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Tek Talk Presents M Malik from A.T. Kratter and John Taylor, from ViewPlus to give an update on Dolphin Products Hosted on Monday, August 07, 2017

This Monday's Tek Talk program will present both M. Malik from the A.T. Kratter Company and John Taylor from ViewPlus to discuss the latest updates and products from the Dolphin Company located in the United Kingdom.

Malik's bio reads as follows:

Download tt-08-07-17-dolphin-products.mp3 19.31 MB Hosted on Monday, August 07, 2017

Tek Talk presents Kelly Egan and Ken Goulston from the Sprint Wireless Disability Center Hosted on Monday, July 24, 2017

Kelly Egan and Ken Goulston will be discussing the Sprint Wireless Disability Center and how they can assist blind and deaf customers with Sprint products and services. There may also be some special programs with reduced cost packages for Sprint's disabled consumers.

Kelly's bio is as follows:

Download tt-07-24-17-features-kelly-egan-sprint.mp3 20.36 MB Hosted on Monday, July 24, 2017

Tek Talk presenting Robert Sweetman from Sweetman Systems Regarding a comparison of some of the accessible GPS systems along with some current up-to-date phone apps Hosted on Monday, July 17, 2017

Robert Sweetman has been in the business of putting accessible technology systems together for individuals who are blind and businesses hiring blind folks for over 25 years. Bob has and continues  to write many pamphlets on various methods of operating instructions for his clients to go along with the devices he sells to them. Bob and his wife Sue are highly respected in the technology business which they provide to their numerous clients from refreshable Braille systems to complete computer systems meeting the needs of those clients.

Download tt-07-17-17-bob-sweetman-sweetman-systems-discuss-seeing-ai-and-stream-trekker-and-other-issues.mp3 19.81 MB Hosted on Monday, July 17, 2017

Tek Talk presents Julian Vargas to discuss malware and its effects in the home and business environments Hosted on Monday, July 10, 2017

Julian is a Mobile Assistive Technology Specialist who believes
that Mobile Assistive Technology is the future. Empowering blind
and low-vision users to better understand and harness the full potential afforded by both specialized and mainstream technologies to
help us live fuller and richer lives is his passion. As a trainer
he teaches people how to use many of today's popular mobile solutions such as the iPhone, iPad, Android phones and the many
powerful apps that are available to increase independence and

Download tt-07-10-17-julian-vargas-fighting-hackers.mp3 16.71 MB Hosted on Monday, July 10, 2017

Tek Talk presents Brian Hartgen from Hartgen Consultancy Hosted on Monday, June 26, 2017

Many people are now turning to the JAWS for Windows screen-reader from VFO, particularly now that Window-Eyes is no longer a viable option. JAWS has been an extremely popular screen-reader for many years and continues to be the choice for many individuals and organisations. The new ZoomText Fusion product, which combines a range of low vision features with JAWS, is another incentive to use it.

But once you’ve got it, how do you use it? While it is true that VFO themselves offer training courses and Webinars, there is still a great need for high quality training at a low cost.

Download tt-06-26-17-brianhartgen.mp3 20.67 MB Hosted on Monday, June 26, 2017

Tek TalkPresents Janet Dickelman, The ACB Convention Coordinator Regarding the 2017 CB Conference and Convention Hosted on Monday, June 19, 2017

Janet Dickelman lives in ST. Paul, Minnesota. She has been ACB Convention Coordinator since 2012. Prior to that she was the convention information desk coordinator for 3 years. Janet served on the ACB board from 2010 to 2014. She has been secretary, president, and currently serves on the board of her affiliate ACB of Minnesota.
Janet is a retired federal employee, having worked for the Social Security Administration for 35 years, the last 18 as a supervisor.

Download tt-06-19-17-features-janet-dickelman-acb-national-convention-coordinator.mp3 20.35 MB Hosted on Monday, June 19, 2017

Tek Talk will be presentingg from my computer, Janet Ingber who will be discussing her latest book on the Mac Operating System Hosted on Monday, June 12, 2017

Tek Talk will be presenting Janet Ingber, a person who has previously presented numerous times on Tek Talk, and a person who has written a new book regarding necessary information on getting started using the MAC computer. Janet often contributes for AccessWorld, a technical information magazine which has been publishing for several years through the American Foundation for the Blind.

Janet Ingber's bio is as follows:

Download tt-06-12-17-features-janet-ingber.mp3 17.83 MB Hosted on Monday, June 12, 2017

Tek Talk presents Ken Twergo from The Low Vision Store Regarding the Orcam Reading System Hosted on Monday, June 05, 2017

Ken Twergo met his partner Patty White in Arizona. Patty began to lose her vision due to a Macular difficulty, and Ken decided to learn about low vision aids that would assist Patty in being able to read and somewhat improve her low vision environment as well as remaining independence. Ken traveled to numerous places to learn about low vision devices. They eventually partnered in forming a company dealing with low vision and eventually moved to Idaho where they improved their business and later moved to Vancouver, WA where the business finally became The Low Vision Store.

Download tt-06-05-17-orcam-camera.mp3 18.14 MB Hosted on Monday, June 05, 2017

Tek Talk will be presenting all of you who are interested regarding what you consider technological items which you use in and around the home to make life easier Hosted on Monday, May 15, 2017

I have been asked to have a session of Tek Talk related to items we use in and around the house which have some or a lot of technological value which makes life a lot easier, especially for those of us who are blind or low vision. each contributor will have up to five minutes to discuss their pet item(s), time permitting. For examples, items could range from the NuWave Oven in the kitchen to the Roomba Vacuum Cleaner, from the Trash Compactor to the leaf blower in the yard, etc.

This could really be a fun hour, and we will get back to other Tek Talk
programming next week.

Download tt-05-15-17-features-technology-around-home.mp3 28.83 MB Hosted on Monday, May 15, 2017

Tek Talk featuring Gabe Griffith from HumanWare’s Tech Support Group Hosted on Monday, May 08, 2017

Gabe will be discussing a variety of products from HumanWare, and how their Tech Support works. He will also give us some of the upcoming updates to the Victor Reader Stream, Second Generation, and what they will mean to the end user.

Gabe's bio is as follows:

Download tt-05-08-17-presents-gabe-griffith-humanware-discuss-newest-updates-stream-and-other-matters.mp3 18.83 MB Hosted on Monday, May 08, 2017