Tag: accessibility



Prosthetics and wearable technology

This story about a man who has adapted his prosthetic arm to embed a smartphone in it raises some interesting thoughts and questions. The first is the around the continual striving of individuals to make technology work for them. A really great idea seems to suffer from a lack of support from suppliers and manufacturers and took some individual determination to make it happen.  The...

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iPhone and the female voice

iPhone and the female voice

On launch. much was made of the new iPhone 4S and the use of a female voice for its Siri technology…except in France and UK where the default is male (you change it for a female voice but only with a US or Australian accent!).  Some of the press here have reported studies that say a female voice is “more pleasing” (we’ve not done any research ourselves)....

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