Technology Training for Visually Impaired People
Uploading a new episode in Libsyn as a screen reader user
Libsyn is one of the podcast hosts which I use for a while.
It wasn't screen reader friendly for a period but now is working reasonable I will say.
Actually, the only thing which I need to do in Libsyn web interface is to upload an MP3 file which is tagged and ready to be published.
I have to use an option called "file for download only" and after pressing publish or save Libsyn will generate a URL which is the direct full address of the mp3 file.
This URL is placed in a read only edit field and the last thing to do before leaving Libsyn will be to select and copy it in clipboard.
Using the PowerPress plugin in WordPress I can handle the rest of podcast episode's aspects til this is online.
If you wish to hear a little demo made with Safari in Mac and using Voiceover screen reader, then you are welcome.
I used keyboard and trackpad navigation combined to achieve this.
As probably you know already, there is a podcasting course available for blind people interested to become podcasters.
For more details go to
the Podcast course's dedicated page
Enjoy listening this little demo.
Add an e-mail self hosted account in Mac as a Voiceover user
In this short podcast episode I demonstrate how an e-mail account could be added in Mail app in Mac computer.
The demonstration is done by a blind user using Voiceover screen reader .
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NVDA remote addon demonstration
In this episode I will show how to use NVDA Remote addon as a NVDA screen reader user.
It is a very simple installation like any other addon.
You can download the addon from nvdaremote.com website.
They have a version for NVDA 2019 or newer, and an older version for previous versions of NVDA screen reader.
This service is very useful when you need to help another blind person with adjusting settings or to copy details or settings from a computer to other.
I have used during the demonstration a feature called push clipboard which allow the initiator of the remote session to copy some text from his machine, and paste it into the controlled machine.
Another scenario where this addon is very useful is when you can control a local server from distance.
Asuming you have a computer 24/7 turned on, used like aFTP server or online radio station, you can control that station via NVDA Remote addon also.
Excepting Jaws, which is featuring a similar service called Jaws tandem, is no other screen reader so friendly when is about remote control between computers of blind people.
Third part programs for remote control are not always fully accessible, or some issues with screen readers in particular could make them challanging to be used.
Hope to come back soon with a demonstration of Jaws Tandem as well.
Enjoy your little tutorial from this podcast.
Make your shopping with Deliveroo as a screen reader user
Today I am going to demonstrate Deliveroo, an iPhone app which gives you multiple options for take away, restaurants orders and grocery too.
Using Voiceover screen reader in my iPhone 11 I will show you how to add to basket but also how to check out and pay.
If you never worked with this app then start from this link to register and download your app.
It is my referral link which will credit my account with a couple of pounds. It is no extra costs involved for your side if you start from here. Also you can go straight in App Store for download and sign up from there.
Good luck with it.
Podcasting microphones comparison
In this episode I make a comparison between 4 microphones: 3 mics dynamics and one condenser.
Which one is your pick for your podcast channel?
Is no processing in this recording and the EQ is flat. All microphones are connected to same mixer and use the same cable at its turn.
Sorry for various volume fluctuation but no way to demo a microphone for podcasting. Isn't it?
Each microphone mentioned have a link below where you can go to check the product page for technical specifications.
Note! When the comparison starts is a podcast chapter inserted for each portion starts. It is easy navigation in case of your device supports podcast chapter navigation.
Rode NT1 condenser microphone
Please let me know which one you think sounds better for your podcast?
Tweet me @AccessibleCompu
Enjoy your listening and have fun podcasting!
Registering with Signal as a blind user of iPhone
Today I will post an episode with my first atempt to create a Signal account using my iPhone 11. The audio demonstration is done from the downloding app stage up to sending first message with Signal, like an end user who never has used the service before.
This recording shows the easyness of signing up with Signal as a blind user. I have used Alex voice in my Voiceover screen reader.
I am looking for your opinion about the screen reader accessibility of this app. I've found being good and totaly usable by screen reader, users but here and there a gentil touch will make the app even more screen reader friendly.
Great resource for visually impaired people
It is a great channel to learn more about how blind people use various devices with speech.