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AirPods Pro, Emails, and the Future of Braille

Time to Talk Tech... it's Tech Talk! This week, Steven and Robin discuss Steven purchasing yet more Apple goodies - this time the new AirPod Pro earphones. Listener Karina Gregory joins the gang to talk about how technology is affecting the future of b...
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Listener Emails, Favourite Gadgets, and Accessible Travel

On this week's episode Steven and Robin are joined by listener Kelly Muggeridge from West Sussex to talk about her five favourite gadgets. We also catch up on the email inbox and learn about a new app in development by UK developer James Bryce who want...
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A Tech Talk Special: An Introduction to Mac

In this extra episode of Tech Talk, Robin Christopherson gives you an introduction to buying, operating, and chiefly getting used to Macs. Back to our regular schedule this coming Tuesday; same tech talk time, same tech talk channel! #TechTalk #RNIBRad...
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Freeview Talking EPG, Made by Google & the Can Do Cafe

On today's episode of Tech Talk, Steven Scott and Robin Christopherson discuss the recent Made by Google event, Robin chats to Gavin Ellis from Freeview about talking EPG's, we hear about a 'Can Do Cafe' in Cardiff, and we also round up some other rece...
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Emails, Amazon Fire TV, and Steven masters teleportation

Hold on a second... An Amazon Fire TV Review? A chat about Plextalk? An Ask Tech Talk which we actually throw to you, the listener? Teleportation? Emails to the show? ...what IS all this goodness? Why yes, of course! It's another Tech Talk with Steven ...
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RNIB Newsagent, the latest Microsoft event, and Outlook

This week on Tech Talk: News from RNIB's Alison Long about changes to RNIB Newsagent, the team discuss the the latest Microsoft event, and also tackling Outlook from an accessibility viewpoint. Huge thanks for all emails you've sent in; we will definit...
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Tech Talk: Amazon Special

On this week’s Tech Talk we delve into the world of Amazon and all of its new products they announced on the 25th of September. Joining Steven Scott for the discussion is Robin Christopherson from AbilityNet and David Woodbridge from Vision Australia, ...
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New Apple products, #AskTechTalk and more listener emails

On this week's Tech Talk, Steven and Robin cover the new Apple product releases (and now we know why Steven's credit card is boiling hot), we look ahead to the next Amazon event, as well as this year's TechShare Pro coming up in November, and we also d...
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All About the Apple Keynote... and Voice Control

On this week's Tech Talk Steven Scott is joined by an all star panel of guests including Robin Christopherson from AbilityNet, David Woodbridge from Vision Australia and Robin Spinks from RNIB to discuss the latest Apple Event held in San Francisco. Th...
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Be My Eyes partner with Lloyds Bank, PocketVision and #AskTechTalk

On this week's Tech Talk we hear from Lloyds Bank about their partnership with the popular app Be My Eyes and how they intend to improve customer services using the app Plus we find out about a new smartphone app exclusively available on new Honor smar...
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Accessibility sounds in Office, emails, and #AskTechTalk

On this week's Tech Talk with Steven and Robin, we cover more listener emails, Robin adds more accessibility sounds to Microsoft Office, and we also tackle another #AskTechTalk question for the Technology for Life team; this week it's how to put music ...
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Haptic Feedback, Windows 95, and emails

Steven and Robin are back for another round of Tech Talk; this week Robin looks at how haptic feedback is coming to the iPhone for lovers of the traditional keyboard. We have more #AskTechTalk - this week Mel has some issues with his work computer that...
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Talking Microwaves, Bluetooth Headphones, and Emails

This week Steven and Robin delve into the mailbag to talk about your thoughts on recent shows and stories we’ve covered. Plus Sheila Armstrong from Torch Trust joins us with a review of the Cobalt Talking Microwave. And we begin our new series answerin...
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Technology assisting with education, booking flights, and #AskTechTalk

This week, Steven and Robin are joined by Abi James from Ability.Net, who talks about technology that can make the difference in transitioning from school to college and university.    Also, one of our intrepid blind reporters takes on apps from three ...
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Stanford Engineers develop Autofocal Lenses

Bi-focals, or clumsy progressive lenses, may soon be a thing of the past. Kris Wallace has been chatting to Stanford Graduates Nitish Padmanaban and Robert Konrad about the current research on Auto-Focal Lenses…and how far we may be from them being com...
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Sky Q, Tile Mate, and more of your emails

On this week's Tech Talk, Steven and Robin go through the email inbox with Producer Andy, answering your questions including reading books on your Amazon Echo, and whether or not Sky Q is an accessible set top box. Robin also tells us about one of his ...
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Victor Reader Stream, Synapptic TV Box, and more emails

On this week's show we discuss more of your emails and comments, plus we get a review of the Synapptic TV Box from our listener Nadia. We also talk more about the Victor Reader Stream device including thoughts from Steven about how to get more books. #...
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Android, David Morris, Sight Village and emails

On this week's show, Steven and Robin find out why three blind Android fans are in the studio and why they like that particular smartphone, plus we meet a visually impaired film director called David Morris and ask what tech he uses to do his job, and ...
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Victor Reader Stream, Cyber attacks, and more emails

On this week's show there is lots more love for the Victor Reader Stream from Humanware, plus we find out about a new piece of tech that could help end isolation of older people from a company called No Isolation. Plus we look at how cyber attacks are ...
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Penfriend Gets A 2019 Update.

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Victor Reader Stream, RNIB PenFriend, and Social Media

This week, on Tech Talk - Steven Scott and Robin Christopherson talk about the new RNIB PenFriend device, which has just been announced - we hear from one user who finds it a wonderful way of helping her read books along with her children. There's also...
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Emails, Specialist vs Mainstream tech, and final WWDC thoughts

Time for Tech Talk! This week, Steven and Robin hear more of your emails with Producer Andy, which includes a specialist vs mainstream technology debate, a look into the upcoming voice-over features on iOS 13, and Robin ticked off the final bits and pi...
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Ten years of iPhone Voiceover, WWDC and more

Steven Scott is joined by Robin Kristofferson from AbilityNet & David Woodbridge from Vision Australia, they will be discussing a decade of voice-over on the iPhone…Plus more on the announcements from Apple's worldwide developer conference
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Apple WWDC, 5G in UK, Emails

On this week's show... Steven Scott and Robin Christopherson discuss Apple's yearly developer conference and its implications for blind and partially sighted people. Also, as 5G is rolled out in the UK we talk about what that could mean for technology ...
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WWDC preview, Windows Spring update, and Emails

It’s Tuesday, so it’s time for Tech Talk! Steven and Robin sit down to discuss the upcoming WWDC event in California, preferring iPhone or iPad for productivity, what’s been included in the latest Spring update to Windows (and why Robin can’t seem to d...
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Orcam, Google Accessibility and Emails

On this week's show Steven Scott and Robin Christopherson discuss scanning documents and reading printed materials using tech. Robin demonstrates the scanning features of JAWS and Steven speaks to one of the trainers for Orcam, Ian White. Also, there'...
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Tech Talk: Global Accessibility Awareness Day Special

On this special episode of Tech Talk we celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day, with a look back at how accessible tech has allowed more and more blind people to participate in society. We also look ahead to the latest tech trends including auton...
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Tech Talk: How It's Made

On this week’s special episode, Steven Scott is rejoined by former co-hosts Shaun Preece and Tim Schwartz to answer one of our listeners most burning questions: how do we actually make Tech Talk? As Steven is in Glasgow, Shaun is in Manchester and Tim ...
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Tech Talk: Gaming Special

This week it's a gaming special with Shaun Preece and Robin Christopherson rounding up the latest information and discussion on games for all blind people to enjoy. #RNIBConnect #RNIBTechTalk
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Voice Dream Scanner, Google Gets Visual, Amazon AirPods?

This week Steven Scott and Robin Christopherson speak to one of the members of the popular website AppleVis to discuss his role in the website's development and also to review the new Voice Dream Scanner app. How does it compare to other applications t...
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Emails, smart speakers and Disney

On this week's show, Steven and Robin go through the email inbox to answer more of your queries. They also discuss the news that the UK Government is launching a wide range of new advice and information through the popular smart speakers Google Home an...
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DAISY player, Vision Australia and emails

On this week's show, Steven Scott and Robin Christopherson are joined by tech enthusiast and podcaster David Woodbridge from Vision Australia to talk about his first hand experiences of the Samsung Galaxy Watch and new Samsung S10 smartphone. He also ...
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Energy Monitors, emojis and emails.

Time for some Tech Talk! This week the tech mavericks Steven and Robin discuss RNIB's approval of the new accessible energy monitor, which will be available to customers in the summer. Plus there's a look at the top news in tech and a read through the...
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Accessibility, WebAim, Seeing AI and Lire

This week on Tech Talk the hosts talk about the state of web accessibility in 2019\. Steven Scott and Robin Christopherson hear from Gerard from WebAim about their most recent survey of one million websites and their accessibility. Also we hear from th...
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Today's Braille Tech, CSUN, Apple gadgets and more

It's Tech Talk time! This week, Steven and Robin are joined by Julie roadway, a blind listener from Liverpool, who comes on this week to talk about braille technology, and in particular her review of the Orbit Reader 20, on sale from the RNIB, and the ...
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Orcam, Seeing AI, Apple, and Emails

This week Steven Scott and Robin Christopherson are joined by tech fan Rae Walker who talks about her experience of Orcam, following a special review of the camera that has artificial intelligence built in. There’s also a look at some of the new featur...
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Amazon Echo news, accessible train information, and plenty more emails

It's Tech Talk time! Steven and Robin are back again to round up all the tech related news and stories, including the Amazon Echo Show, accessible train time information, and also an email roundup with Producer Andy.  On the topic of emails, to ask a ...
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A Warm Welcome to Robin Christopherson

It's a brand new era for Tech Talk as we welcome a new co-host to the show. His name is Robin Christopherson, he works for AbilityNet, and knows a lot about the world of accessible technology. On his inaugural show, Robin and Steven discuss his recent...
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Emails, and emotional goodbyes

A bittersweet episode of Tech Talk this week, as Steven bids adieu to his longstanding partners in crime, Tim and Shaun, as they head off for pastures new. They spend their last episode going over more of your emails on topics such as braille devices, ...
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The latest on Audio Description, issues with delivery robots, and your emails

Steven and the team return for another rip-roaring, trailblazing episode of Tech Talk, which this week includes the latest news from the world of Audio Description, and emails on learning braille, accessible website problems, and the many issues that w...
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Robot Deliveries, and plenty more emails

Join Steven and Shaun for Tech Talk!  Today's show has Steven and Shaun discussing a few news titbits, including the iOS FaceTime bug, and apps to help with train times. Also, a shedload of emails, including robot deliveries in Milton Keynes. Huge th...
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The CLEW app, Braille and Emails

Time for Tech Talk! On today's show, Steven and Shaun describe the new CLEW app, which is an indoor, path tracing navigation app built for blind and visually impaired users. The pair also listen to more of your emails including, including one young man...
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An email roundup, and the mysterious Betty

On this week's show Steven, Shaun and Tim join forces to solve all the issues from your emails - this week, problems texting your husband with Siri, issues with a Skype update, and issues with some inherently inaccessible software... all that, and Stev...
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Microsoft Accessibility Masterclasses, Android's Dark Mode, The Arrival Of 5G

On this week's show the trio are together again to discuss the week's news in tech including updates on Android's latest operating system called Q which will feature a new dark mode feature which could be good news for the light sensitive among us. Als...
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Accessible tech at CES 2019, and smart blinds at IKEA

On this week's show, Steven Scott, Shaun Preece and Tim Schwartz discuss the latest innovations and announcements from CES 2019 including news on all of the accessible tech that was on show and even some of the more unusual gadgets - such as smart toil...
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CES 2019 so far, Alexa at Christmas, and Bandersnatch

This week Steven Scott and Shaun Preece return to discuss Steven's grumbles about Alexa on Christmas Day, the latest news (so far) on CES 2019, the integration of Be My Eyes into In Your Pocket, and why watching the latest Black Mirror episode Bandersn...
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Merry Christmas From Tech Talk

We thought we'd get together this holiday season and treat you to some of our thoughts for Christmas Day and also talk about some of the presents we hope to get. Thanks to all of you for continuing to listen and all the very best for the holidays. From...
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Reviewing 2018, Obit Reader, and Microsoft accessibility

On today's Tech Talk, Steven and Tim talk about the big tech stories of 2018, including the announcement of the Obit Reader 20 - the first affordable braille display on the market, they also discuss the rise in the use of smart speakers, and advancemen...
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TechShare Pro 2018 Special part 2

On this week's episode it's part two of the TechShare Pro special! Steven, Shaun and Tim are back to continue their dissection of the recent event in Canary Wharf in London, which included talks from Google, Apple and Barclays. Coming up in today's e...
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TechShare Pro 2018 Special part 1

On this week's episode it's a TechShare Pro special! Steven and the guys sit down to talk about the event held in London, to make people aware of the challenges, difficulties and solutions to making technology more accessible. This week we hear from G...
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