This month: We tell you how you can still participate in our up-coming seminar with VFO, even if you didn’t manage to get a ticket to attend the event. Amie Hynes Fitzpatrick is here to talk about the recently launched ViaOpta suite of apps, from Novartis. NCBI’s Junior MasterChef group bring us a very special …Read More about Technology Podcast Episode 63: August 2017
Welcome to this month’s Virtual Technology Club podcast. Brian Hartgen from Hartgen Consultancy is our special guest and discusses his company, the products they provide and demonstrates several new features in the latest version of LEASEY. We also have questions and answers from our attendees.
This month: We begin with some announcements including details of our next Virtual Technology club and the up-coming visit of Freedom Scientific and Sight and Sound Technology to Dublin. We meet Jens Naumann, who tells the incredible story of how he regained his vision, before losing it again. Jens is now actively using something called …Read More about Technology Podcast Episode 62: July 2017
Welcome to our June Virtual Technology Club podcast. This month we are joined by Alexander Hauerslev Jensen, from the very popular service Be My Eyes. Regular contributor Gerry Shanahan tells us all about his Audacity course and gives us instructions on how we can download the files needed to get started. If you have …Read More about Virtual Technology Club Podcast: Be My Eyes!
This month: Darragh Ó Héiligh joins Stuart to talk about significant accessibility enhancements in Windows Narrator which are particularly evident as part of the most recent Creators update. Darragh has written about this subject on his blog. Stuart demonstrates the Dot Watch, the world’s first ever Braille smart watch. Sharon Lyons is here for …Read More about Technology Podcast Episode 61: June 2017
Our second Virtual Technology Club took place on Thursday May 25th. Our next session is scheduled for 19:00 on Thursday June 22nd. In this session we demonstrate Humanware’s BrailleNote Touch, which runs on Android. There’s a discussion about an accessible way to install different versions of Windows using the free NVDA Screen Reader, and …Read More about Virtual Technology Club Podcast: BrailleNote Touch, Talking Windows Installation and Audacity Sound Editing Course
This month: We begin with a reminder about our Virtual technology Club sessions and tell you how you can hear the audio from our first session. There’s also a shout-out for our friends at the RNIB Tech Talk podcast, which issues every week. Our chief Tech Support Officer Paul Traynor is on the line to …Read More about Technology Podcast Episode 60: May 2017
Welcome to our very first Virtual Technology Club audio recording. Our first meeting took place on Thursday April 20th, and, as you’ll hear, there was some lively discussion. As well as giving some background to this new initiative, we discuss how a virtual space could be maximised for the benefit of as many …Read More about Virtual Technology Club Podcast: Welcomes, introductions and thoughts for future development
This month: We announce details of our first ever Virtual Technology Club, which is having its inaugural meeting on Thursday April 6th. Sharon Lyons is back to introduce us to a little-known feature in the Microsoft Office suite called ‘Speak’. Stuart meets Jackie Brown, who has recently written a book entitled ‘Braille on Display’ and …Read More about Technology Podcast Episode 59: April 2017
This month: Sharon Lyons introduces us to Skype. We find out how to set a range of options, how to make Skype more accessible and we demonstrate how to send and receive instant messages. Gerard Byrne, NCBI’s National Centre-based Services Manager is here to tell us about a new and exciting addition to NCBI’s national …Read More about Technology Podcast Episode 58: March 2017