January 30/Next Phone Meeting of the Philadelphia Computer Users’ Group for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Our next phone meeting is scheduled for Friday, January 30 from 8:00-10:00 PM Eastern time. People outside of Philadelphia are also welcome.
There are many topics which we could discuss. Possibilities include

1. The release of the Be my Eyes app for iOS, allowing blind users to connect with over 90,000 sighted volunteers to receive free assistance. Have you tried the app? Do you like it?

2. On January 21, Microsoft hosted a major press event which they called Windows 10: the Next Chapter. You can read more about the announcements and watch an archive of the webcast from the above link. Among other things, they provided more information about Windows 10, including that it will contain the Cortana voice assistant and that the OS will be free during the first year of its release for users of Windows 7, 8 and 8.1.

3. AI Squared released version 9 of Window-Eyes which includes, among other things, beefed-up Web support, improved table navigation, support for Quickbooks, better support for Microsoft Web apps, support for Google Docs, Google Charts and Google slides and even includes preliminary support for Windows 10!! If you’re a Window-Eyes user, have you upgraded to version 9? Do you like it?

4. The developer of Voice Dream Reader introduced a new, speech-friendly notetaking app for iOS called, appropriately, Voice Dream Writer, costing $9.99. Have you purchased this app?

To participate, the number to call is
(712) 432-3900
when prompted for your access code, enter
followed by the pound key.
I’m looking forward to talking with you during our next gathering.


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