We’re delighted to announce the return of Freedom Scientific, part of the VFO Group to our headquarters on Friday July 13th. Join Eric Damery, Vice President of Software Product Management on an informative tour of JAWS, ZoomText, and Fusion software. Eric will demonstrate the new changes in the recent 2018 releases and will further discuss …Read More about Announcing Freedom Scientific in Dublin on July 13th!
This month: Amie Hynes Fitzpatrick is with Stuart to talk about our podcast’s sixth birthday and we announce a special birthday competition and prize, thanks to our friends in Fujitsu Ireland. Sharon Lyons is along to continue her alphabet shortcut series, this month, we’re learning how shortcuts for the letters G and H work. …Read More about Technology Podcast Episode 73: June 2018
Meet our guest this month, Hans Jørgen Wiberg, the man behind the wonderful app ‘Be My Eyes’. We hear about Hans, the app, how it is being used all over the world and how it has revolutionised how blind people are accessing all sorts of things. We explain how we are complying with the new …Read More about Virtual Technology Club: Be My Eyes, GDPR, Paul Traynor and the Amazon Echo
Join us from 7:00 pm on Thursday 31st May 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 31st May 2018
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