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The podcast of the Vision Australia Vision Store

The VACast Podcast From the Vision Australia Vision Store David Woodbridge

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The podcast of the Vision Australia Vision Store

    Demo of the Acoustic Light Probe for detecting light and contrast

    Demo of the Acoustic Light Probe for detecting light and contrast

    Great stand alone probe, no need for smart phone, to tell if your lights are on as a person who is blind, your blinds are open or your device is on etc: all done via pressing a button and listening to the tone of the probe.
    The higher the tone, the brighter the light source is etc.
    Link to the product page from Vision Australia is:
    https://shop.visionaustralia.org/shop/product/acoustic-probe-light-and-contrast-detector
     

    • 7 min
    Tech Friday Vision Australia Newcastle July 10 2020

    Tech Friday Vision Australia Newcastle July 10 2020

    In this VA Tech Friday, Andreas, Ray, and David discuss what is going on in the Apple World, Windows, gadgets etc.

    • 1 hr 53 min
    Vision Australia Newcastle webinar - 2 hour Tech Tuesday - staying social, informed, entertained, and healthy.

    Vision Australia Newcastle webinar - 2 hour Tech Tuesday - staying social, informed, entertained, and healthy.

     
    Good morning everybody thank you for joining today. Our somewhat different Vision Australia Newcastle tech session.
    My name is Andreas I’m the access technology specialist based at the Vision Australia office in Newcastle-Hamilton.
    And I’m joined by 2 Co-Host today, first we have David Woodbridge with us he is Vision Australia’s National Advisor on Access Technology. Good morning David how are you David?
    And we have Ray Pierce join us as well. Ray is a Vision Australia volunteer with extensive professional experience in the technology field. Good morning how are you Ray?
    Ray will help us cover access technology from the perspective of a low vision user.
    Now before we get started. I would like to say that Vision Australia continues to provide services to our clients, and the basic message is we are open for business. While our physical offices in Newcastle and Gosford are closed our team is continuing to provide services to you our clients as much as possible. There is a lot of services that can be provided via telehealth and various other strategies. So I’d like to encourage you to get in touch with us if you have any questions or service needs. 
    Alright, 
    Again thank you to all our participants today for joining us to this online webinar. As I said this is a bit of a new format for us to run our Vision Australia Newcastle tech session. And for that I would like to ask you to provide me with your feedback. I would love to hear your suggestions and thoughts on how this went today. And let me know if you’d would like us to continue with this format or if there is anything you would like us to improve on. 
    You can provide your feedback by replying to the same email that you received the invite for this session today. And I give you a moment to gather your device or pen and paper of choice to write down my email address because you will have to write it down you won’t remember it otherwise. haha. This is my direct email address and I look forward to hearing from you. andreas.buchmueller@visionaustralia.org
    Now in our session today we want to talk to you about all the things one would want to be able to do while having to stay at home for the obvious reasons.
    Our topics will include:
    Staying social while physically distancing. 
    Access online shopping and delivery services. 
    How to stay entertained and informed. 
    And staying fit while staying at home. 
    Also, I would like to offer you to submit your questions to us live today. And I will raise these questions for David, Ray and myself to answer and discuss for you. You can either do that via the Q&A and chat feature within the Zoom App or email them directly to me by replying to the same email that you received the invite for this session today.
    Staying social while physically distancing. 
    Facebook Messenger can be used by Android, iOS and PCs
    FaceTime via iMessage
    Social Networks etc.
    How to stay entertained and informed. 
    Vision Australia COVID19 Support Line on 1300 88 70 58
    Department of Health hotline on 1800 020 080
    COVID 19 App
    ABC listen App – Norman Swan Coronacast 
    Vision Australia Connect App and Library Service
    Audible App
    Radio Sangean Accessibility
    Netflix, Stan, Amazon Prime and Disney+ 
    Audio Games 
    Access online shopping and delivery services. 
    VA Shopping.
    Groceries Woollies and Coles.
    Delivery services e.g. Deliveroo, Uber Eats, Menulog.
    And staying fit while staying at home.
    blindalive.com eyes free fitness
    AppleWatch or FitBit.
    Zombie Run.
    RNIB Rambler.
    Mindfulness Apps
    Further Supports and Resources
    VA AT Help Desk number 1300 84 74 66
    Apple Accessibility Help Desk. Phone: 1300 365 083 accessibility@apple.com
    Microsoft Accessibility support Phone:  Call a1800 280 300
    Google Support via Be My Eyes App.
     
     

    • 2 hrs 2 min
    Open those Pesky jars or bottles with the Gripper Jar Opener with Handle gadget

    Open those Pesky jars or bottles with the Gripper Jar Opener with Handle gadget

    This is a great easy way to open jars or bottles between 2.5CM to 9CM in diameter.
    Great for folks that have trouble gripping with their hands to try and get jar lids or bottle caps off.
    Works with serrated or smooth lids or caps.
    Vision Australia Shop link:
    https://shop.visionaustralia.org/shop/product/gripper-jar-opener-handle

    • 7 min
    How to reset the Time on the Accessible Sangean Radio from the Vision Australia Vision Store.

    How to reset the Time on the Accessible Sangean Radio from the Vision Australia Vision Store.

    As of the time of posting, some folks in Australia have gone back to non day light saving time, and you may have noticed that the Time did not reset on the radio.  This demo shows you how to simply change the time.
    Instructions are;
    press Time button,
    Hold in Tuner dial until you hear "Hour",
    Rotate dial left to 9,
    Press in Tuner dial twice to skip Minutes and then save the Time settings with the 2nd press.
    All done.
     

    • 1 min
    Vision Australia Webinar Checkin And Chat series - Technology Options to help you stay connected, entertained, and healthy

    Vision Australia Webinar Checkin And Chat series - Technology Options to help you stay connected, entertained, and healthy

    In this episode, Damian (National Manager for the Vision Australia Assistive Technology Service) gives a range of options to help us stay connected, entertained, and healthy.
    For further information or assistance:
    Vision Australia main number: 1300 847 466.
    AT Helpdesk: 1300 847 466 or atchelp@visionaustralia.org
    Vision Australia main email contact: info@visionaustralia.org.
     
    For info and support concerning Vision Australia's Telehealth service, please also call our main number on 1300 847 466.
     
    Stay well, and enjoy the webinar.

    • 59 min

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vaughan.au ,

Another excellent podcast from an excellent technology reviewer

For more than two decades, David has been making technology accessible to all and understandable. This is no exception

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