PODCAST

Blind Tech Guys

Marco Curralejo, Kirt Manwaring

Blind Tech Guys is here to bridge the gap for blind and visually impaired users of technology. We discuss all things related to tech; however, we mainly focus on Android, iOS and mobile devices from a blind and visually impaired perspective. If you have any questions or suggestions for future podcasts, please send an email to contact@blindtechguys.com.

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Digital Accessibility And Why It Actually Matters
Digital Accessibility And Why It Actually Matters
Welcome to episode 89 of the Blind Tech Guys. We trust you will enjoy this episode. As always, we thank you for your support and for being a part of the community. Please see this announcement from Strap regarding a special code for Blind Tech Guys listeners. Three years in the making, STRAP is an innovative, wearable device that fits over the chest and is designed to detect any type of obstacle. STRAP’s vast array of sensors works by sending real-time information that detects obstacles at your head, chest, and below your waist - including bumps, holes, and steps, then notifying you with haptic language vibrations. Designed for all ages and shipped globally later this year. At STRAP Technologies we believe autonomy and independence are human rights, not luxuries. Our goal is to be the first replacement of the white cane, giving the visually impaired a long overdue hands-free experience. Use code BlindTech strap.tech, for 50% off the current total price of a STRAP device. Preorder today at this discounted price of $250 and pay only $50 at this time to reserve your STRAP. Once STRAP is shipped to you, you will be billed the remaining $200. This offer is just available with this Blind Tech Code. Main Topic We continue our series on accessibility by inviting a number of digital accessibility experts to the stage and discussing a variety of topics in the accessibility sphere, including websites, accessibility training, and numerous other topics that came up throughout the hour. A third instalment on this topic will take place over the next couple of weeks, so keep an eye out for this to hit your favourite podcast app and thanks so much to all of you for the extremely positive feedback that we have been receiving so far and for the encouragement to truly explore what is, without doubt, a discussion that is so especially important to all of us. We sincerely thank Rabeea Wajeeha, Catarina Rivera, Marco Salsiccia, Taylor Arndt, and Ted McCoskey for giving up so much of your valuable time and for such a frank and insightful discussion on digital accessibility and a massive thank you to Hamish McKenzie for assisting on the day to ensure that things ran smoothly on ClubHouse. Podcast Ideas and Being Involved You are welcome to write to us or send us links to recordings. Either visit www.blindtechguys.com and complete our form or email us at contact@blindtechguys.com. We welcome user questions, requests for interviews, and user-submitted tips and tutorials. Consider a Donation Did you know that we pay more than $50/month to bring this content to you?If you enjoy and value our content, please consider buying us a coffee. Any contribution, no matter how small, helps us  give you more app demos, device reviews, and tips to help you make the most of your technology. You can either make a one-time supporter donation, or you can become a Blind Tech Guys member with an ongoing monthly or yearly contribution.  If you are an individual or business and wish to sponsor the podcast and would like for us to advertise your business or social channels, please get in touch with us via email.   For our community to continue growing, we would very much appreciate it if you would consider sharing our podcast with your friends and let app developers know that you heard a demo of their app on our podcast by tagging them in your preferred social medium.  We thank you for your support, and we appreciate you being involved in our community. Get in Touch To get in touch, you can fill out the contact form on our website.  Alternatively, our direct email is contact@blindtechguys.com You can also join our mailing list by sending a blank email to blindtechguys+subscribe@googlegroups.com·  You can find and interact with us at the following:o   ClubHouseo   Facebooko   Twittero   YouTubeo   Telegramo   WhatsApp★ Support this podcast ★
Jul 12 2021
1 hr 19 mins
WordPress 101: Welcome The Queen Of WP, Taylor Arndt
Welcome to episode 88 of the Blind Tech Guys. We trust you will enjoy this episode. As always, we thank you for your support and for being a part of the community. Please see this announcement from Strap regarding a special code for Blind Tech Guys listeners. Three years in the making, STRAP is an innovative, wearable device that fits over the chest and is designed to detect any type of obstacle. STRAP’s vast array of sensors work by sending real-time information that detects obstacles at your head, chest, and below your waist - including bumps, holes, and steps, then notifying you with haptic language vibrations. Designed for all ages and shipped globally later this year. At STRAP Technologies we believe autonomy and independence are human rights; not luxuries. Our goal is to be the first replacement of the white cane, giving the visually impaired a long overdue hands free experience. Use code BlindTech strap.tech, for 50% off the current total price of a STRAP device. Preorder today at this discounted price of $250 and pay only $50 at this time to reserve your STRAP. Once STRAP is shipped to you, you will be billed the remaining $200. This offer is just available with this Blind Tech Code. Main Topic We start a brand new series this week, Talking All Things Accessible, by showcasing the free and open source content management system WordPress and how accessible and powerful it actually is and we sincerely thank our special guest, Taylor Arndt, for popping on to the show. Taylor runs her own accessibility business and is the absolute Queen when it comes to using WordPress.You can catch taylor each week on her podcast Taylor’s Tech Talks Community, and she can also be found on her Youtube Channel, Taylor’s Tech Talks. We strongly recommend that you hit up Taylor if you need any sort of accessibility assistance and training by checking out her freshly updated webpage Taylors Accessibility Services. Finally, we encourage you to follow Taylor on Twitter.  We love having you being a part of this wonderful community, and we welcome your emails or you can send us links to your demo recordings. Either visit www.blindtechguys.com and complete our form, or email us at contact@blindtechguys.com. We welcome user questions, requests for interviews, and user-submitted tips and tutorials Consider a Donation Did you know that we pay more than $50/month to bring this content to you?If you enjoy and value our content, please consider buying us a coffee. Any contribution, no matter how small, helps us  give you more app demos, device reviews, and tips to help you make the most of your technology.You can either make a one-time supporter donation, or you can become a Blind Tech Guys member with an ongoing monthly or yearly contribution.If you are an individual or business and wish to sponsor the podcast, and would like for us to advertise your business or social channels, please get in touch with us via email.  For our community to continue growing, we would very much appreciate it if you would consider sharing our podcast with your friends, and let app developers know that you heard a demo of their app on our podcast by tagging them in your preferred social medium.  We thank you for your support, and we appreciate you being involved in our community. Get in Touch  To get in touch, you can fill out the contact form on our website.  Alternatively our direct email is contact@blindtechguys.com You can also join our mailing list by sending a blank email to blindtechguys+subscribe@googlegroups.comYou can find and interact with us at the following:ClubHouseFacebookTwitterYouTubeTelegram WhatsApp ★ Support this podcast ★
Jun 24 2021
1 hr 2 mins
This Week's ClubHouse TownHall Wrap-up
Welcome to this bonus Blind Tech Guys episode, featuring all that went on at this week’s ClubHouse townHall. We trust you will enjoy this episode. As always, we thank you for your support and for being a part of the community. Please see this announcement from Strap regarding a special code for Blind Tech Guys listeners. Three years in the making, STRAP is an innovative, wearable device that fits over the chest and is designed to detect any type of obstacle. STRAP’s vast array of sensors work by sending real-time information that detects obstacles at your head, chest, and below your waist - including bumps, holes, and steps, then notifying you with haptic language vibrations. Designed for all ages and shipped globally later this year. At STRAP Technologies we believe autonomy and independence are human rights; not luxuries. Our goal is to be the first replacement of the white cane, giving the visually impaired a long overdue hands free experience. Use code BlindTech strap.tech, for 50% off the current total price of a STRAP device. Preorder today at this discounted price of $250 and pay only $50 at this time to reserve your STRAP. Once STRAP is shipped to you, you will be billed the remaining $200. This offer is just available with this Blind Tech Code.Main Topic On today’s show, Marco went through all that was spoken about by the developers of ClubHouse at their latest townHall event.For a full and thorough breakdown on what occurred, check out the official ClubHouse TownHall notes. Consider a Donation Did you know that we pay more than $50/month to bring this content to you?If you enjoy and value our content, please consider buying us a coffee. Any contribution, no matter how small, helps us  give you more app demos, device reviews, and tips to help you make the most of your technology.You can either make a one-time supporter donation, or you can become a Blind Tech Guys member with an ongoing monthly or yearly contribution.If you are an individual or business and wish to sponsor the podcast, and would like for us to advertise your business or social channels, please get in touch with us via email.  For our community to continue growing, we would very much appreciate it if you would consider sharing our podcast with your friends, and let app developers know that you heard a demo of their app on our podcast by tagging them in your preferred social medium.  We thank you for your support, and we appreciate you being involved in our community. Get in Touch  To get in touch, you can fill out the contact form on our website.  Alternatively our direct email is contact@blindtechguys.com You can also join our mailing list by sending a blank email to blindtechguys+subscribe@googlegroups.comYou can find and interact with us at the following:ClubHouseFacebookTwitterTelegram WhatsApp ★ Support this podcast ★
Jun 21 2021
31 mins
2021 WWDC Event Wrap-Up
Welcome to this bonus Blind Tech Guys episode, featuring all that went on at the 2021 WWDC Apple event. We trust you will enjoy this bonus episode. As always, we thank you for your support and for being a part of the community. Please see this announcement from Strap regarding a special code for Blind Tech Guys listeners. Three years in the making, STRAP is an innovative, wearable device that fits over the chest and is designed to detect any type of obstacle. STRAP’s vast array of sensors work by sending real-time information that detects obstacles at your head, chest, and below your waist - including bumps, holes, and steps, then notifying you with haptic language vibrations. Designed for all ages and shipped globally later this year. At STRAP Technologies we believe autonomy and independence are human rights; not luxuries. Our goal is to be the first replacement of the white cane, giving the visually impaired a long overdue hands free experience. Use code BlindTech strap.tech, for 50% off the current total price of a STRAP device. Preorder today at this discounted price of $250 and pay only $50 at this time to reserve your STRAP. Once STRAP is shipped to you, you will be billed the remaining $200. This offer is just available with this Blind Tech Code.Main Topic On today’s show, we went through all that happened at the 2021 WWDC conference.For a full and thorough breakdown on what occurred today, check out WWDC 2021 live blog recap: iOS 15, macOS 12 and all the biggest Apple news from Tom’s Guide. Consider a Donation Did you know that we pay more than $50/month to bring this content to you?If you enjoy and value our content, please consider buying us a coffee. Any contribution, no matter how small, helps us  give you more app demos, device reviews, and tips to help you make the most of your technology.You can either make a one-time supporter donation, or you can become a Blind Tech Guys member with an ongoing monthly or yearly contribution.If you are an individual or business and wish to sponsor the podcast, and would like for us to advertise your business or social channels, please get in touch with us via email.  For our community to continue growing, we would very much appreciate it if you would consider sharing our podcast with your friends, and let app developers know that you heard a demo of their app on our podcast by tagging them in your preferred social medium.  We thank you for your support, and we appreciate you being involved in our community. Get in Touch To get in touch, you can fill out the contact form on our website.  Alternatively our direct email is contact@blindtechguys.com You can also join our mailing list by sending a blank email to blindtechguys+subscribe@googlegroups.comYou can find and interact with us at the following:ClubHouseFacebookTwitterYouTubeTelegram WhatsApp ★ Support this podcast ★
Jun 8 2021
17 mins
Keep Up Whilst We All Go Clubbing
Welcome to episode 87 of the Blind Tech Guys. We trust you will enjoy this episode. As always, we thank you for your support and for being a part of the community. Please see this announcement from Strap regarding a special code for Blind Tech Guys listeners. Three years in the making, STRAP is an innovative, wearable device that fits over the chest and is designed to detect any type of obstacle. STRAP’s vast array of sensors work by sending real-time information that detects obstacles at your head, chest, and below your waist - including bumps, holes, and steps, then notifying you with haptic language vibrations. Designed for all ages and shipped globally later this year. At STRAP Technologies we believe autonomy and independence are human rights; not luxuries. Our goal is to be the first replacement of the white cane, giving the visually impaired a long overdue hands free experience. Use code BlindTech strap.tech, for 50% off the current total price of a STRAP device. Preorder today at this discounted price of $250 and pay only $50 at this time to reserve your STRAP. Once STRAP is shipped to you, you will be billed the remaining $200. This offer is just available with this Blind Tech Code. What’s New In The NewsXiaomi introduces 200W wired and 120W wireless HyperCharge techSamsung phones with AMD GPU to get ray tracing capabilitiesLG smartphone production ends todayWhatsApp backtracks on limiting functionality for users who rhefuse privacy policyCourt docs: Google made it harder for Android users to find privacy settingsApple tells podcast creators that the launch of its subscription platform is delayedWindows 11 is coming?11 Google Keep tips and tricks you need to knowGoogle is releasing Fuchsia OS, starting w/ 1st-gen Nest Hub ...Main Topic Thanks to a listener’s request, Marco demonstrates Google Keep and shows us how powerful it is. Following on from our interviews related to ClubHouse and ClubDeck, Marco demonstrates how to use ClubDeck and Kirt demonstrates how to run ClubHouse on his Android phone. Did You Know Continuing our settings series, Kirt explores notification settings on his iPhone 8 and shares his thoughts on the pros and cons of iOS notifications compared to the Android way of doing it. Listener Emails We received a number of listener emails this week and we thank you for your questions and feedback. You are welcome to write to us, or send us links to recordings. Either visit www.blindtechguys.com and complete our form, or email us at contact@blindtechguys.com. We welcome user questions, requests for interviews, and user-submitted tips and tutorials. Consider a Donation Did you know that we pay more than $50/month to bring this content to you?If you enjoy and value our content, please consider buying us a coffee. Any contribution, no matter how small, helps us  give you more app demos, device reviews, and tips to help you make the most of your technology.You can either make a one-time supporter donation, or you can become a Blind Tech Guys member with an ongoing monthly or yearly contribution.If you are an individual or business and wish to sponsor the podcast, and would like for us to advertise your business or social channels, please get in touch with us via email.  For our community to continue growing, we would very much appreciate it if you would consider sharing our podcast with your friends, and let app developers know that you heard a demo of their app on our podcast by tagging them in your preferred social medium.  We thank you for your support, and we appreciate you being involved in our community. Get in Touch To get in touch, you can fill out the contact form on our website.  Alternatively our direct email is contact@blindtechguys.com You can also join our mailing list by sending a blank email to blindtechguys+subscribe@googlegroups.comYou can find and interact with us at the following:ClubHouseFacebookTwitterYouTubeTelegram WhatsApp ★ Support this podcast ★
Jun 4 2021
1 hr 8 mins
ClubHouse And ClubDeck Are They Really What They Proclaim To Be
Welcome to episode 86 of the Blind Tech Guys. We trust you will enjoy the latest episode of the pod.Thank you to all of you for listening, and your support means so much to us.Please see this announcement from Strap regarding a special code for BTG listeners.Three years in the making, STRAP is an innovative, wearable device that fits over the chest and is designed to detect any type of obstacle. STRAP’s vast array of sensors work by sending real-time information that detects obstacles at your head, chest, and below your waist - including bumps, holes, and steps, then notifying you with haptic language vibrations. Designed for all ages and shipped globally later this year.At STRAP Technologies we believe autonomy and independence are human rights; not luxuries. Our goal is to be the first replacement of the white cane, giving the visually impaired a long overdue hands free experience.Use code BlindTech strap.tech, for 50% off the current total price of a STRAP device. Preorder today at this discounted price of $250 and pay only $50 at this time to reserve your STRAP. Once STRAP is shipped to you, you will be billed the remaining $200. This offer is just available with this Blind Tech Code. Main Topic Marco spoke with accessibility specialist and all-round great guy Neil McCullough, who walked our listeners through how to use ClubHouse, and the developers of ClubDeck, Pierre Stanislas and Philippe Breuils.Check out ClubHouse and ClubDeck. App of the Week Kirt demonstrates Spotify on an Android phone. Did You Know Marco demonstrates notification settings and do not disturb on Android on a Samsung S21 Ultra. Listener Emails We read out several emails this week, and as always, it's wonderful to hear from all of you with your questions. You are welcome to write to us, or send us links to recordings. Either visit www.blindtechguys.com and complete our form, or email us at contact@blindtechguys.com. We welcome user questions, requests for interviews, and user-submitted tips and tutorials. Consider a Donation Did you know that we pay more than $50/month to bring this content to you?If you enjoy and value our content, please consider donating. Any contribution, no matter how small, helps us  give you more app demos, device reviews, and tips to help you make the most of your technology.You can either make a one-time, individual donation as a guest, or you can donate monthly using our various tiers.If you are an individual or business and wish to sponsor the podcast, and would like for us to advertise your business or social channels in return, please get in touch, or check out our donation page for the relevant option. Please consider sharing our podcast with your friends, and let app developers know that you heard a demo of their app on our podcast by tagging them on Twitter.  We thank you for your support, and for your listenership! Get in Touch To get in touch, you can fill out the contact form on our website.  Alternatively our direct email is contact@blindtechguys.com You can also join our mailing list by sending a blank email to blindtechguys+subscribe@googlegroups.comYou can find and interact with us at the following:FacebookTwitterYoutube Telegram WhatsApp ★ Support this podcast ★
May 26 2021
1 hr 58 mins
Listen To Music While Managing Your Files
Welcome to episode 85 of the Blind Tech Guys. We trust you will enjoy the latest episode of the pod. Thank you to all of you for listening, and your support means so much to us. Happy Eid if you celebrated, and happy Shavuot as well.Please see this announcement from Strap regarding a special code for BTG listeners.Three years in the making, STRAP is an innovative, wearable device that fits over the chest and is designed to detect any type of obstacle. STRAP’s vast array of sensors work by sending real-time information that detects obstacles at your head, chest, and below your waist - including bumps, holes, and steps, then notifying you with haptic language vibrations. Designed for all ages and shipped globally later this year.At STRAP Technologies we believe autonomy and independence are human rights; not luxuries. Our goal is to be the first replacement of the white cane, giving the visually impaired a long overdue hands free experience.Use code BlindTech strap.tech, for 50% off the current total price of a STRAP device. Preorder today at this discounted price of $250 and pay only $50 at this time to reserve your STRAP. Once STRAP is shipped to you, you will be billed the remaining $200. This offer is just available with this Blind Tech Code. What’s New In The NewsGoogle I/O 2021Twitter tbo launch paid subscription for $ 2.99 per monthWhatsA`pp will block calls and messages from users who disagree with the new policyMotorola And GuRu Developed New Air Charging TechnologyInstagram Will Add Feature Allowing Us To Create Posts From Desktop BrowsersMain Topic The team discuss Dropbox and Google Drive, and demo both on the web. Come back next week for the mobile version. App of the Week Nimer demonstrates Spotify on the web. Come back next week to hear it demoed on Android and iOS. Did You Know Marco demonstrates sound settings on Android on a Samsung S21 Ultra. Listener Emails We read out a number of submissions from our listeners and addressed their queries. You are welcome to write to us, or send us links to recordings. Either visit www.blindtechguys.com and complete our form, or email us at contact@blindtechguys.com. We welcome user questions, requests for interviews, and user-submitted tips and tutorials. Consider a Donation Did you know that we pay more than $70/month to bring this content to you?If you enjoy and value our content, please consider donating. Any contribution, no matter how small, helps us  give you more app demos, device reviews, and tips to help you make the most of your technology.You can either make a one-time, individual donation as a guest, or you can donate monthly using our various tiers.If you are an individual or business and wish to sponsor the podcast, and would like for us to advertise your business or social channels in return, please get in touch, or check out our donation page for the relevant option. Please consider sharing our podcast with your friends, and let app developers know that you heard a demo of their app on our podcast by tagging them on Twitter.  We thank you for your support, and for your listenership! Get in Touch To get in touch, you can fill out the contact form on our website.  Alternatively our direct email is contact@blindtechguys.com You can also join our mailing list by sending a blank email to blindtechguys+subscribe@googlegroups.comYou can find and interact with us at the following:FacebookTwitterYoutubeTelegram WhatsApp ★ Support this podcast ★
May 18 2021
1 hr 9 mins
BTG And Live Accessible Talk Past, Present, And Future Technology And Innovation
Welcome to episode 84 of the Blind Tech Guys. We trust you will enjoy the latest episode of the pod. Thank you to all of you for listening, and your support means so much to us. Happy Eid if you celebrate, happy late Sinco De Mayo, and a very Happy Mother’s Day for all the Mothers out there, and thank you for all you do. Also, a very happy National Have a Coke Day on May 8. Main Topic The team sits down with Carrie from LiveAccessible to discuss technology and innovation from the past, present, and future, both from low vision and blindness perspectives. LiveAccessible’s YouTube channel has a variety of videos on a variety of topics pertaining to blind and low vision. Carrie focuses on technology, particularly from a low vision perspective, and also on non-technology subjects such as parenting while blind. You can also find interviews with other individuals with vision loss, and blind and vision impaired YouTubers.Check out LiveAccessible’s YouTube channel Visit the LiveAccessible Website  App of the Week Nimer demonstrates the YouTube Music web app, as well as the app on Android. Listener Emails We read out a few submissions from our listeners. You are welcome to write to us, or send us links to recordings. Either visit www.blindtechguys.com and complete our form, or email us at contact@blindtechguys.com. We welcome user questions, requests for interviews, and user-submitted tips and tutorials. Consider a Donation Did you know that we pay more than $50/month to bring this content to you?If you enjoy and value our content, please consider donating. Any contribution, no matter how small, helps us  give you more app demos, device reviews, and tips to help you make the most of your technology.You can either make a one-time, individual donation as a guest, or you can donate monthly using our various tiers.If you are an individual or business and wish to sponsor the podcast, and would like for us to advertise your business or social channels in return, please get in touch, or check out our donation page for the relevant option. Please consider sharing our podcast with your friends, and let app developers know that you heard a demo of their app on our podcast by tagging them on Twitter.  We thank you for your support, and for your listenership! Get in Touch  To get in touch, you can fill out the contact form on our website.  Alternatively our direct email is contact@blindtechguys.com You can also join our mailing list by sending a blank email to blindtechguys+subscribe@googlegroups.comYou can find and interact with us at the following:FacebookTwitterYoutubeTelegram WhatsApp ★ Support this podcast ★
May 11 2021
1 hr 39 mins
Walking With NVDA
Welcome to episode 83 of the Blind Tech Guys. We trust you will enjoy the latest episode of the pod. Thank you to all of you for listening, and your support means so much to us. We are now heard in 85 countries, 47 states, and Washington DC. We recently surpassed 20000 plays since July, not counting Spottify and YouTube, and we’d like you to join us for a BTG party and giveaway. Please listen to the pod for more details. What’s New In The NewsApple's Spring Loaded event: Everything announced in April 2021Serious Warning Issued For Apple’s 1.65 Billion iPad, iPhone And MacBook Users (forbes.com)Amazon to let Whole Foods shoppers pay with a swipe of their palmMain Topic The team sits down with Michael Curran and Quentin Christensen from NVAccess to learn more about them, and discuss the screen reader landscape. App of the Week As a result of a listener request, Nimer demonstrates Google Calendar on the web. Did You Know The team continues diving into mobile settings. Listener Emails We read out a piece of feedback from our contact form. You are welcome to write to us, or send us links to recordings. Either visit www.blindtechguys.com and complete our form, or email us at contact@blindtechguys.com. We welcome user questions, requests for interviews, and user-submitted tips and tutorials. Consider a Donation Did you know that we pay more than $50/month to bring this content to you?If you enjoy and value our content, please consider donating. Any contribution, no matter how small, helps us  give you more app demos, device reviews, and tips to help you make the most of your technology.You can either make a one-time, individual donation as a guest, or you can donate monthly using our various tiers.If you are an individual or business and wish to sponsor the podcast, and would like for us to advertise your business or social channels in return, please get in touch, or check out our donation page for the relevant option. Please consider sharing our podcast with your friends, and let app developers know that you heard a demo of their app on our podcast by tagging them on Twitter.  We thank you for your support, and for your listenership! Get in Touch  To get in touch, you can fill out the contact form on our website.  Alternatively our direct email is contact@blindtechguys.com You can also join our mailing list by sending a blank email to blindtechguys+subscribe@googlegroups.comYou can find and interact with us at the following:FacebookTwitterYoutubeTelegram WhatsApp ★ Support this podcast ★
Apr 28 2021
1 hr 22 mins
Let's Get Social
Welcome to episode 82 of the Blind Tech Guys. We trust you will enjoy the latest episode of the pod. Thank you to all of you for listening, and your support means so much to us. We are now heard in 85 countries, 47 states, and Washington DC. We recently surpassed 20,000 plays since July, not counting Spotify and YouTube, and we’d like you to join us for a BTG party and giveaway. Please listen to the pod for more details. What’s New In The NewsAndroid 12 Gets New Power Button Google Assistant Trigger2021 iPhone to Feature 48MP Camera, 8K Video: Ming-Chi Kuo | iPhone in Canada BlogMany libraries offer Victor Reader devices for people with vision disordersMicrosoft is inviting users of screen readers to participate in a survey to collect information regarding which screen reader they use, how they use it as well as in their confidence level. Customize the Charging Sound on Your iPhone or iPad Main Topic Let’s Get Social! The team demonstrates the use of Facebook and Twitter both on web and mobile, iOS and Android. Notice how many of the web commands are similar to those  found in Gmail. Did You Know The team discusses Bluetooth settings on Android and iOS. Listener Emails We read out a piece of feedback from our contact form. You are welcome to write to us, or send us links to recordings. Either visit www.blindtechguys.com and complete our form, or email us at contact@blindtechguys.com. We welcome user questions, requests for interviews, and user-submitted tips and tutorials. Consider a Donation Did you know that we pay more than $50/month to bring this content to you?If you enjoy and value our content, please consider donating. Any contribution, no matter how small, helps us  give you more app demos, device reviews, and tips to help you make the most of your technology.You can either make a one-time, individual donation as a guest, or you can donate monthly using our various tiers.If you are an individual or business and wish to sponsor the podcast, and would like for us to advertise your business or social channels in return, please get in touch, or check out our donation page for the relevant option. please consider sharing our podcast with your friends, and let app developers know that you heard a demo of their app on our podcast by tagging them on Twitter.  We thank you for your support, and for your listenership! Get in Touch  To get in touch, you can fill out the contact form on our website.  Alternatively our direct email is contact@blindtechguys.com You can also join our mailing list by sending a blank email to blindtechguys+subscribe@googlegroups.comYou can find and interact with us at the following:FacebookTwitterYoutubeTelegram WhatsApp ★ Support this podcast ★
Apr 21 2021
50 mins
Chat Is Good
Welcome to episode 81 of the Blind Tech Guys. We trust you will enjoy the latest episode of the pod. Thank you to all of you for listening, and your support means so much to us. We are now heard in over  80 countries, 47 states, and Washington DC.  What’s New In The NewsGoogle Phone app now lets you always record calls from numbers not in your contactsApple admits porting iMessage to Android would hurt iPhone salesGoogle Duo uses a new codec for better call quality over poor connectionsGoogle Pay app promotion offers $30 reward as part of “Spring Challenge”LG Smartphone Updates will continue for 3 yearsMain TopicNimer demonstrates the use of Google Sheets on the web. Did you know you can search for a particular menu option or setting in Google Sheets by pressing alt+/? Learn more about Sheets, as well as the Microsoft Office alternative to that command, in this section of the pod.Nimer also demonstrates the use of chat on web and Android Did You Know The team continues discussing what all the various settings in your smartphones do with us this week concentrating on WiFi settings by Kirt on iOS and Nimer on Android. Listener Emails We addressed a few listener submissions and we certainly appreciate your input. Consider a Donation Did you know that we pay more than $50/month to bring this content to you?If you enjoy and value our content, please consider donating. Any contribution, no matter how small, helps us  give you more app demos, device reviews, and tips to help you make the most of your technology.You can either make a one-time, individual donation as a guest, or you can donate monthly using our various tiers.If you are an individual or business and wish to sponsor the podcast, and would like for us to advertise your business or social channels in return, please get in touch, or check out our donation page for the relevant option. please consider sharing our podcast with your friends, and let app developers know that you heard a demo of their app on our podcast by tagging them on Twitter.  We thank you for your support, and for your listenership! Get in Touch  To get in touch, you can fill out the contact form on our website.  Alternatively our direct email is contact@blindtechguys.com You can also join our mailing list by sending a blank email to blindtechguys+subscribe@googlegroups.comYou can find and interact with us at the following:FacebookTwitterYoutubeTelegram WhatsApp ★ Support this podcast ★
Apr 14 2021
54 mins
Lean Crew Talks Docs
Welcome to episode 80 of the Blind Tech Guys. We trust you will enjoy the latest episode of the pod. Thank you to all of you for listening, and your support means so much to us. We are now heard in nearly 80 countries, 47 states, and Washington DC. Happy Easter to all who celebrate, and happy birthday Microsoft! Thank you to the anonymous donor for the easter eggs! What’s New In The NewsGoodMaps Has Great Plans for 2021New Gmail with Google Chat tabs rolling out for free accounts, here’s how to turn onT‑Mobile and Google Deliver Best‑in‑Class Mobile and TV Experiences, and Showcase Range of Android DevicesGoogle Stack: A new Android scanner app that will digitally file your paperwork Main TopicContinuing on with web apps, Nimer demonstrates the use of Google Docs. Did You Know The team begins a discussion of what all the various settings in your smartphones are. Listener Emails We address a couple of listener submissions and we thank you for your input. Consider a Donation Did you know that we pay more than $50/month to bring this content to you?If you enjoy and value our content, please consider donating. Any contribution, no matter how small, helps us  give you more app demos, device reviews, and tips to help you make the most of your technology.You can either make a one-time, individual donation as a guest, or you can donate monthly using our various tiers.If you are an individual or business and wish to sponsor the podcast, and would like for us to advertise your business or social channels in return, please get in touch, or check out our donation page for the relevant option. please consider sharing our podcast with your friends, and let app developers know that you heard a demo of their app on our podcast by tagging them on Twitter.  We thank you for your support, and for your listenership! Get in Touch  To get in touch, you can fill out the contact form on our website.  Alternatively our direct email is contact@blindtechguys.com You can also join our mailing list by sending a blank email to blindtechguys+subscribe@googlegroups.comYou can find and interact with us at the following:FacebookTwitterYoutubeTelegram WhatsApp ★ Support this podcast ★
Apr 6 2021
38 mins
Hable Hits Your Table
Welcome to episode 79 of the Blind Tech Guys. We trust you will enjoy the latest episode of the pod. Thank you to all of you for listening, and your support means so much to us. We are now heard in nearly 80 countries, 47 states, and Washington DC. Happy Passover. What’s New In The NewsGoogle Discover is increasingly showing old news and content for somePre-order strap at strap.tech with code strap15Best OnePlus phones of 2021: all the OnePlus handsets you should consider Main TopicWe interview the team from Hable keyboard to tell us about their Braille keyboard. Is it worth considering? Listen and find out. We begin a new series on web apps. Nimer demonstrates Gmail with NVDA, but please keep in mind that if you use another screenreader, it will pretty much work in exactly the same way. Listener Emails We address a couple of listener submissions and we thank you for your input. Consider a Donation Did you know that we pay more than $50/month to bring this content to you?If you enjoy and value our content, please consider donating. Any contribution, no matter how small, helps us  give you more app demos, device reviews, and tips to help you make the most of your technology.You can either make a one-time, individual donation as a guest, or you can donate monthly using our various tiers.If you are an individual or business and wish to sponsor the podcast, and would like for us to advertise your business or social channels in return, please get in touch, or check out our donation page for the relevant option. please consider sharing our podcast with your friends, and let app developers know that you heard a demo of their app on our podcast by tagging them on Twitter.  We thank you for your support, and for your listenership! Get in Touch  To get in touch, you can fill out the contact form on our website.  Alternatively our direct email is contact@blindtechguys.com You can also join our mailing list by sending a blank email to blindtechguys+subscribe@googlegroups.comYou can find and interact with us at the following:FacebookTwitterYoutubeTelegram WhatsApp ★ Support this podcast ★
Mar 30 2021
1 hr 19 mins
Art And Tech Intersect
Welcome to episode 78 of the Blind Tech Guys. We trust you will enjoy the latest episode of the pod. Thank you to all of you for listening, and your support means so much to us. We are now heard in nearly 80 countries, 47 states, and Washington DC. What’s New In The NewsLearn to Use VoiceOver on Your iPhone: a Beginner’s GuideAndroid 12 Developer Preview 2 is outStarbucks partners with technology company to make stores more accessible to blind and visually impaired customers Main Topic Clare McLaughlin, an artist from Ireland, joined us to discuss her project, Seen – Unseen, and discussed upcoming events with us.Check out Clare’s blog and websiteCheck out Shakeloose by Carmen Millar St Patricks Day programTo find out more, or to sign up for future events, send Clare an email at claremclaughlinemail@gmail.com We interviewed Brendan Lewis, President and Director of Business Development, with RealThing AI. RealSAM is a collection of actions For the Google Home smart devices, and skills for Amazon Echo devices, to help blind and vision impaired individuals access various libraries. RealSAM Pocket is a phone-like device which does the same thing, and is available in the UK. Check out the RealSAM Pocket website to learn more about this service. Listener Emails We had one form submission to read this time round, and we always appreciate your feedback. Consider a Donation Did you know that we pay more than $50/month to bring this content to you?If you enjoy and value our content, please consider donating. Any contribution, no matter how small, helps us  give you more app demos, device reviews, and tips to help you make the most of your technology.You can either make a one-time, individual donation as a guest, or you can donate monthly using our various tiers.If you are an individual or business and wish to sponsor the podcast, and would like for us to advertise your business or social channels in return, please get in touch, or check out our donation page for the relevant option. please consider sharing our podcast with your friends, and let app developers know that you heard a demo of their app on our podcast by tagging them on Twitter.  We thank you for your support, and for your listenership! Get in Touch To get in touch, you can fill out the contact form on our website.  Alternatively our direct email is contact@blindtechguys.com You can also join our mailing list by sending a blank email to blindtechguys+subscribe@googlegroups.comYou can find and interact with us at the following:FacebookTwitterYoutubeTelegram WhatsApp ★ Support this podcast ★
Mar 23 2021
1 hr 18 mins
Dolphin, The Right Of Reply
Welcome to episode 77 of the Blind Tech Guys. We trust you will enjoy the latest episode of the pod. Thank you to all listeners, and to Louis from California for the generous donation. What’s New In The NewsSurprise! Some Pixel models are affected by Daylight Saving Time bug Main Topic Neill from Dolphin Access provides a demo of Dolphin screen reader. App of the Week Thomas demonstrates Netflix on Android and iOS. Did you know?? Kirt demonstrates voiceover command settings, a powerful feature for iPhone customization. Listener Emails We had a heap of listener emails this week, and the team thanks you all for taking the time to get in touch. Consider a Donation Did you know that we pay more than $50/month to bring this content to you?If you enjoy and value our content, please consider donating. Any contribution, no matter how small, helps us  give you more app demos, device reviews, and tips to help you make the most of your technology.You can either make a one-time, individual donation as a guest, or you can donate monthly using our various tiers.If you are an individual or business and wish to sponsor the podcast, and would like for us to advertise your business or social channels in return, please get in touch, or check out our donation page for the relevant option. please consider sharing our podcast with your friends, and let app developers know that you heard a demo of their app on our podcast by tagging them on Twitter.  We thank you for your support, and for your listenership! Get in Touch  To get in touch, you can fill out the contact form on our website.  Alternatively our direct email is contact@blindtechguys.com You can also join our mailing list by sending a blank email to blindtechguys+subscribe@googlegroups.comYou can find and interact with us at the following:FacebookTwitterYoutubeTelegram WhatsApp ★ Support this podcast ★
Mar 16 2021
1 hr 17 mins
TalkBack 9.1 Tips And Tricks
; Welcome to episode 76 of the Blind Tech Guys. We trust you will enjoy the latest episode of the pod. What’s New In The NewsChrome OS overtakes Mac OS for second place computer market share Google-free /e/ OS is now selling preloaded phones in the US, starting at $380Paramount Plus: Everything You Need To KnowGoogle Family Link Now Lets Apps To Be Used Even After Allowed Usage HoursQualcomm's Snapdragon Sound Will Make Finding Hi-Fi Devices EasierThree things Android 12 can do that Android 11 just can'tMain Topic Nimer, Kirt, and Dennis discuss TalkBack and provide tips for users, particularly for users of TalkBack 9.1. If you want to know how to revert back to the old method of navigation, this podcast is worth the listen. App of the Week Nimer demonstrates Network manager Pro on Android.Download Network Manager Pro from Google Play Store Did you know?? You can use your voice to control TalkBack. Kirt demonstrates this wonderful new feature of TalkBack 9.1 and shows us why you might want to use it. Listener Emails We had a heap of listener emails this week, and the team thanks you all for taking the time to get in touch. Consider a Donation Did you know that we pay more than $50/month to bring this content to you?If you enjoy and value our content, please consider donating. Any contribution, no matter how small, helps us  give you more app demos, device reviews, and tips to help you make the most of your technology.You can either make a one-time, individual donation as a guest, or you can donate monthly using our various tiers.If you are an individual or business and wish to sponsor the podcast, and would like for us to advertise your business or social channels in return, please get in touch, or check out our donation page for the relevant option. please consider sharing our podcast with your friends, and let app developers know that you heard a demo of their app on our podcast by tagging them on Twitter.  We thank you for your support, and for your listenership! Get in Touch  To get in touch, you can fill out the contact form on our website.  Alternatively our direct email is contact@blindtechguys.com You can also join our mailing list by sending a blank email to blindtechguys+subscribe@googlegroups.comYou can find and interact with us at the following:FacebookTwitterYoutubeTelegram WhatsApp ★ Support this podcast ★
Mar 10 2021
1 hr 11 mins
A Deep Dive Into Dolphin ScreenReader
Welcome to episode 75 of the Blind Tech Guys. We trust you will enjoy the latest episode of the pod. What’s New In The NewsJoin us for Microsoft Ability Summit on May 5-6, 2021!Apple Stores offering free sign language interpreter appointmentsMicrosoft's investments make Xbox a leader in gaming accessibility, and others should followSamsung Adds Voice Guidance & More To The Galaxy WatchYouTube TV now offers MLB TV to subscribersClubhouse for Android in development, cofounder confirms Telegram brings auto-delete to all chats, home screen widgets, invite linksTwitter Safety Mode Is On The Way To Block Abusive Accounts Twitter brings Super Follows for paid subscribers, interest groups to build communitiesGoogle Maps adds another useful feature from Waze The OnePlus 9 trio and the company's first smartwatch will allegedly be unveiled around mid-MarchGoogle Pixel 6: release date, leaks and all of the news | What Hi-Fi?iPhone 13 | All of the rumors we've heard about Apple's upcoming 2021 iPhones so far. Main Topic Dolphin screen reader is a powerful product with lots of settings. Nimer reviewed and demonstrated it. Unfortunately, we had difficulty getting it to work, and thus cannot recommend it, however if anyone wishes to demo it for the podcast, we would appreciate it. App of the Week Marco discusses the Samsung Health app and demonstrates it on his Samsung S21 Ultra. This app comes preinstalled on most Samsung devices, and can be downloaded from the Galaxy app store should you wish to do so. Did you know?? You can use your device to provide an Internet connection to your laptop. Kirt shows us how this is done on Android and iOS. He also runs a speed test using the hotspot. Listener Emails We had a heap of listener emails this week, and the team thanks you all for taking the time to get in touch. Consider a Donation Did you know that we pay more than $50/month to bring this content to you?If you enjoy and value our content, please consider donating. Any contribution, no matter how small, helps us  give you more app demos, device reviews, and tips to help you make the most of your technology.please consider sharing our podcast with your friends, and let app developers know that you heard a demo of their app on our podcast by tagging them on Twitter.  We thank you for your support, and for your listenership! Get in Touch  To get in touch, you can fill out the contact form on our website.  Alternatively our direct email is contact@blindtechguys.com You can also join our mailing list by sending a blank email to blindtechguys+subscribe@googlegroups.comYou can find and interact with us at the following:FacebookTwitterYoutubeTelegram WhatsApp ★ Support this podcast ★
Mar 2 2021
1 hr 21 mins
TalkBack 9.1 Is HereScreen Readers Delight
Welcome to episode 74 of the Blind Tech Guys. We trust you will enjoy the latest episode of the pod. What’s New, In The News Google, Facebook & Twitter To Stand Before Congress Over MisinformationGoogle Chat web gets Gmail and Hangouts-like redesignUpdate to iOS 14.5 will add new Scribble support and improved subscription sheetHuawei plans to cut smartphone production in halfFacebook news ban: Mark Zuckerberg returns to negotiating table with Nine,NVDA 20.4 Released Main Topic Nimer demos Narrator in a few apps, and goes through the settings to see how customizable it is.Nimer demos NVDA screen review, and discusses the difference between the other review modes, and compares to JAWS cursor and touch cursor.Marco demos the JAWS cursor in a couple of apps.The team discusses their preferences, and why they might use one over another. Did you know?? Lazarillo can help you find bus stops. Nimer discusses how to go about doing this, and why it may be helpful. Note that we have demoed Lazarillo in the past, and interviewed the developer. This is both an Android and iOS app. Listener Emails We did not have any listener emails this week, however we look forward to your comments in future. You can either fill out our feedback form on the site, or email us at contact@blindtechguys.com Consider a Donation Did you know that we pay more than $50/month to bring this content to you?If you enjoy and value our content, please consider donating. Any contribution, no matter how small, helps us  give you more app demos, device reviews, and tips to help you make the most of your technology.please share our podcast with your friends, and let app developers know that you heard a demo of their app on our podcast by tagging them on Twitter.  Thank you for your support, and for your listenership! Get in Touch  To get in touch, you can fill out the contact form on our website.  Alternatively our direct email is contact@blindtechguys.com You can also join our mailing list by sending a blank email to blindtechguys+subscribe@googlegroups.comYou can find and interact with us at the following:FacebookTwitterYoutubeTelegram WhatsApp ★ Support this podcast ★
Feb 23 2021
48 mins
Android 12 Preview Developer Build 1