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Hosted by Alexandre Bellemare and Olivier D'Anjou, this podcast offers tips and tricks in the daily use of assistive technologies for the blind and low vision users. Many different topics are covered in this podcast. You'll learn about Braille displays, screen readers (JAWS, NVDA, VoiceOver, TalkBack), OCR technologies, recent technology innovations, and much more.
 
In the United States, according to Gallup, nearly 70% of employees are not engaged in their work. Disengagement negatively affects profitability and productivity. I believe there are 3 ways businesses can improve engagement. One, they inspire with a clear vision. Two, they practice open-book management. Three, they intentionally build collaborative, accountable, strength-focused teams. My intention is to inspire owners considering a new way to run their business and to encourage those curren ...
 
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In this podcast published on September 23, 2020, Alexandre explains how to change the ringtone, sounds and vibrations on iOS when you receive calls or notifications. In addition to changing the default alert sounds and vibrations, you will learn how to assign a custom ringtone and how to change the sound heard when receiving an SMS for a specific c…
 
It's time to talk about Candace's Dad's Uncle Robert. Unfortunately, it's also the day of his funeral! What sort of slimy, tentacled truths will come out inside the empty church? You'll find out, once we talk about it. You can find & subscribe to our show on iTunes, Google Play, or anywhere else you stream your podcasts. We’re on social media, @une…
 
In this podcast published on August 21, 2020, Alexandre provides you with some tips on managing emails with Outlook. See how to sort and organize your emails, change the layout to make it more user-friendly, how to make the CCI field appear, choose which folder Outlook starts in, quickly search in your emails and, finally, you will learn a very sim…
 
The Summer of Scares comes to a close with one of our hottest tales yet... in terms of dogs, that is. Wiener slinging tycoon Frank Furter's mysterious death leads to the investigation of a small town that's filled with more secrets than the Furters' hot dog tree. We can guarantee you'll have little to... NO sleep... after this sizzling summer story…
 
In this podcast published on July 24, 2020, Alexandre teaches you, using JAWS, how to navigate through dialogs used to open or save a file. These dialogs are used very often in Windows; however, many users are having a hard time when trying to use them or to navigate across options in there. You will learn how to navigate in these dialog boxes, how…
 
Our next installment in the Summer of Scares presents an intimate, one-act play of sorts, set in the steaming hot prisons of Louisiana. Get a bucket of ice water and listen in to find out how Darren gets himself out of the slammer once he's trapped with the Slime Queen of Louisiana and the rest of her slimy family! You can find & subscribe to our s…
 
In this podcast publish on June 8, 2020, Alexandre shows you how it is possible to install or update most of your preferred apps at once. This can be achieved with the website ninite.com. Ninite is fully accessible and supports a lot of great apps like NVDA which is a free screen reader. Being able to install multiple applications at once can be us…
 
Already considered one of the most original scripts ever produced by The Unexpected Storytelling Podcast, the Mowing Lawn Man tells the tale of a man set on one goal: To mow every lawn in town and keep Griha, the legendary grass demon, at bay. Can he do it? Is grass blue? You can find & subscribe to our show on iTunes, Google Play, or anywhere else…
 
In this podcast published on May 15th, 2020, you will learn more about the new virtual Braille keyboard that has recently become available to users of the TalkBack screen reader on Android. This new keyboard is comparable to the Braille screen input available since many years on iOS. You will see how to make the first setup of this keyboard, we wil…
 
Charles Johnson loves his city. Retiring after many years as a cop, he still plans to give back by opening his own nunchuck store. Too bad the city's slimy criminals have other ideas... Can "Chuck" overcome his aversion to using nunchucks for violence in order to save his city? Let's find out! You can find & subscribe to our show on iTunes, Google …
 
In this podcast recorded during the holydays 2019 and published on May 1st 2020, Alexandre and Olivier tell you funny stories about their devices. The goal of this podcast was to change a bit of what we’re used to do and to have some fun sharing our experiences with our listeners. You will learn how our devices survived or not to different type of …
 
In this podcast published April 17th, 2020, see how to retrieve free licenses of JAWS, ZoomText or Fusion software provided by Vispero for the Covid-19. These licenses will be valid until June 30th and you can use them if you’re working at home, for school or if you simply want to do some tests. See also how looks like the new Freedom Scientific’s …
 
Dolly's nice, smart, and driven, but she has one problem... she can't make any friends! At least not until the advent of social media, where she can be who she wants to be and people will like her. With one little stipulation, that is... You can find & subscribe to our show on iTunes, Google Play, or anywhere else you stream your podcasts. We’re on…
 
In this short podcast published on April 3, 2020, Alexandre is with you to explain how you can free up space on your hard drive using an easy-to-use utility: Windows Disk Cleanup. With this utility, see if unnecessary files can be trashed from your hard drive such as old files belonging to the system, files generated during the upgrade of your PC, …
 
In this podcast published on March 23, 2020, learn more about the Chromecast, a small device from Google that allows you to stream the content of your choice to your TV from your phone, tablet or computer. Alexandre will be with you to give you some advice on accessibility, teach you the different steps to configure the device, what you can stream …
 
Garrett O'Reilly's gunning for the big promotion at work. Too bad he's got a lot on his mind... like a secret so big, so powerful, that it could upend his entire life and the lives of those he loves if it gets out. Do you think it will? You can find & subscribe to our show on iTunes, Google Play, or anywhere else you stream your podcasts. We’re on …
 
Dana, a teenager in high school, has the power to stop time, which she uses mainly to scheme and make clever asides. Perhaps it's "time" she gets a lesson in what it means to wield such a power! You can find & subscribe to our show on iTunes, Google Play, or anywhere else you stream your podcasts. We’re on social media, @unexpectedshow on Twitter a…
 
Jake may be a lowly janitor, but he's got a great idea for the next community play. Now if only the jerks running the studio would listen to him! It's quite the tragic tale of a man who tries to go from spot-cleaning to the spotlight...at any cost. You can find & subscribe to our show on iTunes, Google Play, or anywhere else you stream your podcast…
 
Josh, Mark, and PJ of Beaver Fever Brewing are in it to win it this year—the Provincial Brewing Championship, that is! Though they'll have to go further than they expected to claim top prize once their exotic yeast gets a little... hungry... You can find & subscribe to our show on iTunes, Google Play, or anywhere else you stream your podcasts. We’r…
 
In this podcast published November 29, 2019, Alexandre will be with you to show you how easy it is to change a mispronounced word on iOS by using the pronunciation dictionary integrated in VoiceOver. You’ll see how to change the pronunciation by using a different spelling for the word that cause problem or by recording the right pronunciation. You’…
 
In this podcast published November 21, 2019, Alexandre talks about the application Clew. This mobile application available on iOS, can guide you when walking indoor. Indications are based on a route that must be first registered in the system. The application uses Apple ARKit (Augmented Reality) technology to explore what’s around you and provide y…
 
Have you thought about what you can do with a smart watch? A smart watch is a great complement to your smart phone, but it can also provides data on your health and do more. In this podcast published November 6th, 2019, Alexandre and Olivier will be with you to introduce you to the Apple Watch. You’ll learn more about what it can do and how accessi…
 
Swipe left to live. Swipe right to let her out... This episode features the vocal talents of our newest actors: Patrick Croce as Kyle Katie Wickline as Gayle You can find & subscribe to our show on iTunes, Google Play, or anywhere else you stream your podcasts. We’re on social media, @unexpectedshow on Twitter and @theunexpectedpodcast on Facebook.…
 
In this podcast published October 29, 2019, Olivier will be with you to give you tips and tricks on how to use Windows Defender antivirus integrated into Windows. Using Windows Narrator on Windows 10, you’ll learn how to navigate in the Windows Defender interface, how to scan your computer against threat, different types of scan available and how t…
 
In this podcast published October 17, 2019, Alexandre explains how it is possible to create shortcuts on your desktop. Shortcuts can help you access applications, documents, websites, files, folders, etc. that you use frequently. The podcast is suitable for Windows 10 and JAWS. Here are some useful info you should keep in mind Command you must type…
 
Since JAWS 2019, it is now possible to get description of images on demand based on artificial intelligence. In this podcast published October 11, 2019, Alexandre explains you how it is possible to use this feature to know what the content of an image is and give you more info about known limitation of this feature. In addition, as a reminder, the …
 
When Wyatt gets hold of the Tinkler Record, a diary of audiotapes disseminating the Tinklers' odd experience with their house, he enters a maze of his worst nightmares. The only question isn't who "Steve" is, but how many of them there are! You can find & subscribe to our show on iTunes, Google Play, or anywhere else you stream your podcasts. We’re…
 
In this podcast published September 18, 2019, Alexandre and Olivier discuss about the Apple’s Keynote held on September 10th. Highlights are the two new services, Apple Arcade and Apple TV+, a new iPad, a new series of Apple Watch and three new iPhones, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. And what about the accessibility? Our two presen…
 
In this podcast published September 11, 2019, we begin a new series related to the accessibility of devices allowing to watch TV available on the market. As the first episode of this series, discover the Fire TV Stick, a device available from Amazon that allows you to transform your TV into a smart one and listen to multimedia content online. The F…
 
Gary's dream as a comedian is to have jokes so funny that he "kills". But when his dream starts to come true, he begins to worry if he'll still be the one with the "last laugh"! You can find & subscribe to our show on iTunes, Google Play, or anywhere else you stream your podcasts. We’re on social media, @unexpectedshow on Twitter and @theunexpected…
 
Summer ski trip is in session! But for 4 teens looking to go off grid to a cabin and party, so are some summer scares...because one of their moms is a yeti, and she can't always control her impulses. You can find & subscribe to our show on iTunes, Google Play, or anywhere else you stream your podcasts. We’re on social media, @unexpectedshow on Twit…
 
Have you purchased a new iOS device such as an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch and you don’t know how to configure it? Have you replaced your existing device for a newest one or just exchange it under warranty and want to transfer your data from your old device to the new one? In this podcast published July 30th, 2019, Alexandre explains step by step ho…
 
In this podcast published on July 19th, 2019, Olivier and Alexandre discuss about the Bose frames, a pair of sunglasses that can be used as Bluetooth headphones. They give you a physical description of the device and show it to you in action. You'll learn about functionalities available and you'll be able to hear how the microphone sounds like. The…
 
Five teens are forced to reconcile with their past by getting raked in the face at summer camp. Based on real-life events that occurred in 1983. You can find & subscribe to our show on iTunes, Google Play, or anywhere else you stream your podcasts. We’re on social media, @unexpectedshow on Twitter and @theunexpectedpodcast on Facebook. You can also…
 
In this podcast published on June 28, 2019, Alexandre and Olivier presents the BuzzClip, an obstacle detector based on ultrasound technology. It is a mobility aid that can detect obstacles at a higher than what can be detected by the white cane. This tool indicates the presence of obstacles to the user through a vibration system. The BuzzClip can b…
 
Written by Dustin Riccio! Jenny has a Melanie problem. As in Melanie Squashworth, the girl from high school who continues to upstage her! Is it time for Jenny to call on an old, mischievous friend to make a big SPLASH at Melanie's pool party? Yes. It is. You can find & subscribe to our show on iTunes, Google Play, or anywhere else you stream your p…
 
A ghost just kicked Louie's butt. And that's just par for the course. It seems life's been kicking Louie's butt lately...Could his rematch against the ghost be what he needs to turn things around? You can find & subscribe to our show on iTunes, Google Play, or anywhere else you stream your podcasts. We’re on social media, @unexpectedshow on Twitter…
 
In this podcast published April 27, 2019, Alexandre explains how it is possible to back up data from your Apple mobile device. It is essential to maintain an up-to-date backup of your devices in case of a crash or simply if you want to transfer your data to a new device. There are three types of backups available: iCloud backup, regular iTunes back…
 
Since the January update of JAWS 2019, it is now possible to add or remove Vocalizer voices directly from the JAWS interface without the need of consulting the Freedom Scientific website anymore. In this podcast, Alexandre explains the benefits of this new utility, how to navigate inside this new dialog box and how to easily manage the high-quality…
 
It's been a decade since Joe Kinround was executed for Tom Foolery's crimes. Now he's returned to take Tom's job and help a young website developer get revenge on the boss who wronged her... You can find & subscribe to our show on iTunes, Google Play, or anywhere else you stream your podcasts. We’re on social media, @unexpectedshow on Twitter and @…
 
Boats are evil. They are used in war and to carry disease. Why should Laura Jr. be surprised then when one turns up on a killing spree? Why are we even talking about this?! You can find & subscribe to our show on iTunes, Google Play, or anywhere else you stream your podcasts. We’re on social media, @unexpectedshow on Twitter and @theunexpectedpodca…
 
Have you purchased a Google smart speaker such as a Google Home Mini, Google Home, or Google Home Max and have trouble setting it up? Would you like to learn more about the parameters that can be modified in order to make your experience better? In this podcast part of our Smart Speakers series, Alexandre gives you step-by-step instructions on how …
 
Dan works at a video store, but it's not because he enjoys kitschy hobbies. It's actually because he's...investigating a murder! You can find & subscribe to our show on iTunes, Google Play, or anywhere else you stream your podcasts. We’re on social media, @unexpectedshow on Twitter and @theunexpectedpodcast on Facebook. You can also find out what w…
 
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