It used to be that the latter part of the year meant a slower news cycle for a little program like ours. That trend seemed to disappear in 2016 and it looks like it has no sign of stopping as this week's news section makes up the bulk of this episode's runtime. A great interview with Sam Latif of Procter & Gamble, a listener-submitted tip and the stylish "Last Word" help round out a show where all three of us were under the weather to some extent.
In The News:
Interview: Sam Latif And Herbal Essence Products Tactile Marking
Exhibit Halls are places of wonder and surprises. Take J.J and his recent jaunt to the NFB Colorado State Convention for an example. There he met Sam Latif, Inclusive Design Consultant at Procter and Gamble, who is one of the key designers of the new tactile markings initiative at P&G. Hear Sam describe the process of how these new markings came to market and her reaction to their arrival on store shelves. To learn more about these new products in the Herbal Essence line, visit this link on YouTube
"Darrell Shandrow Hilliker sent along this tip regarding electronic business cards.
You may wish to consider the following tip for an upcoming podcast.
Exchange business cards at a conference? Want an easy way to add their contact information to your smart phone? Ask your friendly @airaio agent to visit http://bvcard.com enter the information from the card and email the VCard to you. Quickly add the information as a contact in your Android or iOS device. Awesome!"
Kathy sends along this follow up to the Beep Baseball book recommendation from a previous email.
A recorded edition of the book, Beep! Inside the Unseen World of Baseball for the Blind, is also available from BARD.
Food and style meet in this week's final portion of the show.
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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.