Archive for November, 2007

Subtitle films, how easy can it get!?

November 2, 2007

Thanks to Seb Schmoller for alerting me to the existence of this amazing tool in This post is a free to access, nothing to download web based tool which lets you make any film available in any language just by adding your own subtitles to it. Technology really doesn’t get much simpler or more powerful than this!


access in the news in October

November 2, 2007

There must have been something in the water during October because there seem to have been a glut of announcements of supposedly ground breaking collaborations and inventions which push forward access to technology for Blind people. and in the main they are adaptive solutions which improve access to more mainstream technologies or services, rather than the alternative bespoke device or software type offerings we tend to expect.

Take a look at the following

Big four unite for greater good collaboration on open standards for subtitling of video content.


Talking Braille: A new tool to teach blind children possibly the item here with most potential.


Researchers Develop Adaptive Technology for Visually Impaired Engineers


and finally:

Employee Helps Cisco Meet Accessibility Standards which begs the question, Why are there so many features of my office phone I can’t use, such as the directory, and incoming caller identification?

Now posting from office 2007

November 2, 2007

Well now that I’m up and running with Office 2007 on a more or less permenant basis I should hopefully find it easier to post here a bit more frequently.

There’s one or Two things I haven’t quite sussed out yet, not sure whether to blame Office, the Screenreader or just the user so hang on in there while I work it out, in the meantime prepare for untagged posts and maybe the occasional one without a title too. Generally speaking though not having to make the special effert to go to the WordPress site should make things better.