Unmute Presents

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Unmute Presents is the podcast for all things technology! Every Tuesday, we bring you a replay of our live call in the ACB Community, where you can hear the latest updates and insights from our hosts Marty Sobo and Michael Babcock. On Thursdays, we delve deeper into a particular topic with longer-form pieces of content that will keep you informed and entertained. And on Sundays, we teach you something new in under 10 minutes! This podcast is all about answering your technology questions, so bring them on! Marty and Michael are here to help. To learn more about how to get involved, visit acb.community today!

  • Digital Bytes – Pi.AI, Messenger Apps, and Keyboard Fun!
    In this episode, we discussed the pie.AI, smart assistant, removing apps from your messenger application, and maybe a little keyboard fun. Read transcript
  • Jaws Tips – Three Ways to get to the Address and Search Bar
    Discover three quick methods to access the search and address bar on popular web browsers. Learn efficient shortcuts like ‘Alt + D’ and ‘Control + F6’ to swiftly navigate between the bar and web content. Master these techniques to enhance your browsing productivity and independence. Reach out to us at [email protected] for questions or feedback. Elevate your digital skills with these browsing tips. Read transcript
  • Jaws Tips, selections in explorer
    Join Marci in this episode where she walks you through advanced techniques for efficiently selecting items in a list view using JAWS, the screen reader for Windows. By mastering functions like selecting all items with control A, choosing contiguous items with the shift key, and opting for non-contiguous selection with control and space bar, users can enhance their productivity and independence. These skills enable seamless navigation and management of digital content, ultimately leading to a more proficient and empowering user experience with JAWS. Contact us at [email protected] for any questions or comments. Read transcript
  • Katie Talks Travel: All Inclusive vacations
    In this episode, I speak with Heather, an experienced travel agent specializing in all-inclusive resorts. We explore her journey in the industry, her top resort picks, and tips for selecting the perfect all-inclusive experience. Delving into the differences between all-inclusive and European plan resorts, we analyze considerations for dining, beverages, and accommodations. Heather shares guidance on choosing optimal times to visit destinations like Cancun and Mexico, factoring in weather patterns and seaweed seasons. We also discuss the accessibility of resorts for individuals with disabilities, underlining the importance of thorough preparation and cooperation for a smooth trip. Heather’s expert recommendations cater … Read more
  • Community Replay from 16 April
    AI Generated: In this insightful ACB Community Call held on April 16th, 2024, participants engaged in various tech-related discussions, from troubleshooting accessibility issues to utilizing different types of microphones for music recording. The focus was on mutual support and sharing experiences. The episode delved into everyday tech challenges, tools for musicians, and managing accessibility shortcuts on iOS devices. Practical advice on software tools and troubleshooting missing emails in Outlook was provided, fostering a collaborative community dynamic centered on inclusive tech dialogues. Send us your feedback online: https://pinecast.com/feedback/unmute-presents-on-acb-communi/059fad63-5aa3-4bbf-8866-c8ac7630decf This podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit … Read more
  • Apple Crosswords, Moving apps on IOS, and the Tribit XFree over ear headset
    In this episode, Chris shares her experience with accessing crossword puzzles on Apple News, exploring the daily mini and larger puzzles available. She detail the puzzle interface features, gameplay options, and accessibility, highlighting the engaging nature of the puzzles. Shifting focus, Marty explains how to rearrange app icons on iPhone and iPad using VoiceOver, simplifying home screen organization through a step-by-step guide. Additionally, Michael brings a miss pronunciation and a review of the Tribit XFree Go over-ear headphones emphasizing their comfort, sound quality, microphone performance, and noise cancellation feature, recommending them for an enhanced listening experience. Get your Tribit XFree … Read more
  • All Things Lady A – Health, Wellness, and Fitness
    This is the first episode that Lucy shares several health, Wellness and Fitness skills with you. Read transcript
  • Community Replay for 9 April
    Read transcript AI Transcript: This has been an ACB Community Call. Today’s Unmute Presents Community Call was hosted on Tuesday, 9 April, 2024. Hello everyone and welcome back to another Unmute. As usual, we’ve got a couple of announcements here at the top. I want to remind everyone we’re going to go through all first questions. And if we get through everybody, then we’ll take a second question. So if you have tech questions, go ahead and raise your hands and we’ll get to you just here in a few minutes. Also, I wanted to remind everyone that Mac Bytes … Read more
  • Digital Bytes – Black Ink Crosswords – IOS Storage – and new Laptops with tactile dots- Produced
    In this episode, Chris explorers Black Ink, a crossword puzzle app by Daniel Jolkett of Red Sweater Software. Marty gives us some storage management tips for iOS devices, and Michael shares his impressions of a Lenovo laptop with tactile lines on key buttons and a fingerprint reader. Read transcript
  • Jaws Tips – Decrease and Increase rate during JAWS Say All
    In this Jaws Tips Marci shows you how to increase the jaws reading rate on the fly. In this weeks club unmute, Marci taught us how to permanently increase the speaking rate of jaws. She also introduced us to the Jaws key, Taught us quick web nav keystrokes and how to switch between open programs. Visit Unmute.Show for more information. Send us your feedback online: https://pinecast.com/feedback/unmute-presents-on-acb-communi/3ad0cbc1-6ba0-40b1-83a0-427a5ee6285d This podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-e4dc67 for 40% off for 4 months, and support Unmute Presents. … Read more
  • At Your Fingertips: Braille business cards, Post-it notes, and displays
    In this episode of At Your Fingertips, Braille Then and Now Chris delves into the significance of Braille accessibility through exploration of Braille business cards and innovative products. Insights are shared on finding Braille business cards via platforms like Etsy and the Braille Superstore, underlining their affordability and accessibility for visually impaired individuals. Unique Braille products, such as Tandem Designs Company’s Braille post-it notes, are highlighted for their mission of inclusivity and accessibility. Advanced Braille displays like the Braille Pen and Active Braille 40 are also discussed, showcasing the evolving landscape of Braille technology. The aim is to raise awareness … Read more
  • ACB Community replay for two April
    In this episode, we addressed audience inquiries on various topics related to text input preferences, message sending between iPhone and Android devices, enlarging keyboard size on Android, accessing SoundCloud on iPhone, finding micro Bluetooth transmitters, and recommendations for Bluetooth devices. Tips were shared on setting up messaging settings, troubleshooting message delivery errors, and exploring different phone keyboards. Lastly, there was a mention of resources like Laz Mesa’s TalkingMP3Players.com and the Blind Mice Mega Mall for purchasing Bluetooth devices, along with a reminder about the upcoming Introduction to JAWS class in Club Unmute.
  • Digital Bytes – EP8 – Good Links, Moving apps on android, and S23 Plus.
    Today, we introduced GoodLynx, a accessible and easy to use read-it-later app that simplifies saving and accessing articles seamlessly across apple devices. We also shared Android tips on organizing apps and explored the features of the Samsung S23 Plus device. Our aim is to empower users to enhance their digital workflows and productivity.
  • Unmute Presents – Thomas Domville
    Today, Marty spoke with Thomas Donville from AppleViz about his tech journey from COBOL programming to network administration, facing challenges post-vision loss in 2005, and his role at AppleViz. Thomas highlighted the limited accessibility tools available, challenges working with servers, and the community-driven nature of AppleViz. He also shared podcasting equipment recommendations and AppleViz’s expansion into various tech discussions beyond Apple products. Our talk explored Thomas’s commitment to tech accessibility and AppleViz’s growth as a valuable resource for the visually impaired community.
  • Want to get an introduction to the most used screen reader in the Windows operating system? Join us on April 3 for four weeks
    Hello Club Unmute Members, We’re providing an “Introduction to JAWS” course and we want you to join us. What day? Wednesday, April 3, for four weeks What time? 4– 5 pm EST, 3– 4 pm CST, 1– 2 pm PST, Where? Club Unmute zoom Room The 4-weeksession will focus on the JAWS laptop keyboard layout and will cover commands to select your preferred JAWS voice, speech rate, parts of the Windows operating system, and commands to navigate web pages. By the end of the course , you’ll know how to edit and save documents and the ways to access the … Read more
  • CSUN Recap with Special Guests
    Marty, Michael, John, Chris, and Patrick reflect on their experiences at the CSUN tech conference, emphasizing the prevalence of AI in assistive technologies and the importance of networking with industry professionals. They discuss innovations like Glidance for individuals with visual impairments, Envision’s new assistant tool, and Aira for visual interpretation services. The team explores OKO for safe intersection crossing, Sorensen’s sign language service, and technologies for individuals with disabilities. Appreciating the networking opportunities and advancements, they express anticipation for future collaborations and innovations in accessibility tech. Send us your feedback online: https://pinecast.com/feedback/unmute-presents-on-acb-communi/c4d0908c-a263-49d4-9e3c-530c5c667f87 This podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast … Read more
  • COmmunity Replay for 26 March, 2024
    You can tune into this call live every Tuesday. Visit acb.community to learn more about what is up coming. Send us your feedback online: https://pinecast.com/feedback/unmute-presents-on-acb-communi/075cf90a-3fad-4e2c-ae41-297b1d77314c This podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-e4dc67 for 40% off for 4 months, and support Unmute Presents.
  • Digital Bytes – EP7 – Scanning SPotlight Travel Hardware
    In this episode, We explore SimpleScan, a user-friendly iOS scanning app by Agile Tortoise, ideal for visually impaired users. We also discuss iOS 17’s efficient search feature and share travel accessory recommendations from traveling to the CSUN Assistive Technology Conference. Magnetic cable ties and a multi-port charging station streamline organization and device management on the go.
  • Katie Talks Travel – Flight Tips
    In this episode of Katie Talks Travel, we delve into Chris’s firsthand experiences as a visually impaired traveler who will be traveling with a guide dog. Chris, an advocate for braille education, shares practical tips on using technology during travel like the Aira app and techniques for managing electronics efficiently. The conversation underscores the importance of preparation, safety measures like entertainment pre-downloads, and maximizing tech resources for seamless travel within the Continental United States.
  • Community Replay for 19 March, 2024
    You can tune into this call live every Tuesday. Visit acb.community to learn more about what is up coming. Send us your feedback online: https://pinecast.com/feedback/unmute-presents-on-acb-communi/df98296b-576c-471a-a175-85f452afacc3 This podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-e4dc67 for 40% off for 4 months, and support Unmute Presents.