CAT on a Keyboard

Virtual Assistants : To Google or Not to Google

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Talking to our technology isn’t necessarily a new thing. In fact, if you count cursing at a malfunctioning piece of equipment, talking to technology has been around since man invented the wheel and the damn thing ran over that poor caveman’s foot. But if you’re talking about the ability to actually interact with our technology using our voice, that has been solidly in the realm of science fiction since the days of early Star Trek episodes. However, voice recognition has been something developers have been working on since the 70s, and voice dictation packages such as Dragon Naturally Speaking has...

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What To Know ... Before You Buy A Braille Display

Posted by Rob Mineault on

Wondering on how to go about shopping for a Braille Display? We break down some of the vital features and terminology of these incredibly powerful devices to try and help you make the right decision when it comes to picking the one best for you!

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What is Assistive Technology?

Posted by Rob Mineault on

It seems only fitting that the first blog post on our blog, CAT on a Keyboard, would be titled ‘What is Assistive Technology?’ After all, I’ve spent almost 17 years answering that very question, since the early spring day that I began work for a smallish Assistive Technology company based in North Vancouver, BC. As it turns out, Assistive Technology is one of those things that has been ever present in our society, but one of those topics that people don’t really feel the need to think or talk about – until the day that they or one of their...

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