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Someone’s Calling You

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 26 agosto 2019

In an age when many people own a phone, many prefer to communicate via text, with Americans sending roughly 26 billion text messages each day.Texting isn’t, however, always the most convenient means of communication. Whether you are jogging, cooking, or driving, dealing with text messages can range between a simple nuisance to a safety hazard.Hands-free technology such as Apple’s AirPods and Google Assistant have offered users great solutions. Users can now send and receive text messages audibly through a headset. Whether in the car or on the run, users can listen to a text read back to them and respond verbally.But too much access to texting can also be a problem. A recent study has found that students, for example, have a much more difficult time focusing in school when their phone is present, even when silenced.In the upcoming iOS 13, Apple has announced solutions with its personalization technologies, which screens contacts and considers whether you are using the headset, such as on a call, to intelligently decide what messages are read aloud. IpVenture is thrilled that the market is adopting their technologies in hands-free texting with headsets and personalization.In addition to considering who is calling or texting, and whether the receiver is busy, our technologies can also consider other factors, such as how urgent the message is. Such comprehensive customization ensures that users never miss out on messages they prioritize while also safeguarding their time from unwanted distractions. With these patented technologies and more, IpVenture is a pioneer in market-driven ideas and user-friendly technologies.

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Not a second-class citizen

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 25 ottobre 2017

disabiliAble-bodied Americans don’t have to think twice about entering or exiting a movie theater. They don’t have to pick restaurants based on whether the restrooms are accessible or worry about getting around a shopping center by themselves. For most of my adult life, I didn’t either.Then I lost my legs when my Black Hawk helicopter was shot down in Iraq. Suddenly, things I never considered — walkways, entrances, exit ramps — became everyday concerns that impacted where I could and couldn’t go. An entrance that was just a few inches off the ground or an exit ramp with an incline a degree too steep could cause humiliation or become a serious safety hazard.Prior to the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 1990, this would have happened a lot more often. Back then it was commonplace for the disabled community to be denied access to stores, restaurants, buildings, and other facilities because public places were not required to be accessible for disabled people.The ADA changed this by setting minimum standards for accessibility in public places. But disturbingly, there are efforts underway in Congress to make Americans with disabilities second-class citizens again.
I’m fighting to protect our freedom. You can help by strengthening our grassroots network so we can organize against these efforts. Currently, powerful special interest groups and lobbyists want to relax ADA compliance. They want to give businesses a free pass to discriminate against disabled Americans.
The ADA gave Americans with disabilities the freedom to live full, independent lives. Businesses have had 27 years to make sure they are not in violation of it. Public spaces should be proactively accommodating disabled Americans — not dragging their feet to make changes after the damage is done.

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