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Disney is offering a new way for blind and low-vision fans to enjoy “Finding Dory” in the movie theaters by utilizing groundbreaking technology in their Disney Movies Anywhere mobile app.

Hailing the new service as a breakthrough in independent moviegoing, the app uses smart-syncing audio description to provide users with a free audio description that “elegantly narrates important on-screen action for those who can’t always follow along visually.” Users can listen to the track by using an iPhone or iPad and headphones in conjunction with [...]

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She overcame blindness to thrive at Google

by Parija Kavilanz @CNNTech Meet Google’s blind engineer When Jyotsna Kaki got a call from Google, she was stunned. She had never applied for a job with the tech giant. “I thought that getting into Google was impossible for me,” said Kaki, 33, who is blind. But it wasn’t, thanks to her brother who passed [...]

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Apps4Android Releases 2014 Version of their Accessible Voter Information Guide

Application Helps Make Election Information Accessible for Voters with Print Disabilities   Contact: Steve Jacobs steve.jacobs@ideal-group.org (614) 777-0770 HILLIARD, Ohio (BUSINESS WIRE) October 22, 2014 –Apps4Android today announced the release of a “no-cost-to-the-user,” accessible, 2014 Voter Information Guide® (VIG). VIG was designed to help users, including those with visual disabilities, find personalized election information based [...]

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New Mobile App Makes Audio Streaming of Newspapers and Magazines Available to Persons with Print Disabilities

CRIS Radio enables blind and visually impaired individuals to access print media through new app created by Apps4Android WINDSOR, Conn., Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – CRIS (Connecticut Radio Information System, Inc.) today announced the release of an Android smartphone app that makes it easy for people who are blind, and those with other print disabilities to access human [...]

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App Enables Blind and Visually Impaired Individuals to Identify U.S. Currency Notes with Android Smartphone

Apps4Android updates IDEAL Currency Identifier to read notes faster and recognize new $100 note By Apps4Android Published: Monday, Sep. 8, 2014 – 5:42 am HILLIARD, Ohio, Sept. 8, 2014 — /PRNewswire/ – Apps4Android today announced the release of an updated version of their no-cost-to-the-user, U.S. currency note identification app called “IDEAL Currency Identifier (ICI).” Photo – [...]

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