SeroSpectives: This Month in Technology for March, 2012

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 ABOUT OUR PRESENTERS:

 

Dr. Robert Carter is a 56-year-old psychologist at Texas A&M University. Before coming to Texas in 1989, he completed his Ph.D. at the University of Florida.

As a graduate assistant, Dr. Carter ran an accessible computer lab where he taught blind people to use the Apple II. In his doctoral dissertation, he studied the decision making process that rehabilitation counselors go through when they select access technology for their clients.

Since 1975, Dr. Carter has been involved in the testing and development of dozens of access technology products. He frequently speaks publicly about access technology.

At present, Dr. Carter is the host of “The Tech Doctor” podcast where he helps his listeners make sense of the ever-changing and complex landscape of accessible technology. You can keep up with him by following him on Twitter.

 

Erin Edgar is a lawyer working for a non-profit legal aid organization in North Carolina. She and her husband co-host a podcast called Tech Access Weekly, in which they discuss the latest developments in mainstream and assistive technology. Additionally, she also co-hosts a podcast called Book Hoarders Annonymous, which is dedicated to book-related discussion of all kinds. She can also be reached on Twitter.

 

Darrell Shandrow is a blind accessibility evangelist, Internet radio

broadcaster, assistive technology instructor, and technical writer living

in Tempe, Arizona. As the publisher of the Blind Access Journal blog and

podcast, he is part of a team of advocates, assistive technology

instructors, and reporters including Karen Shandrow, Allison Hilliker,

Jeff Bishop, and special guest contributors exploring accessibility and demonstrating revolutionary new technologies for the blind.

He also co-hosts the Desert Cafe radio show on ACB Radio

Interactive every Sunday at 10:00 a.m. Arizona and Pacific Time, where all

listeners may enjoy good music and great conversation with friends.

Keep up with the latest happenings by following him on Twitter.

 

IN THE COMMUNITY

QRead: The Accessible eText reader of the future!

CSUN12 Window-Eyes and Windows 8 Presentation now available online.

HumanWare Brailliant Braille Display now supported with iOS 5.1

A T Guys has released a free iOS app for BlindBargains. An Android app is also out.
Early eBook Pioneer Bookshare Marks Decade of Innovations
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ON THE NET

Encyclopaedia Britannica drops print and goes digital only

AOL KILLS Off AIM

 

Privacy

Facebook alters privacy policy: Is your personal data now ‘fair game’?

Thank you, Facebook: A way to demote annoying ‘friends’ on the sly

ACLU: Employers demanding Facebook passwords is privacy invasion

What Happens to My Gmail Account When I Die

 

GOOGLE

Google may be planning Siri rival for later this year

Five ways Google’s unified privacy policy affects you

 

APPLE

iPad vs. iPad 2 vs. the new iPad

iPad 3: What we didn’t get

Apple iOS 5.1: First Take

iOS 5.1 Battery Life is Significantly Improved

Apple TV’s new user interface: Hands-on

 

MICROSOFT

Windows 8 Narrator overview

Windows 8 Release Candidate rumored for June, retail release in October

 

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