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!

  • Producing The Shell Phone Show With Reaper – Thanks to Club Unmute
    In this audio brought to you by Club Unmute Michael shows you how he records and edits the Shell Phone Show in Reaper. If you want more content like this, including a intro to Braille class starting on 1 June, join Club Unmute at Unmute.show/ Read transcript
  • Jaws Tips: Finding And Correcting Spelling Errors
    Today, Marci demonstrates how to utilize JAWS for identifying and correcting spelling errors in documents. She showcases the process of navigating through misspelled words using JAWS, correcting errors accurately by listening to the correct spelling, and emphasizing the efficiency it brings to spell-checking tasks. By leveraging features like spelling error identification and confirmation, users can enhance productivity and ensure the accuracy of their written content with JAWS. Read transcript
  • Community Replay for 21 May
    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/f6171c0a-4c7e-480f-9d34-78a3249931dd 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 transcript
  • Digital Bytes: Good Budget, Spotlight, and The Zoom Zum2 Podcast Mic
    In this episode, we explored budgeting with the GoodBudget app for effective financial management. The app’s features were highlighted, emphasizing simplicity and accuracy in recording transactions. We also shared a quick tip on using the iPhone Spotlight feature and showcased the Zoom ZUM2 microphone for high-quality audio recording. Read transcript
  • Jaws Tips – Quickly Edit Form Fields
    In this episode we learn how to use Jaws Key + F5 to quickly access a list of form fields. Read transcript
  • Ben.Vision Apps
    Today, we were joined by Patrick, the co-founder of BenVision, and their CTO, Vaze, to discuss their innovative apps Speakaboo and BEN. Originating from a MIT hackathon project, BenVision aims to create inclusive technology, with BEN offering a unique binaural music experience to convey object information. Their recently launched app, Speakaboo, in public beta, stands out for its user-friendliness and design centricity, providing swift responses and intelligent visual information integration for diverse user needs. The team’s commitment to accessibility shines through in their goal to make the apps widely accessible without specialized hardware, enriching user experiences with thoughtful interactions. To … Read more
  • Community Replay – 14 May
    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/582e81a4-095a-4ebe-8307-b557a7b716ed 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 transcript
  • Digital Bytes – Screen Recording, Batteries, and OpenRun Pro
    Today, we discussed recording screen audio on an iPhone using an external microphone via the Control Center. We also covered battery optimized charging to extend battery life and reviewed the Shox Open Run Pro headphones featuring bone conduction technology for open ear listening. Read transcript
  • Jaws Tips 6 – Finding Text On The Web
    In this episode, We demonstrate how to effectively use the JAWS find command to search for specific words on a webpage. By pressing Control + F, we access the JAWS find dialogue box to input the desired word, such as “application,” and navigate through its appearances using arrow keys. Upon searching, we locate instances of the word “application,” including options to request an application form from specific sources. Utilizing the repeat find feature by pressing F3 enables us to cycle through subsequent mentions until finding the targeted information, like the online application link sought. By employing Shift + F3 to … Read more
  • Community Replay from 7 May
    Join us in this episode of the ACB Community Call where we delve into a variety of topics and updates within the Unmute community. Marty Sobo, Michael Dois and Michael Babcock, share valuable insights on boosting microphone volume, exploring accessible apps, and navigating assistive technology tools like JAWS and Braille games. Community members actively participate, seeking advice on tech-related queries and troubleshooting strategies, showcasing a collaborative and supportive environment within the Unmute community. The conversation covers a range of topics from managing app notifications to typing preferences using JAWS, offering detailed instructions and troubleshooting steps. The episode wraps up with … Read more
  • Digital Bytes – Knit and Crochet, Siri voice with Voiceover, and San Disk 1TB X
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  • Jaws Tips – Using the FS Clipboard with JAWS
    Marci discusses the FS Clipboard feature within JAWS, demonstrating how users can gather and merge text from different parts of a document seamlessly. By utilizing keyboard shortcuts and commands, Marci showcases the functionality of the clipboard, emphasizing the importance of reviewing and manipulating text accurately. She provides a practical example of crafting a message about the qualities of a true friend, showcasing the flexibility and control the FS Clipboard feature offers for efficient editing and productivity when using JAWS. Read transcript
  • At Your Fingertips – Braille games for children and adults
    In this episode of At Your Fingertips, we discuss the world of Braille games, emphasizing their role in enhancing Braille skills through fun gameplay. We share insights on specific games like Scrabble and Monopoly, highlighting their educational value. Exploring resources from NFB Independence Marketplace, APH, and MaxiAids, we showcase Braille games like alphabet blocks and Sudoku boards. We touch on the challenge of finding quality sets and suggest vintage options. Additionally, we mention the appeal of word games like Scrabble for visually impaired players and the creativity of Braille coloring books. We encourage listeners to embrace Braille in leisure activities … Read more
  • Community Replay for 30 April
    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/f39d0455-8e25-4997-920d-f25e4d57c1d2 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 transcript
  • Digital Bytes – Castro, Zoom Tips, and Mag Safe Charging
    # Today, we focused on the unique features of Castro, a podcasting app that revolutionizes podcast management with an inbox approach and convenient voiceover actions like the rotor function. We also highlighted the usefulness of chapter markers in enhancing the listening experience for users. Additionally, we shared a valuable tip for Zoom users, specifically those using VoiceOver, by discussing how to disable the self-driving mode in settings to ensure smoother uninterrupted meetings. Lastly, we explored the Anker MagSafe Go 3-in-1, a versatile travel charger utilizing MagSafe technology to charge multiple devices simultaneously, making it a practical and efficient solution for … Read more
  • Jaws Tips: Marking Text To COpy
    In this episode we teach you how to mark text to copy using Jaws. You set the mark start, navigate to the end of the selection, and press insert+space followed by “M”. If you have any questions reach out to [email protected] Send us your feedback online: https://pinecast.com/feedback/unmute-presents-on-acb-communi/c88ae8c6-e6c9-4f4d-8da4-857879cd4e6c 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 transcript
  • Community Replay for 23 April
    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/8e606f03-3839-4845-b19d-4d4ae9ee85fa 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 – 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