Re-post from the New York Times. Alexa is the artificial intelligence voice of the Amazon Echo, and Cortana is the Microsoft equivalent. Now these two artificial voices are talking to each other…and so are their bosses! Here is the link to the article.Read more "‘Cortana, Open Alexa,’ Amazon Says. And Microsoft Agrees."
Here in the northeast spring only sprang recently and still isn’t too sure about it. Fashion forward folks start on their spring wardrobe in March or even February, but now is a good time for the rest of us. There are spring sales around this week and next. Call one or two favorite stores, […]Read more "Clothes-Buying One-o-One (actually two)"
(Re-post from The Telegraph newspaper, UK.) Last Thursday a 29-year old with Retinitis pigmentosa had DNA delivered to his eyes in the hope that this will affect the progress of this blinding disease. Retinitis pigmentosa is a progressive disease which may slowly blind sufferers over decades.Read more "Blind British man in world’s first operation to deliver modified DNA to his eyes."
Blind Theatergoer’s ‘Hamilton’ Lawsuit Aims Spotlight On Broadway Accessibility. (A re-post from National Public Radio.) A blind Theater-goer decides it’s time Broadway shows had audio description.Read more "Blind Theatergoer’s ‘Hamilton’ Lawsuit Aims Spotlight On Broadway"
Re-post from the Washington Post Here’s some very practical information and good tips on how to find a date when you are blind or can’t see much.Read more "What Is It Like To Date While Blind?"
I have been out of the blogging picture recently because I am preparing a book called Finding Your Voice After Vision Loss, which takes amazing amounts of time to write. I want the book to be easy to read of course, and useful for people new to vision loss, as well as providing tips and […]Read more "Happy Thanksgiving 2016"
Four Paralympian runners, all visually impaired, finished ahead of the gold medalist at the August Olympics! They were running the 1500 meters. A re-post from the Huffington PostRead more "Visually impaired runners beat the regular Olympians in the 1500 meters!"
The Amazon Echo is a new kind of smart computer, that is controlled by your voice. It was launched in 2014 but has now really caught on. It is housed in a black tube. You use it by talking to it, like Siri on an iPhone. The word to wake the Echo, it’s called the […]Read more "The Amazon Echo"
Guest Blogger Jan Peccarrari Visits a Farmers’ Market and a Plant Outlet to make the most of her small balcony. This was written last year, but it was late for finding the best plants. Now the weather is still cold in New England , but you can buy the plants and set up your balcony, […]Read more "Even if Your Balcony is Small It’s Time to Grow Again!"
by Brian J. Coppola On November 24, 2014, I picked up my medication at my local Walmart pharmacy. For the first time I swiped the special label on the package using the ScripTalk Patient station. This type of label is called a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) label and has a tiny chip in it. […]Read more "Getting Your ScripTalk Prescription from a Brick and Mortar Pharmacy"