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!
We are delighted once again to be hosting Freedom Scientific, part of the VFO Group at our headquarters in Dublin on August 9th. Come along and meet Eric Damery, vice president of software product management, who will be discussing the following topics. VFO and overall plans for software products Update on migration for Window-Eyes users …Read More about Announcing Freedom Scientific in Dublin with Summer specials!
NCBI is delighted to announce details of its next virtual technology club session, which will be taking place on Thursday June 22nd at 7:00 pm. On the night we’ll be joined by Alexander Jensen, Community Director of the internationally acclaimed Be My Eyes iPhone app that is connecting people with impaired vision to a vast …Read More about VIRTUAL TECHNOLOGY CLUB THURSDAY 22ND JUNE
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
Narrator is a screen-reading app built into Windows 10. This guide describes how to use Narrator with the Windows 10 Creators Update on desktop PCs, providing you with enough info to start exploring Windows, using apps, and browsing the web. It’s written for those who use a screen reader regularly. Download the Get started with Narrator Guide
This tutorial has been written by our Technical Support Officer Paul Traynor. Here are some useful instructions on configuring an email account in Mozilla Thunderbird. After the installation of Thunderbird and it is opened up on screen, open the “View menu”, “Alt + V and arrow down to “Toolbars submenu”. Right arrow in here and …Read More about Tutorial: Configuring an Email Account in Mozilla Thunderbird
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
On Thursday 18th May, NCBI held a seminar in Dublin’s Croke Park exploring the future of accessible print and the solutions that are available to people with sight loss. Recognising that many people who are blind or vision impaired are faced with a scarcity of information because they cannot access standard printed material, the seminar …Read More about Bridging the Information Gap Seminar in Croke Park – 18th May
NCBI is delighted to announce details of its next virtual technology club, which will be taking place on Thursday May 25th at 7:00 pm. On the night, we’ll be demonstrating the new BrailleNote Touch from Humanware, discussing the recently released Amazon Echo with its voice assistant Alexa, and of course we’ll have an open session …Read More about NCBI VIRTUAL TECHNOLOGY CLUB THURSDAY 25TH MAY
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