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.
This week Steve impersonates Rob and steals the hosting duties as the three discuss some of the week’s most interesting Assistive Technology news from around the country. And some other stuff too.
Phillips Offers a Line of Accessible TV and Video Players
New Victor Reader Trek
The BrailleMe $300 Braille Display
Talking Laundry Module
Translink Testing RFID Technology For Skytrain Fare Gates
Disability Organization Denounces Alec Baldwin
Microsoft’s Seeing AI App
This week we banter with perhaps the most famous guest we’ve ever had on — none other than the Google Digital Assistant herself, the Google Home! We chat about the AT potential of this device, show what it can do in the home, and even dive into some of its more quirky features.
Quentin Christensen, Training Material Developer at NV-Access, joins us this week to talk about NVDA, the free open source Screen Reader as well as the state of screen readers in the marketplace today.
NV Access: The main home of NVDA
NVDA on GitHub
NVDA issues on GitHub: Bug reports, feature requests, etc.
NVDA development snapshots: Automatically generated builds of the project in its current state of development
NVDA add-ons: Get add-ons to enhance NVDA
Translating NVDA: Information about how to translate NVDA into another language
NVDA community wiki: Articles contributed by the community
NVDA Controller Client (2010-02-19): NVDA API for external applications to directly speak or braille messages, etc.
NVDA Developer Guide
Contributing to NVDA: Guidelines for contributing to the NVDA source code
NVDA development email list (archives): Discussion about NVDA development
NVDA commits email list: Notifications for all commits to the Git repository
It’s finally here .. the promised Anniversary Show! We mark our one year anniversary of the podcast by taking a break from our normal subject matter and breaking out the Tequila for a silly, stream-of-consciousness stroll through Memory Lane and any other topic that happens to come up. WARNING: Tequila was involved in the making of this podcast, so some salty language may be included.