SeroSpectives: This Month in Technology for April, 2013

Listen to SeroSpectives: This Month in Technology for April, 2013

About Our Presenters Amy Billman is an east to west coast transplant, happily calling California her home for the past four years. She has a bachelor’s degree in vocal performance, and a master’s in human resource management; and her passions lie in both music and HR.

Prior to moving to California, she was fortunate to have a job working in the nonprofit sector, where one of her many responsibilities, was helping clients with disabilities become job ready.

Amy is currently employed as a freelance transcription specialist; where she provides transcription services to clients in the market research industry.

She has owned and operated SpeedDots with her partner Doug, since 2011, and gets to use both her managing skills, and marketing background to run their company. “Our mission and goal,” she says, is to see that all who use iOS devices can truly, “type With Confidence.” It’s not just a slogan! I love educating people on how they can be even more productive with these already awesome and fully accessible devices. “In my spare time, you can usually find me in pursuit of my other passion: kitchen therapy! I enjoy cooking, and feeding people!”

You can follow her on twitter. Or, contact her via email. Visit SpeedDots for more information about our products.

Byron Lee is a Ham Radio Operator (KC9EEK), Broadcast Personality, Audio Engineer, Voice Over Artist, Web Designer, IT Professional, and most importantly, a huge geek! When asked about Byron, people often say “He’s just this guy, ya’ know?”

He is currently employed by Horizons for the Blind, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people who are blind or visually impaired, and is currently working on the DirectionsForMe project, a one stop source for accessible packaging information.

In addition, Byron hosts two Internet radio shows. The Talk Zone is a two hour program about adaptive technology, disability rights, science fiction, pop-culture, and just about any other topic. The Fun Zone is a one hour program featuring comedy music. His shows are simulcast on ACB Radio Mainstream, Radio Free Dishnuts, The Beyond Radio Network, and Dementia Radio. He has also been involved in other radio shows and podcasts such as End of Line, a SeroTalk Podcast.

Justin Romack is a husband, daddy, marketing consultant, drummer and percussionist, and a ranting and raving fan of Texas Rangers baseball, much to the chagrin of his Twitter followers.

Justin owns Ontempo Ideas, a digital marketing agency delivering social media management, email marketing, search engine optimization and copywriting services to brands, businesses and organizations. He’s also the director of marketing and community for Fedora Outlier, LLC, a nationally-recognized provider of consulting, teaching and support for Apple’s array of accessible technologies.

Connect, heckle or stalk Justin online by following @JustinRomack on Twitter, finding Ontempo Ideas on Facebook, circling him on Google+, or connecting to his network on LinkedIn.

US Federal Reserve to introduce new $100 bill, first time with some accessibility.

WebAIM: Survey of Users with Low Vision Results

University of Bath (UK) study finds that congenitally blind people have better memories than sighted

Personality, Android and iOS

High Contrast Episode 10 Reviews Nexus 7 and iPad Mini

Directions for Me is seeking donations.

Amazon Bringing New Accessibility Features to Free Kindle Reading Apps

Did you know you can send documents you’ve scanned using DocuScan Plus directly to your #Kindle hardware or iOS app?

You can read about some of the crowd-sourcing features of the Kindle app–as well as directions to highlight sections and create notes within text–by clicking this link.

Google Now available for iPhone and iPad

The Old Hat Guide to iPhone Accessibility is now available.

Twitter Launches Twitter music App and Service

EasyChirp and SoloDX turn to crowd-funding, and meet their goals.

Sense Notetaker v8.0 Released – HIMS Inc

Zombies, Run! Season 2 is…Live?

We are delighted and proud to announce The Nightjar game — featuring Benedict Cumberbatch — is now on sale

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