Rob’s off this week and leaves the podcast duties to Steve and Ryan, who talk with Nancy Willard, Director of Embrace Civility in the Digital Age, a program and advocacy movement that targets online bullying and bad online behaviors.
This week we briefly discuss the new Eye Tracking software that will be included in the forthcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update before engaging in a Banterfest with Wade Wingler, Vice President of Technology and Information Services and Security Office at Easterseals Crossroads and host of the long running podcast Assistive Technology Update.
It’s our longest and most self-indulgent episode yet! This week we take a deep dive into the life and times of our own Steve Barclay and discuss the rise and fall of Aroga Technologies. An open and earnest discussion about just what happened with the Assistive Technology company we all worked at, and where things are going in the future.
Steve is back in studio this week and we learn where he’s been all this time before welcoming Jessica Kovacs to the show where she tells us all about her blog, ‘Thomas Marshall Does It All’, where she details the day to day life of her son Tommy who is growing up blind.
Ever wonder if there were comic books for the Blind and visually impaired? Well wonder no more, Citizen! This week we’re talking with Guy Hasson, founder of a virtual comic book shop that produces audio described comic books specifically for the visually impaired community.
Show Notes Comics Empower
Visit the Comics Empower website and see the entire library of comics that are available. You can also find them on Twitter @comicsempower and check out their podcast, Blind Panels.
This week we’re joined by Kyle Bryant, host of the Two Disabled Dudes Podcast and founder of RideATAXIA. We discuss Friedreich’s ataxia, a rare neuro-muscular disorder, what it was like to be diagnosed with it at 17, and how a chance encounter with a recumbent trike altered the course of his life.
This week we slow things down and engage in a bit of free form with guest co-host Nelson Régo from the Cool Blind Tech Podcast. Among the topics are a new Assistive Device, the development of a musical instrument that you play with your mind, some of the societal implications of autonomous cars, and Apple’s new foray into the digital assistant arena, the HomePod.
Show Notes GlassOuse Assistive Device
Despite not knowing what syllable to put the emphasis on, we talk about this new mousing alternative that allows users a headpointing option that doesn’t require a onscreen keyboard.
This week we talk with Wesley Friesen and Micheal Hingson from Aira, the new revolutionary subscription service that caters to the Visually Impaired community.
Show Notes Talking Laundry Module Want to help your washer and dryer become more sentient? As we discussed, here’s the link to the GE First Build website store where you can order your very own Talking Laundry Module for your GE Washer/Dryer. Aira Website Interesting in subscribing to the service or learning more about it? Check out the company website and find out just what the service could do for you. Aira Careers Page For those who might be interested in learning more about becoming an Aira Agent.
This week we had a great time bantering with Maria Johnson, aka Girl Gone Blind — so much so that it turned out to be our longest episode to date! We talk with her about her eye condition, her experience with losing her sight, the importance of blogging and social media, technology, and how it helped with her transition and recovery.