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Tek Talk presents Brian Hartgen from Hartgen Consultancy Hosted on Monday, June 26, 2017

Many people are now turning to the JAWS for Windows screen-reader from VFO, particularly now that Window-Eyes is no longer a viable option. JAWS has been an extremely popular screen-reader for many years and continues to be the choice for many individuals and organisations. The new ZoomText Fusion product, which combines a range of low vision features with JAWS, is another incentive to use it.

But once you’ve got it, how do you use it? While it is true that VFO themselves offer training courses and Webinars, there is still a great need for high quality training at a low cost.

Download tt-06-26-17-brianhartgen.mp3 20.67 MB Hosted on Monday, June 26, 2017

Tek TalkPresents Janet Dickelman, The ACB Convention Coordinator Regarding the 2017 CB Conference and Convention Hosted on Monday, June 19, 2017

Janet Dickelman lives in ST. Paul, Minnesota. She has been ACB Convention Coordinator since 2012. Prior to that she was the convention information desk coordinator for 3 years. Janet served on the ACB board from 2010 to 2014. She has been secretary, president, and currently serves on the board of her affiliate ACB of Minnesota.
Janet is a retired federal employee, having worked for the Social Security Administration for 35 years, the last 18 as a supervisor.

Download tt-06-19-17-features-janet-dickelman-acb-national-convention-coordinator.mp3 20.35 MB Hosted on Monday, June 19, 2017

Tek Talk will be presentingg from my computer, Janet Ingber who will be discussing her latest book on the Mac Operating System Hosted on Monday, June 12, 2017

Tek Talk will be presenting Janet Ingber, a person who has previously presented numerous times on Tek Talk, and a person who has written a new book regarding necessary information on getting started using the MAC computer. Janet often contributes for AccessWorld, a technical information magazine which has been publishing for several years through the American Foundation for the Blind.

Janet Ingber's bio is as follows:

Download tt-06-12-17-features-janet-ingber.mp3 17.83 MB Hosted on Monday, June 12, 2017

Tek Talk presents Ken Twergo from The Low Vision Store Regarding the Orcam Reading System Hosted on Monday, June 05, 2017

Ken Twergo met his partner Patty White in Arizona. Patty began to lose her vision due to a Macular difficulty, and Ken decided to learn about low vision aids that would assist Patty in being able to read and somewhat improve her low vision environment as well as remaining independence. Ken traveled to numerous places to learn about low vision devices. They eventually partnered in forming a company dealing with low vision and eventually moved to Idaho where they improved their business and later moved to Vancouver, WA where the business finally became The Low Vision Store.

Download tt-06-05-17-orcam-camera.mp3 18.14 MB Hosted on Monday, June 05, 2017

Tek Talk will be presenting all of you who are interested regarding what you consider technological items which you use in and around the home to make life easier Hosted on Monday, May 15, 2017

I have been asked to have a session of Tek Talk related to items we use in and around the house which have some or a lot of technological value which makes life a lot easier, especially for those of us who are blind or low vision. each contributor will have up to five minutes to discuss their pet item(s), time permitting. For examples, items could range from the NuWave Oven in the kitchen to the Roomba Vacuum Cleaner, from the Trash Compactor to the leaf blower in the yard, etc.

This could really be a fun hour, and we will get back to other Tek Talk
programming next week.

Download tt-05-15-17-features-technology-around-home.mp3 28.83 MB Hosted on Monday, May 15, 2017

Tek Talk featuring Gabe Griffith from HumanWare’s Tech Support Group Hosted on Monday, May 08, 2017

Gabe will be discussing a variety of products from HumanWare, and how their Tech Support works. He will also give us some of the upcoming updates to the Victor Reader Stream, Second Generation, and what they will mean to the end user.

Gabe's bio is as follows:

Download tt-05-08-17-presents-gabe-griffith-humanware-discuss-newest-updates-stream-and-other-matters.mp3 18.83 MB Hosted on Monday, May 08, 2017


In the final quarter of 2016, Mystic Access released their comprehensive audio overview of Google's suite of products, including docs, Drive, Sheets, Slides, Hangouts and ChromeVox. In the first part of this presentation, Chris Grabowski, company founder and the creator of this tutorial, will share with you about the convenience, versatility and accessibility of these applications across multiple platforms.

Download tt-05-01-17-presents-mystic-access.mp3 22.83 MB Hosted on Monday, May 01, 2017

Tek Talk will be presenting JONATHAN MOSEN to discuss the latest updates of Windows 10 Hosted on Monday, April 24, 2017

Jonathan Mosen has presented on Tek Talk numerous times throughout several years. You will certainly recognize Jonathan's unique accent which allows him to not only be a great radio personality on Mushroom FM and other media sources, but one which is recognizable through his production of numerous Podcasts, tutorials, and with his writing of several books on the Windows Operating Systems, Apple's IOS upgrades, the Apple TV, etc of which he reads the E-book editions.

Download tt-04-24-17-features-jonathan-mosen-discussing-his-newest-book-updates-windows-10.mp3 31.76 MB Hosted on Monday, April 24, 2017

Tek Talk featuring Joseph Lee - New NVDA Features Hosted on Monday, April 17, 2017

Press release:

If there is one phrase to describe NonVisual Desktop Access, it is “possibilities and opportunities”. NVDA, the free, open-source, community-driven screen reader continues to open opportunities and possibilities, including ability to read Kindle books, improved support for Microsoft Office and Edge, and progress made in supporting various Windows 10 features.

Download tt-04-17-17-features-joseph-lee-latest-upgrades-nvda.mp3 22.23 MB Hosted on Monday, April 17, 2017

Tek Talk featuring Thomas Domville (AKA AnonyMouse) Hosted on Monday, April 10, 2017

Tek Talk is proud to welcome Thomas Domville (AnonyMouse) to discuss a number of apps presented over a period of time on AppleVis

A short bio of Thomas goes as follows:
My name is Thomas Domville also known as AnonyMouse on AppleVis. I am one of the AppleVis Editorial Team Members on www.AppleVis.com which I volunteer on my spare time. I currently work for the State of Missouri as a Rehab Engineer for an agency called Rehabilitation Services for the Blind as a consultant and trainer. I have been blind since 2005 with Usher Syndrome.

Download tt-04-10-17-features-thomas-domville-discuss-threema-and-many-other-fine-apps.mp3 24.06 MB Hosted on Monday, April 10, 2017