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Latest In Assistive Tech! News, Reviews and Interviews


VIP: In With the New, Out With the Old  

The Cool Blind Tech team is on top of the news in the world of accessible technology. This week, Joel, Jessica and Nelson discuss the latest happenings from Google, NVDA and say goodbye to an old friend. Make sure to download the podcast or press play to listen to this week’s information filled show. Topics […]

Android O: New Accessibility Features in TalkBack 6.0.0.  

The over the air update for the Android O developer preview has arrived, and there are some very interesting new features for those of us who use TalkBack. Listen to this podcast to find out what accessibility improvements are on the way. If you are considering installing the developer preview of Android O, make sure […]

Cool Picks: May 21, 2017  

This week the Cool Blind Tech team gives us some of their latest Cool Picks in the world of accessible technology. It’s another jam-packed show that can’t be missed. Cool Picks This Week Include Google Play Music Jessica is loving the variety of music she has available to listen to just by saying “ok Google” […]

VIP: Are You Ready for Prime Time?  

This week the Cool Blind Tech team reviews some of the latest happenings in the world of accessible technology. Join hosts Joel, Jessica and Rachel as they discuss new laptops, navigational aids for the blind and of course their Cool Picks of the week. It’s another jam-packed show that can’t be missed. Topics This Week […]

Cool Picks: May 15, 2017  

This week Jessica, Joel, and Hugo drop some knowledge in their latest Cool Picks! Cool Picks:

Spotlight Interview with Andrew Lahart: Head of Accessibility, Enablement, and Competency at IBM  

In this exciting Spotlight Interview, James Oates sits down with Andrew Lahart, the head of accessibility, enablement, and competency at IBM, to talk about: Accessible Olli, the first fully accessible self-driving vehicle created by Local Motors, the CTA Foundation, and IBM Research MERA, a Multi-Purpose Eldercare Robot Assistant NavCog, an indoor/outdoor navigation system for the […]

VIP: Can’t Touch This! Hands-Free Tech Meets Fashion, and More!  

Join Jessica, Joel, and Hugo for another exciting VIP! This week, our team explore everything from fashionista Alexa, to Google’s latest venture which might just allow you to use that smart phone with greasy hands. Here’s a taste of what’s coming in this exciting episode! Alexa Goes Fashionista With Echo Look Google Play Best Accessibility […]

Cool Picks: May 1, 2017  

Join Jessica, Nelson, and Joel for their exciting Cool Picks this week. Cool Picks: Mr. Coffee Single Cup K-Cup Brewer Status Audio CD-1 Headphones T-fal Actifry Express Air Fryer, redesigned and most technologically advanced Actifry model yet. Extra-large capacity (up to 6 people).

VIP: From Biotech to Personalized Assistants, To frying Up Cookies  

Join Jessica, Nelson, and Joel for an exciting VIP. This week, we have some dynamic stories. Here is what’s been happening in the world of tech: 72-Year Old Man Regains Sight Through Tooth Extraction DCMP Makes Hundreds of TV Episodes Available In Closed Captioning and Audio Description Google Home Now Supports Multiple User Account Profiles […]

Cool Picks: April 24,2017  

Join the CBT Team as they discuss some of their favourite Cool Picks this week. Cool Picks The BuzzClip Nelson lets us know what all the buzz is about. The BuzzClip is a complementary mobility tool to address upper body and head level obstacles. Crafting Kingdom for iOS Jessica dares you to build an empire […]

VIP: Beaming Directly in to Your Brain  

Join James, Jessica, and Nelson as they discuss some of the top stories from CBT this week. The Windows 10 Creators Update Has Finally Arrived. The team talks about the new features available in the Windows 10 Creators Update. They let you know what new accessibility features are available, and talk about how you can […]

Cool Picks: April 16, 2017  

Hugo, Jessica, and Joel share their Cool Picks this week that you can’t miss! Cool Picks This Week Include: T-Mobile Content Transfer App Hugo tells us about an app that can help you transfer content from your old phone to your new one with T-Mobile. Take a listen to his experiences with this app and […]

Spotlight with iMerciv: Creators of the BuzzClip  

In this Spotlight Interview, James Oates sits down with Bin Liu and Arjun Mali, the founders of iMerciv and creators of the BuzzClip, which is a standalone wearable that helps people who are blind familiarize themselves with their surroundings and navigate unfamiliar areas both indoors and outdoors. From the Developers of the BuzzClip The BuzzClip […]

VIP: I Got a Feeling Somebody’s Watching Me  

This week the Cool Blind Tech team discuss some major issues affecting your privacy while you are logged on to the internet. Joel, Jessica, and Hugo share their thoughts on Virtual Private Networks, how it affects you and why you should care. Plenty of important and fun topics are just waiting for you to press […]

Cool Picks: April 10, 2017  

Join Jessica, Nelson and Joel as they discuss some of their Cool Picks from the tech world. Cool Picks This Week Include: iFax for iOS Jessica shows us iFaxfrom the Apple App Store that helps you send faxes from your mobile device. Tile – Find & Track Your Lost Phone Nelson demonstrates a cool device […]

A Demonstration of the Google Home Voice Activated Speaker  

In a previous podcast, James Oates showed us the features available on a Google Home voice activated speaker. Now he gives us a live demonstration of those features in action. After listening to this podcast, you should have a good understanding of what the Google Home can do.

VIP: Explosive Accessible Technology  

This week the Cool Blind Tech discusses some of the important questions surrounding the headlines in the tech world. Join Joel, Jessica, and Nelson as they share their opinions on whether or not a companies reputation should influence their decision on what accessible technology to buy. Additionally, is the age of buying a companies flagship […]

Cool Picks: April 3, 2017  

In this week’s, Cool Picks, James Oates, Joel Ramos, and Rachel Feinberg discuss their favourite gizmos and gadgets. Cool Picks James gets cooking with the West Bend 86604 Programmable Steamer. West Bend 12-hour Programmable Steamer provides consumers a healthy option for steaming vegetables, fish, chicken, and rice. This versatile small electric includes two stackable 3-1/2-quart […]

Voice Over Basics: April 1, 2017  

The CBT Team would like to introduce Alfonso Foolsdaé, as he demos some of the latest features of VoiceOver on the Mac!

Spotlight On COMMTECH USA: Empowering Through Technology  

Join Jessica for an exciting spotlight interview with Gabe Vega, CEO of Commtech USA.. He provides some insight into why he started the company and introduces us to his exciting new video project, Commtech Academy. Commtech USA offers a variety of products and services taylored for the blind and visually impaired, including Remote Training. For […]

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