Technology from a Blindness Perspective
Main Menu Live April 28, 2021It's all about getting moving with accessible fitness equipment. Peloton and Concept. 2 devices and On-The-Muv.
# The Main Menu Live team will be discussing accessible fitness equipment. Getting up and getting moving is a theme throughout the year within ACB. In the first hour, Michael and Satauna come to talk with all of us about Peloton and Concept 2 devices. Peloton has some built-in accessibility features that make it easier for a blind cyclist to participate in their fitness classes. We will learn all about their bikes and accompanying software products. Satauna will row in to tell us about getting moving on her rowing machine and other devices that are accessible on the iPhone. In the second hour, we hear all about the On-the-Muv mechanical treadmill.
main Menu Live 2021-03-31 IAC Convention Preview and Clubhouse.
Main Menu Live:
Please join us for two hours of technology talk. In the first hour we will talk all things Club House. It is a platform that is changing the culture and shape of how ACB communicates. Come learn more about this platform and the plans for it moving forward. In the second hour we focus on the Information Access Committee and take your questions. We outline all of the activities at the national convention this summer. Come learn about the multiple presentations we will hold and learn more about how the committee can help all of us.
main Menu Live 24 Feb 2021 IAC Committee and Shane Lowe from Supersense
Main Menu Live:
On this month’s show in the first hour, the information access committee will let you know what’s coming up for the summer convention from the committee. Will bring you the latest assistive technology news and take your questions.
In hour 2, we hear from Shane Lowe from the Supersense team. We learn all about Supersense and Super Lidar.
main Menu Live 27 Jan 2021 Saqib Shaikh from Microsoft and Mike Calvo and Matt Campbell of Pneuma Solutions
This month on Main Menu Live we have two fun-filled hours of great technology talk.
In the first hour we bring Saqib Shaikh from Microsoft on to talk with us all about Seeing A I and their new World channel. The Seeing A I team describes this new channel this way:
The new World channel, available on devices with a LiDAR scanner running iOS 14, enables you to explore an unfamiliar space in 3D, using spatial audio. When wearing headphones, you will hear objects around you announced from their location in the room. You can also find a particular object by placing an audio beacon on it.
Come learn about the other channels that make up Seeing A I and find out all about this new World channel.
Download Seeing A I from the iOS App Store.
Next we turn to something that all of us have gotten used to in the past year, that being online meetings. In the second hour we hear from Pneuma Solutions, formally Serotek Corporation, with a new product that brings some innovative technology for online meetings, that being Scribe. Mike Calvo and Matt Campbell describe Scribe this way:
The Quickest, Most Accurate Digital Document Remediation Product on the Market for as Low as $0.99 per Page. It’s the only hands-off remediation process eliminating individual document quote requests, providing accessible documents straight from your workflow to the end reader in just seconds. This is truly scratching the surface on what their platform is bringing to the accessibility community. Come find out how their product will make Zoom meetings an even stronger platform and an even more inclusive one at that with their Scribe for Meetings solution. What is Scribe for Meetings? As the world continues to move to a virtual environment, you need an affordable solution that guarantees full access to everyone in your audience. The goal is to make the on-screen content in your online meetings and webinars accessible to print-impaired participants in as easy a manner as possible. Come learn more from Mike and Matt as we get updates from their new company.
Main Menu Live 18 Nov 2020 Mike Nov 2020 Mike May and Jose from Goodmap
Next, Mike May and Jose join us from Goodmaps. Near by Explorer has been discontinued by APH and a new app is now on the scene for your use. Learn all about the new app and in-door navigation. Is the iPhone 12 something you should consider? Come and find out why it might be due to the new technology it has for us in the mapping space.
This month we are honored to bring two companies on who are leading the way in efforts to help us navigate our world.
First, Amos Miller and the team from Microsoft join us to discuss with you all about the latest changes in the Soundscape app. Learn how you can virtually explore within the Soundscape app.
Main Menu Live 28 Oct 2020 JAWS 2021, Brian Hartgen
On this month's Main Menu Live, we bring some exciting speakers to you as we learn all about JAWS 2021 and Leasey.
In the first hour, Eric Damery from Freedom Scientific joins us to talk about the brand-new release of JAWS 2021. Come learn more about what is new in this upcoming release of JAWS for Windows 2021 and to get your questions answered.
In the second hour Brian Hartgen joins us to talk all about his products with a focus on Leasey. Leasey has an exciting new feature to allow you to subscribe and listen to podcasts. We will learn about this and so much more when he talks about his products with us on the show!
All of this is brought to you by the Information access Committee.
Main Menu Live can be heard every Wednesday a 8PM and Thursday at 8AM on ACB Radio Mainstream East and West.
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This podcast is the best when talking about blind-friendly technology.