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Picture Imperfect: Our Family Explores Photo Management on iOS

August 2, 2016 • Darrell Shandrow Hilliker

In this approximately one hour and 49 minute podcast, Allison, Darrell and baby daughter Allyssa go on an adventure through their photo library, experiencing fun and frustration with accessible and inaccessible iOS apps.

We found Moments by Facebook completely inaccessible with VoiceOver. Please submit feedback to Facebook’s accessibility team.

We were looking for a good way to organize and store our family’s memories, photos and stories, not unlike sighted families the world over. We tried Keepy, on the recommendation of a parenting podcast we like, only to find it almost, but not quite, accessible enough to use. Please send customer feedback to the developer asking for improved VoiceOver accessibility.

On a positive accessibility note, we enjoyed adding descriptions to our photos using TapTapSee and BeSpecular. We appreciate the work the awesome BeSpecular volunteers do to help blind people see.

We love hearing from our listeners! Please feel free to talk with us in the comments. What do you like? How could we make the show better? What topics would you like us to cover on future shows?

If you use Twitter, let’s get connected! Please follow Allison (@AlliTalk) and Darrell (@darrell).

Prime Time Power: Rethinking Windows Accessibility

March 12, 2015 • Darrell Shandrow Hilliker

In this approximately 32-minute podcast from the 2015 CSUN conference, Allison Hilliker and Darrell Shandrow speak with Paul Warner from VICT Consultancy and learn all about the upcoming AT Prime accessibility optimizer for Windows applications. Slated for release in the latter half of 2015, AT Prime will be able to dig deep into the Windows system to help screen reader users navigate and read controls previously thought unreachable. Potential security concerns are also discussed.

We love hearing from our listeners! Please feel free to talk with us in the comments. What do you like? How could we make the show better? What topics would you like us to cover on future shows?

If you use Twitter, let’s get connected! Please follow Allison (@AlliTalk) and Darrell (@darrell).

Categories: accessibility, CSUN, podcast

Electronic Brailler

July 25, 2014 • Darrell Shandrow Hilliker

In this approximately 22-minute podcast, Allison Hilliker and Darrell Shandrow speak with Sean Kelleher from Electronic Brailler LLC and learn all about the portable, quiet Cosmo Braille Writer for blind children and adults.

We love hearing from our listeners! Please feel free to talk with us in the comments. What do you like? How could we make the show better? What topics would you like us to cover on future shows?

If you use Twitter, let’s get connected! Please follow Allison (@AlliTalk) and Darrell (@darrell).

Categories: Braille, podcast

iOS 7 First Impressions

September 19, 2013 • Darrell Shandrow Hilliker

In this approximately 18-minute podcast, Allison Hilliker and Darrell Shandrow demonstrate a few of the exciting new features they discovered after updating their iPhones to iOS 7.

We love hearing from our listeners! Please feel free to talk with us in the comments. What do you like? How could we make the show better? What topics would you like us to cover on future shows?

If you use Twitter, let’s get connected! Please follow Allison (@AlliTalk) and Darrell (@darrell).

Categories: iPhone, podcast

CSUN: It Won’t be Hard to Access BARD with the Upcoming iOS App from NLS

February 27, 2013 • Darrell Shandrow Hilliker

In this approximately 26-minute podcast, Allison Hilliker and Darrell Shandrow are honored to speak with Judy Dixon, Consumer Relations Officer with the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, all about the upcoming release of the agency’s BARD Mobile app for reading Braille and digital talking books on the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.

Judy gives us a firsthand look at an alpha-test version of this exciting new app, so you won’t want to miss this show!

We love hearing from our listeners! Please feel free to talk with us in the comments. What do you like? How could we make the show better? What topics would you like us to cover on future shows?

If you use Twitter, let’s get connected! Please follow Allison (@AlliTalk) and Darrell (@darrell).

We thank Jeff Bishop for doing the post-production work on our CSUN 2013 podcasts.

ATIA: Getting to Know the All-New Victor Reader Stream

February 20, 2013 • Darrell Shandrow Hilliker

In this approximately 18-minute podcast, Allison Hilliker chats with Mike Tindell, blindness products specialist with HumanWare, all about the company’s refresh of the Victor Reader Stream digital talking book player.

We love hearing from our listeners! Please feel free to talk with us in the comments. What do you like? How could we make the show better? What topics would you like us to cover on future shows?

If you use Twitter, let’s get connected! Please follow Allison (@AlliTalk) and Darrell (@darrell).

Categories: podcast

Get Hooked on Books with Nook for iOS

November 29, 2012 • Darrell Shandrow Hilliker

In this approximately 36-minute podcast, Allison Hilliker and Darrell Shandrow demonstrate the accessible Barnes & Noble Nook e-book reading app for iOS. They add a book through the nook.com website, read it with VoiceOver and explore the use of the app with a Braille display.

Additional Resources

  • Visit the Nook website to create your account to buy and add books to your iOS device.
  • Install the Nook app on your iOS device.

We love hearing from our listeners! Please feel free to talk with us in the comments. What do you like? How could we make the show better? What topics would you like us to cover on future shows?

If you use Twitter, let’s get connected! Please follow Allison (@AlliTalk) and Darrell (@darrell).

Categories: iPhone, podcast

Jingle All the Way with Christmas Songs for iOS

November 29, 2012 • Darrell Shandrow Hilliker

In this approximately 32-minute podcast, Allison Hilliker and Darrell Shandrow carol through the evening as they demonstrate the Christmas Songs iOS app.

Whether you just want to listen to your favorite traditional Christmas songs or you need a convenient way to access song lyrics while caroling, this easy-to-use, fun app may just be the ticket.

We mentioned a number of additional ways to enjoy holiday music on your iOS device:

  • Check out the AccuHolidays genre on the AccuRadio app.
  • Install Christmas Radio on your iOS device to hear your favorite holiday tunes being played live on radio stations around the world.
  • Buy the accessible ooTunes app and browse the Christmas genre for even more Christmas radio listening enjoyment. If you are new to ooTunes, we invite you to listen to our podcast to explore and learn more about how to use the app.

We love hearing from our listeners! Please feel free to talk with us in the comments. What do you like? How could we make the show better? What topics would you like us to cover on future shows?

If you use Twitter, let’s get connected! Please follow Allison (@AlliTalk) and Darrell (@darrell).

Categories: iPhone, podcast

Drop It While It’s Hot with Droptext for iOS

August 13, 2012 • Darrell Shandrow Hilliker

In this approximately 16-minute podcast, Allison Hilliker and Darrell Shandrow demonstrate Droptext, a simple iOS app for creating and editing text files in Dropbox.

We love hearing from our listeners! Please feel free to talk with us in the comments. What do you like? How could we make the show better? What topics would you like us to cover on future shows?

If you use Twitter, let’s get connected! Please follow Allison (@AlliTalk) and Darrell (@darrell).

Categories: iPhone, podcast

Write It Fast: Type Easily with Fleksy for iOS

July 24, 2012 • Darrell Shandrow Hilliker

In this approximately 46-minute podcast, Allison Hilliker and Darrell Shandrow talk with Ioannis Verdelis all about a new app that can improve the speed and accuracy of typing for blind people who use iOS devices. Verdelis, the chief operating officer of Syntellia, creators of Fleksy, joined us on Monday, July 23, for an exciting live question-and-answer session on the Out-Of-Sight chat community.

Resources

Buy Fleksy, learn more about it and hear demonstrations of this flexible new technology.

We appreciate Ioannis Verdelis for taking the time to talk with us and answer all our questions. Thanks. We had a great time!

We thank Jeff Bishop for his tireless hours of post-production work editing this challenging audio recording.

Our thanks also go to Debi Black and the rest of the people at Out-Of-Sight for hosting and promoting our live Q&A session.

We love hearing from our listeners! Please feel free to talk with us in the comments. What do you like? How could we make the show better? What topics would you like us to cover on future shows?

If you use Twitter, let’s get connected! Please follow Allison (@AlliTalk) and Darrell (@darrell).

Categories: iPhone, podcast