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Providing insights and professional opinions on the latest in accessible technology and bringing you the latest news and updates with a Blindness perspective and a hint of humor as well.

That Blind Tech Show The TBTS Team

    • Technology

Providing insights and professional opinions on the latest in accessible technology and bringing you the latest news and updates with a Blindness perspective and a hint of humor as well.

    That Blind Tech Show: To Aira or Not to Aira? Is Soundscape and Bose Dancing or Not? What OCR is in Your Pocket? Drum Roll Please, KNFB and Tivo Get Updates!

    That Blind Tech Show: To Aira or Not to Aira? Is Soundscape and Bose Dancing or Not? What OCR is in Your Pocket? Drum Roll Please, KNFB and Tivo Get Updates!

    The boys got anxious while Serina was out saving the world, so Lori Thompson jumped into the studio and kept an eye on these boys and kept them to task. Brian and Jeff along with Lori skip on through the latest news, apps and updates along with sharing their experiences with Aira, OCR, Bose Frames, Soundscape, Airport Tipping and a lot of stuff in between. What gadgets did you get this last year? Well, Brian brings his top Gadgets front and center and Jeff and Lori just ask him to clean up before he leaves. No, it’s not like that at all, but Brian has the Gidgets and Gadgets from floor to ceiling and even in the closet.
    Join us in this intellectual, stimulating and thought provoking conversation… Oh wat, that’s another studio, oops. Join us as we enjoy ourselves at your listening pleasure or whatever we are all doing here. Hopefully, we got some insight and information that you can put in your pocket and use, share and gain from. Honestly, that is why Brian and I listen to Lori. (insert the LOL Emoji here)
    Thanks for putting up with us and thanks for listening.
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    That Blind Tech Show is produced in part with Blind Abilities Network
    You can follow us on Twitter @BlindAbilities
    On the web at www.BlindAbilities.com
    Send us an email
    Get the Free Blind Abilities App on the App Store.
    Get the Free blind Abilities App on the Google Play Store
    Check out the Blind Abilities Communityon Facebook, the Blind Abilities Page, the Career Resources for the Blind and Visually Impairedand the Assistive Technology Community for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    ‪That Blind Tech Show: Stream Wars Begin! AppleTVPlus and Disney Have Set Sail and Peacock and HBOMax are Coming. the Stream is Filling Up and Accessibility and Audio Description is Getting the Love! ‬

    ‪That Blind Tech Show: Stream Wars Begin! AppleTVPlus and Disney Have Set Sail and Peacock and HBOMax are Coming. the Stream is Filling Up and Accessibility and Audio Description is Getting the Love! ‬

    Join the That Blind Tech Show Team as they wade through the stream of new Streaming Media companies floating their boat and offering up a pretty good line of shows with audio description and accessible means of accessing from AppleTV, iOS, Android, Computers, Fire Sticks and most anywhere you can imagine. What a change from just a couple years ago.
    With all the big names building their own smorgasbord
     For us to choose from, which one will you board? Maybe a few? Is the cable ready to be cut or will Comcast and Spectrum up their game another notch to join in this new frontier of Stream Wars?
    Here are some links we mentioned in the podcast:
    Friends Reunion Talks going on with HBO Max ADP List Audio Description Project by the ACB Discovery/BBC 2020  Thanks for listening!
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    Send us Feedback via email
    Follow us on Twitter @BlindTechShow
    That Blind Tech Show is produced in part with Blind Abilities Network
    You can follow us on Twitter @BlindAbilities
    On the web at www.BlindAbilities.com
    Send us an email
    Get the Free Blind Abilities App on the App Store.
    Get the Free blind Abilities App on the Google Play Store
    Check out the Blind Abilities Communityon Facebook, the Blind Abilities Page, the Career Resources for the Blind and Visually Impairedand the Assistive Technology Community for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

    • 54 min
    That Blind Tech Show: Air Pod Pro Pal Club Still Taking Members After More than a Week! Apple Surrendering Privacy and Voice Guidance Taking Baby Steps. And What about iOS 13.2 and Catalina?

    That Blind Tech Show: Air Pod Pro Pal Club Still Taking Members After More than a Week! Apple Surrendering Privacy and Voice Guidance Taking Baby Steps. And What about iOS 13.2 and Catalina?

    Welcome back to another That Blind Tech Show, after numerous reasons from a disappointing Yankees playoff run, to health and my mom’s hospital scare, the show and production finally gets its’ wings and published. We want to wish all of you and your families a wonderful start to the holiday season approaching. May good health and lots of happiness come your way. 
    The TBTS Team took to the microphones and shared, advised and listened as the New Apple Air Pod Pros were talked about as Brian and Jeff got theirs in a trick or treat surprise delivery. Serina was upset with the boys, and you know what? She already has her new Air Pod Pro s as of this release, and loves them. Really comfortable and sounds great!
    Is Russia shutting down the internet as they know it? Is having a guide dog cruel to dogs? iOS 13.2 gets the big Okay! Apple letting you erase all that they have been keeping and you can actually opt out of the Siri and Dictation recordings. Reset your privacy settings with a demo and another demo with the Siri and Dictation steps.
    Russia is About to Disconnect from the internet! Rudy G. Needed Genius Bar help to unlock his iPhone You can finally opt out of Siri and dictation recordings Guide Dog Harassment man should burn in hell Google Maps Voice Guidance Air Tags are coming from Apple. iOS 13.2 may have broken multi tasking Thanks for listening!
    Contact Thank you for listening.
    Send us Feedback via email
    Follow us on Twitter @BlindTechShow
    That Blind Tech Show is produced in part with Blind Abilities Network
    You can follow us on Twitter @BlindAbilities
    On the web at www.BlindAbilities.com
    Send us an email
    Get the Free Blind Abilities App on the App Store.
    Get the Free blind Abilities App on the Google Play Store
    Check out the Blind Abilities Communityon Facebook, the Blind Abilities Page, the Career Resources for the Blind and Visually Impairedand the Assistive Technology Community for the Blind and Visually Impaired.
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    • 58 min
    iOS13.1 Reviewed: That Blind Tech Show Talks About the New Features, Gestures and By the Way, Does the Status Bar Get Downsized?

    iOS13.1 Reviewed: That Blind Tech Show Talks About the New Features, Gestures and By the Way, Does the Status Bar Get Downsized?

    Brian and Jeff are in the studio all alone and unlucky 13 gets a good going over. From Beta to the real deal, strike 2 for Apple is just hitting the corner of the plate. Lucky for the new strike zone, this pitch from Apple has the umpires across the World all chiming in. Bad iOS, Love it, Hate it, and you know what? It’s Ok.
    Join Brian and Jeff as they give their thoughts about the latest operating system for the iPhones. And honestly, remember that your experience with your device and how you interact with the features may be totally different from ours or others. My advice, dive in to the new iOS13.1 and explore. Experience is the best teacher. 
    Thanks for listening!
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    Contact Thank you for listening.
    Send us Feedback via email
    Follow us on Twitter @BlindTechShow
    That Blind Tech Show is produced in part with Blind Abilities Network
    You can follow us on Twitter @BlindAbilities
    On the web at www.BlindAbilities.com
    Send us an email
    Get the Free Blind Abilities App on the App Store.
    Get the Free blind Abilities App on the Google Play Store
    Check out the Blind Abilities Communityon Facebook, the Blind Abilities Page, the Career Resources for the Blind and Visually Impairedand the Assistive Technology Community for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

    • 29 min
    Latest from the Orchard And Busy Bees are Making Honey. You May Not Get Stung Picking Apples this Autumn – And, Brian, it’s Just a Knob, Just a Knob.

    Latest from the Orchard And Busy Bees are Making Honey. You May Not Get Stung Picking Apples this Autumn – And, Brian, it’s Just a Knob, Just a Knob.

    That Blind Tech Show got together and with all of us busy, busy, busy we got together in the Orchard to pick some apples. However, my dear listeners, was there really much for the picking? There were a couple of low hanging fruit and some elusive ones that never showed up. We decided to slice up the apples and add some filler and make some apple crisp. Yes, the crumbley kind at that.
    With iOS 13 ready to play with your accessibility, or maybe not, Apple already has thrown out a bone to us by letting everyone know when iOS 13.1 will be out. Sept. 29 so they say. What’s up Apple?
    From Apple Card, Apple Pay, Carrier prices and Apple trade ins, we manage to squeeze in some fantasy right away, Fantasy Football that is.  But hey, Arcade is all about games right? Accessible Games? Hmmm.
    We don’t go all nutso over the Apple pickings but we give our experience and views on the latest blossoms from the big old Apple tree.
    With a bit of love and laugh, Serina, Brian and Jeff bob for apples and whatever else comes out of their mouth I guess. But really, there are some good deals and price points for students and parents of students looking to outfit their youngins.
    So kick back and enjoy the attempt we make in getting a podcast out while we are all busy doing other things. Well, at least we don’t just sit in the orchard all cast, we even talked about… umm… ok, we didn’t fall far from the tree.
    Have a great day and see you all on the next That Blind Tech Show when Brian will know how to turn a simple knob and put it back at 12 o’clock. Maybe Serina is expecting too much? Rocket science? Stay tuned!
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    Contact Thank you for listening.
    Send us Feedback via email
    Follow us on Twitter @BlindTechShow
    That Blind Tech Show is produced in part with Blind Abilities Network
    You can follow us on Twitter @BlindAbilities
    On the web at www.BlindAbilities.com
    Send us an email
    Get the Free Blind Abilities App on the App Store.
    Get the Free blind Abilities App on the Google Play Store
    Check out the Blind Abilities Communityon Facebook, the Blind Abilities Page, the Career Resources for the Blind and Visually Impairedand the Assistive Technology Community for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Teky Teky Long Time – That Blind Tech Show Keeps it Up Well Beyond a Dominos Pizza, However, the First 5 Minutes are Free! Aira, Microsoft VERSE, Apple Card, Orcam, Facebook and 3 Things Not to Do with a Microphone.

    Teky Teky Long Time – That Blind Tech Show Keeps it Up Well Beyond a Dominos Pizza, However, the First 5 Minutes are Free! Aira, Microsoft VERSE, Apple Card, Orcam, Facebook and 3 Things Not to Do with a Microphone.

    Serina, Brian and Jeff with some cameos from Marlon, went into the studio for far too long and it begs me to question if it is the pain or the joy of podcasting that drives them to do what they do. Brian even upped his game with a new microphone. And stay tuned for a headset burning later this fall.
    Serina pitches her view of a Dominos Pizza in the Supreme style in court. Brian slightly, just slightly, sweetens up his view of the world and actually is now purchasing old movies with audio description legally!
    An Orcam overview with Monty from Orcam. A look at the Apple Card sign up process and when you do get the card in the mail. Do not toss the card packaging that contains your card. It is needed to activate your new Apple Card. Why are people upset about Aira giving everybody 5 minutes free? How do you slice up the Dominos debate with accessibility? Have you ever thought about losing your Air Pods? Some actually dream about it! Apple TV is coming and it’s nearly $10 a month. Hmm. Do you have a mid-2015 MacBookPro waiting to blow up? Jeff is returning his for the fix. Smart Speakers listening to us? Is the VERSE going to revolutionize deep smart speaker navigation on web sites? Job Insights co-hosts talk about Back to School and Back to Work. Fantasy Football from Yahoo is accessible and working great for the Blind Abilities Football league, Yahoo! A huge awkward shout out to the Islands and some senior excitement about TBTS!
    Jeff once again saves the day with the editing magic whilst his so called partners tap their fingers anticipating how well they will sound. It is all about them and Jeff is dearly underpaid, on acknowledged and under respected. Ok, surely as I write this, I am tired and have had Brian and Serina plus Marlon in my head for too long. They are great people to have as friends and although you may think Serina just took over these show notes, actually, it is a lot of fun with this crew.
    Join the TBTS team for this drawn out long, oops, this very intensively resourceful look at tech, the industry, and what the heck is happening and affecting the world from a blindness perspective.
    Here are some links from the show:
    Mangotek Apple Watch Stand Wireless Chargerfor iPhone and iWatch, 4 in 1 Phone Charging Station with Lightning Connector and USB Port for iPhone 8/X/XR/7/6 and iWatch Series 4/3/2/1 MFi Certified
    Are you having stress dreams about losing your Air Pods? If so, you are not alone!
    Apple 11 Event Set for Sept. 10th. Do you care?
    Apple TV Plus rumored to cost $9.99 a month 
    How does TSA know what Mac Book model people have?
    Siri, A Lady, Facebook listening to us but what about dictation?
    Dominoes petitions the Supreme Court to over rule that their website must be accessible to the Blind.
    New tool aims to make web searching friendlier to the blind 
    What would happen if the whole internet shut down
    Contact Thank you for listening.
    Send us Feedback via email
    Follow us on Twitter @BlindTechShow
    That Blind Tech Show is produced in part with Blind Abilities Network
    You can follow us on Twitter @BlindAbilities
    On the web at www.BlindAbilities.com
    Send us an email
    Get the Free Blind Abilities App on the App Store.
    Get the Free blind Abilities App on the Google Play Store

    • 1 hr 22 min

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