This month: Lina Kouzi, NCBI’s Library and Media Centre Manager is with Stuart to tell us about some really exciting developments to the library service. Stuart follows this with a demonstration of how to search the Bookshare Service that Lina has just talked about. Sharon Lyons is back to talk about shortcuts that can be …Read More about Technology Podcast Episode 70: March 2018
Welcome to this month’s Virtual Technology Club podcast. In our February meeting, Dave Nason introduced us to the world of Smart Home technology. We talk smart plugs, smart devices and how to put all this new and exciting tech together. Sinead Drew is undertaking research in the area of community development, and also has a personal …Read More about Virtual technology Club: Smart Homes, accessible apps and general questions and answers!
This month: Sharon Lyons returns to conclude her exploration of Google Docs, and highlights some of the really useful functions with the Accessibility menu of that application. We meet Róisín Dermody, who is embarking on a really exciting project to bring blind and low vision musicians together. Finally, Julie Rodaway introduces us to the recently …Read More about Technology Podcast Episode 69: February 2018
Welcome to NCBI’s first Virtual Technology club of 2018. Our sessions take place on the last Thursday of each month, with the exception of April and August, when we will be taking breaks. This month we hear many voices from Ireland, the USA and Canada. We’re talking Amazon Echo, Google Home, Smart TVs and …Read More about Virtual Technology Club: Happy 2018, our new meeting platform and smart devices!
This month: Sharon Lyons is along to talk about collaboration using Google Docs. We hear a live demo of how this actually works between two people working on the one document at the very same time. Stuart demonstrates a Skill for the Amazon Alexa device called ‘News Over Audio’. Finally, following a technical glitch on …Read More about Technology Podcast Episode 68: January 2018
This month: Sharon Lyons is back to introduce us to Google Docs, and she also has a lovely Christmas recipe to share! Stuart talks to Tina Paulick, who is a low vision user of iOS and who has some useful tips to share. Finally, we hear an excerpt from a presentation given by Microsoft’s Hector …Read More about Technology Podcast Episode 67: December 2017
Join us from 7:00 pm on Thursday November 30th for NCBI’s final Virtual Technology Club meeting of 2017. The Virtual Technology club was born at the start of this year. In this, our last meeting of 2017 we’ll review how it came about and reflect with you on what has and has not worked …Read More about Virtual Technology Club 30th November 2017
This month: Chris White our group CEO is here to tell Stuart about NCBI’s recently launched Bursary Scheme, to assist people with sight loss who may wish to explore higher education in Ireland. We dip into your emails and phone comments, and tell you about an assistive technology exhibition of Braille and low vision equipment …Read More about Technology Podcast Episode 66: November 2017
This month: We’re checking in on our new podcast comment line, which has a few messages that we want to share. You can participate too by calling at any time on 01 8821930. Sharon Lyons is back to talk to Stuart about Google Drive and we continue our exploration of the Chromebook. Saleem Rahman, Dave …Read More about Technology Podcast Episode 65: October 2017
Welcome to another NCBI Virtual Technology Club podcast. Our guest this month is Jackie McBrearty from Sligo. Jackie talks about the Amazon Echo, demonstrates some of what this amazing device can do and answers questions from other participants. There are also general questions and answers and we talk about a possible change for this group …Read More about Virtual Technology Club Podcast: Amazon Echo