In association with VICS, the Visually Impaired Computer Society we are delighted to announce details of a one-day workshop, aimed to introduce the free and open source screen reader NVDA. The workshop takes place at NCBI’s Training Centre, on Whitworth Road on Saturday June 9th, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. From its beginnings in …Read More about Announcing an exciting workshop to explore the free NVDA Screen Reader!
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
We are delighted to announce the re-scheduled visit of Humanware, who are coming to NCBI regional offices on the week of April 16th. Come and see the latest in magnification with the Connect12. This lightweight, sturdy and extremely portable device offers a 12-inch full HD touch screen tablet, to capture images and text at various …Read More about Announcing Humanware’s re-scheduled visit to NCBI Centres!
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
Join us from 7:00 pm on Thursday 29th March 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 29th March 2018
NCBI in association with ChildVision are delighted to invite you to join us for a technology exhibition and concurrent workshops to be held at ChildVision, National Centre for Blind Children, Gracepark Road, Drumcondra, Dublin 9 on Wednesday May 9th (12.00 noon to 7.00pm) and Thursday May 10th (10.00am to 3.00pm). This event is free of …Read More about ‘Enabling Educational Pathways to Digital Literacy’; Wednesday May 9th and Thursday May 10th 2018
The following tutorial has been written by our Technical Support Officer Paul Traynor and outlines steps that you can take when you first open up MS Outlook versions 2013 and 2016 in order to make folders such as the Inbox and any sub folders easier to view with a screen reader. Important: Make sure you …Read More about Tutorial: Configuring Outlook 2013 and 2016 for easier viewing
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!