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Double Tap is the show where blind people talk tech! If you’re blind or partially sighted and have an interest in technology, this is the show for you. Everyone is welcome no matter how old you are or how much or how little experience you have with technology. Each week the team will help you better understand how technology can help your everyday life, even if you have little or no sight.

Join the conversation and add your voice to the show either by calling in, sending an email or leaving us a voicemail!

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Double Tap Accessible Media Inc.

    • Technology
    • 4.7 • 19 Ratings

Double Tap is the show where blind people talk tech! If you’re blind or partially sighted and have an interest in technology, this is the show for you. Everyone is welcome no matter how old you are or how much or how little experience you have with technology. Each week the team will help you better understand how technology can help your everyday life, even if you have little or no sight.

Join the conversation and add your voice to the show either by calling in, sending an email or leaving us a voicemail!

Email: feedback@doubletaponair.com
Phone: 1-877-803-4567

    Double Tap Weekend: Apple WWDC Event: Reaction & Analysis

    Double Tap Weekend: Apple WWDC Event: Reaction & Analysis

    In this episode of Double Tap, Steven and Shaun are joined by author and broadcaster Shelly Brisbin, and accessible technology trainer and podcaster Michael Babcock to recap Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) and discuss the new Apple Intelligence feature.



    They share their thoughts on the event, including their predictions and the highlights of the announcements. The conversation covers topics such as the on-device and off-device capabilities of Apple Intelligence, the privacy concerns surrounding AI, the potential accessibility implications of AI-generated images, and the customization options for the home screen.



    Overall, the hosts express a mix of excitement and skepticism about the new features and their impact on users.



    Keep in touch by emailing us feedback@doubletaponair.com or call 1-877-803-4567 and leave us a voicemail. You can also find us across social media.

    • 56 min
    Windows Recall Gets Recalled & BT Speak Pro Features

    Windows Recall Gets Recalled & BT Speak Pro Features

    In this episode of Double Tap hosts Steven Scott and Shaun Preece discuss the BT Speak Pro from Blazie Technologies, a modern version of the Braille and Speak device.



    David Goldfield, head of marketing at the company joins the discussion and provides insights into the history of the company and the development of the BT Speak Pro.



    David describes the compact design of the device, featuring an 8-dot Braille keyboard, speakers, ports for HDMI, USB-C, and microSD, as well as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.



    David also demonstrates the device's speech output and navigation through menus.



    The hosts express excitement about the nostalgia and modern features of the BT Speak Pro, and David hints at the possibility of a QWERTY version in the future.



    There's also discussion of the news that Microsoft is delaying 'indefinitely' the launch of a major new feature of its latest CoPilot+ PCs called Recall. The feature allows users to search for anything on their computer with a simple text search but following privacy concerns around the data stored on your device the planned feature has been dropped. The new PCs start shipping from June 18th.



    Keep in touch by emailing us feedback@doubletaponair.com or call 1-877-803-4567 and leave us a voicemail. You can also find us across social media.

    • 56 min
    AI Overload & Logic Pro Updates For Mac OS

    AI Overload & Logic Pro Updates For Mac OS

    In this episode of Double Tap, Steven and Shaun discuss the latest developments in AI technology, particularly focusing on Apple's AI features and updates.

    They delve into the accessibility and usability of Logic Pro, an audio software from Apple, as they chat with guest Alan McDonald, who shares his experiences with using Logic Pro for music, podcasting, and radio production.

    They explore the new features in Logic Pro 11, including the stem splitter tool, which allows users to demix audio recordings into individual parts.

    The conversation also touches on the potential rollout strategy of new AI features being limited to certain iPhone models to manage server load and ensure a gradual deployment.

    Keep in touch by emailing us feedback@doubletaponair.com or call 1-877-803-4567 and leave us a voicemail. You can also find us on social media.

    • 56 min
    More WWDC News, Using Talkback To Describe Images & Making Calls Easier On iPhone

    More WWDC News, Using Talkback To Describe Images & Making Calls Easier On iPhone

    In this episode, Steven Scott and Shaun Preece discuss more updates from Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference this week and the new features and updates announced.

    They talk about the integration of OpenAI into Apple's systems, the privacy concerns surrounding AI, and the improvements in accessibility features such as Braille screen input and VoiceOver.

    They also address listener questions about using TalkBack to detect text in images, making phone calls with VoiceOver, and improving Braille screen input on iOS devices.

    Keep in touch by emailing us feedback@doubletaponair.com or call 1-877-803-4567 and leave us a voicemail. You can also find us on social media.

    • 56 min
    Apple WWDC Event: Reaction & Analysis

    Apple WWDC Event: Reaction & Analysis

    In this episode of Double Tap, Steven and Shaun are joined by author and broadcaster Shelly Brisbin, and accessible technology trainer and podcaster Michael Babcock, to recap Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) and discuss the new Apple Intelligence feature.

    They share their thoughts on the event, including their predictions and the highlights of the announcements. The conversation covers topics such as the on-device and off-device capabilities of Apple Intelligence, the privacy concerns surrounding AI, the potential accessibility implications of AI-generated images, and the customization options for the home screen.

    Overall, the hosts express a mix of excitement and skepticism about the new features and their impact on users.

    Keep in touch by emailing us feedback@doubletaponair.com or call 1-877-803-4567 and leave us a voicemail. You can also find us on social media.

    • 56 min
    WWDC Hopes, Braille In Depth & Swifties Unite

    WWDC Hopes, Braille In Depth & Swifties Unite

    In this episode of Double Tap hosts Steven Scott and Shaun Preece discuss various topics related to accessible technology.

    They touch on Apple's WWDC event, Taylor Swift's concert in Scotland, and the release of new Braille devices like the Orbit Q20 and Q40, as well as the HIMS eMotion.

    They explore the evolution of Braille technology, the challenges of cost and form factor in Braille devices, and the importance of user-centred design. Matthew Horsepool, a guest on the show, shares insights on the recent Braille conferences he attended in Australia and New Zealand, highlighting discussions on Braille standards, technology advancements, and the future of Braille.

    Keep in touch by emailing us feedback@doubletaponair.com or call 1-877-803-4567 and leave us a voicemail. You can also find us on social media.

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Almoos ,

Awesome hosts

The hosts are fun, and knowledgeable. Keep up the great work!

JoshG_ca ,

Great discussion of a11y tech developments

I work in user-facing technology and while I do not have any barriers in ability myself, this podcast is one of the tools I use to keep up with developments in the a11y space.

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Great podcast

Great hosts provide lively mix of humour and information

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