Unmute Presents – The OKO App

In this episode, we speak with Michael from OKO, a revolutionary mobile app using AI to interpret pedestrian signals for the visually impaired. OKO offers accessible feedback through audible, vibration, and visual cues. It’s free and expanding globally to assist blind pedestrians. Stay tuned for an enlightening discussion on OCO’s innovative features and future outlook. … Read more

Katie Talks Travel: “Episode 2: Navigating the Seas – A Comprehensive Guide to US Cruise Lines”

In this episode, we provide an overview of popular cruise lines in the US, including Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Disney, Norwegian, Holland America, Princess, and Celebrity. We discuss their unique features, pricing, accessibility efforts, and the importance of providing feedback. We also touch on technology in cruise line apps and tease upcoming episodes on accessible options … Read more

ACB Community Replay for the 19th of September

In this episode of Unmute, we discuss the latest iPhone and watch software updates, address audience questions on various topics including iOS 17 features and potential bugs, recommend Bluetooth headsets and navigation apps, provide instructions on accessing different voices in iOS 17, and offer tips on updating software and utilizing useful iOS apps. We also … Read more

Slowing Speech Down

In this segment, we encourage support from our listeners through sharing our content and contributing financially. We then demonstrate how to slow down speech on the Blindshell Classic 2 to make it more accessible. We explain the range of speech rate levels and share an exciting announcement about an upcoming Community Call. Visit acb.community for … Read more

Music and Podcasts with Lady A

Marty and Lucy discuss Lady A devices for podcasts and music, including streaming platforms like TuneIn Radio, Amazon Music, and Apple Music. Join their live sessions and explore with Lady A!

Friday Finds: “Clubhouse’s Comeback, The Rise of Private Groups & Marks & Spencer’s Innovation for the Blind”

In this episode, we explore the decline of Clubhouse and its attempt to revive itself with a new chat feature. We also discuss the growing preference for closed communities and its potential impact on organizations like ACB. Additionally, we highlight Marks & Spencer’s Braille gift cards, bringing accessibility and joy to the blind community. Don’t … Read more

ACB Community Replay for 5 Sep

In this episode, we announce upcoming changes and the merger with IACAST. We answer tech questions about calendar issues, video streaming, and website accessibility. We discuss OCR apps, alternatives to a hacked weather app, a tablet stand, and Mac’s Stage Manager. We provide steps for downloading books, address technical difficulties, and answer various device-specific queries. … Read more

Unmute Presents: Screen Recording on iPhone for Accessibility

Introduction: – Discussion about the inspiration for this episode from the latest DoubleTap show where host Sean talks about recording applications that may not be fully accessible. Main Content: – Detailed walkthrough on how to record an iPhone screen and include voiceover, a useful tool for developers to understand accessibility challenges. – Topics covered: Navigating … Read more

Friday Finds: Empowering Tech? Social Media Revamp & Canine AI

In this episode of Friday Finds, we share good news about the resolution of the iOS 17 braille display bug. We also discuss a smart headband called EYECAN, designed to assist blind individuals in navigating swimming pools. We explore the changing landscape of social media and the emergence of platforms offering more control. Additionally, we … Read more

“Unmute: Exploring the Echobatix App with Gary and Mia

This episode of Unmute features an enlightening conversation with Gary and Mia the creators of the innovative Echobatix app. The duo shares the inspiration behind the app and the unique features it offers for touchscreen accessibility. They also delve into the challenges they encountered during the development process and reveal exciting future plans for Echobatix, … Read more

ACB Community Replay for 29 August

Welcome to this episode of Unmute! We address listener questions and concerns, covering a range of technical issues. We discuss the new Sense Player from HIMSS, provide tips on managing messages across Apple devices and smart TV troubleshooting. We also share resources for transitioning to a MacBook Pro, offer help with various inquiries, and emphasize … Read more

Sending Files With LaunchBar

In this episode, the Send To feature in LaunchBar is explored. Learn how to quickly move files to specific locations with just a few keystrokes and navigate through folders efficiently. Stay tuned for more productivity tips.# You can tune into this call live every Tuesday. Visit acb.community to learn more about what is up coming. … Read more

Friday Finds: “Tech Tussles: The CAPTCHA Conundrum and the Robot Vandalism Dilemma”

In this episode, we delve into two different issues that arise with the advancement of technology. First, we discuss the limitations and decreasing effectiveness of CAPTCHAs. Lynn Schneider, the host, highlights that as AI technology becomes more sophisticated, CAPTCHAs are easier to bypass, making them less secure. However, she mentions that companies like Google and … Read more

Securing Your Website

In this conversation, we stress the importance of securing your organization’s web presence. We discuss the significance of having a domain name for verification and business integration. We provide tips for maintaining control over your domain, such as enabling two-factor authentication and locking transfers. We also highlight the need for choosing a reputable hosting company … Read more

Unmute Presents ACB Community replay for 22 August

On this episode of the Unmute Presents Community Call, we address a range of tech-related questions. We discuss tips for saving attachments in Outlook, generating QR codes, troubleshooting computer issues, muting messages on WhatsApp and GroupMe, and more. We also provide updates on recent podcast episodes and express our gratitude to the listeners. Stay tuned … Read more

Technically Working 22: Smart Vision, Accessibility, and Listener Engagement

In this episode, we discuss the smart vision three phone, address the backup process for the blind shell phone, talk about file moving and using SD cards and USB thumb drives. We also touch upon using magnification and voiceover features simultaneously and share our experiences with different keyboards and braille displays. Additionally, we mention engagement … Read more

Unmute – Selection to LaunchBar

In this segment, we learn how to quickly add a tracking number to the Parcel app on macOS. By selecting the tracking number from an email message, activating LaunchBar, and navigating to the Parcel app action, we ensure accuracy in package tracking. After inputting a brief description, we finalize the entry and receive a confirmation … Read more

191 – Tablets to the Extreme

Episode Notes In this episode, Michael Doise flies solo as the host and kicks off the conversation by expressing his appreciation for the audience and his enjoyment of doing the podcast. He updates listeners on the upcoming changes and news in the iAccessibility and Techopolis realms, including the re-release of the VO Starter app with … Read more

Friday Finds: Google’s AI Revolution, HP’s Printer Predicament & Instacart’s Pricing Puzzle

In this episode, we discuss Google’s efforts to enhance their AI system, BARD, to compete with ChatGPT and Bing. We also explore the class-action lawsuit against HP for designing printers that require ink for scanning and faxing. Additionally, we touch on the markups in grocery delivery services like Instacart and the need for transparency. Join … Read more

Katie Talks Travel – EP1

In this episode, we chat with Katie, an independent travel agent, about her passion for travel and her expertise in accessible travel. We discuss the challenges of website accessibility for visually impaired individuals and how Katie customizes travel experiences for her clients. Katie also shares popular destinations, tips for a smooth trip, and the importance … Read more

Unmute Presents ACB Community replay for 15 August

In this episode, we discuss listener questions, share news about the VO Starter app, address issues with sharing news articles on iPad, review a podcast, offer tips on using chatbots and AI, discuss keyboard commands and VoiceOver navigation, provide advice for those with arthritic hands, explore voice control tutorials, and offer tips for AirPods. We … Read more

TW21 – We Did It First

In this episode, we overcome technical issues and discuss recording interviews at a state convention. We highlight the MacWhisper app and express gratitude for listener recommendations. We cover topics like VoIP phones, travel plans, email services, and DNS backup. We mention the intriguing I clever BK 10 keyboard and tease exciting surprises for our listeners. … Read more

IACast: 190 – Beats Up, Threads Down

Episode Notes In this episode of our podcast, I am joined by Marty Sobo and Michael Babcock as we approach our 200th episode. We ask our listeners how long they have been with us and tease some upcoming changes for episode 200. We discuss the tech news coming in September, including new iPhones and betas. … Read more

Friday Finds – Don’t Text and Walk

In this episode of Friday Finds, we discuss the upcoming changes in iOS 17, including the relocation of the call end button and new features like live voicemail. We also address issues with the Mantis Braille display in the beta version of iOS 17 and the potential impact on blind and deafblind individuals. Additionally, we … Read more

Accessing Books with Lady A

In this episode we discuss options for accessing books, including Audible, Kindle with screen readers, and Bookshare. We highlight the Bookshare Reader skill and the upcoming beta skill for BARD. We encourage listeners to email their preferred book-reading services.

Shell Phone Show: Copying Files on the BlindShell Classic 2

In this episode, Damashe demonstrates how to copy or move a file using the blind shell phone. Damashe navigates to the file manager, selects the file, and chooses the copy option. Then, Damashe goes to the desired destination folder and pastes the file. Additionally, Damashe shows how to set a custom ringtone for a specific … Read more