32 episodes

Shaun of the Shed gives those new to the world of technology a helping hand with everything from using a screen reader or smart speakers to unboxing and starting up a new computer.

Host Shaun Preece is an audio producer from Manchester who has a real passion for technology. Despite being born with a visual impairment, Shaun's sight has worsened over the years and as such he has depended more on assistive technology.

You can also hear Shaun on AMI's Double Tap podcast, airing weekly at noon Eastern on AMI-audio or download it from your favourite podcast platform.

About AMI
AMI is a not-for-profit media company that entertains, informs and empowers Canadians who are blind or partially sighted. Operating three broadcast services, AMI-tv and AMI-audio in English and AMI-télé in French, AMI’s vision is to establish and support a voice for Canadians with disabilities, representing their interests, concerns and values through inclusion, representation, accessible media, reflection, representation and portrayal.

Learn more at AMI.ca
Connect on Twitter @AccessibleMedia
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    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

Shaun of the Shed gives those new to the world of technology a helping hand with everything from using a screen reader or smart speakers to unboxing and starting up a new computer.

Host Shaun Preece is an audio producer from Manchester who has a real passion for technology. Despite being born with a visual impairment, Shaun's sight has worsened over the years and as such he has depended more on assistive technology.

You can also hear Shaun on AMI's Double Tap podcast, airing weekly at noon Eastern on AMI-audio or download it from your favourite podcast platform.

About AMI
AMI is a not-for-profit media company that entertains, informs and empowers Canadians who are blind or partially sighted. Operating three broadcast services, AMI-tv and AMI-audio in English and AMI-télé in French, AMI’s vision is to establish and support a voice for Canadians with disabilities, representing their interests, concerns and values through inclusion, representation, accessible media, reflection, representation and portrayal.

Learn more at AMI.ca
Connect on Twitter @AccessibleMedia
On Instagram @accessiblemediainc
On Facebook at @AccessibleMediaInc
Email feedback@ami.ca

    Be My Eyes for Windows

    Be My Eyes for Windows

    In the latest Shaun of the Shed episode, Shaun Preece walks us through the new Be My Eyes app for windows. Focused strictly on the Be My AI features, you can use it to describe image files, webcam photos & the layout and contents of your screen or clipboard.

    • 20 min
    Navigating Windows with Ease: Tips for the Visually Impaired

    Navigating Windows with Ease: Tips for the Visually Impaired

    In this episode, Shaun Preece discusses the process of finding files, folders, and websites on a Windows computer using a screen reader, as well as navigating File Explorer and creating shortcuts.

    • 22 min
    The Advantages of AI as a Voice Assistant

    The Advantages of AI as a Voice Assistant

    In this episode, Shaun discusses artificial intelligence (AI) and its potential benefits for blind or visually impaired individuals. Showcasing the “Pi” AI service as a voice assistant that can answer questions, create emails, offer recommendations and much more.

    • 13 min
    Putting Internet Speeds to the Test

    Putting Internet Speeds to the Test

    Summary

    In this episode, the host tests the internet speed of two WiFi routers, the Google Nest 6e WiFi Pro mesh router and the Netgear Orbi RBK50 mesh router. The importance of internet speed and the role of WiFi routers in delivering that speed are discussed. The host explains the concept of mesh networks and conducts an internet speed test using the fast.com website. The performance of both routers is compared, and the host concludes by highlighting the need to test internet speed and consider various factors when choosing a router.

    • 12 min
    Adding Fingerprint Scanning to your Windows Computer

    Adding Fingerprint Scanning to your Windows Computer

    In this episode of Shaun of the Shed, Shaun Preece discusses the benefits of using biometric security, specifically fingerprint recognition, on Windows computers; discovering that biometric security is more effective than using passwords or PIN codes and more convenient.

    Shaun demonstrates how to add a USB fingerprint reader to a computer and set up fingerprint recognition in Windows settings, emphasizing the affordability and ease of use of the Arcanite fingerprint reader. Shaun also mentions the increasing popularity of biometric security for logging into websites and services.

    • 13 min
    The Power of Braille: A Journey of Learning and Discovery

    The Power of Braille: A Journey of Learning and Discovery

    Join Shaun Preece as he explores the importance of learning Braille for blind or partially sighted individuals. Despite the advancements in technology, Shaun highlights the benefits of being able to read and write in Braille.

    He shares his personal journey and regrets for not learning Braille earlier and discusses its potential uses in education and employment.

    Shaun also reviews four Braille learning apps: Braille Academy, Braille Decoded, Pocket Braille, and Bump Bump Braille Learn, providing valuable feedback on their accessibility and usability. Tune in to discover the power of Braille and learn about resources available from local sight loss organizations.

    • 29 min

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As far as tech info goes, it couldn’t be presented in a more, entertaining way. For sighted and non-sighted folks, I love this program! I have learned so much, and felt so included. Thank you!

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