SeroSpectives: This Month in Technology for April, 2012

Listen to SeroSpectives: This Month in Tech for April

 ABOUT OUR GUESTS

 

Rick Harmon manages various email lists related to blindness and technology. He also runs the Blind Geek Zone website and Podcast. Since their launch in 2006, the site and podcast have served as portals to hundreds of free tutorials and demonstrations for  the blind community. While he did the majority of these, he has selected high-quality submissions by others for inclusion as well. In 2007, Rick began offering paid training and support services, both in person in his local area, and by phone.

 

Pratik Patel is the President and CEO of EZFire, a firm dedicated to promoting usability and accessibility to devices, web sites, software, and other electronic material. He is the current chair of the Information Access committee for the American Council of the Blind and serves as the President of ACB’s New York affiliate. His background includes legislation, access to assistive technologies, accessible books and other instructional material as well as many different forms of new devices. His Recent efforts include the implementation of the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act, which includes accessibility to videos, interfaces to televisions, DVR’s, and other mobile software and devices.

 

Randy Rusnak is probably best known in the community for his work on the Accessible Devices Website and Podcast. He is the producer of that podcast, and is one of four co-hosts. Randy works as a tech trainer at the Lighthouse Center for Blind and Low vision in Duluth, MN, and Enjoys communicating – with people, his five dogs, and parrots. Other hobbies include playing with all manner of Tech devices. And old and new time radio

 

 

KIDS

10 Things Kids Today Never Have To Worry About

Twitter gets an A+ in kindergarten classroom

Meet the Fifth-Grader Who Made a Video Game for His Blind Grandmother

 

COMMUNITY

Living in Public: What Happens When You Throw Privacy Out the Window?

Are Internet Friends Real Friends?

 

APPLE

Apple should dump the iPod Touch

New iPad ranked top tablet by Consumer Reports

AT&T’s iPhones: Free at last

Getting Started with the iPhone and iOs5 for Blind Users

Top 10 iPhone Apps for the Visually Impaired

Next iPhone said to ditch glass for Liquidmetal, arrive in June

 

SECURITY

Cell Networks to Form Phone Database to Fight Theft

What the Cloud Means for Data Security

 Does Your Password Pass the Test?

With 600,000 Macs Worldwide Reportedly Infected by Flashback Trojan, here’s how to check if your machine is one of them

 

WINDOWS

5 Computer Maintenance Tips You Should Not Ignore!

 Computer Maintenance Tools Available In Windows 7

Windows 8 Release Preview to Become Available First Week of June

 

Accessibility

Zello Brings Real-Time Group Chat to Your iOS Device

American Cancer Society Continues Information Accessibility Initiative

Publishers Call for Industry Cohesion on Accessible e-Books

 

 

 

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