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    As the clock ticks down on that $119 discount on a Windows 10 upgrade, if you need programs like Narrator or Magnifier to help you with your everyday computing, fear not — that free upgrade is going nowhere. Daniel Hubbell announced on the Microsoft Accessibility Blog that those use assistive technologies on Windows that the offer will continue to be free after July 29 and that details on how to take advantage of it will come soon enough. While this may prompt some indecisive cheaters to activate the High Contrast mode to milk as much time as possible for abso-freaking-lutely needing to ...

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    Google's already brought powerful voice control to Android, letting users interact with apps and system settings with just a few spoken commands. And while that may work really well when you want Google to set a timer, or help your draft a text message, voice control runs out of steam when you bring in random apps for which voice support was never designed. At least, that used to be the case, but now Google's inviting users to test out its new Voice Access system that brings voice control to all corners of Android. Voice Access lets users who can't normally interact with a touch screen to ...

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    Not everyone sees the world in the same way. Of course that's plainly obvious if you've ever spent time in the dungeons comment sections of the internet, but it's easy to forget that it's also true in a literal sense. Not everyone sees or hears the same way you might … and that's as true for smartphone users as for anyone else. So what kind of considerations go into buying and using today's mobile technology products when you're visually impaired? What kind of brand wars exist in the world of the blind? Are we going in the right direction with audio cues and glass screens, or were the ...

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