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Reviewing the QwerkyWriter Mechanical Keyboard: A Little Qwerky, but way Better than Qwerty!

Dive into this podcast to learn about the Qwerky Writer Mechanical Keyboard, a keyboard dedicated to those who want the greatest typewriter feeling under their fingertips at all times. I reviewed this keyboard as a courtesy of the company providing me with a unit. As you can hear, I could not be more than pleased with the design, build, and overall retro feel of this product. While you can pick up other keyboard claiming a typewriter feel, I truly challenge you in these three qualities...


CBT Live! at Google I/O ’18: Accessibility for AR and VR

In this session, Google covers ways to make Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality more accessible to more users.


CBT Live! At Google I/O ’18: What’s new in Android accessibility

Learn about the latest feature additions to Android P, get an update on accessibility testing and best practices, and hear about new APIs that developers can use to create more accessible app experiences. This session will also offer a unique look into how Google conducts UX research for users with disabilities.


Ultimate Ears ROLL 2: Designed to Take Your Music Where it Shouldn’t Go!

CBT takes a dip in the water with the Ultimate Ears roll 2. Will this portable bluetooth speaker sink or swim? No speaker has the same versatility or unique portability that ROLL 2 does. Strap it to your backpack, and it’ll still be there. Wirelessly Double Up with a second Ultimate Ears ROLL 2 speaker and take your sound to a whole new level. every ROLL 2 comes with a free inflatable floatie. Now while you're lounging on your giant inflatable swan, your ROLL 2 can float right beside you....


Diving Into GarageBand Part 3

This time out we take a look at recording audio. This covers everything from setting up the computer to know which device/microphone to record from to telling GarageBand which track to record onto. Especially useful in projects with more than one tracks.So warm up those vocal pipes or playing fingers and lets continue our dive into recording with GarageBand. Keyboard Commands Covered in this Episode: K = Toggle Metronome on/off Shift K = toggle Count In on/off R = Start recording SpaceBar...


Diving Into GarageBand 2

In this episode we get into the basics of doing some midi recording. You’ll hear the lovely Steinway Grand Piano on a childhood classic while learning some concepts of how GarageBand handles recording. Grab a copy of GarageBand and lets dive in! Keyboard Commands Covered in this Episode: K = Toggle Metronome on/off Shift K = toggle Count In on/off R = Start recording SpaceBar = Start/Stop Playback (technically play/pause), Stop Recording Return = Go to beginning of the project Command K =...


Diving Into GarageBand

Packed with the greatest hits of sounds from its big brother Logic, GarageBand frees you up to be creative without any of the overwhelming sensation of option paralysis that can confront a new comer in more “Pro” apps. In this introduction we cover acquiring GarageBand, setting up the app, and getting familiar with its interface. Also showing off one of its cool features to get you playing with just your Mac. Grab a copy of GarageBand and lets dive in!


Monster Adventurer Bluetooth Speaker Drop Test!

We put the Monster Bluetooth speaker to a sound and drop test, guess what happens? Your life is an adventure, and you need to have CBT wherever your adventure takes you. With an “everything proof” exterior (weatherproof, rust-proof, dust-proof), the Monster® Adventurer can follow you into the fray and survive the most harsh climates and environment. Be prepared! Charging your devices is easy with Adventurer's battery reserve. As you rise to meet any challenge, the Monster Adventurer's...


Victor Reader Stream New Generation First Impressions

The Victor Reader Stream is ubiquitous in the blindness community with over 36000 units in circulation. Imagine having the latest novels, magazines, your favorite music, audio-described films, texts and your own voice recordings, all in the palm of your hand. With its new lightweight and compact design, Victor Reader Stream delivers hours of listening pleasure ANYWHERE! The new Victor Reader Stream is 28% smaller than its predecessor. Its new sleek design is thinner and features rounded...


Essential PH-1, A Premium Phone Without the Premium Price

CBT gives you the first impressions of the new Essential Phone. The Essential Phone’ has a stunning edge-to-edge Full Display and is a large-screen device that fits comfortably in the palm of your hand. Essential PH-1 features Materials Titanium body Ceramic back Corning Gorilla Glass 5 cover glass Dimensions Height: 141.5mm Width: 71.1mm Thickness: 7.8mm Weight: 1000:1 (typical) Technology: CGS / LTPS Human Input + Sensors 10 finger multitouch; palm and water-error rejection Fingerprint...


CBT Live! Giving People Information with Innovative Products That Change Lives Every Day

Rachel chats with Dan Gardner, CEO of ViewPlus Technologies. For the past 18 years ViewPlus have been giving people access to information through innovative products that change lives every day. Innovations such as color and black ink with Braille, talking tactile graphics, fully accessible math, powerful graphics editing and translation software have provided access to […]


CBT Live! Megastore for the Blind and Low Vision

Rachel talks with Cody Mitchell, from Irie-AT. Irie-AT could possibly be the Amazon for the blind and low-vision with a long list of products such as: Braille and Tactile Graphics Magnifiers and Readers Computer Access Daily Living Aids Video Magnifiers Index Braille embossers Braille Embossers Braille Notetakers SuperNova Magnifier and Screen Reader Tactile Graphics Document […]


CBT Live! Talking Between the Sheets with Distinctive Beddings

Rachel is live at ACB 17 interviewing Ruby Russell and Louie Scheel, co-founders of Distinctive Beddings. Listen in as they give us advice on what to do in the bed. Get intimate with Distinctive Beddings on FaceBook here.


VIP: Drawing the Short Straw

In this informative VIP, James, Jessica, and Nelson bring us some of the top stories from the CBT website. They also give us their Cool Picks for the week, and answer some fan feedback. Top Stories Portable Speaker is the First Speaker That Turns Your iPhone Into a Conference System Rayz Rally is a pocket-sized […]


Unboxing and Setting up the Aira Glasses for the Visually Impaired

In this episode, James Oates takes us through an unboxing of the Aira glasses. He describes everything that come with the glasses. He also shows us how to set them up and make a call using the Aira app on an iPhone.


Cool Picks: July 5,2017

Join the CBT Team as they explore this week’s latest Cool Picks. Cool Picks Actiview App Dolphin EasyReader for iOS Plantronics BackBeat Fit Bluetooth Headphones


Spotlight On Computers for the Blind: Nobody Should Go Without Access To Technology

Join Jessica Rickards for an exclusive spotlight with David Jeppson, executive director of Computers for the blind, a Texas-based organization providing computers to blind and visually impaired individuals across the United States regardless of circumstance. computers for the blind accepts refurbished windows computers and is run by volunteers. This organization is open to volunteer opportunities […]


VIP: Let’s Go To the Movies!

Join Jessica, Tomi, and Rachel for another exciting VIP as they explore this week’s latest in technology. This week, it’s all about movies, and the devices you watch them on. Check out these exciting stories. Show highlights Amazon announces half-price Prime memberships for families in the U.S. Receiving assistance and announces the availability of Audio […]


Cool Picks: June 28, 2017

Join CBT this week as they talk about their favourite Cool Picks. Cool Picks As Joel is the audio master on the CBT team, his pick of choice is the app he uses to do all his audio magic. Reaper Since Jessica is the traveling ninja, she wants to tell us all about this new […]


Accessibility Settings in iOS 11 Beta

In this podcast, James Oates takes a look at the new accessibility settings in iOS 11 Beta. Join us as he uncovers some exciting new features for VoiceOver and braille users.