Double Tap Canada

Join hosts Steven Scott and Shaun Preece as they discuss news, reviews and technology stories of interest to people who are blind or partially sighted, Thursdays at 8 p.m. Eastern. 

Double Tap Canada

Join hosts Steven Scott and Shaun Preece as they discuss news, reviews and technology stories of interest to people who are blind or partially sighted, Thursdays at 8 p.m. Eastern. 

Recent episodes

Episode 141: LIDAR Gets Deep, AIRA Comes to the UK, and Your Screen Reader Views

Authored on July 2, 2020

In this week’s Double Tap Canada, Steven & Shaun are joined by a special, and somewhat mysterious, guest simply known as The Kayaker. As someone who has a long background in coding & development, he has been taking a look at the developer sessions from Apples WWDC and will be telling us just what features and apps we should be looking forward to in the near future.

Next, we dive into your emails with some interesting opinions on Bose AR Frames, just what is the best screen reader to start with and some strong views on Jaws and it’s pricing model.

Episode 140: Accessibility Highlights from the Apple WWDC 2020 Event

Authored on June 25, 2020

What else would Double Tap Canada be talking about this week? Yes, you may think you’ve heard everything there is about Apple’s recent Worldwide Developers conference, but the DTC team have been busy looking for what is new when it comes to accessibility in Apples upcoming software.

With improvements to Voiceover’s ability to recognize and describe unlabeled elements in apps and websites, sign language recognition, photo captioning, a new back tap gesture in iOS14 and Air Pod transparency improvements, there’s a lot to look forward to then just your watch telling you to wash your hands and go to bed…

Episode 139: Amicis Social Media, Bose Woes & Shocking Narrator News

Authored on June 18, 2020

Brace yourselves for another hour of tech news & views in this week’s Double Tap Canada. With the upcoming release of a new social media platform just for people with disabilities, should Amicis be seen as a great resource for help and information or does it do more to separate us from the mainstream?

In some shocking news, Steven Scott has been using nothing but Microsoft Narrator as his Windows screen reader for a few days and, at least so far, he doesn’t miss Jaws. Could it be possible that Narrator has improved so much that it could even be considered a replacement for Jaws?

Tim gets quite a shock himself with the news that Bose are cancelling all work on their augmented reality apps for the Bose AR Frames. With some store closures and job losses, could this mean the end for the popular Bose AR Frames?

Finally, we take a look at some of the rumors surrounding the imminent WWDC event, including Apples possible move to using ARM processors. This will allow for thinner, sleeker hardware and more regular updates, but what about software compatibility?