SeroSpectives: This Month in Tech for January

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About Our Presenters

Jeff Bishop describes himself as a “Developer, technologist, Window-Eyes scripter, Broadcaster and family oriented guy” and is probably best known for his broadcasts on various community radio stations.

Dr. Robert Carter is a 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.

Rodney Edgar is a low vision IT Professional in the banking industry. In 2009 he co-founded the Tech Access Weekly podcast which discusses a variety of accessible technologies. He is also the host of High Contrast on SPN, technical director of Tech Access DemoCast, and shameless promoter of the Book Hoarders Anonymous podcast.

General Tech

12 Buzzwords You’ll Hear in 2013

Ticketmaster dumps ‘hated’ Captcha verification system

Amazon’s latest acquisition could bring dictation back to Kindle devices


New Facebook Graph Search gives users power to slice and dice info from friends

How The New Facebook Search Is Different & Unique From Google Search


Microsoft Messenger Service not going anywhere just yet

Microsoft Office 2013: What to expect on the pricing front

Microsoft Office 2013 review: Designed for tablets, but great for everyone


Google looks to ditch passwords for good with NFC-based replacement

Report: Samsung Galaxy S4 will debut in April


BlackBerry Z10 review: a new life, or life support?


Apple iPad jumps to 128GB, starting at $799

Apple releases iOS 6.1 with more LTE carrier support, Siri/Fandango movie ticket purchasing, iTunes Match song downloading

? AppleTV 5.2 Update Brings Accessibility Changes

Access Tech

Volunteers describe Rose Parade to blind spectators.

New BookShare Tools Announced at ATIA 2013

Announcing the release of BookSense 3.0.

HumanWare – The all new Victor Reader Stream

AFB’s AccessNote for iOS has been released.

BrailleTouch has been released

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One Response to SeroSpectives: This Month in Tech for January

  1. Sue says:

    Another excellent podcast as usual. Yes I still get books from the NLS mainly braille magazines which are Cooking Light, and Braille book review. I like the hard copy in braille, cause I can read the stuff a lot easier depending what it is. There are times where I want to look at a recipe again, and another one later on, cause in the braille edition I like the layout and how things are separated by a line or an indentation so I can tell where something ends or begins. In fact if I can I even download the electronic issue, for portability plus I have another choice to use. Even with the braille edition it is really nice to actually unplug for a while to turn off the speech and go offline to have some quiet time. Also was wondering what does everyone use in order to get a braille copy of notes or something they typed up on a PC or mobile device, cause from what I noticed in looking at the braille printers there is really no way to use WiFi capability. From what I have seen you would have to hook it up to a PC using USB and also use an expensive piece of software in order to translate from text to braille. The market should really look at an updated version of the Braille and Speak, cause from what I remember with that note taker you could actually take the cable from that and hook it up to the braille Blazer. It should really happen, since some people don’t have WiFi in there area. Why can’t Apple and other main stream companies think about that. I also know from what I have read not everyone can aford a braille note. That is why I think there should be an afordable note taker that has USB capability so if you want to you can hook up the note taker and braille anything from the modern braille printer. The note taker should be at least 500 dollars. What does everyone think about this idea?

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