1723 Encore of 1233 An Interview with Ted Henter (May 31, 2017)
If you use the JAWS screen reader, chances are you’ve heard of Ted Henter who founded Henter-Joyce and later sold the company to Freedom Scientific. This week, Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Ted about his contributions to assistive technologies and other projects. If you think you know where the “Joyce” came from in Henter-Joyce, be prepared for a surprise!
1722 Encore of 1225 A Talk with Deane Blazie (May 24, 2017)
In the course of his career, Deane Blazie developed and produced the Braille ‘n Speak, the Braille Lite, the Braille Blazer and other innovations in accessibility technology. Join hosts Peter and Nancy Torpey as they speak with him about those, other of his products and some more recent projects he’s worked on.
1721 Cisco Academy for the Vision Impaired (May 17, 2017)
The Cisco Academy for the Vision Impaired, or CAVI, is a technology school for the blind and visually impaired that offers remote classes covering many topics from music production to computer systems administration. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Brian Shaw, one of CAVI’s teachers, about their programs and how they work.
1720 NVDA Conference 2017 (May 10, 2017)
NVDA is a free screen reader for Windows. For the past several years, the annual NVDACon has provided a forum for developers, users, and others to share what’s new, suggestions for future improvements, and much more. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Derek Riemer and Bhavya Shah, co-chairs of this year’s annual international web-based conference.
1719 Accessible Linux (May 3, 2017)
Linux is a free alternative operating system for your computer. However, of the many versions of Linux that exist, only Vinux and Sonar GNU have been accessible to the visually impaired out of the box. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with several contributors to these projects about plans to merge both versions and what to expect in the future.