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!
Join us from 7:00 pm on Thursday 22nd February 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 22nd February 2018
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!
Join us from 7:00 pm on Thursday 25th January for what will be NCBI’s first Virtual Technology Club meeting of 2018. 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 …Read More about VIRTUAL TECHNOLOGY CLUB THURSDAY 25TH JANUARY 2018
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
Are you interested in learning about assistive technology for people with vision impairment? Whether you’re an assistive technology user, a parent/family member, an educator, or just someone with a general interest in this area, this training course will help you get the most out of what technology can offer. This e-learning course will be delivered …Read More about Fundamentals in Assistive Technology Course 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