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Blind Bargains Audio: Featuring the BB Qast, Technology news, Interviews, and more A T Guys

    • Technology
    • 4.6 • 35 Ratings

The biggest names, the latest news, and leading insights from the field. Weekly Podcasts, interviews, technology demonstrations, and commentary from industry experts. Get more at blindbargains.com.

    Blind Bargains Virtual Exhibit Hall Audio: 2021 An Audio Description Oddessy With Judy Dixon

    Blind Bargains Virtual Exhibit Hall Audio: 2021 An Audio Description Oddessy With Judy Dixon

    So, the title of this interview infers that there will be some discussion of audio description within this conversation. And there is, we promise. But can you really blame J.J. for being nostalgic when talking to the author of more than 14 NBP

    • 25 min
    Blind Bargains Virtual Exhibit Hall Audio: Feeling Magnetic With Creative Arts And TouchPad Pro

    Blind Bargains Virtual Exhibit Hall Audio: Feeling Magnetic With Creative Arts And TouchPad Pro

    The Etch A Sketch and Spirograph are some of the most successful toys available for introducing young people to the world of art. However, there are not many touch friendly equivalents for those searching for a tactile based option that would offer a similar experience to those classic toys. Daniel Seth Lubiner, Founder and CEO, and Brian K. Edwards, President and Chief Operating Officer, of TouchPad Pro Assistive Technology are out to change that by creating new products like the Braille Doodle and the TouchPad Pro. Hear the pair tell J.J. how these products were inspired by Braille students, transformed into an Indi Gogo project and how that process is leading to eventual product distribution. To learn more about the TouchPad Pro, visit this link to hear an audio described video of the introductory model. Additionally, to learn more about the company, visit the TouchPad Pro Assistive Technology website

    Blind Bargains Virtual Exhibit Hall Audio: 9 + 1 Questions = Steven Scott Talking Tech

    Blind Bargains Virtual Exhibit Hall Audio: 9 + 1 Questions = Steven Scott Talking Tech

    Steven Scott proudly proclaims to J.J. that he is indeed a "serial podcaster" during this interview. And it is hard to disagree with that statement when you consider the circumstances that led him to the place he finds himself with his career so far. Hear, or read the transcript below, as Steven regales J.J. with highlights from his more than 20 years of speaking into a microphone. Plus learn what is next for the RNIB, Double Tap and all-around Blind guy who talks tech. To keep up with Steven, and to get more information on his new podcast, follow him on Twitter @TechTalkerSteve

    • 57 min
    Blind Bargains Virtual Exhibit Hall Audio: Jobs For Humanity Are Building Bridges To Employment

    Blind Bargains Virtual Exhibit Hall Audio: Jobs For Humanity Are Building Bridges To Employment

    Blind and Visually Impaired job seekers often must play a guessing game when it comes to the determination if a possible employment avenue will fit within their specific needs for access. That is why J.J. was eager to sit down with Roy Baladi, Founder at Jobs for Humanity, to explore how his organization is looking to build healthy bridges between employers and those interested in employment. Tune in, or read the transcript below, to learn where the drive to assist others came from and where the trajectory may lead to in the future. To know more about Jobs For Humanity, or to browse their postings, visit the Blind.Jobs website

    • 12 min
    Blind Bargains Virtual Exhibit Hall Audio: Fable Gives Product Testing Power to the People

    Blind Bargains Virtual Exhibit Hall Audio: Fable Gives Product Testing Power to the People

    J.J. notes at the top of this interview that the BBQast rarely interviews people within the Remediation and Testing sector of A.T. unless the subject of the interview stands out in a very crowded field. That is why he sat down with Samuel Proulx, Accessibility Evangelist for Fable, to discuss their unique approach to commercially available User Centric testing. In this chat you can hear how A.T. users of varying degrees of knowledge can embark on a pathway towards obtaining testing experience through resources provided by Fable. Additionally, those who are seeking something beyond automated testing can find a talent base curated by Fable from their growing community. To learn more about services offered by Fable, visit the company website or Follow them on Twitter @Makeitfable

    • 27 min
    Blind Bargains Virtual Exhibit Hall Audio: Increase Your Productivity With Vispero's Updated Background Reader

    Blind Bargains Virtual Exhibit Hall Audio: Increase Your Productivity With Vispero's Updated Background Reader

    There are products on the market that are so well recognized for what they do that they truly need no introduction to fans of this podcast. But even long-time users of a product might not be aware some aspects of their favorite Assistive Technology can undergo a slight change during a yearly release cycle. Shelly sat down with Matt Ater, Vice President of Corporate Business Development at Vispero, to talk about some of the recent changes that are coming in an update to ZoomText 2021. The pair discuss the importance of the new Zoomy digital assistant, how user settings now migrate between updated versions of ZT and Matt then demos the functionality of Background Reader. To learn more about ZoomText, Fusion or any of Freedom Scientific's Low Vision products, visit the FS website. Also, be sure to check out the Freedom Scientific Training channel on YouTube as it has tons of great resources on various Vispero products.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

KBrodecki ,

tech talk with humor

I really like that these guys use humor well there podcasting about technology. It’s very enjoyable way to spend maybe an hour or less good job.

Mariofan98 ,

Awesome

Somebody recommended me this podcast who is on YouTube. And I find it to be pretty interesting after subscribing a few months or just about a month ago. The person that recommended this is Gallagher 123123. He has the channel name shown above, and that is the channel that he uses on YouTube. I would really love if this podcast will go out there for more people to know about it rather than for blind people to know about it because it would be useful for any braille teacher that would be learning about these that they don’t really know I’ve got a lot of you in this podcast do you know about from all 100+ episodes. And I think for informational purposes as well will also be a good idea to use the podcast because we blind people would love to hear a lot interesting technology news. I just do recommend this to others.

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Bookworm

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