Empowering the way blind and visually-impaired people live, learn, work, and socialize

Microsoft’s Narrator provides out-of-box accessibility – Adaptive Technology Analyst, Jeff Bishop – “No iOS 11 for you”, Apple to end support for 32 bit Apps and hardware (iAVO-035)

iAccessVO, with Brian Fischler, Ed Plumacher and guest, Jeff Bishop, Adaptive Technology Analyst & advocate.

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Snapchat developing real-world object recognition

Snapchat App on the App Store

Windows 10 free upgrade still available for users of assistive technologies

 

iAccessVO, Making It Happen With VoiceOver Accessibility.
     Co-hosts: Brian FischlerEd Plumacher
     Content Director: Brian Fischler
     Post Production Engineer: Patrick Lafayette
     Music Provided by: Rishi “Drummerboy” Mack
     Executive Producer: Ed Plumacher
 
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Tired of Politics as usual, meet Randy Meyers, blind Mayor of Sheboygan Falls, WI – Is Siri putting you off, at least for 1 sec (iAVO-034)

iAccessVO, with Brian Fischler, Ed Plumacher and guest, Randy Meyer, blind Mayor of Sheboygan Falls, WI

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iAccessVO, Making It Happen With VoiceOver Accessibility.
     Co-hosts: Brian FischlerEd Plumacher
     Content Director: Brian Fischler
     Post Production Engineer: Patrick Lafayette
     Music Provided by: Rishi “Drummerboy” Mack
     Executive Producer: Ed Plumacher
 
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DirectTV Now App, an accessible option for blind cord cutters – Jeff Thompson and Pete Lane of Blind Abilities – Stay connected, NYC subway stations offer cellular service and free Wi-Fi

iAccessVO, with Brian Fischler, Ed Plumacher and guests, Jeff Thompson & Pete Lane of Blind Abilities

Call iAccessVO at (732) 660-8641 with your feedback, questions, ideas and suggestions, or email us at iAccessVO@gmail.com.

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Contact Blind Abilities at:

http://blindabilities.com/
@BlindAbilities on Twitter

iAccessVO, Making It Happen With VoiceOver Accessibility.
     Co-hosts: Brian FischlerEd Plumacher
     Content Director: Brian Fischler
     Post Production Engineer: Patrick Lafayette
     Music Provided by: Rishi “Drummerboy” Mack
     Executive Producer: Ed Plumacher
 
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TiVo releases new screen reader for accessing menus and content – Guest, Joel Snyder of Audio Description Associates – Is your television provider offering accessible menus? (iAVO-032)

iAccessVO, with Brian Fischler, Ed Plumacher and guest, Joel Snyder from Audio Description Associates, LLC

Call iAccessVO at (732) 660-8641 with your feedback, questions, ideas and suggestions, or email us at iAccessVO@gmail.com.

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Contact Joel Snyder  at:

Audio Description Associates LLC
6502 Westmoreland Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912 USA

24-hour messaging service: (301) 920-0218
Fax: (208) 445-0079
E-mail: jsnyder@audiodescribe.com

Audio Decription Associates, LLC
http://www.audiodescribe.com/

iAccessVO, Making It Happen With VoiceOver Accessibility.
     Co-hosts: Brian FischlerEd Plumacher
     Content Director: Brian Fischler
     Post Production Engineer: Patrick Lafayette
     Music Provided by: Rishi “Drummerboy” Mack
     Executive Producer: Ed Plumacher
 
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Netflix downloads now available – Accessibility Advocate, Albert Rizzi – Google Photos App for iOS (iAVO-031)

iAccessVO, with Brian Fischler, Ed Plumacher and guest, Albert Rizzi from My Blind Spot.

Call iAccessVO at (732) 660-8641 with your feedback, questions, ideas and suggestions, or email us at iAccessVO@gmail.com.

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Show Links:

AT&T’s DirectTV Now App
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/directv-now/id1136238277?mt=8

Events from Facebook App
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/events-from-facebook-find/id1153443320?mt=8

Google Photos App
https://www.google.com/#q=Google+photo+App

iDentifi App – Object Recognition for Visually Impaired
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/identifi-object-recognition/id1135223189?mt=8

Netflix
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/netflix/id363590051?mt=8

TuneIn Radio App
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tunein-radio-nfl-nba-audiobooks/id418987775?mt=8

Contact Albert Rizzi of My Blind Spot at:

Website: www.MyBlindSpot.org
Telephone: (212) 363-0330
Email: Albert@MyBlindSpot.org

 

iAccessVO, Making It Happen With VoiceOver Accessibility.
     Co-hosts: Brian FischlerEd Plumacher
     Content Director: Brian Fischler
     Post Production Engineer: Patrick Lafayette
     Music Provided by: Rishi “Drummerboy” Mack
     Executive Producer: Ed Plumacher
 
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Hound App, old dog with new tricks – Christopher Venter, The Blind Scooter Guy – Twitter App much improved, but Twitterific still go to for Brian and Ed

iAccessVO, with Brian Fischler, Ed Plumacher and guest, Christopher Venter, The Blind Scooter Guy.

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Listen to Christoher Venter on Tedx                                            https://youtu.be/ngjgHtV8Ohw

Contact & Follow Christopher Venter, #BlindManCan (Writer, Accessibility Buddy, Adventurer, Vintage Vespa Scooter Collector and Enthusiast, Chef, Scuba Diver, Blogger, Petrolhead, Roamer of the Globe & Yes… I am blind)

Milnerton, Cape Town, South Africa                         christopherventer@gmail.com

+27 215105526 (Home / Office)                                                                  +27 798669960 (Mobile)                                                                         Skype: venter.christopher                                                                       Twitter: @BlindScooterGuyz                                         www.blindscooterguy.com                                          https://www.facebook.com/BlindScooterGuy/  https://blindscooterguy.wordpress.com 

iAccessVO, Making It Happen With VoiceOver Accessibility.
     Co-hosts: Brian FischlerEd Plumacher
     Content Director: Brian Fischler
     Post Production Engineer: Patrick Lafayette
     Music Provided by: Rishi “Drummerboy” Mack
     Executive Producer: Ed Plumacher
 
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Tips to maximize battery life on your iPhone – Interview with Legendary Comedian, Robert Klein – Feel the heat, is your iPhone going Samsung on you (iAVO-029)

iAccessVO, with Brian Fischler, Ed Plumacher and guest, Legendary Comedian, Robert Klein.

Call iAccessVO at (732) 660-8408 with your feedback, questions, ideas and suggestions, or email us at iAccessVO@gmail.com.

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You can contact Patrick Lafayette and The Podcast Clinci at: (646) 397-8577, or by email at ThePodcastClinic@gmail.com.

 iAccessVO, Making It Happen With VoiceOver Accessibility.
     Co-hosts: Brian FischlerEd Plumacher
     Content Director: Brian Fischler
     Post Production Engineer: Patrick Lafayette
     Music Provided by: Rishi “Drummerboy” Mack
     Executive Producer: Ed Plumacher
 
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Apple’s all-new MacBook Pro lineup – Mrs. America & Mrs. World 2012, April Lufriu, living with Retinitis Pigmentosa and advocating for blindness

iAccessVO, with Brian Fischler, Ed Plumacher and guest, Mrs. America & Mrs. World 2012, April Lufriu.

April Lufriu compteted and won the Mrs. America and Mrs World 2012 pagents after she was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa.  April is a working mom, an advocate for blindness awareness, and a role model for many in the blind and visually impaired community. 

You can contact April Lufriu via:

Email: lufriumarble1@hotmail.com – Twitter: @AprilLufriu – Facebook:April Lufriu

Call iAccessVO with your feedback, questions, ideas and suggestions at (732) 660-8641, or email us at iAccessVO@gmail.com.

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You can contact Patrick Lafayette and The Podcast Clinci at: (646) 397-8577, or by email at ThePodcastClinic@gmail.com.

 iAccessVO, Making It Happen With VoiceOver Accessibility.
     Co-hosts: Brian FischlerEd Plumacher
     Content Director: Brian Fischler
     Post Production Engineer: Patrick Lafayette
     Music Provided by: Rishi “Drummerboy” Mack
     Executive Producer: Ed Plumacher
 
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Using Sierra, latest MacOS – Blind Audio Tech with Patrick Lafayette from The Podcast Clinic – iOS 10 features & tips (iAVO-027)

iAccessVO, with Brian Fischler, Ed Plumacher and guest, blind audio production specialist, Patrick Lafayette from The Podcast Clinic..

Call in with your feedback, questions, ideas and suggestions at (732) 660-8641, or email us at iAccessVO@gmail.com.

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You can contact Patrick Lafayette and The Podcast Clinci at: (646) 397-8577, or by email at ThePodcastClinic@gmail.com.

 iAccessVO, Making It Happen With VoiceOver Accessibility.
     Co-hosts: Brian FischlerEd Plumacher
     Content Director: Brian Fischler
     Post Production Engineer: Patrick Lafayette
     Music Provided by: Rishi “Drummerboy” Mack
     Executive Producer: Ed Plumacher
 
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Our 1 Year Anniversary Episode with Academy Award winning guest, J. K. Simmons – Dare-To-Share Contest winners announced

iAccessVO, with Brian Fischler, Ed Plumacher and guest, accessibility attorney and advocate, Lainey Feingold

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Welcome Back!  

1 year anniversary Episode 26.
Those Nagging update alerts.  

IOS and Sierra bugs.
App Store issues with search.
Using dictation in messages, issues with dictation mode when using VoiceOver.
Activities, voices and audio selection.
Some minor focus issues.

How to determine which assistive device is right for you.
iPad or iPhone
Windows or Mac
VMWare Fusion

Windows Narrator

Academy Award winning guest, J. K. Simmons.

The Greta App.

Listener Phone Calls: “Hello, iAccessVO”.

Phone call from Bill of St. Louis, MO.  
Where to find things in iOS 10.

Phone call from Tom of Wantagh, NY.
Citibank accessible ATMs. Follow up to last episode.

Phone Call from David of Houston, TX.
Answers earlier episode question from iAccessVO listener Karla Jay.
Using Voice Dream Reader to play audio books and using bookmarks.

Blind Square GPS, “Dare-To-Share” Contest Winners, “Live Selection”.

iAccessVO fantasy football league update.

Email and Facebook comments from listeners.
Kimberly Holmes Thurman, Enjoys the show, and the Echo Dot does have a built in speaker.

NYC Cultural & Technology Fair at the Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library.
October 15th, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Workshops, hands on with tech. museum displays, etc.

“We Are Out”!

 iAccessVO, Making It Happen With VoiceOver Accessibility.
     Co-hosts: Brian Fischler, Ed Plumacher
     Content Director: Brian Fischler
     Post Production Engineer: Patrick Lafayette
     Music Provided by: Rishi “Drummerboy” Mack
     Executive Producer: Ed Plumacher
 
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