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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.

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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!

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

    Best of YouTube: Online Dating & Technology Fatigue

    Best of YouTube: Online Dating & Technology Fatigue

    In this episode of the Double Tap YouTube podcast, hosts Steven Scott and Shaun Preece are joined by special guest Fern Lulham to discuss online dating and the experience for blind and low vision people. The hosts and guest explore the evolution of online dating and the ways in which technology has impacted the dating landscape. They delve into the practicalities and challenges of blind people navigating the world of dating apps and websites, and the safety concerns that arise in the online dating space.
    The conversation transitions to a discussion about technology fatigue and the challenges blind and low vision people face in adopting new tech products, particularly in the context of Apple's new Vision Pro product. The hosts share their concerns about the resources allocated to developing products that are accessible to the blind community and question whether the potential benefits of new tech products outweigh the practical use and accessibility for blind and low vision users.
    The hosts express their apprehensions about the future of technology for blind and low vision individuals, particularly in the context of spatial computing and VR. They discuss their reservations about the focus on visual-centric products and the potential exclusion of blind and low vision users from the benefits of new technology.

    • 55 min
    Global Accessibility Awareness Day

    Global Accessibility Awareness Day

    In this podcast episode with hosts Steven Scott and Shaun Preece, the main topics discussed revolve around Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) and the impact and importance of accessibility in digital products.

    The hosts reflect on the significance of GAAD and how it's celebrated on social media but also express concern about companies' genuine commitment to accessibility.

    They interview Joe Devon, one of the co-founders of GAAD, and discuss the origins and impact of the initiative.

    • 51 min
    Best of YouTube: Rabbit R1, Project Tapestry & Your Feedback

    Best of YouTube: Rabbit R1, Project Tapestry & Your Feedback

    In the podcast episode with hosts Steven Scott and Shaun Preece, the main topics discussed were Rabbit R1, a new AI device, the Project Tapestry, and the use of distraction-free devices, gaming consoles, and various tech topics with community comments. The hosts explored these topics by providing an overview of new technological devices and their potential impact, discussing the importance of accessibility, and highlighting the need for involving individuals with disabilities in conversations about technology and innovation.

    The hosts had a conversation with a guest, Robin Christopherson from AbilityNet UK, about the Rabbit R1, an AI device with innovative capabilities. They explained its features, including the large action model and its potential impact on accessibility for people with disabilities. They also discussed the significance of involving individuals with disabilities in the development of new technology.

    In another segment, they explored the Project Tapestry, a new application designed to create a unified timeline for different social media platforms and news feeds. The hosts and a guest, Gideon Mehew, discussed the importance of accessibility for devices like the Project Tapestry and the potential impact they could have on users.

    The hosts also delved into various community comments discussing the use of guide dog and guide horse schools, the accessibility of distraction-free typewriters, the experience of playing games without sight, and the importance of involving individuals with lived experiences in discussions about technology and innovation.

    • 55 min
    Best of YouTube: Accessible Gaming, Lenovo Laptops & AI

    Best of YouTube: Accessible Gaming, Lenovo Laptops & AI

    In this podcast episode, hosts Steven Scott and Shaun Preece delve into the topics of gaming accessibility, AI integration in devices, and the accessibility features of Lenovo laptops.
    The hosts start by discussing the accessibility of gaming consoles and the hesitation of some visually impaired individuals to invest in a gaming console due to a lack of accessible games. They highlight the necessity for game developers to continue to work on improving accessibility features in games to cater for the visually impaired audience.
    Next, they switch topics and explore the new accessibility features found in Lenovo's laptops. They interview Graham Thomas, senior technologist at Lenovo UK and Ireland, who speaks about the company's commitment to inclusive design and making PCs more accessible to users with disabilities. The hosts discuss Lenovo's purposeful design and the impact of diversity and inclusion in the development of their products.
    The conversation then shifts to the integration of AI in PCs, particularly in Lenovo's new line of laptops, and the impact of AI on user interactions with devices. The hosts explore how AI can enhance productivity and accessibility, leading to the development of new keyboard functionalities on Lenovo laptops.
    As the episode continues, the hosts share insights into the growing demand for desktops and all-in-one PCs, particularly as people continue to work from home. The hosts and their guest, Graham Thomas, discuss the shifting workplace dynamics and the advantages of using desktops in work-from-home setups.

    • 56 min
    Best of YouTube: Apple Vs DOJ, Mobility Aids & JAWS Kiosks

    Best of YouTube: Apple Vs DOJ, Mobility Aids & JAWS Kiosks

    In this episode of the Double Tap YouTube podcast, hosts Steven Scott and Shaun Preece discuss and analyze the latest news and updates in the world of technology and accessibility for blind and partially sighted individuals.

    They delve into the topic of the antitrust case brought forward by the U.S. Department of Justice against Apple, exploring the irony of the case and the potential implications for tech companies.

    They also discuss the ongoing evolution of mobility aids and the potential benefits and drawbacks of integrating new technology into these devices, highlighting the need for careful consideration and inclusivity in the development of these tools.

    The hosts also interview Michael Babcock and dive into the complexities of the Apple antitrust case, discussing the implications for iMessage and the potential impact on user experience.

    Additionally, the hosts talk to Matt Ater from Vispero about the new JAWS kiosk, a screen-reader accessible audio recorder that aims to improve accessibility and usability for blind and visually impaired individuals in various settings, such as restaurants, hotels, and recording environments. They explore the features and functionalities of these new recorders and their potential impact on the accessibility of audio recording for a variety of users.

    • 56 min
    Revisiting Zero Project 2024: Part 5

    Revisiting Zero Project 2024: Part 5

    In this episode of the Double Tap podcast, hosts Steven Scott and Shaun Preece discussed a range of topics. They began by talking about the Zero Project Conference and their experiences at the event, including discussions about accessible banking with Penny Roberts from Bankability.

    They then explored the work of .lumen, which has developed glasses to empower the blind and partially sighted community through self-driving technology. The hosts interviewed Cornel Amarei, the CEO and founder of .lumen, who explained the company's mission and groundbreaking technology.

    The episode also delved into the world of accessible navigation, discussing a new app called WaveOut developed by DreamWaves. The hosts, along with guest Hugo from DreamWaves, explored the concept of spatial audio navigation and its potential benefits for blind or partially sighted users.

    Additionally, the episode touched on the challenges of app development, including issues with battery drain and overheating in GPS-dependent apps.

    • 56 min

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