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251: Google, Facebook Portal, and Jenny Lay-Flurrie‏ from Microsoft

10/16/2018
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On this week’s episode Steven is joined by Shaun and Tim once again to briefly discuss the news in tech this week, including their thoughts on Google's event, where they launched new smartphones, a tablet and a home hub to control your smart devices. They also briefly discuss the new Facebook Portal device, but the main event is where Jenny Lay-Flurrie‏ joins Steven for a one-to-one on her role as the Chief Accessibility Officer at Microsoft. Jenny also talks about the corporation’s...

Duration:00:57:42

Blind Astronomer 'Touches' The Stars

10/10/2018
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Dr Nicolas Bonne dreamed of exploring Galaxies ever since he was a little boy watching stairs from his home in Australia. He chose to pursue a career in astronomy when he was only 5 years old and is currently leading a project in the UK that lets blind and visually impaired people ‘feel’ the universe. With it, he hopes to encourage more young people to study astrophysics. But studying such a visual science was not always easy for Dr Bonne who’s been visually impaired since birth. Fortunately...

Duration:00:13:22

250: Orbit Reader's UK arrival, BBC show accessibility, and emails

10/9/2018
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On this week's show Steven Scott and Shaun Preece get together to learn about the new Orbit Reader 20 refreshable braille display which is now available from RNIB. There is also an extended interview with Gareth Ford-Williams, Head of Accessibility for the BBC, who talks about how the broadcaster has worked closely with RNIB to make sure its programmes and ways to view and listen to shows have become as accessible as possible. There's also more of your emails. #RNIBConnect #TechTalk

Duration:00:57:43

249: Smart TVs, Smart Speakers, and What's Next from Google

10/2/2018
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On this week's Tech Talk the guys talk about a wide range of topics based on your emails, including the best smart TV to buy, what a smart speaker is and how it could benefit a blind person, and another great suggestion for listener Nadia who is having trouble using dictation software. The guys also discuss what they think might come out of Google's next big event on the 9th of October. #RNIBConnect #TechTalk

Duration:00:57:41

248: Free Assistive Tech Bulletin's October 2018 Update.

10/1/2018
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Each month RNIB Connect Radio's Allan Russell speaks to Tristan Parker from E Access Bulletin, a free monthly publication for users of assistive and accessible technology. This month they're discussing a competition to create audio games for visually impaired gamers, a call to help improve Audio Description and how accessible are museums and gallery's websites?... #RNIBConnect

Duration:00:09:11

247: Amazon, Apple and Accessible Technology

9/25/2018
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On this week's show Steven Scott is joined once again by Tim and Shaun to discuss Amazon's latest product announcements as well as finding out what Steven bought following Apple's big event. Also there's more of your emails and some top tips from our listeners who help us navigate the world of accessible technology. #RNIBConnect #TechTalk

Duration:00:57:40

245: Apple event, New Amazon Fire tablet, Dictation software, emails

9/18/2018
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On this week's episode the trio talk about Apple's latest product launch and how the products might be received in the blind community. Also there's news of a new product from Amazon launched this week (rather quietly!) Also, one of our listeners' emails from last week stirs up lots of conversation in our inbox. #RNIBConnect #TechTalk

Duration:00:57:41

246: How to add Image Descriptions on Twitter

9/18/2018
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Did you know that blind people can 'see' images on their computer - but only if you tell them what's in the picture. Adding an image description has been fairly common practice on websites for years but now everyone is being encouraged to do it on social media. Steven Scott explains how we as blind or partially sighted people can do it as well for others. #RNIBConnect #TechTalk

Duration:00:04:34

244: Emails, emails... and some Apple rumours.

9/11/2018
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This week Steven Scott, Shaun Preece and Tim Schwartz read your emails, and answer your questions. They also stray into discussion about Apple's big event this week. #RNIBConnect #TechTalk

Duration:00:57:41

243: Steven's (not so) accessible TV, IFA 2018, Emails

9/4/2018
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This week Steven Scott, Shaun Preece and Tim Schwartz talk about the week in technology news - they discuss the latest gadgets and gizmos announced at the IFA 2018 Tech Conference in Berlin, and Steven talks about his (not so) accessible television which he has just bought. There's also your emails, including one that brings a smile and a tear to the team this week! #RNIBConnect #TechTalk

Duration:00:57:41

243: Free Assistive Tech Update.

9/3/2018
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Each month Allan Russell speaks to Tristan Parker from E-Access Bulletin, to look ahead to what's in the latest, free, edition of the accessible tech round-up. This month, topics include accessible public transport, a report into planning and visiting music gigs and much more... @RNIBConnect

Duration:00:09:33

242: Accessibility in TVs, Facebook and Twitter vs free speech, Emails

8/28/2018
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On this week's show Steven Scott, Shaun Preece and Tim Schwartz talk about Steven's findings into accessibility in televisions in 2018\. There's also a look at the news of the week in tech including a conversation around Facebook and Twitter's decision to deleted over 600 accounts because they believe they are fake news - but could this be an infringement on free speech? Also there's a read through your emails and more. #RNIBConnect #TechTalk

Duration:00:57:40

Microsoft Surface Go - Can It Aid Our Kids' Creativity?

8/27/2018
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Recent findings by Microsoft show that outdoor play and extra-curricular activities are just as important as literacy and numeracy skills when it comes to our children’s development. With 84% of parent believing that kids need to exercise their creativity and imagination, RNIB spoke to Cath Prisk, Outdoor Play Expert and former Deputy Head Teacher, as well as Gilly Binks from Microsoft who believes that technology can go hand in hand with outdoor play. Cath and Gilly are chatting with RNIB...

Duration:00:10:18

241: Social Media, Speak On media suite, News

8/21/2018
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On today's show Shaun Preece and Tim Schwartz talk about social media options such as Twitter, Facebook, Zello and Vorail. Listener Gary Price shows off the Speak On media suite. In the news they discuss European union legislation to fine companies that fail to remove terrorist content within one hour of it being reported to them, then they talk about the UK making pornographic websites verify a customer's age before they can gain access. Is this censorship or protecting children? Also they...

Duration:00:57:41

How To Record On Your iPhone

8/21/2018
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One of the most popular questions we get on Tech Talk is how do we record messages, notes or discussions on my iPhone? Thankfully Shaun Preece has the answers. #RNIBConnect #TechTalk

Duration:00:05:38

240: Android Pie, News, more emails

8/14/2018
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This week it's Tim and Shaun in the chair with special guest Riz joining the guys to talk about the newest Android operating system, Android Pie. There's also a look at the news in tech and a read through your emails. #RNIBConnect #TechTalk

Duration:00:57:41

'Technology For Life' Team Is Expanding

8/13/2018
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‘Technology for Life' team's Mark Evans brings us the latest accessible news. This week Mark reveals the recent changes that underwent across the team and why we should be excited for what’s to come. 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

Duration:00:10:05

239: Apple's $1 Trillion, News, Emails and more emails

8/7/2018
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This week Steven, Shaun and Tim search for the latest news in tech but struggle to find anything that excites them! There's more of your emails including a listener's accidental purchase that turned out to be a huge success and there's more chat around phones that aren't smart - but how popular are they really? #RNIBConnect #TechTalk

Duration:00:57:41

What Is A Smart Speaker?

8/6/2018
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If you've heard people talking about Alexa, Siri and Google you might be wondering what they are all on about? Smart speakers are the latest tech trend at the moment but what are they and why would you want one? Tech Talk presenter Shaun Preece explains what they do that could be very helpful to a blind person. #RNIBConnect #TechTalk

Duration:00:06:15

App Review: Be My Eyes

8/6/2018
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Have you heard of the app Be My Eyes and wondered what the fuss was all about? Tech Talk presenter Shaun Preece explains what the iPhone and Android app does and why this award winning app could make a difference in your life. #RNIBConnect #TechTalk

Duration:00:06:49