It gives me great pleasure in announcing our special guest on Tek Talk for Monday, January 23, 2017, Mike May, who most of us have known for a number of years. Mike has had many accomplishments in his life that have allowed thousands of people to realize that blindness does not stop one from reaching his/her goals in life. A few of these include blind ski champion, sky-diving solo in a static jump, and numerous other sports activities.
Later in his life, Mike became another champion by advancing adaptive technology for blind folks with his last 20 years by continuing improvements with GPS by starting his own company, Sendero.
Mike has been on Tek Talk at the beginning of each year for several years reporting on the Consumer Electronics Show held the first week each January in Las Vegas, Nevada to tell the Tek Talk listeners about many of the new devices which he believes will provide more assistance in the lives of blind and low vision folks.
CES 2017, Las Vegas, Nevada
Mike May, President of Sendero Group, will provide his perspective on the world’s largest technology show with over 170,000 attendees this year. The International CES is the world's gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It celebrated its 50th
year anniversary by exhibiting even more innovators and breakthrough technology with a recording-breaking exhibit floor that spanned more than 2.6 million net square feet. As the largest hands-on event of its kind, CES features all aspects of the industry. Mike has been attending CES since 1984 and providing highlights to the blind community since 2000.
Listen in and ask questions as Mike gives us snippets of his findings while attempting to cover the exhibit space in Las Vegas. Highlights from this year include interconnected homes, the ever-growing category of Internet of Things (IoT), high-tech and low-tech, common sense and whacky. This presentation will be on Tek Talk, January 23 at 5PM Pacific.
Sendero Group makes GPS for the BrailleNote and Braille Sense products as well as for the Windows PC and of course the Seeing Eye GPS for the iPhone.
Sendero Group, (888) 757-6810,
Co-Chair, Ken Metz
Co-Chair: Alan Lemly