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Blind Bargains Qast 90: Side-eye Squared
Joe Steinkamp Friday, 10-Feb-2017 2:43 PM ET
A more traditional BBQ awaits those who download the episode this week. J.J. and Joe return with news and thoughts on Ridesharing trips to busy places. Shelly Brisbin, this time in prerecorded interview form, has an interview about the new ZoomText 11. Plus we have words for the "Last Word". Throw in a tip about Apple TV, audio mix well, and let sit until fully downloaded. Served best in stereo. Enjoy!
Shout out to APH this week for the kind retweets. They just recently updated their Braille Badges for iOS. You can find out more about them by visiting this link.
In The News:
Aftershokz Trekz Titanium Mini
All heads are not created equal. That's why we have added mini versions of our popular Aftershokz Trekz Titanium bone conduction headsets to the A T Guys store. They have the exact same features and sound as their bigger cousins; they're just about 2 inches shorter. They're available now in slate grey or hot pink. You can check out all of the Aftershokz products at A T Guys.
Interview: Scott Moore Talks ZoomText 11
Shelly Brisbin brings us audio from ATIA 2017. She sits down with Lee Huffman, Access World, and Scott Moore, VFO-Ai Squared, to discuss the new features found in the recently released ZoomText 11. Geometric Smoothing, a newly updated User Interface and compatibility with JAWS are just some of the improvements mentioned in this conversation. To learn more about upgrades to version 11, or if you would like to take on a 60 day trial, visit https://www.zoomtext.com/
Tip: Go Home Again With Apple TV 4th Generation
The recent tvOS update added this new thing called the TV app. Joe notes that the new app might help with staying up to date on your fave TV series, however, he missed the old behavior of the Apple TV Remote's Home button. To revert the Home button back to the way it used to be, go to Settings, then move down to "Remotes and Devices". Flick down once to land on the toggle for Home Button behavior. The current default is now to take you to the TV app when you press the Home Button. But if you activate the toggle, hitting the Home Button will take you back to the Home Screen. You can still access the TV app by using Siri or by hitting the Menu Button once to land focus back to the top of the Home Screen.
Our first email is from Greg Porch who wanted us to expand on ridesharing tips.
Joe and J.J. note that they dictate descriptions of clothing, where they are in relation to the pickup area and any other useful information that might help a driver locate them. An app can change their layout at any time, so once you have a ride on the way, explore your screen to find the Contact Driver" section in order to send a text. It is up to the Rider if they wish to state they have a Service animal with them. There are several schools of thought about that, and it is something that may take a little experimentation before you decide on a use case that works best for you.
Next, we have two Listener updates. First from Carla;
And Lastly from Harry Brown about Windows 10...
Great to hear, Harry, and we're happy it worked out well for you. the next version of Windows 10, set for release in April 2017, is looking like an even better experience for those who use Narrator and Braille Displays. More on that over the next few months.
Ride Hailing and verbosity take the stage in this week's edition.
Another regular format show arrives with episode 91 next week. Then 92, and then, well. We'll see. Because our CSUN 2017 coverage is less than a month away! We've got a special treat for audiobook fans and historians next week, so stay tuned.
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Displaying 1 comment.jhodge Monday, 13-Feb-2017 2:50 PM ET:
This is Joe from the hopper review. I loved it guys thanks been listening for a long time.
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Joe Steinkamp is no stranger to the world of technology, having been a user of video magnification and blindness related electronic devices since 1979. Joe has worked in radio, retail management and Vocational Rehabilitation for blind and low vision individuals in Texas. He has been writing about the A.T. Industry for10 years and podcasting about it for nearly 5 years.
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