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Fred's Head: Where You Go When You Gotta Know! by Michael McCarty Hosted on Monday, September 15, 2008

Presenter: Michael McCarty, Expert Database Coordinator
American Printing House for the Blind
Direct Tel: 502-899-2396
APH Phone: 502-895-2405
Toll Free: 800-223-1839
Email: mmccarty@aph.org
.Do you know where to find the most comprehensive accumulation of computer related
tips, techniques, tutorials, in-depth articles, and resources for and by blind or

Download 09-15-08.mp3 16.52 MB Hosted on Monday, September 15, 2008

Special Victor Reader Stream Training by Friends of Bookshare and Accessible World supporters Hosted on Friday, September 05, 2008

Excitement is running high among the Friends of Bookshare and Accessible World supporters
in anticipation of Friday's special program that will focus on the several ways to
transfer files to the Victor Reader Stream. Assistive Technology Trainer Ann Parsons
will facilitate the session and as this reminder was being prepared we learned that
Don Barrett, recognized advanced computer user, will provide specific training on
the many features of the Companion 2.0. He will demonstrate how easy it is to use

Download bscr-09-05-08.mp3 25.82 MB Hosted on Friday, September 05, 2008

Victor Reader Stream - Tell us Your Story On TekTalk Hosted on Monday, August 25, 2008

As we approach the first anniversary of the Victor Reader Stream, Accessible World
Tech Talk wants to hear from Stream users. Monday August 25 we will host a user forum
for the Victor Reader Stream. We invite you to tell us your story. What has the Stream
done to change the way you access information? How and why do you use your Stream?
How has it changed your life as a student, working age adult, or how do you just
plain have fun with it? Have you used it for unusual purposes that perhaps others

Download 08-25-08.mp3 23.54 MB Hosted on Monday, August 25, 2008

Assistive Technology Trainer Gene Asner Demonstrates A Dynamic Duo on Firefox and Webvisum Hosted on Monday, August 18, 2008

Attendees of this week's Tek Talk online training will have the unique opportunity
to learn about two products that work together to make computer use more accessible
for the blind and partially sighted. Sound interesting? Read On!
The Firefox browser, when used with a new add on, Webvisum, has significantly increased
Internet accessibility. The feature that has attracted the most attention is Webvisum's
ability to solve captchas with no sighted assistance. If you have been kept from

Download 08-18-08.mp3 21.51 MB Hosted on Monday, August 18, 2008

Demonstration on What's new with PAC Mate Omni 6.1 by Jonathan Mosen Hosted on Monday, August 11, 2008

Discussing new technology is something Jonathan Mosen enjoys and does very well.
As Vice President of Blindness Hardware Product Management at Freedom Scientific,
he has been invited to share information with the Tek Talk virtual audience this
week on the new features of PAC Mate Omni 6..1
Attendees will learn that the PAC Mate Omni Accessible Pocket PC is available with
or without refreshable Braille, and in Braille and qwerty input versions. Out of
the box, it contains a wide range of essential tools for school and work use, but

Download 08-11-08.mp3 25.95 MB Hosted on Monday, August 11, 2008

Demo Alva Braille Display on Tek Talk by Larry Lewis Hosted on Friday, August 08, 2008

With the increased interest in accessing computers with Braille displays, we have
invited Larry Lewis, President of Flying Blind LLC, to demonstrate the functionality
and practical uses of Optelec's recently released Alva Braille Controller 640.
Since Optelec began shipping this 6th generation of Alva Braille displays within
the United States in June 2008, customers have been experiencing the feature-rich
functionality present within this state-of-the-art, wireless Braille solution.

Download 09-08-08.mp3 17.84 MB Hosted on Friday, August 08, 2008

Demonstration of a Free CD Burner XP On Tek Talk by Dean Martineau Hosted on Monday, August 04, 2008

Are you still looking for that easy to use, affordable and accessible CD burning
Yur search may be over when you listen to Dean Martineau, internationally recognized
leader in the technology field, describe how to use CD Burner XP this week on Tek
Talk, an Accessible World online interactive training event.
Named the editor's choice for products of its category on the Gizmo's Tech Support
Alert page, this totally free application makes it possible to create all types of
CDs and DVDs, including Blu-Ray and HD-DVDs and ISOs .

Download tektalk-08-04-08-cd-burtner-xp.mp3 52.43 MB Hosted on Monday, August 04, 2008

Mobile Eyes, Basic and Professional, a Product that Combines 9 Functions-In-One Product by Connie Leblond, Hosted on Monday, July 28, 2008

If you are looking for a portable device that is a hand-held Optical Character Recognition
scanner, an organizer, media player, notes recorder, electronic magnifier, barcode
reader, and more, you definitely will want to be in the virtual audience when Assistive
Technology Center LLC of Sacramento, California demonstrates the many features of
Mobile Eyes, Basic and Professional. Performing the functions of nine different devices
and counting, for less than half the cost and at fraction of the weight, MobilEyes

Download TekTalk-07-28-08.mp3 17.95 MB Hosted on Monday, July 28, 2008

PayPal, the Easiest Way To Pay and Get Paid by Bill and Jennifer Sparks Hosted on Monday, July 14, 2008

During this week's Tek Talk event, attention will be focused on PayPal, a secure,
global online payment system that allows individuals and businesses with an email
address and an Internet connection to securely send and receive online payments for
goods and services. There is no fee to use the service to buy something; it's always
free to use PayPal to send payments to someone.
Millions of people use this system but blind computer users need to know if it is
accessible with assistive technology.

Download TekTalk-07-14-08.mp3 25.47 MB Hosted on Monday, July 14, 2008

HumanWare Unveils What's New In Victor Reader Stream 2.0 on Tek Talk by Gerry Chevalier, Victor Reader Product Manager from HumanWare Hosted on Monday, June 23, 2008

Tech Talk is pleased to welcome back Gerry Chevalier, Victor Reader Product Manager from HumanWare to update us on the latest news for the Stream. Gerry
will focus on the exciting new features and improvements in software version
2.0 the most comprehensive software upgrade yet released for the Stream.
Past Tech Talk presentations on the Stream have been very popular and an
excellent way to learn first hand from HumanWare about the advances to this
versatile DAISY, NISO, and MP3 player and voice recorder.

Download 06-23-08-stream.mp3 23.24 MB Hosted on Monday, June 23, 2008