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241: Microsoft PCs or Apple Macs?

7/12/2018
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For years, the options when buying a computer were Microsoft PCs or Apple Macs. But now a new addition is shaking up the market, and just like Windows and Mac, it is also accessible. Sharon Lyons is an accessibility trainer and joined Tech Talk host Steven Scott to talk about Chromebooks.

Duration:00:57:41

234: Chromebooks, News from the Internet, Emails

7/3/2018
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This week Steven Scott is joined by Shaun Preece and Tim Schwartz to discuss the week's news in tech. There's also a massive climbdown from Steven over his views on Chromebooks - the Google laptops - and their capability around accessibility. Plus there's lots of your emails to read through once again. #RNIBConnect #TechTalk

Duration:00:56:45

239: Award For App Company

7/2/2018
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NeateBox is a company which specialises in producing accessible apps, that help disabled people live independent lives and improve mobility. The organisation has continued to grow and recently picked up a major award for one of it’s apps. RNIB Connect Radio’s Allan Russell spoke to Gavin Neate to learn more about the apps, the award & how you could win an Apple watch… #RNIBConnect

Duration:00:07:43

233: E3 Gaming Special

6/26/2018
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This week Steven Scott and the guys are joined by blind Youtuber and gaming fan James Rath from California to talk about the recent E3 exhibition highlighting the latest in gaming technology and gaming experiences. James was a visitor to the event as well as a speaker on the accessibility panel along with Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo. The guys discuss how gaming is becoming more accessible and how devices such as the Amazon Echo can enhance a blind users experience of games. #RNIBConnect...

Duration:00:56:44

238: Technology Review: Accessible TVs

6/25/2018
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‘Technology for Life' team's Mohammed Atif brings us the latest accessible technology review. This week Mohammed puts his ear to audio description and accessible TVs. What is available out there and how can we get it? Mohammed is chatting to RNIB Connect Radio’s Simon Pauley. If you have any questions, concerns, or would just like some advice on how to use your accessible technology contact the 'Technology for Life' team by calling: 0303 123 9999, or by emailing to: tfl@rnib.org.uk [Photo:...

Duration:00:05:51

232: Narrator, Firefox talking browser, Emails

6/19/2018
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This week Steven Scott is joined by Tim Schwartz and Shaun Preece to discuss the week's news in tech including upcoming improvements to Windows built in screenreader called Narrator and the possibility of a new talking browser from Firefox. Also there are lots of your emails to read through. Keep them coming [techtalk@rnib.org.uk](mailto:techtalk@rnib.org.uk) #RNIBConnect #TechTalk

Duration:00:57:40

237: Technology Review: VO Calendar for iPhone

6/17/2018
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'Technology for Life' team's Madleen Mann brings us the latest accessible technology review. This week Madleen tells us more about the VO Calendar. Chatting to RNIB Connect Radio’s Simon Pauley, Madleen explains how the calendar app works with VoiceOver feature and why it could be a good replacement for your usual phone calendar. If you have any questions, concerns, or would just like some advice on how to use your accessible technology contact the 'Technology for Life' team by calling:...

Duration:00:03:03

Episode 231 Extra

6/13/2018
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And finally it's here! More from the guys who just couldn't fit in all of the news on this week's episode.

Duration:00:22:19

231: Apple Watch, News from the internet, Emails

6/12/2018
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This week the gang are joined by visually impaired Channel 4 announcer Corrie Brown who joins the guys to talk about her experience of the Apple Watch and has some useful tips for Steven! The team also look at the latest tech news including a new soundbar just announced from Sonos that promises to give you as many personal assistants as you can handle and they also go through the mountain of emails.

Duration:00:57:42

Episode 231 Extra

6/12/2018
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Sometimes an hour just isn't enough, so the guys have stayed on to deliver the latest tech news to you that they couldn't fit into this week's episode.

Duration:00:57:42

236: E Access Bulletin June 2018 Update.

6/12/2018
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Each month RNIB Connect Radio's Allan Russell speaks with Tristan Parker, Editor of the free monthly bulletin, for a flavour of what's in the latest issue. This month it's Microsoft AI project for accessible tech, Ford's haptic windows, home lighting for visually impaired people, Global Accessibility Awareness Day and a reader's question... #RNIBConnect

Duration:00:09:40

236: Technology Review: Audiobooks And Where To Find Them

6/5/2018
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'Technology for Life' team's Paul Porter brings us the latest accessible technology review. This week Paul gives us his roundup of best ways of listening to audiobooks. Paul is chatting to RNIB Connect Radio’s Simon Pauley. If you have any questions, concerns, or would just like some advice on how to use your accessible technology contact the 'Technology for Life' team by calling: 0303 123 9999, or by emailing to: tfl@rnib.org.uk [Photo: A smiling man sitting outside and enjoying an...

Duration:00:05:59

235: Apple WWDC 2018 Special

6/5/2018
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This week Steven Scott is joined by Tim Schwartz and Shaun Preece to talk about the latest developments from Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference held in California. Get the latest news from a blind perspective. #RNIBConnect #TechTalk

Duration:00:57:41

234: Technology Review: Accessible Phones

5/29/2018
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'Technology for Life' team's Paul Porter brings us the latest accessible technology review. This week we’re looking at what accessible mobile phones are out there, what are their best features and which one could be best for you. Paul is chatting to RNIB Connect Radio’s Simon Pauley. If you have any questions, concerns, or would just like some advice on how to use your accessible technology contact the 'Technology for Life' team by calling: 0303 123 9999, or by emailing to: tfl@rnib.org.uk...

Duration:00:07:17

229: Accessible gaming, GDPR, Emails

5/29/2018
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This week Steven, Shaun and Tim are talking tech once again. This time they are joined by visually impaired games fan James Kyle who is an RNIB volunteer to talk about accessible gaming and the enjoyment he gets out of it. We also summarise the information surrounding the new EU legislation that has just been brought in called GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). We also read through more of your emails and keep you up to date on the week in tech news. #RNIBConnect #TechTalk

Duration:00:56:41

233: Europe's Premiere Exhibition For Sight Loss Services And Technology.

5/25/2018
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Sight Village tours the UK each year, showcasing some of the latest hi tech, and low tech, products, along with a huge range of sight loss charities and support services. The jewel in the crown, for Sight Village, is on the move to a new, larger, exhibition venue due to its popularity with visitors and exhibitors. RNIB Connect Radio's Allan Russell spoke to Karen Easthope, from organisers Queen Alexandra College, to hear more about the new exciting event. RNIBConnect

Duration:00:08:31

232: RNIB Helps Make Sensory Garden Even More Accessible

5/23/2018
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RNIB has recently collaborated with Seamus Heaney HomePlace to provide some accessible signs for their new Sensory Garden. Seamus Heaney HomePlace is an arts and literary centre, which celebrates the life and work of the late poet and Nobel Laureate, Seamus Heaney. Michelle Lee from RNIB’s Tactile Maps and Images Executive spoke to us about the solutions that they came up with to create the best accessible for all outdoor experience. Michelle is chatting to RNIB Connect Radio’s Simon...

Duration:00:06:50

231: NFB USA May 2018.

5/23/2018
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Each month RNIB Connect Radio's Allan Russell speaks to Chris Danielsen, PR Director, for the National Federation of the Blind in the United States. They discuss some of the big topics around sight loss and this month, they're talking about KNFB Reader 3.0, a piece of software that can be used on a smart device to read out text.. #RNIBConnect

Duration:00:12:39

231: Technology Review: Video Magnifiers

5/22/2018
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'Technology for Life' team's Mark Evans brings us the latest accessible technology review. This time around we’re looking at Video Magnifiers. What are they? How do they work? And is it worth investing in one? Mark is chatting to RNIB Connect Radio’s Simon Pauley. If you have any questions, concerns, or would just like some advice on how to use your accessible technology contact the 'Technology for Life' team by calling: 0303 123 9999, or by emailing to: tfl@rnib.org.uk (photo shows : A...

Duration:00:10:07

228: Android, News, Emails

5/22/2018
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This week Steven Scott is joined by Shaun Preece and Tim Schwartz to discuss the week's news in tech. We also meet our new Android Anorak called Riz who answers your questions on the smartphone alternative. And there's more of your emails. #RNIBConnect #TechTalk

Duration:00:57:40