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Marco Curralejo, Kirt Manwaring

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Blind Tech Guys is here to bridge the gap for blind and visually impaired users of technology. We discuss all things related to tech; however, we mainly focus on Android, iOS and mobile devices from a blind and visually impaired perspective. If you have any questions or suggestions for future podcasts, please send an email to contact@blindtechguys.com.
 
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Hello and welcome to this week's Blind Tech Adventures podcast. We have a lot to cover, starting with Kirt's review of his new Galaxy s22. Nimer then demos the Twitter web app with Jaws (no, you don't need yet another app on your phone), and we finish with our thoughts on the current state of cane travel-- what works, what could be better, and our …
 
Hello and welcome to this week's Blind Tech adventures. We still see popular misconceptions regarding gmail Standard view accessibility, so today we're exploring Gmail standard view with Jaws. Nimer also shares his thoughts on guide dogs as he prepares to send an old companion to a new home. In the News: 1. Sonos is launching a voice assistant for …
 
Today's show is fairly packed, starting with accessibility updates from Apple and Google. Kirt then revisits web apps with jaws to demo Discord, and Nimer shares his experiences with airport travel. In the News: 1. In case you missed it, here's Nimer's announcement of Android's improved Braille support from last week's Google IO conference. https:/…
 
the BlindTechAdventurers are joined by Keith and Julie Harrison to discuss an innovative new modality for teaching and learning Braille. At the heart of this is an app called Tonal Braille. We discuss this innovative method, and demo the app. * To download Tonal Braille, check out https://play.google.com/store/apps/de... We discuss some news articl…
 
Hello and welcome to this weeks' Blind Tech Adventures. Departing from our tech exclusive fair lately, Kirt takes us on a walk around his neighborhood and sares some travel tips along the way. Nimer shows us how to set up the Windows Subsystem for Linux, with Kirt sharing some powerful - and somewhat obscure- windows keystrokes during Nimer's inevi…
 
Last Wednesday, Apr 27 2022,Nimer and Kirt sat down with Diego, CEO of Strap.tech in an Ask Me Anything (AMA) webinar. The webinar was open to individuals who had placed pre orders for Ara. Nimer and Kirt asked some tough questions. We also took the opportunity to ask questions from individuals that placed their pre orders. Individuals from the aud…
 
Hello and welcome to this post-Easter Blind Tech Adventures. Today we have a lot to share, starting with our channel branding updates. The team behind Ara (strap) also have some updates, especially relevant for people with device pre-orders. Finally Kirt tells us why he decided to buy a Raspberry pie 400, a full computer inside a keyboard. In the N…
 
Welcome to episode 89 of the Blind Tech Guys. We trust you will enjoy this episode. As always, we thank you for your support and for being a part of the community. Please see this announcement from Strap regarding a special code for Blind Tech Guys listeners. Three years in the making, STRAP is an innovative, wearable device that fits over the ches…
 
Welcome to episode 88 of the Blind Tech Guys. We trust you will enjoy this episode. As always, we thank you for your support and for being a part of the community. Please see this announcement from Strap regarding a special code for Blind Tech Guys listeners. Three years in the making, STRAP is an innovative, wearable device that fits over the ches…
 
Welcome to this bonus Blind Tech Guys episode, featuring all that went on at this week’s ClubHouse townHall. We trust you will enjoy this episode. As always, we thank you for your support and for being a part of the community. Please see this announcement from Strap regarding a special code for Blind Tech Guys listeners. Three years in the making, …
 
Welcome to this bonus Blind Tech Guys episode, featuring all that went on at the 2021 WWDC Apple event. We trust you will enjoy this bonus episode. As always, we thank you for your support and for being a part of the community. Please see this announcement from Strap regarding a special code for Blind Tech Guys listeners. Three years in the making,…
 
Welcome to episode 87 of the Blind Tech Guys. We trust you will enjoy this episode. As always, we thank you for your support and for being a part of the community. Please see this announcement from Strap regarding a special code for Blind Tech Guys listeners. Three years in the making, STRAP is an innovative, wearable device that fits over the ches…
 
Welcome to episode 86 of the Blind Tech Guys. We trust you will enjoy the latest episode of the pod. Thank you to all of you for listening, and your support means so much to us. Please see this announcement from Strap regarding a special code for BTG listeners. Three years in the making, STRAP is an innovative, wearable device that fits over the ch…
 
Welcome to episode 85 of the Blind Tech Guys. We trust you will enjoy the latest episode of the pod. Thank you to all of you for listening, and your support means so much to us. Happy Eid if you celebrated, and happy Shavuot as well. Please see this announcement from Strap regarding a special code for BTG listeners. Three years in the making, STRAP…
 
Welcome to episode 84 of the Blind Tech Guys. We trust you will enjoy the latest episode of the pod. Thank you to all of you for listening, and your support means so much to us. Happy Eid if you celebrate, happy late Sinco De Mayo, and a very Happy Mother’s Day for all the Mothers out there, and thank you for all you do. Also, a very happy National…
 
Welcome to episode 83 of the Blind Tech Guys. We trust you will enjoy the latest episode of the pod. Thank you to all of you for listening, and your support means so much to us. We are now heard in 85 countries, 47 states, and Washington DC. We recently surpassed 20000 plays since July, not counting Spottify and YouTube, and we’d like you to join u…
 
Welcome to episode 82 of the Blind Tech Guys. We trust you will enjoy the latest episode of the pod. Thank you to all of you for listening, and your support means so much to us. We are now heard in 85 countries, 47 states, and Washington DC. We recently surpassed 20,000 plays since July, not counting Spotify and YouTube, and we’d like you to join u…
 
Welcome to episode 80 of the Blind Tech Guys. We trust you will enjoy the latest episode of the pod. Thank you to all of you for listening, and your support means so much to us. We are now heard in nearly 80 countries, 47 states, and Washington DC. Happy Easter to all who celebrate, and happy birthday Microsoft! Thank you to the anonymous donor for…
 
Welcome to episode 79 of the Blind Tech Guys. We trust you will enjoy the latest episode of the pod. Thank you to all of you for listening, and your support means so much to us. We are now heard in nearly 80 countries, 47 states, and Washington DC. Happy Passover. What’s New In The News Google Discover is increasingly showing old news and content f…
 
Welcome to episode 78 of the Blind Tech Guys. We trust you will enjoy the latest episode of the pod. Thank you to all of you for listening, and your support means so much to us. We are now heard in nearly 80 countries, 47 states, and Washington DC. What’s New In The News Learn to Use VoiceOver on Your iPhone: a Beginner’s Guide Android 12 Developer…
 
Welcome to episode 77 of the Blind Tech Guys. We trust you will enjoy the latest episode of the pod. Thank you to all listeners, and to Louis from California for the generous donation. What’s New In The News Surprise! Some Pixel models are affected by Daylight Saving Time bug Main Topic Neill from Dolphin Access provides a demo of Dolphin screen re…
 
; Welcome to episode 76 of the Blind Tech Guys. We trust you will enjoy the latest episode of the pod. What’s New In The News Chrome OS overtakes Mac OS for second place computer market share Google-free /e/ OS is now selling preloaded phones in the US, starting at $380 Paramount Plus: Everything You Need To Know Google Family Link Now Lets Apps To…
 
Welcome to episode 75 of the Blind Tech Guys. We trust you will enjoy the latest episode of the pod. What’s New In The News Join us for Microsoft Ability Summit on May 5-6, 2021! Apple Stores offering free sign language interpreter appointments Microsoft's investments make Xbox a leader in gaming accessibility, and others should follow Samsung Adds…
 
Welcome to this mid-week bonus episode of the Blind Tech Guys. On this episode, we sat down and discussed the soon to be released TalkBack 9.1 and Nimer runs us through all the new features, of which there are many. Get in Touch To get in touch, you can fill out our form at blindtechguys.com, or send us an email to contact@blindtechguys.com or join…
 
Welcome to episode 74 of the Blind Tech Guys. We trust you will enjoy the latest episode of the pod. What’s New, In The News Google, Facebook & Twitter To Stand Before Congress Over Misinformation Google Chat web gets Gmail and Hangouts-like redesign Update to iOS 14.5 will add new Scribble support and improved subscription sheet Huawei plans to cu…
 
Welcome to this mid-week episode of Blind Tech Guys. On this mid-week special, Nimer and Marco sat down and discussed the Android 12 Developer Preview. To learn what’s new, check out this AndroidAuthority article. Get in Touch To get in touch, you can fill out our form at blindtechguys.com, or send us an email to contact@blindtechguys.com or join o…
 
Welcome to episode 73 of the Blind Tech Guys. We appreciate you taking time out of your day to listen and we trust you will enjoy the latest episode of the pod. Happy Valentine’s Day, and happy Chinese New Year. Android TV Gets A Major Interface Overhaul With The Latest Update Second February update seemingly addresses Samsung Galaxy S21 battery dr…
 
Welcome to episode 72 of the Blind Tech Guys. We appreciate you taking time out of your day to listen and we trust you will enjoy the latest episode of the pod. We also welcome all of the new countries that have come onboard over the last week. Happy Chinese New Year. Thank you to Strap.tech for mentioning our podcast in their newsletter, as well a…
 
Welcome to episode 71 of the Blind Tech Guys. We appreciate you taking time out of your day to listen and we trust you will enjoy the latest episode of the pod. We also wish to welcome individuals from the two new countries who have begun listening to our cast since last week. Main Topic Thomas recorded a demo for us on his new Galaxy S21 Ultra. Th…
 
Welcome to episode 70 of the Blind Tech Guys. We appreciate you taking time out of your day to listen and we trust you will enjoy the latest episode of the pod. We also wish to welcome individuals from the five new countries who have begun listening to our cast since last week. We were joined by Shane Lowe from Supersense. We learned about Supersen…
 
Welcome to episode 69 of the Blind Tech Guys. Thanks for listening and we trust you will enjoy the latest episode of the pod. We started with a huge thank you to our Blind Tech Guys community, in particular the forty-nine countries that listen to the podcast. It is thanks to all of you that the show continues to grow and we certainly appreciate eac…
 
Welcome to this mid-week episode of the Blind Tech Guys. Thanks as always for joining us. Samsung announced a trio of new phones, a tracker, and some new earbuds. Nimer, Marco and Kirt sat down to discuss these announcements and their views on these new offerings by Samsung. To learn more about today’s event, check out this Tom’s Guide article. Nim…
 
Welcome to episode 68 of the Blind Tech Guys. Thanks as always for listening and we certainly have much to share with you this week. Please come back on Thursday at 7 pm U.S. time to hear us live recapping the Samsung announcements. What’s New, In the News Google Docs adds Smart Compose and autocorrect to the comments section Twitter acquires Break…
 
Welcome to this midweek episode of the Blind Tech Guys. We thank you for tuning in and hope you get your tech fill out of this week’s bonus episode. Main Discussion on Today’s Episode Nimer and Marco discuss the state of Braille on Android and iOS, and we look at the good points on both platforms, as well as things we would like to see improved mov…
 
Welcome to episode 67 of the Blind Tech Guys. We wish all of our listeners a happy new year and trust that 2021 will be a far better year for all of you than 2020 was. What’s New, In the News Galaxy S21 launches January 14th at Samsung's first Unpacked of 2021 Motorola looks to start 2021 on a strong note with an affordable flagship and a low-tier …
 
Welcome to the final episode of 2020, episode 66, of the Blind Tech Guys. We appreciate you taking the time out to listen to the show and we thank you for your continued support throughout what has certainly been a challenging year. Main Discussion On Today’s Episode On this episode, we welcome the third member of our trio, Kirt Manwaring, to the t…
 
Prior to Santa coming down your chimney this Christmas, Nimer has a little surprise to share with you. On this mid-week episode of the Blind Tech Guys, Nimer evaluates GoodMaps for Android, which was released on December 23. Download GoodMaps for Android at this Google Play Link We also wish to thank Patrick from Melbourne, Australia and Kirt from …
 
Welcome to episode 65 of the Blind Tech Guys. As always, thanks for joining us, and a Merry Christmas and happy holidays to our listeners! Some announcements: If you have not yet done so, check out the Envision app, and sign up for the raffle. Time is almost up. If you purchase at least the yearly subscription, you are entered in for a chance to wi…
 
Hello everyone and welcome to another mid-week episode of the Blind Tech Guys. Thanks as always for tuning in and we appreciate you taking some time out of your day to join us. On this mid-week bonus episode, Nimer and Marco discuss Android 11 and how this new update fares on a Samsung phone. If you are thinking of updating, we highly recommend tha…
 
Welcome to the 64th episode of Blind Tech Guys, and a happy Hanukkah to anyone who celebrates it. As always, thanks for joining us on this bumper episode. What’s New, In the News Google Made It Possible To Search Assistant Settings On Android Embracing plastic was the best change to smartphones in 2020 Play Store On Android TV Gets Redesigned Inter…
 
Hello everyone and welcome to this week’s mid-week episode of the Blind Tech Guys. On today's episode, Nimer and Marco sat down to discuss the happenings at Apple on the 8th of December 2020. Apple announces AirPods Max, $549, available to order Read more about what the Verge thinks of these headphones. Apple’s Fitness+ is going live on Dec 14 Pric…
 
Welcome to the 63rd episode of Blind Tech Guys. As always, thanks for joining us and we most certainly appreciate your support each and every week. What’s New, In the News an XDA developer launched web adb that will let you do things with your phone on the web. Here's why Google kills so many of its projects Google Assistant spoken notifications co…
 
Welcome to another midweek bonus episode of the Blind Tech Guys. We appreciate you taking the time out of your day to check out this episode of the show. Nimer and Marco interviewed Koen, a volunteer on the open-source AntennaPod podcast client for Android project. Did you know that the developer of AntennaPod decided to fix accessibility challenge…
 
Thanks for tuning into episode 62 of the Blind Tech Guys. As always, a special welcome to all our listeners and especially to our new listeners. What’s New, In the News Reliance Jio to Offer OTT Subscription, Shopping Benefits, And Discounts with Jio Exclusive Smartphones Realme 8 - Specifications and price have released iPhone 13, no Touch ID, 120…
 
Welcome to episode 61 of the Blind Tech Guys. As always, thanks to all of you for tuning in and a special welcome to our first time listeners. What’s New, In The News Google Pay launching 'Plex' bank accounts with Citi next year Google Pay gets a huge overhaul with a new design and cashback rewards Zoom Adds New Security Features To Stop 'Zoombombe…
 
Hello everyone and welcome to this week's bonus episode of the Blind Tech Guys. On this episode, Nimer and Marco sat down with Mark Muscat and Dr. Scott Hollier for a chat on accessibility, WCAG, and whether we are moving in the right direction with making the web and PDF documents truly accessible. Dr. Hollier and Mark introduced themselves, and d…
 
Wow folks, we are up to episode 60 of the Blind Tech Guys. As always, thanks for tuning in. What’s New, In The News Microsoft urges users to stop using phone-based multi-factor authentication Samsung Galaxy S21 series full specs and features get leaked Google Photos will stop offering free unlimited storage in June 2021 Amazon tries to make Alexa f…
 
Hello everyone and welcome to this week’s mid-week bonus episode of the Blind Tech Guys, where we covered Apple’s ‘One More Thing’ hardware event. As always, it is a pleasure to be a part of your podcast listening experience and we appreciate you tuning into the show. If you would like to find out more on today’s main announcements made by Apple, c…
 
Welcome to the 59th episode of the Blind Tech Guys. It is a pleasure to be a part of your podcast listening experience and we appreciate you tuning into the show. What’s new in the news Google supported calls from smart speakers to be axed in the UK Samsung Launches 256GB Galaxy S20 FE For $769.99 WhatsApp to add Snapchat disappearing messages feat…
 
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