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Blind Tech Guys

105 EpisodesProduced by Marco Curralejo, Kirt ManwaringWebsite

Blind Tech Guys is here to bridge the gap for blind and visually impaired users of technology. We discuss all things related to tech; however, we mainly focus on Android, iOS and mobile devices from a blind and visually impaired perspective. If you have any questions or suggestions for future podcas… read more

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Cash Readers

Upon reaching episode 10, we took a look at something that matters to all--Cash!Most countries of the world don't have Braille or something along that line that makes it easy for blind people to differentiate between the bank notes, so we took a look at Cash Readers!This of course was proceeded by news in which Nimer talked about the recently released RCS by Google--a technology that is intended at making the good ole SMS receive the goodies of modern chat apps like WhatsApp, Telegram, etc. while, I Warren, talked about the Android phones that come with exploits out of the box.There are 29 such manufacturers, primarily from Asia including well-known names like Samsung, Sony, Xiaomi, etc.In talking about Cash identifying apps, Nimer demonstrated the "Cash Reader" by Martin Doud?ra.This app costs $15.99 for a lifetime price, while an annual subscription falls at $5.49 with a monthly subscription topped at $0.99.The app is located at:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.martindoudera.cashreader&hl=enAnother cash reader that is just as good as the above, is another one called "MCT Money Reader." by "MCT Data."This app would like you identify a bill for about two ro so times and then it would ask you to buy the app for $14.99.The app is located at:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mctdata.ParaTanima&hl=enI Warren,Talked about the oldest app in this class--The IDEAL U.S. Currency Identifier by the "Ideal Group."This app was certified on September 2nd, 2012.The app is located at:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.ideal.currencyid&hl=enThe last one that we discussed is specifically for the Indian currency called "CDI" and Ravi walked us through tis one.The app is located at:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rbi.cdi&hl=enThe next session looked at a couple navigation apps--Google Maps and Lazarillo.Nimer demonstrated the Lazarillo app from:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lazarillo while I Warren, demonstrated the Google Maps with the new accessibility plugin.We closed the session with the tips of the week, where Nimer demonstrated how to change granularity on the fly using Talkback and Ravi demonstrated the new feature in WhatsApps where one could choose who can and cannot add one to a group on WhatsApp.As always, we look forward to hearing from you when you send us your questions, concerns or criticisms to our contact email:antadpodcast@gmail.comTos subcribe to the "ANTAD" mailing list or furm where you can post messages and read from other "ANTAD" forum members, all you need do is send a "join request" to:antad+subscribe@googlegroups.com

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