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285: Victor Reader Stream, Cyber attacks, and more emails

7/9/2019
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On this week's show there is lots more love for the Victor Reader Stream from Humanware, plus we find out about a new piece of tech that could help end isolation of older people from a company called No Isolation. Plus we look at how cyber attacks are becoming more frequent, and what we should do to keep ourselves safe online. #RNIBConnect #RNIBTechTalk

Duration:00:57:45

284: Victor Reader Stream, RNIB PenFriend, and Social Media

7/2/2019
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This week, on Tech Talk - Steven Scott and Robin Christopherson talk about the new RNIB PenFriend device, which has just been announced - we hear from one user who finds it a wonderful way of helping her read books along with her children. There's also a look at how removing the amount of likes from our social media posts can reduce anxiety among users, and there's a lot of love for the Humanware Victor Reader Stream in the email inbox! Speaking of emails, we read and appreciate all the kid...

Duration:00:57:48

283: Emails, Specialist vs Mainstream tech, and final WWDC thoughts

6/25/2019
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Time for Tech Talk! This week, Steven and Robin hear more of your emails with Producer Andy, which includes a specialist vs mainstream technology debate, a look into the upcoming voice-over features on iOS 13, and Robin ticked off the final bits and pieces from WWDC. Huge thanks for all emails you've sent in; we try to get to as many as we can during the show! As always, you can join the conversation by emailing techtalk@rnib.org.uk #RNIBConnect #RNIBTechTalk

Duration:00:57:42

282: Ten years of iPhone Voiceover, WWDC and more

6/18/2019
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Steven Scott is joined by Robin Kristofferson from AbilityNet & David Woodbridge from Vision Australia, they will be discussing a decade of voice-over on the iPhone…Plus more on the announcements from Apple's worldwide developer conference

Duration:00:57:41

281: Apple WWDC, 5G in UK, Emails

6/11/2019
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On this week's show... Steven Scott and Robin Christopherson discuss Apple's yearly developer conference and its implications for blind and partially sighted people. Also, as 5G is rolled out in the UK we talk about what that could mean for technology and services in our home and beyond in the future. Plus there's a read through your emails and some big questions for our audience to help us answer. #RNIBConnect #RNIBTechTalk

Duration:00:57:54

280: WWDC preview, Windows Spring update, and Emails

5/28/2019
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It’s Tuesday, so it’s time for Tech Talk! Steven and Robin sit down to discuss the upcoming WWDC event in California, preferring iPhone or iPad for productivity, what’s been included in the latest Spring update to Windows (and why Robin can’t seem to download it), and also more of your own emails with Producer Andy, including OCR and SuperNOVA screenreaders, action cameras, the Lazarillo App, and more! #RNIBConnect #RNIBTechTalk

Duration:00:57:47

279: Orcam, Google Accessibility and Emails

5/21/2019
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On this week's show Steven Scott and Robin Christopherson discuss scanning documents and reading printed materials using tech. Robin demonstrates the scanning features of JAWS and Steven speaks to one of the trainers for Orcam, Ian White. Also, there's a chat about Google's new accessibility features announced at Google i/O and there's a report into how older people could benefit from new technology. Plus there's more of your emails. #RNIBConnect #RNIBTechTalk

Duration:00:57:47

278: Tech Talk: Global Accessibility Awareness Day Special

5/16/2019
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On this special episode of Tech Talk we celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day, with a look back at how accessible tech has allowed more and more blind people to participate in society. We also look ahead to the latest tech trends including autonomous vehicles and smart glasses to see how they could change our lives for the better. Steven Scott is joined by special guests Robin Christopherson from AbilityNet and Robin Spinks from RNIB in a special one-off extra episode aired on the...

Duration:00:57:44

277: Tech Talk: How It's Made

5/14/2019
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On this week’s special episode, Steven Scott is rejoined by former co-hosts Shaun Preece and Tim Schwartz to answer one of our listeners most burning questions: how do we actually make Tech Talk? As Steven is in Glasgow, Shaun is in Manchester and Tim is in Ohio in the US, how do we all end up sounding like we are in the same room, and how do we connect and edit the show each week? All those questions are answered in this week’s special! #RNIBConnect #RNIBTechTalk

Duration:00:57:41

276: Tech Talk: Gaming Special

5/7/2019
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This week it's a gaming special with Shaun Preece and Robin Christopherson rounding up the latest information and discussion on games for all blind people to enjoy. #RNIBConnect #RNIBTechTalk

Duration:00:57:41

275: Voice Dream Scanner, Google Gets Visual, Amazon AirPods?

4/30/2019
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This week Steven Scott and Robin Christopherson speak to one of the members of the popular website AppleVis to discuss his role in the website's development and also to review the new Voice Dream Scanner app. How does it compare to other applications that let you scan and read documents? Also Steven and Robin review the week's news in tech including the stories of Google planning to offer more visual responses through it's smart assistants and Amazon potentially bringing out its own version...

Duration:00:57:45

274: Emails, smart speakers and Disney

4/23/2019
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On this week's show, Steven and Robin go through the email inbox to answer more of your queries. They also discuss the news that the UK Government is launching a wide range of new advice and information through the popular smart speakers Google Home and Amazon Echo, and there's news about Disney's new foray into the world of streaming services. #RNIBConnect #RNIBTechTalk

Duration:00:57:42

273: DAISY player, Vision Australia and emails

4/16/2019
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On this week's show, Steven Scott and Robin Christopherson are joined by tech enthusiast and podcaster David Woodbridge from Vision Australia to talk about his first hand experiences of the Samsung Galaxy Watch and new Samsung S10 smartphone. He also tells us about the new Envoy Connect solar-powered DAISY player that can be purchased from the Vusion Australia store https://shop.visionaustralia.org/shop/product/envoy-connect-audio-player-va-library. There's also a brief look at your emails...

Duration:00:57:44

272: Energy Monitors, emojis and emails.

4/9/2019
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Time for some Tech Talk! This week the tech mavericks Steven and Robin discuss RNIB's approval of the new accessible energy monitor, which will be available to customers in the summer. Plus there's a look at the top news in tech and a read through the email inbox. Also Robin demonstrates how you can easily find and use emojis with your Mac - which you can find out more here: https://matthewpalmer.net/rocket/ Have an opinion on whats been on today's show? Email techtalk@rnib.org.uk...

Duration:00:57:40

271: Accessibility, WebAim, Seeing AI and Lire

4/2/2019
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This week on Tech Talk the hosts talk about the state of web accessibility in 2019\. Steven Scott and Robin Christopherson hear from Gerard from WebAim about their most recent survey of one million websites and their accessibility. Also we hear from the man who created the popular Microsoft app Seeing AI, and the guys discuss Apple’s latest offerings from their ‘Showtime’ Event. There’s also a demonstration of how the Lire app works on iPhone for anyone wanting to get their news via RSS...

Duration:00:57:42

270: Today's Braille Tech, CSUN, Apple gadgets and more

3/26/2019
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It's Tech Talk time! This week, Steven and Robin are joined by Julie roadway, a blind listener from Liverpool, who comes on this week to talk about braille technology, and in particular her review of the Orbit Reader 20, on sale from the RNIB, and the Braille Me display, from Computer Room Services, both on sale for around £400. There is also coverage of this years CSUN Assistive Technology Conference with Adi Latif from AbilityNet, and the team discuss Apple's latest gadget announcement,...

Duration:00:57:40

269: Orcam, Seeing AI, Apple, and Emails

3/19/2019
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This week Steven Scott and Robin Christopherson are joined by tech fan Rae Walker who talks about her experience of Orcam, following a special review of the camera that has artificial intelligence built in. There’s also a look at some of the new features of Seeing AI courtesy of Robin and the team discuss the news of Apple’s upcoming event and the announcement of their new iPad lineup. There’s also a read through the emails as well. #RNIBConnect #RNIBTechTalk

Duration:00:57:43

268: Amazon Echo news, accessible train information, and plenty more emails

3/12/2019
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It's Tech Talk time! Steven and Robin are back again to round up all the tech related news and stories, including the Amazon Echo Show, accessible train time information, and also an email roundup with Producer Andy. On the topic of emails, to ask a question to either Steven or Robin, drop a message to techtalk@rnib.org.uk, and you may feature on an upcoming episode! #RNIBConnect #RNIBTechTalk

Duration:00:57:41

267: A Warm Welcome to Robin Christopherson

3/5/2019
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It's a brand new era for Tech Talk as we welcome a new co-host to the show. His name is Robin Christopherson, he works for AbilityNet, and knows a lot about the world of accessible technology. On his inaugural show, Robin and Steven discuss his recent trip to Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and the news about Samsung's flagship phones. To ask a question to either Steven or Robin, drop an email to techtalk@rnib.org.uk, and you may feature on an upcoming episode! #RNIBConnect #RNIBTechTalk

Duration:00:56:49