Best Openbook podcasts we could find (Updated June 2019)
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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 ...
 
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 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 ...…
 
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-qua ...…
 
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 ...…
 
After receiving the visit of Google Assistant and Siri, it's now Alexa's turn to visit the Canadialog studios! In this podcast of more than two hours duration, Olivier and Alexandre introduce you to Alexa, the voice assistant designed by Amazon. They show you the interface of the Amazon Alexa mobile app, as well as what it is possible to do wit ...…
 
In this podcast, Olivier gives you his first impressions of the iPhone XR after a few days of use. It also gives a brief reminder of the new gestures introduced with the iPhone X and iPhones that were launched in 2018 to replace the home button as well as shortcut keys to know requiring the use of the side button. Finally, Olivier shares his ex ...…
 
Are you curious to learn more about the HomePod, Apple’s connected speaker? During the holiday period, Alexandre and Olivier tested this product for about a week. In this first podcast of the year, they give you a physical description of this device, show you the initial setup process, as well as some things that you can perform using Siri. At ...…
 
In this podcast, Alexandre introduces you to the keyboard manager of JAWS. This utility allows you to create new and modify existing keyboard shortcuts, Braille shortcuts as well as gestures for touch screens. Alexandre also shows you how to change the quick navigation keys for web browsing. Finally, see how to create a keyboard shortcut to aut ...…
 
Yes! Already the fiftieth episode of the Canadialog podcast! For the first part of this one, Olivier and Alexandre explain you how the project to put online podcasts started, they make a retrospective of the last year and a half, explain you how podcasts are produced and tell you about the challenges of the last year. In the second part, see ho ...…
 
In this podcast, Alexandre gives an overview of the Brailliant BI 14, a portable braille display recently available on the market. You'll learn more about its physical layout, how it works, and how to use the built-in note-taker feature. To learn more about this product, visit the Brailliant BI 14 page. In addition, as a reminder, the Canadialo ...…
 
Few months ago, Microsoft released the version 8 of Skype and regularly prompt users to update to this new version. When Skype 8 came out, it was not well optimised for screen reader users. However, things have changed with JAWS 2018. With the release of JAWS 2019, Freedom Scientific made the experience with Skype 8 even better. In this podcast ...…
 
In this podcast, Alexandre talk about an issue encountered with recent sound cards or Bluetooth audio devices making the speech synthesizers less reactive then expected or in some situations the volume can fluctuate. This is a problem caused by premature closing of the audio channel. The way to fix this issue is to install a software that will ...…
 
In this podcast, Alexandre explains how it is possible to manage your licenses for Freedom Scientific software such as JAWS, OpenBook, Magic, Fusion and ZoomText. See how to check how many activations are remaining for your license, how to activate your software online or offline, and how to remove an activation. In addition, at the beginning o ...…
 
In this podcast, Alexandre and Olivier discuss about the Apple Keynote which was held on September 12th, 2018. By listening to this podcast, you'll learn about the new products that were introduced. New products include the iPhone X S, iPhone X S Max, iPhone X R as well as the Apple Watch series 4. Don't hesitate to tell us what you think about ...…
 
In this podcast, Alexandre introduces you to the Amazon Fire tablet, an affordable device sold by Amazon. He shows you how to use its built-in screen reader called VoiceView. At the end of this podcast, you should be able to use your Fire properly. Knowing that this is an affordable device (between 59$ and 129$ Canadian depending on the edition ...…
 
In this podcast, Olivier comes back on new features in NVDA 2018.2, which was released few months ago. As the new features in this version, A new USB driver is now available for the BrailleNote Touch and the BI 14 from HumanWare, the settings interface has been redesigned, it is now possible to postpone the installation of some updates, Windows ...…
 
In this podcast mostly for Braille users, Alexandre shows you how to use the Braille screen input feature on iOS. You will learn how to enable it as well as how to use it in different situations. For example, Alexandre shows you how Braille screen input can help you finding apps on your home screen or navigating on the web. He also shows you ho ...…
 
In this podcast, Olivier shows you how it is possible to manage the labels of command keys in JAWS. For example, it is possible to give a different name to the Enter key and call it Return instead. He also explains you how to mute a key, so JAWS will not announce it anymore when you'll press it. Visit our website regularly to be informed when n ...…
 
In this podcast, Olivier shows you how it is possible to manage and change the voice in VoiceOver. He also shows you how you can manage multiple languages at different speech rates with the Language option available in the rotor. Visit our website regularly to be informed when new Podcast becomes available or subscribe to our Youtube channel. A ...…
 
In this podcast, learn about the various keyboard settings available in iOS. See how it's possible to add or remove keyboards, how to change punctuation behavior, capitalization management and more. Olivier also explains how it is possible to save time when typing by using the text replacement function, how the prediction feature works and how ...…
 
In this podcast, Olivier shows you how to use WhatsApp, a free iOS app compatible with VoiceOver allowing you to send text and voice messages, files, photos, do voice and video calls and much more. With WhatsApp, you can discuss in private or create discussion groups. Learn how to install the app, setup it and how to chat with your friends. Wha ...…
 
In this podcast, Alexandre shows you how to organize your home screen layout. He explains you how to move apps, as well as how to create folders. Alexandre shows you the new way to do it with VoiceOver since iOS 10. He also shows you as well the traditional way of doing it by dragging icons on the screen. Visit our website regularly to be infor ...…
 
Few episodes ago, Alexandre showed you how to use the CELA library's website. This week, he shows you how to use the EasyReader app on your iOS device. A podcast about the Android version will be produced eventually. The EasyReader app allows you to download books from the CELA library, Bookshare and much more. Alexandre shows you how to downlo ...…
 
In this podcast, Alexandre shows you what DoItWrite can help you to learn printed letters even if you're totally blind. This incredible app is available on the AppStore from Apple and it is compatible for iPhone, iPad and iPod. This app will explain you how to draw letters and will provide exercises and even a game to practice. This app is full ...…
 
In this podcast, Alexandre and Olivier discuss about the announcements made by Apple on June 4th 2018 at the WWDC. Alexandre and Olivier give their opinions regarding these announcements. At the beginning of the podcast, Alexandre shows you an issue that's happening with the Youtube app on the Apple tv that we've just discovered before uploadin ...…
 
In this podcast, Alexandre shows you how to backup your PenFriend labels. He also shows you other things that you can do with this device, such as listening to music and reading books. Visit our website regularly to be informed when new Podcast becomes available or subscribe to our Youtube channel. Also, please note that our podcasts are now av ...…
 
In this podcast, Olivier discusses about the new firmware update that was recently released for the Focus 5th generation. The version number of the update is 5.81-30. First, Olivier shows you how to install it. Then he shows you the main feature that this update brings to the Focus: a Scratchpad. Olivier shows you how to use it and gives you a ...…
 
In this podcast, Alexandre introduces you to Pages for iOS, an app made by Apple to edit text documents. This app is also available on macOS. Alexandre shows you the interface of the app on both the iPhone and the iPad. Even though they are similar, the interfaces are a bit different. Alexandre also briefly shows how to edit a document with Pag ...…
 
In this podcast, Alexandre explains how to use the CELA library web portal available at http://celalibrary.ca. The CELA is a library of books available in accessible formats, formerly known as the CNIB Library in the past. He explains you how to use the Web portal and these different features as well as various services such as reading newspape ...…
 
In this podcast, Alexandre first tells you the latest news about assistive technologies: update of the 5th Generation Focus Braille display, new driver for the Pearl camera, update of KNFB Reader and a precision about Seeing A I application. In the second part, he teaches you how to configure and optimize Office 365 or 2016 for optimal use with ...…
 
In this podcast, Olivier and Alexandre will show you the AMI-tv app available for Apple devices. For now, this app does not exist on Android. If it becomes available, we'll let you know. In the first part of the episode, Olivier will show you the app on iPhone. Next, Alexandre will show it to you on Apple Tv running TvOS. Visit our website regu ...…
 
You have just purchased a new computer and would like to know how to optimize and configure Windows to ensure best performances with your screen reader? In this podcast, Alexandre and Olivier will show you what options need to be modified in Windows 10 to use your computer without any issues with JAWS or NVDA. Visit our website regularly to be ...…
 
In this podcast, Olivier and Alexandre will discuss about the major differences between iOS and Android. As you will notice, they have different opinions regarding these systems. Feel free to tell us which one is your favorite and why by contacting us by email at podcasts@canadialog.com or by phone at 1-888-730-0003 extension 555. Visit our web ...…
 
In this podcast, Olivier and Alexandre discuss about OCR solutions available on mobile devices as well as standalone reading machines. Apps and devices covered in this podcast include: Android: Eye-D KNFB Reader Office Lens TextGrabber iOS: Envision KNFB Reader Office Lens Prizmo Go Seeing A I Standalone reading machines: Clear Reader Eye-Pal O ...…
 
This week, we continue our game series. Olivier is back to show you Crafting Kingdom, which is available on iOS and Android. He shows you the different options available and how to play it. Please note that sighted persons can turn the accessibility mode off and play this game as well. Don't hesitate to share it with people around you. Also, do ...…
 
Last week I conducted my drawing for the giveaway of Ari Weinzweig's pamphlet entitled "Bottom Line Change: A Recipe for Effective Organizational Change." My winner appears to be out of pocket and I won't hear from them until later this week. In the meantime, I've been reading the book and listening to the previous episodes to prepare for a big ...…
 
Last week I conducted my drawing for the giveaway of Ari Weinzweig's pamphlet entitled "Bottom Line Change: A Recipe for Effective Organizational Change." My winner appears to be out of pocket and I won't hear from them until later this week. In the meantime, I've been reading the book and listening to the previous episodes to prepare for a big ...…
 
This is an interview with Anne Claire Broughton, owner of Broughton Consulting, LLC. In this 2016 interview we talk about ingenuity of all people, transparency, healing, purpose, and Open Book Management vs open book reporting. Go to http://inspiredandintentional.com/episode139 and Remember to leave comments. Also join the email group. I will b ...…
 
This is an interview with Anne Claire Broughton, owner of Broughton Consulting, LLC. In this 2016 interview we talk about ingenuity of all people, transparency, healing, purpose, and Open Book Management vs open book reporting. Go to http://inspiredandintentional.com/episode139 and Remember to leave comments. Also join the email group. I will b ...…
 
Would you like to access online content with Victor Stream new generation or Trek and you don't know how to do it? In this podcast, Alexandre shows you how to connect to a Wi-Fi network using the virtual keyboard on the Victor Reader Stream new generation. He shows you both methods available to enter text. Alexandre also instructs you how to su ...…
 
Gauri Thergaonkar was the Community Manager for ZingTrain when I recorded this interview. Gauri helped me to set up many of my interviews with the ZCOB team and has since moved to India. [powerpress] I decided it was time to turn the mic to her. In this conversation we cover the following: Grant your team their adulthood Open Book Management Th ...…
 
Gauri Thergaonkar was the Community Manager for ZingTrain when I recorded this interview. Gauri helped me to set up many of my interviews with the ZCOB team and has since moved to India. [powerpress] I decided it was time to turn the mic to her. In this conversation we cover the following: Grant your team their adulthood Open Book Management Th ...…
 
I'm not going to talk about backs or cars and proper alignment. Instead, in this "Best Of" episode I'm sharing my 2016 talk with George and Mollie. They're employees at Menlo Innovations in Ann Arbor and talk about a variety of subjects. The one that stood out to me was the importance of aligning your policies and practices with your vision and ...…
 
I'm not going to talk about backs or cars and proper alignment. Instead, in this "Best Of" episode I'm sharing my 2016 talk with George and Mollie. They're employees at Menlo Innovations in Ann Arbor and talk about a variety of subjects. The one that stood out to me was the importance of aligning your policies and practices with your vision and ...…
 
In this podcast, Olivier and Alexandre will discuss about OCR solutions available on Windows. Windows apps include OpenBook, JAWS OCR, KNFB Reader and Kurzweil. At the end of this episode, you should be able to know which of these apps best suit your needs. Please note that other solutions are also available on mobile. We will discuss about the ...…
 
James Goebel at the time of this interview was COO and Co-Founder of Menlo Innovations, a software development company based in Ann Arbor Michigan. His topics included: Hope, Processes, and Fear in the Workplace Everybody as Manager Open Salaries Open Interviews and Diversity Remember to go to http://inspiredandintentional.com/episode136 to lea ...…
 
James Goebel at the time of this interview was COO and Co-Founder of Menlo Innovations, a software development company based in Ann Arbor Michigan. His topics included: Hope, Processes, and Fear in the Workplace Everybody as Manager Open Salaries Open Interviews and Diversity Remember to go to http://inspiredandintentional.com/episode136 to lea ...…
 
In this podcast, Olivier will show you how to use the QuentinC's Playroom web client. The demonstration will be made on IOS. However, it is also possible to play on Mac OS, Android, Linux and Windows. Concerning the Android platform, in some cases you may experience better results by using the Firefox Focus web browser instead of Google Chrome ...…
 
BLC or Bottom Line Change. Positive effects of an effective change process: Reduce stress Teaching everyone leadership because there’s a plan to implement Save time on the back-end by spending it on the front Go to the Inspired and Intentional site for this episode to see how you can win a ZingTrain booklet on Bottom Line Change by Ari Weinzwei ...…
 
BLC or Bottom Line Change. Positive effects of an effective change process: Reduce stress Teaching everyone leadership because there’s a plan to implement Save time on the back-end by spending it on the front Go to the Inspired and Intentional site for this episode to see how you can win a ZingTrain booklet on Bottom Line Change by Ari Weinzwei ...…
 
When using Windows and especially Microsoft Office, we find more and more regular ribbons that replace the classic menu bars. These ribbons can easily disorient users of screen reading software. During this show, Olivier will give you tips and tricks as well as keyboard shortcuts to facilitate usage of this component. Visit our website regularl ...…
 
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