Join us from 7:00 pm on Thursday 28th June for our next Virtual Technology Club meeting. The Virtual Technology Club was established in April of last year in recognition of the fact that for many people with sight loss who rely on technology to live an independent life, it can be difficult to travel to …Read More about Virtual technology Club 28th June 2018
This month: Amie Hynes Fitzpatrick is with Stuart to talk about our podcast’s sixth birthday and we announce a special birthday competition and prize, thanks to our friends in Fujitsu Ireland. Sharon Lyons is along to continue her alphabet shortcut series, this month, we’re learning how shortcuts for the letters G and H work. …Read More about Technology Podcast Episode 73: June 2018
Meet our guest this month, Hans Jørgen Wiberg, the man behind the wonderful app ‘Be My Eyes’. We hear about Hans, the app, how it is being used all over the world and how it has revolutionised how blind people are accessing all sorts of things. We explain how we are complying with the new …Read More about Virtual Technology Club: Be My Eyes, GDPR, Paul Traynor and the Amazon Echo
This month: We’re starting our podcast on a very sad note, as we pay tribute to our friend and colleague Paul Traynor, who died suddenly on April 16th last. We remember some of Paul’s appearances on our podcast over the years. We have a reminder about our joint Technology Exhibition, which we are running in …Read More about Technology Podcast Episode 72: May 2018
This month: If you ever wanted to skip quickly between sections of our podcast now you can with our new chapters functionality, which Stuart explains. We’re anxious to get your feedback if you think this is a useful addition to your listening experience. Anne Marie Costelloe from ChildVision’s Family Resource Centre joins Stuart to talk …Read More about Technology Podcast Episode 71: April 2018
On This month’s Virtual Technology Club, Fionnuala Murphy, head of Communications at NCBI is here to talk about the new Tactile Ballot Paper Template and how it will be used in the up-coming referendum. Irene Hampton introduces us to the Roomba 600 Vacuum cleaner, and we’ve some general questions and answers from our meeting attendees. …Read More about Virtual Technology Club: Tactile Ballot Paper Template and the Roomba 600 Vacuum Cleaner
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!