High Contrast Episode 3: My Home Button Barely Works

Listen to High Contrast Episode 3: My Home Button Barely Works

Welcome back to high Contrast the Summer Show Wrap up Extravaganza Edition! The crew sits down and discusses some of the bigger notables from both mainstream and the traditional Blind and Low Vision conventions with even a few surprises to boot.

Keynote Craziness:

WWDC – In June and July the tech world went nuts with tons of new product announcements. We take a look at some of the bigger news from the “Summer of Tech 2012”.

How the Retina Display MacBook Pro Handles Scaling

Apple to release iOS 6 this fall with the release of a possible new iPhone

Our sister show here on SPN covers even more of the news we discussed on the show. Check them out at their official site.

Google I/O – Google also had lots of things to talk about too. Here are a few things we discussed on the show.

Google introduces the nexus 7 tablet

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean released

There were also a whole lot of accessibility changes in Android’s Jellybean. Our sister podcast “That Android Show” covered a lot of them. Check out that show’s official page to learn more


Maurie was on the road in Minnesota for the Foundations for Fighting Blindness’s convention. She was very impressed with the talks at the convention and she discusses it further on her recent post to the “Zoomed In” blog.

To learn more about the Foundation for Fighting Blindness, visit this site

NFB and ACB 2012 – Joe and Jeremey were at the NFB Convention in Dallas. SPN’s own Jamie pauls attended the ACB show in Louisville. Together, they and SeroTalk’s Ricky Enger, brought us hours and hours of audio coverage. Here are some highlights that you can listen to if you want to relive these summer shows.

Jeremy Curry’s Windows 8 Discussion from the NFB 2012 Assistive Technology Trainers Division Meeting

SPN’s own Jamie Paul’s takes us on an audio tour of the American Printing House for the Blind

SPN’s NFB/ACB Interview Special part 1

SPN’s NFB/ACB Interview Special part 2

SPN’s NFB/ACB Interview Special part 3

Also check out our Summer Convention wrap up discussion on SeroSpective’s “This month In AT: July Edition”

App Review: King’s Corner

One of Joe’s best ways for killing time when waiting in line, when watching a pot boil or when just needing a few minutes to chill out is to play King’s Corner on his iOS device. This program is VoiceOver friendly but it also sports a few visual customizations for those with Low Vision as well. It’s a variant on Solitaire that is just 99 cents in the iTunes App Store and its one of Joe’s favorite apps.

How can you find out what our hosts are up to outside the podcast?

Follow Maurie Hill on Twitter

Check out Maurie’s writing on the AI Squared Zoomed In Blog

Follow Rodney Edgar on Twitter

Check out Rodney on the Tech Access Weekly Blog and Podcast

Follow Jeremy Curry on Twitter

You can also check out GW Micro on Twitter.

Feel free to send your feedback on this show to resources@serotalk.com. You can always find the latest on this show and others on the SeroTalk Podcast Network using iBlink Radio for your iOS device or your Android device. You can even leave us an iReport right from the iBlink app.

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