also, the instructions provided have been verified to be accessible and work on a MacBook, but I cannot guarantee that the said instructions can be replicated on other operating systems such as Windows.

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Newsflash… 2 DigiPlace4All Events and an iOS 9 Article!

In this post I would like to tell you about 2 pieces of DigiPlace4All news, and share an article with you which relates to the new features in iOS 9/9.0.1. The pieces of DigiPlace4All news comprise of an event which took place in Dublin on the 18th of September 2015, as mentioned in a previous post, and another smaller and more intimate event which took place yesterday in Galway (24th September 2015). The article I mentioned compares what actions/tasks are possible in the newest release of Apples version of iOS, and the previous release which was iOS 8.1.4. I hope you read on, and enjoy learning about some of the news regarding DigiPlace4All and the advancement of the iOS platform.

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Things I Think You Should Know About… Upcoming DigiPlace4All Events and Protesting in Dublin Regarding Disability Rights!

This is going to be a relatively short post in comparison to others. I would like to highlight two upcoming events organised by DigiPlace4All, and the current protests which are taking place in Dublin concerning Disability Rights and Supports.
I am posting about the afore mentioned topics as I feel they have not got enough publicity, and if I can contribute to their coverage in any small way, I will be more than happy to do so.

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Searching for a Job when you have a Disability… Don’t forget to include Social Media!

This post is going to consider the importance of including social media in your job search. The subject matter may seem a little untimely considering it is back to school season, but I feel if you are in the final year of your academic endeavour, you should start the job search now.
This is because searching for a job is not always the most straight forward process, and you can go through a great number of applications and interviews before everything works out and you are eventually employed. I would like to do 5 things in this post:

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Microsoft Office for iOS, Windows and OneDrive… A Winning Combination for Students and Casual Users!

This post is going to discuss the Microsoft (MS) Office suite of programmes which are freely available on iOS; I will also briefly mention MS Office for Windows. I should point out, this post will only provide a broad overview of the MS Office offerings on iOS, and it will not provide an in-depth review of each programme. This is for two primary reasons:
1. Currently, I am only using MS Office in a casual sense, so I wouldn’t be familiar with long-term use experiences.
2. A much longer post would be required to cover MS Office in its entirety, and due to the previous statement I’m unable to write such a post.
Nevertheless, this post should provide you with a significant introduction to each programme, and you can investigate areas of particular interest to you further.
I should mention, MS Office is available on Mac, but I can’t vouch for its accessibility with VoiceOver (VO).
Even though I love iOS and Mac OS, I am primarily a Windows user when it comes to productivity. While I couldn’t take advantage of the iOS versions of Ms Office when I was in college/university, I honestly believe that using MS Office on iOS, Windows and OneDrive together is a winning combination for students and/or general users.

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