Ben.Vision Apps

Today, we were joined by Patrick, the co-founder of BenVision, and their CTO, Vaze, to discuss their innovative apps Speakaboo and BEN. Originating from a MIT hackathon project, BenVision aims to create inclusive technology, with BEN offering a unique binaural music experience to convey object information. Their recently launched app, Speakaboo, in public beta, stands … Read more

Community Replay – 14 May

You can tune into this call live every Tuesday. Visit acb.community to learn more about what is up coming. Send us your feedback online: https://pinecast.com/feedback/unmute-presents-on-acb-communi/582e81a4-095a-4ebe-8307-b557a7b716ed This podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-e4dc67 for 40% off for 4 months, … Read more

Jaws Tips 6 – Finding Text On The Web

In this episode, We demonstrate how to effectively use the JAWS find command to search for specific words on a webpage. By pressing Control + F, we access the JAWS find dialogue box to input the desired word, such as “application,” and navigate through its appearances using arrow keys. Upon searching, we locate instances of … Read more

Community Replay from 7 May

Join us in this episode of the ACB Community Call where we delve into a variety of topics and updates within the Unmute community. Marty Sobo, Michael Dois and Michael Babcock, share valuable insights on boosting microphone volume, exploring accessible apps, and navigating assistive technology tools like JAWS and Braille games. Community members actively participate, … Read more

Jaws Tips – Using the FS Clipboard with JAWS

Marci discusses the FS Clipboard feature within JAWS, demonstrating how users can gather and merge text from different parts of a document seamlessly. By utilizing keyboard shortcuts and commands, Marci showcases the functionality of the clipboard, emphasizing the importance of reviewing and manipulating text accurately. She provides a practical example of crafting a message about … Read more

At Your Fingertips – Braille games for children and adults

In this episode of At Your Fingertips, we discuss the world of Braille games, emphasizing their role in enhancing Braille skills through fun gameplay. We share insights on specific games like Scrabble and Monopoly, highlighting their educational value. Exploring resources from NFB Independence Marketplace, APH, and MaxiAids, we showcase Braille games like alphabet blocks and … Read more

Community Replay for 30 April

You can tune into this call live every Tuesday. Visit acb.community to learn more about what is up coming. Send us your feedback online: https://pinecast.com/feedback/unmute-presents-on-acb-communi/f39d0455-8e25-4997-920d-f25e4d57c1d2 This podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-e4dc67 for 40% off for 4 months, … Read more

Digital Bytes – Castro, Zoom Tips, and Mag Safe Charging

# Today, we focused on the unique features of Castro, a podcasting app that revolutionizes podcast management with an inbox approach and convenient voiceover actions like the rotor function. We also highlighted the usefulness of chapter markers in enhancing the listening experience for users. Additionally, we shared a valuable tip for Zoom users, specifically those … Read more

Jaws Tips: Marking Text To COpy

In this episode we teach you how to mark text to copy using Jaws. You set the mark start, navigate to the end of the selection, and press insert+space followed by “M”. If you have any questions reach out to feedback@unmute.show Send us your feedback online: https://pinecast.com/feedback/unmute-presents-on-acb-communi/c88ae8c6-e6c9-4f4d-8da4-857879cd4e6c This podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast … Read more

Community Replay for 23 April

You can tune into this call live every Tuesday. Visit acb.community to learn more about what is up coming. Send us your feedback online: https://pinecast.com/feedback/unmute-presents-on-acb-communi/8e606f03-3839-4845-b19d-4d4ae9ee85fa This podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-e4dc67 for 40% off for 4 months, … Read more

Jaws Tips – Three Ways to get to the Address and Search Bar

Discover three quick methods to access the search and address bar on popular web browsers. Learn efficient shortcuts like ‘Alt + D’ and ‘Control + F6’ to swiftly navigate between the bar and web content. Master these techniques to enhance your browsing productivity and independence. Reach out to us at feedback@unmute.show for questions or feedback. … Read more

Jaws Tips, selections in explorer

Join Marci in this episode where she walks you through advanced techniques for efficiently selecting items in a list view using JAWS, the screen reader for Windows. By mastering functions like selecting all items with control A, choosing contiguous items with the shift key, and opting for non-contiguous selection with control and space bar, users … Read more

Katie Talks Travel: All Inclusive vacations

In this episode, I speak with Heather, an experienced travel agent specializing in all-inclusive resorts. We explore her journey in the industry, her top resort picks, and tips for selecting the perfect all-inclusive experience. Delving into the differences between all-inclusive and European plan resorts, we analyze considerations for dining, beverages, and accommodations. Heather shares guidance … Read more

Community Replay from 16 April

AI Generated: In this insightful ACB Community Call held on April 16th, 2024, participants engaged in various tech-related discussions, from troubleshooting accessibility issues to utilizing different types of microphones for music recording. The focus was on mutual support and sharing experiences. The episode delved into everyday tech challenges, tools for musicians, and managing accessibility shortcuts … Read more

Apple Crosswords, Moving apps on IOS, and the Tribit XFree over ear headset

In this episode, Chris shares her experience with accessing crossword puzzles on Apple News, exploring the daily mini and larger puzzles available. She detail the puzzle interface features, gameplay options, and accessibility, highlighting the engaging nature of the puzzles. Shifting focus, Marty explains how to rearrange app icons on iPhone and iPad using VoiceOver, simplifying … Read more

Community Replay for 9 April

Read transcript AI Transcript: This has been an ACB Community Call. Today’s Unmute Presents Community Call was hosted on Tuesday, 9 April, 2024. Hello everyone and welcome back to another Unmute. As usual, we’ve got a couple of announcements here at the top. I want to remind everyone we’re going to go through all first … Read more

At Your Fingertips: Braille business cards, Post-it notes, and displays

In this episode of At Your Fingertips, Braille Then and Now Chris delves into the significance of Braille accessibility through exploration of Braille business cards and innovative products. Insights are shared on finding Braille business cards via platforms like Etsy and the Braille Superstore, underlining their affordability and accessibility for visually impaired individuals. Unique Braille … Read more

ACB Community replay for two April

In this episode, we addressed audience inquiries on various topics related to text input preferences, message sending between iPhone and Android devices, enlarging keyboard size on Android, accessing SoundCloud on iPhone, finding micro Bluetooth transmitters, and recommendations for Bluetooth devices. Tips were shared on setting up messaging settings, troubleshooting message delivery errors, and exploring different … Read more

Unmute Presents – Thomas Domville

Today, Marty spoke with Thomas Donville from AppleViz about his tech journey from COBOL programming to network administration, facing challenges post-vision loss in 2005, and his role at AppleViz. Thomas highlighted the limited accessibility tools available, challenges working with servers, and the community-driven nature of AppleViz. He also shared podcasting equipment recommendations and AppleViz’s expansion … Read more

CSUN Recap with Special Guests

Marty, Michael, John, Chris, and Patrick reflect on their experiences at the CSUN tech conference, emphasizing the prevalence of AI in assistive technologies and the importance of networking with industry professionals. They discuss innovations like Glidance for individuals with visual impairments, Envision’s new assistant tool, and Aira for visual interpretation services. The team explores OKO … Read more

COmmunity Replay for 26 March, 2024

You can tune into this call live every Tuesday. Visit acb.community to learn more about what is up coming. Send us your feedback online: https://pinecast.com/feedback/unmute-presents-on-acb-communi/075cf90a-3fad-4e2c-ae41-297b1d77314c This podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-e4dc67 for 40% off for 4 months, … Read more

Digital Bytes – EP7 – Scanning SPotlight Travel Hardware

In this episode, We explore SimpleScan, a user-friendly iOS scanning app by Agile Tortoise, ideal for visually impaired users. We also discuss iOS 17’s efficient search feature and share travel accessory recommendations from traveling to the CSUN Assistive Technology Conference. Magnetic cable ties and a multi-port charging station streamline organization and device management on the … Read more