20210720 – Humanware: Low vision product lineup

~~HumanWare: Meet HumanWare’s low vision line up including a new family member! Attendees explored HumanWare’s low vision portfolio starting with the Reveal 16 product line and its easy-to-use interface. Experiment the very versatile and portable Explore handheld magnifiers and be excited with a sneak preview of its soon to be released new family member. Presenters: … Read more

20210721 – How to create a successful virtual convention

~~Membership Committee; How to Create a Successful Virtual Conference and Convention Panel 1: Tools for planning a virtual or hybrid virtual and in person conference Panelists: ♦ Ardis Bazyn, ACB Membership Committee Chair, Burbank, CA ♦ Tyson Ernst, ACB Radio, Springfield, IL ♦ Sarah Harris, First Vice President, California Council of the Blind, Fresno, CA … Read more

20210719 – Smart homes: work smarter, not harder

~~Smart Home Devices – Work Smarter, Not Harder: ACB Next Gen and CCLVI want to help open your eyes to the exciting world of smart home devices beyond the basics. Did you know you can have your floors vacuumed and mopped while you’re on a community call, stay in your comfy bed to turn on … Read more

20210722 – What’s new with Google

~~Google – What’s New in Google Accessibility: Google is developing a tool that will substantially speed the development of audio description. This tool will use Google’s new Neural Text-to-Speech technology to make speech sound more natural and human. Recorded during the 2021 ACB National Convention on July 22~~

20210720 – Podcasting for beginners

~~Podcasting for Beginners: This session is for those who are interested in, and nervous about, creating podcasts. We discussed needed and basic techniques. Presenter: Derek Lane, Instructor, IC Music, LLC, Owner, Lane’s Audio, Morganton, NC Co-sponsored by: ACB Next Generation, BPI, FIA and IVIE Recorded during the 2021 ACB National Convention on July 20~~

20210718 – CCLVI vendor showcase

~~CCLVI Vendor Showcase: Attendees saw the latest technology in low vision devices. What devices will help you stay independent and how much do they cost? Recorded during the 2021 ACB National Convention on July 18~~

20210717 – What’s new at Amazon

~~BITS What’s New at Amazon: Existing products, new products, updates, all things new at Amazon, how drones would deliver Amazon packages and more! Presenters: ♣ Peter Korn, Director of Accessibility, Amazon Lab 126, Seattle, WA ♣Joshua Miele, Principal Accessibility; Researcher, Amazon Lab126, Sunnyvale, CA ♣ Elodie Fichet, PhD, Sr. Accessibility Program Manager, Seattle, WA  Recorded … Read more

20210722 – The Sento team: Live demo of accessible video games

~~ACBS The Sento Showdown Presents: Live Demo of Accessible Video Games: Attendees joined the organizers of The Sento Showdown, a tournament held exclusively for blind and visually impaired players, in their quest to immerse you into the world of accessibility in gaming. They showcased advanced mastery levels of narrated gameplay across a variety of popular … Read more

20210722 – BRL: Graphics and E-Readers

~~BRL Program Graphics and e-readers: •Part One: BEYOND Braille: Using the graphics capabilities of braille printers:  Attendees learned from a presenter from View Plus on how to print using a Braille printer. •Part Two: An update on the NLS e-reader Project. Speaker: Tamara Rorie, National Library Service, Washington, DC Recorded during the 2021 ACB National … Read more