• Robin.Christopherson | 08 Jul 2019
    We all know that the Echo can wake us up in the morning and time the perfect egg, can keep us up-to-date with the news and weather, and play music and games and so, so much more – but it can also help keep us fit, healthy and safe. Here’s a few top Alexa tips on keeping well.
  • Robin.Christopherson | 26 Jun 2019
    Last week was a good week for accessibility. Thursday 19 June saw the 10th anniversary of blind access to the iPhone and the day after finally saw Alexa calling to landline and mobile phones come to an Echo near you. For those with a motor or dexterity impairment (including those who are completely...
  • Robin.Christopherson | 20 Jun 2019
    10 years ago this week (19 June 2009) Apple introduced it’s screen-reading solution for blind iPhone users. Since then VoiceOver has grown up into a really powerful tool - giving access to all aspects of the iPhone and many millions of apps. Now, however, VoiceOver has really come of age and Apple...
  • Robin.Christopherson | 04 Jun 2019
    Among the numerous (possibly hundreds of) new and eye-opening features for iOS 13 announced in yesterday’s keynote at Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) was a startling new addition to the already extensive accessibility suite; full voice control. 
  • Robin.Christopherson | 03 Jun 2019
    Recent additions to the smartspeaker toolkit, enabling products of all shapes and sizes to suddenly become smart, are set to revolutionise access for people with disabilities - oh, and it'll mean that everyone else can save themselves from a lot of boring button-pushing, tiresome screen-tapping and...
  • Robin.Christopherson | 29 May 2019
    Apple's week-long World Wide Developer Conference 2019 kicks off in California next Monday (3 June) and it promises to be a bumper year for updates to the software that powers all their devices. A few rumours in particular, however, signal that the significance that Apple places on accessibility is...
  • Robin.Christopherson | 25 Apr 2019
    It’s been a busy few weeks for the driverless car and a future where anyone can get around autonomously, regardless of disability or impairment, feels closer than ever...
  • Robin.Christopherson | 23 Apr 2019
    You may think that the one group left out of the smartspeakers revolution is those with a hearing impairment. Well, thanks to the smart work done by those at the Alexa for Everyone team at Amazon (and one woman in particular) that's not the case. Alexa really is for everyone.
  • Robin.Christopherson | 08 Apr 2019
    If you encounter issues with authentication when you're using the internet, take 5 minutes to share your experience in a survey to help a researcher at Coventry University make a difference.
  • Robin.Christopherson | 28 Mar 2019
    Apple launches News+ this week - Robin Christopherson looks at how inclusive the new app is, as well as what other newsreader options are out there.