This week we take a good look at low vision devices with our special guests Joe Steinkamp and Shelly Brisbin. Whether it's on your head or in front of your face, hand held or desktop, We're talking magnification and how people use it. If you're thinking of getting a new magnifier and want to know what's out there and how to make that choice, you won't want to miss this show.
Spring is here, spring is here! That means it's Microsoft update time! Jeff Bishop and his team, Brett Humphrey, Carolina Hernandez and Mariah Moon join Jenine and Joe Steinkamp to talk Narrator. Be My Eyes has a new partnership with Microsoft and we'll show you how it works. Plus, Randy and Jason have a spring surprise for us. Maybe they even have some accessible Easter candy? You'll have to listen to find out.
It's about time we got to work around here. This week Main Menu employs some top notch talent to discuss helping you find a job! Timothy Hornik with Blind Not Alone tells us about services for veterans and people using Narrator. AIRA explores employment as well with its new program for both job seekers and employers with Amy Bernal and Marty Watts. We've also got some great training to prepare you for that workplace from iAccessibility's Michael Doise and Allison Hartley!
This week, the hand writing is on the wall! Well, it's actually on a piece of paper on Jenine's desk as she compares the new hand writing recognition feature of several AI apps. Lots of podcasts have talked about it but Garrett Smith gives us a heroic overview of the hot new game, A Hero's Call. But wait! There's more! Jason has some news and app/product reviews. Stay tuned for exactly what he'll have for us.
This week the awesomeness never stops! Randy shows us the Altec Lansing Omni Ultra jacket. No, it's not his hot new winter wear. It's a cool speaker. Jenine shines up her Chrome skills with a listener requested look at some basics of the browser. Jason rolls out his own awesomeness with a look at his new Orbit Reader 20. to learn more, go to http://www.tech.aph.org/or20 and Send to Braille http://tech.aph.org/lt.
Main Menu's got your winter weekend fun all planned out! Christopher Wright introduces the GPD Win. Jason has fun with Garage Band. Hungry yet? We'll be cooking with Ted Atwell and the Cuckoo 8 in 1 Multi Cooker.
In honor of Louis Braille's birthday this week, Main menu gets our hands and brains around Braille Screen Input for iOS with special guest Allison Hartley. Our listeners asked for it and we're happy to talk about how to get more comfortable with this awesome tool. Then we talk a little new tech. Let's celebrate Braille this week and every week on Main Menu!
Is that a turkey? No, it's just Main Menu! This week we delve into Wander Words with Peter Zetterberg and russ MacMackin. Debbie Hazelton brings us information about a care giver alert system. Stay tuned though as Main Menu recovers from its food coma to bring you some fun holiday pics in coming shows!
You asked for more braille on main Menu and we listened! This week we're talking braille with Larry Skutchan and Keith Creasy from the American Printing House. They've got some big news that will blow us all away! It's Braille Blaster! !
In this week's show, we start out with Karen Keninger as she presented in July's ACB Convention General Session. She talks about exciting changes happening at NLS and the BARD Program. Next, Peter Korn joins the Information Access Committee presentation at convention to present and answer questions about Amazon's new Fire TV Edition Smart TV.
This week we continue the presentation from the ACB 2017 Conference and Convention with a look at AIRA and how it might impact your travels. Then there's this little event happening on Monday. You might have heard about it? Oh, that thing where the moon goes across the path of the sun and everything gets dark, then light again? Yeah, that thing. Jason brings us news about how ACB Radio will make it special for you!
We're back!!! This week the Main Menu team takes a road trip, or at least helps you do so with this presentation from the 2017 ACB Conference and Convention. "Uber and Lyft meet Self Driving Cars" takes a look at some of the technology out there, present and future, to help us get around. No, we don't have flying cars just yet, but stay tuned to Main Menu as we bring you more from the summer convention throughout the month of august.
Main Menu will be taking a break for the month of July but we want to go out with a Bang! Yes, this is one of those shows you'll want to download and listen to again and again, not just because of our exceptional talent but because we've got some serious couch potato toppings! The Amazon Team comes to us with new and nifty accessibility updates to Voice view across their devices, including Fire TV! then Randy shows us the most important part of any TV, the Remote Control, for those Fire TV...
We've got our heads in the Cloud this week on Main Menu! Jenine talks with Jonathan Mosen about his new book "Meet Me in the Cloud" which covers the Zoom meeting platform. Joe Hodge gets eloquent as he shows you how to install Eloquence on the Sony Brevia XBR-43X800D.