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    #ATIA20 Audio: A Menagerie Of Braille For Humanware And APH

    #ATIA20 Audio: A Menagerie Of Braille For Humanware And APH

    We noted in our end of year wrap up show that Humanware's convention appearances were very popular with our listeners. Additionally, we noted in that same show, APH had an amazing 2019 with multiple stories working their way into our news lineups. One of those stories outlined that APH would be working on fostering future partnerships for growing their product lines on various platforms. In this interview Andrew Flatres, Braille Product Manager for Humanware, and newly minted APH member Greg Stilson, Director of Product Innovation, sit down with Joe to talk about two new Braille products and one new software announcement. Listen in, or read below, to learn more about the importance of the Educational market and how these new products can provide a solid steppingstone for those needing simple to use devices and software in the classroom environment. To learn more about the new products and partnerships at the American Printing House for the Blind, visit the APH website. And to learn more about the new software mentioned by Andrew, as well as other product news, visit the Humanware website

    • 28 min
    #ATIA20 Audio: Orcam Expands Into Assisted Reading And Hearing Devices

    #ATIA20 Audio: Orcam Expands Into Assisted Reading And Hearing Devices

    Orcam has been very busy since we spoke to them last year. The MyEye2 was featured in Time Magazine and the company won a CES 2020 INNOVATION AWARD last month. Joe caught up with Bryan Wolynski Optometrist and Consultant for Professional Relations at Orcam, to talk about all the recent accolades and portfolio expansions. The Orcam Hear listening aid will allow a user to center in on voices in a crowded room forming what Joe called a "Get Smart" "Cone of Silence" between the user and the speaker. The Orcam read is a device for reading disabilities and operates as a handheld pointing device for near distance tasks. Like the MyEye, the unit does not keep anything in memory and is well suited for a classroom setting. Also, a form of interactive reading and assisted guidance are possible new features that could be coming to the MyEye2 later this year. To learn more about any of the products mentioned, visit the Orcam website

    • 10 min
    #ATIA20 Audio: View Plus Introduces 2nd Generation Power Dot Technology

    #ATIA20 Audio: View Plus Introduces 2nd Generation Power Dot Technology

    We were honestly lucky to get a few minutes to talk with Dan Gardner, CEO of View Plus, as his booth was constantly filled with convention attendees. Some of that was due to an ATIA promotion, an awesome TSA friendly bottle opener as a booth giveaway item but it mostly was due to the announced debut of the new Power Dot technology being used with the company's embossers. Dan explains how the new feel has come to their embossed braille and how people can compare it to their previous levels of quality. To learn more about Power Dot, or find a dealer in your area, visit the View Plus website

    • 5 min
    #ATIA2020 Audio: Speaking To The Edges Of Video Magnification With Patriot Vision

    #ATIA2020 Audio: Speaking To The Edges Of Video Magnification With Patriot Vision

    Video Magnifiers have been adding more options and features as they adopt off the shelf technology in their design. But imagine Joe's surprise when John Palmer, President of Patriot Vision Industries, informed him that you could use Alexa with a Video Magnifier. In this interview the pair discuss the new features of the Patriot Pro including voice control. The interview also provides and overview of the new Edge Mode feature that came to the Patriot Viewpoint last year. Lastly, John gives a sneak peek at a product coming to CSUNATC 2020. To learn more about the products mentioned in this interview, visit the Patriot Vision Industries website

    • 11 min
    #ATIA20 Audio: Absorbing Audio Information Into Meaningful Ways With Glean

    #ATIA20 Audio: Absorbing Audio Information Into Meaningful Ways With Glean

    Podcast fans would probably be the first people who could speak to the value of speech and how it conveys the meaning behind the presenter s message. Of course, in a classroom or meeting setting, the importance of adding meaning for contextual value matters when it comes to organizing thoughts and follow up actions. David Tucker, Co-Founder and CEO of Sonocent, spoke to Joe about his company's history with the Audio Notetaker product and how that experience is powering their next generation technology named Glean. The web based audio notetaking software is currently being tested and the newly redesigned interface is aiding people with the ability to tag, filter and sort information in new ways. Visit the Sonocent website if you would like to know more about Audio Notetaker. If you would like to assist in the accessibility testing of the new software mentioned in this interview, visit the Glean sign up page

    • 18 min
    #ATIA20 Audio: The Quest For Greater Access For Microsoft And Windows 10

    #ATIA20 Audio: The Quest For Greater Access For Microsoft And Windows 10

    Joe and Jason Grieves, Product Manager Low Vision Windows Accessibility, sure find interesting places to conduct interviews. A coffee shop with a Bose nova soundtrack was the setting for their NFB 2019 chat. This year the pair sat out by the pool with wind, light rain and bad cover songs in the background. Regardless of the auditory conditions, Jason and Joe talk about what's recently come to Windows Magnifier and Narrator in the latest Windows 10 updates. And Jason provides some idea of what is in store with the next update arriving later this year such as Magnifier Reader. To stay up to date with everything going on with access at Microsoft, and to attend their new webinar series, follow Microsoft Access on Twitter

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