This month: There are some changes on the way for our Technology Podcast and Stuart explains what’s happening. Sharon Lyons is along to continue her alphabet shortcuts series, this month we are exploring the letters L and M. We meet Dean Mills, who is actively using the Aira service in the UK, and gives us …Read More about Technology Podcast Episode 75: August 2018
This month our guest Martin Lawlor takes us through some of the functionality of the SmartVision2 mobile phone, from Kapsys. This device, which is powered by the Android operating system, features a tactile keypad as well as access to a host of online services. There’s lots of discussion about mobile apps, across both iOS and …Read More about Virtual Technology Club: SmartVision2 Mobile Phone
This month: Lucy Greco is with Stuart to talk about the recent release of Dictation Bridge, a solution offering a free link between your screen reader and the Microsoft Speech Recognition, or Dragon Naturally Speaking systems. We have follow-up information regarding the availability of the FlickType app, which Dave Nason told us about last month. …Read More about Technology Podcast Episode 74: July 2018
This month our Virtual Technology Club meeting has immersed itself in the area of Cyber Security. Our guest is Martin O’Sullivan, a Cyber Security expert, who talks us through some of the most common threats, gives us tips on protecting our digital footprint and answers questions from meeting attendees.
This month: Amie Hynes Fitzpatrick is with Stuart to talk about our podcast’s sixth birthday and we announce a special birthday competition and prize, thanks to our friends in Fujitsu Ireland. Sharon Lyons is along to continue her alphabet shortcut series, this month, we’re learning how shortcuts for the letters G and H work. …Read More about Technology Podcast Episode 73: June 2018
Meet our guest this month, Hans Jørgen Wiberg, the man behind the wonderful app ‘Be My Eyes’. We hear about Hans, the app, how it is being used all over the world and how it has revolutionised how blind people are accessing all sorts of things. We explain how we are complying with the new …Read More about Virtual Technology Club: Be My Eyes, GDPR, Paul Traynor and the Amazon Echo
This month: We’re starting our podcast on a very sad note, as we pay tribute to our friend and colleague Paul Traynor, who died suddenly on April 16th last. We remember some of Paul’s appearances on our podcast over the years. We have a reminder about our joint Technology Exhibition, which we are running in …Read More about Technology Podcast Episode 72: May 2018
This month: If you ever wanted to skip quickly between sections of our podcast now you can with our new chapters functionality, which Stuart explains. We’re anxious to get your feedback if you think this is a useful addition to your listening experience. Anne Marie Costelloe from ChildVision’s Family Resource Centre joins Stuart to talk …Read More about Technology Podcast Episode 71: April 2018
On This month’s Virtual Technology Club, Fionnuala Murphy, head of Communications at NCBI is here to talk about the new Tactile Ballot Paper Template and how it will be used in the up-coming referendum. Irene Hampton introduces us to the Roomba 600 Vacuum cleaner, and we’ve some general questions and answers from our meeting attendees. …Read More about Virtual Technology Club: Tactile Ballot Paper Template and the Roomba 600 Vacuum Cleaner
This month: Lina Kouzi, NCBI’s Library and Media Centre Manager is with Stuart to tell us about some really exciting developments to the library service. Stuart follows this with a demonstration of how to search the Bookshare Service that Lina has just talked about. Sharon Lyons is back to talk about shortcuts that can be …Read More about Technology Podcast Episode 70: March 2018
Welcome to this month’s Virtual Technology Club podcast. In our February meeting, Dave Nason introduced us to the world of Smart Home technology. We talk smart plugs, smart devices and how to put all this new and exciting tech together. Sinead Drew is undertaking research in the area of community development, and also has a personal …Read More about Virtual technology Club: Smart Homes, accessible apps and general questions and answers!
Welcome to NCBI’s first Virtual Technology club of 2018. Our sessions take place on the last Thursday of each month, with the exception of April and August, when we will be taking breaks. This month we hear many voices from Ireland, the USA and Canada. We’re talking Amazon Echo, Google Home, Smart TVs and …Read More about Virtual Technology Club: Happy 2018, our new meeting platform and smart devices!
This month: Sharon Lyons is along to talk about collaboration using Google Docs. We hear a live demo of how this actually works between two people working on the one document at the very same time. Stuart demonstrates a Skill for the Amazon Alexa device called ‘News Over Audio’. Finally, following a technical glitch on …Read More about Technology Podcast Episode 68: January 2018
This month: Sharon Lyons is back to introduce us to Google Docs, and she also has a lovely Christmas recipe to share! Stuart talks to Tina Paulick, who is a low vision user of iOS and who has some useful tips to share. Finally, we hear an excerpt from a presentation given by Microsoft’s Hector …Read More about Technology Podcast Episode 67: December 2017
This month: Chris White our group CEO is here to tell Stuart about NCBI’s recently launched Bursary Scheme, to assist people with sight loss who may wish to explore higher education in Ireland. We dip into your emails and phone comments, and tell you about an assistive technology exhibition of Braille and low vision equipment …Read More about Technology Podcast Episode 66: November 2017
This month: We’re checking in on our new podcast comment line, which has a few messages that we want to share. You can participate too by calling at any time on 01 8821930. Sharon Lyons is back to talk to Stuart about Google Drive and we continue our exploration of the Chromebook. Saleem Rahman, Dave …Read More about Technology Podcast Episode 65: October 2017
Welcome to another NCBI Virtual Technology Club podcast. Our guest this month is Jackie McBrearty from Sligo. Jackie talks about the Amazon Echo, demonstrates some of what this amazing device can do and answers questions from other participants. There are also general questions and answers and we talk about a possible change for this group …Read More about Virtual Technology Club Podcast: Amazon Echo
This month: We tell you how you can still participate in our up-coming seminar with VFO, even if you didn’t manage to get a ticket to attend the event. Amie Hynes Fitzpatrick is here to talk about the recently launched ViaOpta suite of apps, from Novartis. NCBI’s Junior MasterChef group bring us a very special …Read More about Technology Podcast Episode 63: August 2017
Welcome to this month’s Virtual Technology Club podcast. Brian Hartgen from Hartgen Consultancy is our special guest and discusses his company, the products they provide and demonstrates several new features in the latest version of LEASEY. We also have questions and answers from our attendees.
This month: We begin with some announcements including details of our next Virtual Technology club and the up-coming visit of Freedom Scientific and Sight and Sound Technology to Dublin. We meet Jens Naumann, who tells the incredible story of how he regained his vision, before losing it again. Jens is now actively using something called …Read More about Technology Podcast Episode 62: July 2017