Join the CBT Team as they enter into the exciting world of Braille technology. Both mainstream and assistive technologies have experienced revolutionary developments over the last year, and it’s no surprise that Braille displays and note takers have also experienced these changes.
Join Jessica for an exclusive interview with Glen Dobbs, President and Founder of LoganTech. Learn about their incredible journey from a small, parent-founded company with a singular purpose, to a growing distributor of Assistive Technology providing communication solutions and braille products. Learn how LoganTech is providing a way for everyone to communicate, regardless of ability, and how they are opening up doors to braille literacy through the Braille Coach and 6Dot Braille Label Maker.
Join Jessica Rickards for an exciting Spotlight with Ronit Williams, Head of Global Sales and Marketing for Embro, makers of the Walk Pro, WalkX, and the Keller Sight. Ronit explains how this company is developing products for a variety of abilities, from vision impairment to hearing and speech disabilities. A more in-depth discussion is explored about the virtual cane technology that was developed in the Walk products and what sets it apart from other products currently available, and the features available in each product.
Join Jessica Rickards for an exclusive spotlight interview with Idan Meir, co-founder and CEO of Right-Hear, an Israel-based company focused on providing an auditory indoor navigation solution to the blind and visually impaired. Right-Hear is a free iOS app and is also available free on the Google Play Store. Users are able to obtain information about an area through Accessible Spots installed by the individual businesses.
The ultimate online clearance sale day of the year is here, Amazon Prime Day 2017. True many of the deals found here are for things you could do without, everyday items or clearance products, but for those who enjoy a good coupon hunt just for the sake of it, this is the ultimate flash sale. This year, there are some interesting features Amazon is making available to Alexa users.
The Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) is conducting a survey on entertainment among those who are living with vision loss. The object of this survey is to colle¢t information about media use (how individuals watch television and movies, what types of services they use, and if video description is a preference) among individuals who are living with varying degrees of vision loss. The aim of this survey is to see if accessible entertainment options have any impact on why individuals choose to watch using certain mediums (I.E. a streaming service with audio description).
Join Jessica Rickards for an exclusive spotlight with David Jeppson, executive director of Computers for the blind, a Texas-based organization providing computers to blind and visually impaired individuals across the United States regardless of circumstance. computers for the blind accepts refurbished windows computers and is run by volunteers. This organization is open to volunteer opportunities across the country; from those who wish to give time in their local Texas refurbishment center, to tech support professionals who can provide remote assistance, to those who can contribute financially.
Join Jessica, Tomi, and Rachel for another exciting VIP as they explore this week’s latest in technology. This week, it’s all about movies, and the devices you watch them on. Check out these exciting stories.
Join Jessica for an exclusive interview with Alex Tavares, Harvard University graduate and developer of The Read Read, an innovative new Braille literacy device which allows students to independently engage in the process of learning Braille.
Google held their Google I/O 2017 and announced some very exciting developments; not just for companies or advanced users, but for everyone. Unlike most years, this year saw changes implemented across all platforms and devices, and a greater commitment from Google than ever before to the concept of Machine Learning. So what do all of these changes mean for us as consumers, and how can we expect to see accessibility implemented?