SeroTalk Podcast 159: There Is a Hole in Your Roof

Listen to SeroTalk Podcast 159: There Is a Hole in Your Roof

In this podcast, Jamie pauls, Ricky Enger and Joe Steinkamp discuss the top news stories of the week including Apple’s WWDC keynote.

Reddit, Mozilla Join Coalition Demanding End to NSA Snooping

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What I learned about the Xbox One from E3 | E3

Microsoft exec on Xbox One: No Internet? Get an Xbox 360

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Editorial: The subtexts of Apple’s WWDC keynote

iFixit finds a plethora of minor tweaks inside the 2013 MacBook Air

Why the MacBook Air didn’t get a Retina display

Apple’s Rising Star: Craig Federighi

Report: Apple Ads Not Working Very Well

As Apple reorients its Maps, Google forges ahead

Our Position on the Posting on AppleVis of Information about Beta Versions of Apple Software


The OrCam: A Portable, Wearable Visual System for Blind and Visually Impaired Persons

Hands-free texting still distracting for drivers

Blind cyclists take to the track in Bristol »

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One Response to SeroTalk Podcast 159: There Is a Hole in Your Roof

  1. Gary Crow says:

    I found your discussion about literacy and Braille both interesting and puzzling. I never used Braille until I finished graduate school and then only got skilled enough to make a list or outline for a presentation. Even so, two or three words per line are about my limit. I am only able to use Braille as a memory prompt.

    I think I have done okay in the literacy department, since I have a PhD from Ohio State, have written several books and numerous articles, and had a weekly newspaper column for a few years.

    When I was in the second grade, a very wise teacher told me that I should not worry much about how I would do things when I got older. She understood that blind kids are very clever, creative and persistent. Her idea was that I would figure out how to do those things I really wanted to do. For the most part, she was right, although I never did figure out how to play baseball without running a high risk of a bloody nose.

    Braille is a potentially wonderful tool as was my forty-five pound tape recorder and as are my guide dog, my iPhone, and the other amazing tools and resources now available to me. If asked to trade one of them for real Braille literacy, I am sure I would not trade in my iPhone, my guide dog, NLS, Learning Ally, and several others, although I probably would give up… – I guess I will need to give that proposition a little more thought.

    Do I wish I had learned Braille as a child? Sure I do, along with wishing I had figured out a safe way to play baseball.

    Your podcast is totally terrific and probably would not be nearly as interesting in Braille.

    Thank you.

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