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TEK TALK WELCOMES JOHN GASSMAN TO DISCUSS SOME INTERESTING IOS APPS AND An INFORMATIONAL WEB SITE Hosted on Monday, July 18, 2016

On July 18 I'll talk about and demonstrate two of my favorite new apps and an interesting web page.
the two apps are Tell Me when which allows you to monitor and keep up with your favorite authors as they release their books.
You can do the same with videos and apps as well.
the second app is disney Movies Anywhere which allows you to watch disney Pixar films on your app with audio description. You can also listen to Pixar audio described movies in the theater.

Download tt-07-18-16-my-favorite-apps-john-gassman.mp3 16.81 MB Hosted on Monday, July 18, 2016

TEK TALK WELCOMES JOSHUA HENDRICKSON, THE NEW AUDIBLE LIBRARY Hosted on Monday, July 11, 2016

A few words about my audible presentation for Tek Talk.
What is audible? The website www.audible.com offers a wide variety of audiobooks, radio shows, speeches, and other audio content. Members of audible can download such content in various ways. One can download content direct to a smart device, such as an eye phone, or tablet. However, my method of downloading audible content is via the computer.

Download tt-07-11-16-audible-library.mp3 19.24 MB Hosted on Monday, July 11, 2016

TEK TALK WELCOMES JONATHAN MOSEN TO DISCUSS HIS NEWEST BOOK: SONISTHESIA. Hosted on Monday, June 27, 2016

Sonos produces a range of high-quality smart speakers, as well as accessories to turn your existing audio system into a smart device. The devices are controlled by an app which is highly accessible in Windows and iOS.
Jonathan Mosen has written a book, Sonisthesia, explaining the variety of Sonos systems available, what the devices can do, and how to make the most of them.
He'll be discussing the book, and Sonos technology on Tek Talk, June 27 at 8 PM Eastern.
To learn more about the book, visit
http://mosen.org/sonos

Download tt-06-27-16-jonathan-mosen.mp3 17.68 MB Hosted on Monday, June 27, 2016

Tek talk welcomes larry Skutchan,Director, Technology Product Research, American Printing House for the Blind, to speak on the new orbit reader 20 Hosted on Monday, June 20, 2016

After the recent announcement and feedback at CSUN about the release of the Orbit Reader 20, a new refreshable braille display with an SD card slot and stand-alone functionality, it is clear the device warrants some additional description.

Download tt-06-20-16-larry-skutchan-discuss-new-orbit-reader-20.mp3 20.71 MB Hosted on Monday, June 20, 2016

TEK TALK WELCOMES JAMIE PAULS, THE FUTURE OF IN-DOOR NAVIGATION Hosted on Monday, June 13, 2016

Toyota's Partner Robot Group is constantly working to improve people's lives through cutting-edge technology. The group is currently working on a project internally known as BLAID, which stands for Blind Aid. This project involves a wearable device that will assist blind people with indoor navigation. In this presentation, we will talk about what we know concerning the project, how other technologies can assist with BLAID's success, and some of the challenges to successfully bringing this concept to reality.

Download tt-06-13-16-features-jamie-pauls-future-indoor-navigation.mp3 13.72 MB Hosted on Monday, June 13, 2016

TEK TALK WELCOMES AUTHOR, BONNIE MOSEN TO DISCUSS HER NEW BOOK: IT'S OFF TO WORK WE GO!" Hosted on Monday, June 06, 2016

Unemployed and actively seeking work? Underemployed and searching for a job that makes better use of your skills? Entering the workforce for the first time?
Having a job promotes dignity, helps with a sense of purpose, and hopefully brings in some money to buy the things we want.
Paperless offices and increasingly capable assistive technology should mean that jobs are easier for blind people to get than ever. Yet it seems that attitudinal change hasn't happened as quickly as technological change.

Download tt-06-06-16-features-bonnie-mosen-its-work-we-go.mp3 20.04 MB Hosted on Monday, June 06, 2016

Tek Talk Welcomes Chris Gray, President, The ALLIANCE FOR Braille Literacy Hosted on Monday, May 23, 2016

The Alliance for Braille Literacy was founded in March, 2013, to promote braille literacy and to ensure that any new braille systems adopted in the United States would provide state-of-the-art codes for braille readers and blind students in this country. The impetus for the formation of this group is the adoption, by BANA, of UEB (Unified English Braille) code as the official braille code for the United States.

Download tt-05-23-16-alliance-braille-literacy.mp3 18.95 MB Hosted on Monday, May 23, 2016

Tek Talk Welcomes Anna Dresner to further update her new book Hosted on Monday, May 16, 2016

National Braille Press recently released the iOS 9 edition of Anna Dresner's book Getting Started with the iPhone. On May 16, Anna will appear on Tek Talk to discuss the book and to talk about how to use braille displays with the iPhone. She will discuss how to pair a braille display, the braille settings, getting help, reading with BARD Mobile and other programs, and more.

Presenter: Anna Dresner
E-Mail: wadresner@att.net

Download tt-05-16-16-features-anna-dresner.mp3 14.63 MB Hosted on Monday, May 16, 2016

TEK TALK WELCOMES GREG STILSON FROM HUMANWARE TO DISCUSS AND DEMONSTRATE THE NEW BRAILLENOTE TOUCH Hosted on Monday, May 09, 2016

During the 2016 CSUN conference HumanWare unveiled the world's first Google certified braille tablet. As the successor to the very popular BrailleNote Apex, the BrailleNote Touch is so much more than a traditional note taker. Driven by the familiar KeySoft interface and accessibility, along with being completely controlled using braille, the Touch combines the traditional simplicity and efficiency of a note taker with the power and openness of a modern tablet.

Download tt-05-09-16-braillenote-touch-humanware.mp3 22.57 MB Hosted on Monday, May 09, 2016

TEK TALK WELCOMES TOM DEKKER, FOUNDER OF IHABILITATION Hosted on Monday, May 02, 2016

About Tom Dekker and iHabilitation Canada Tom Dekker is the founder and proprietor of iHabilitation Canada, founded in Toronto in 2011, and now based in Victoria BC, on the west coast of Canada. Tom is a Vision Rehabilitation Therapist (Mohawk College, 2005). iHabilitation's mission is to provide inclusively designed books and videos that facilitate touch-screen learning and teaching for people with vision or reading disabilities. These products improve access to the information, service providers and social networks that are working to improve quality of life world-wide.

Download tt-05-02-16-features-tom-dekker-founder-ihabilitation.mp3 13.95 MB Hosted on Monday, May 02, 2016

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