8 episodes

Discover the specialized and mainstream technology that’s transforming the lives of blind and partially sighted Canadians.

From the simplest and most inexpensive gadgets to help around the home, to the cutting edge in assistive technology, we’ll explain what it is, and how to make the most of it in your every day life.

If you have any feedback, feel free to let us know at techcast@cnib.ca!

Smartlife Tech Cast CNIB

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 4 Ratings

Discover the specialized and mainstream technology that’s transforming the lives of blind and partially sighted Canadians.

From the simplest and most inexpensive gadgets to help around the home, to the cutting edge in assistive technology, we’ll explain what it is, and how to make the most of it in your every day life.

If you have any feedback, feel free to let us know at techcast@cnib.ca!

    Interview With David Dennis

    Interview With David Dennis

    In this episode, we interview David Dennis, who has been the face of the CNIB Shop in Toronto for 25 years.

    David tells us how he came to work at CNIB. He also gives us ideas for holiday gifts.

    • 21 min
    Introducing The Mapinhood App

    Introducing The Mapinhood App

    In this episode, Jason speaks to iMerciv, the developers of an upcoming GPS app called Mapinhood.

    iMerciv was recently awarded a Microsoft AI for Accessibility grant to assist in developing this app.

    • 23 min
    Apple IOS 13: What’s New For Accessibility?

    Apple IOS 13: What’s New For Accessibility?

    In this episode, Jason and Chris are joined by Tom Dekker from Victoria BC to discuss the new Apple iOS 13.

    They talk about what’s new and give advice on things to watch out for.

    • 23 min
    Phone It Forward

    Phone It Forward

    Jason and Chris speak to Melanie Taddeo about the Phone it Forward program.

    This is an innovative initiative provides smartphones to people with sight loss who need them.

    • 14 min
    Scanning and Reading Apps

    Scanning and Reading Apps

    In this episode, Jason and Chris are joined by Kim Kilpatrick from Ottawa.

    They discuss various apps for scanning printed text with your mobile phone and provide tips for getting the best scanning results.

    • 26 min
    Visual Assistance Apps: Comparing Be My Eyes And Aira

    Visual Assistance Apps: Comparing Be My Eyes And Aira

    In this episode, we discuss two popular visual assistance apps, Be My Eyes and Aira. Be My Eyes is free, while Aira is a subscription service with some free time available.

    We discuss both offerings, and when you might want to use each one.

    • 24 min

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