It took three hours and seven people putting their heads together, but we succeeded in counting down the top ten stories of 2012 as compiled by the Blind Bargains team. We even managed to throw in a few extra stories along the way. Here’s how we did it:
Joe Steinkamp is cohost of the SeroTalk Podcast
Jason Meddaugh is a cofounder of BlindBargains.com,
one of the most popular deals and news websites for the blind and visually impaired. He also manages A T Guys,
a website featuring low-cost tech gadgets and accessories. He is also a cohost on That Android Show.
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.
plays keyboard professionally, and has shared the stage several times with current X Factor winner Tate Stevens. He is a music therapist who has worked with both the elderly and children, and teaches a music Appreciation class one evening a week at a community college. In the current setting, he is best known for his work as Content Director for Serotek
and the SeroTalk Podcast Network.
is host of SeroSpectives
Léonie Watson is Director of Accessibility at Nomensa, and Chair of the British Computer Association of the Blind. She works with companies around the world to create and implement digital inclusion strategies, and she’s a W3C invited expert working on HTML5 accessibility. Léonie is one quarter of the AccessTalk podcast
(which is really just a good excuse to get together and chat about technology). According to her Twitter profile she’s also a screen reader user, book addict and tequila drinker, although you know what they say about things you read on the internet! Follow her on Twitter,
is the Director of Assistive Technology with the INDATA Project at Easter Seals Crossroads
in Indiana, and was instrumental in starting Assistive Technology Radio.
Link to SeroTalk 129 where we discuss how a Microsoft Surface Phone would fix the issue of Windows Phone 8
Link to SeroTalk 135 where we revisit this issue on the week that NFB protests amazon.
Link to SPN Mobile Special where we talk about the iPad Mini and iPad 4 in depth.
Link to our interview with Freedom Scientific on the Focus 14, and more, from our coverage of the blinded Veterans Association National Convention
Link to SPN’s Triple Click Home for news on all things Apple