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
This month: As feedback and listener participation is crucial to the continuation of our podcast we are introducing another way for you to not only get in touch, but have your voice heard on future episodes. Our new Technology Podcast comment line does just that, and this episode starts with all the info you need. …Read More about Technology Podcast Episode 64: September 2017
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