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Tech Talk is a podcast and radio show for blind and partially sighted people who are interested in accessible technology. Find out about the latest products from specialist equipment to off the shelf solutions. Get involved or join the conversation by emailing techtalk@rnib.org.uk

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Tech Talk is a podcast and radio show for blind and partially sighted people who are interested in accessible technology. Find out about the latest products from specialist equipment to off the shelf solutions. Get involved or join the conversation by emailing techtalk@rnib.org.uk

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RNIB Tech Talk

Latest release on Jan 12, 2021

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Rank #1: 303: TechShare Pro 2019: A Review

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This week Robin and Steven are at TechShare Pro in London and have sat down with the great and good of technology companies including Google, Amazon, Sony and BT Sport.

Want to share your opinion about a new piece of tech you've bought recently? Our email is techtalk@rnib.org.uk

#RNIBConnect #RNIBTechTalk

Nov 26 2019

57mins

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Rank #2: Technology Review - Eye-D App

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'Technology for Life' team's Paul Porter brings us his latest accessible technology review.

Chatting to RNIB Connect Radio's Simon Pauley, Paul investigates the free reading app, Eye-D and tells us whether it's worth giving it a try.

If you have any questions, concerns, or would just like some advice on how to use your accessible technology contact the 'Technology for Life' team by calling: 0303 123 9999, or by emailing to: tfl@rnib.org.uk

Apr 24 2018

5mins

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Rank #3: 258: Reviewing 2018, Obit Reader, and Microsoft accessibility

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On today's Tech Talk, Steven and Tim talk about the big tech stories of 2018, including the announcement of the Obit Reader 20 - the first affordable braille display on the market, they also discuss the rise in the use of smart speakers, and advancements in accessibility from Microsoft.

#RNIBConnect #TechTalk

Dec 18 2018

57mins

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Rank #4: A Tech Talk Special: An Introduction to Mac

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In this extra episode of Tech Talk, Robin Christopherson gives you an introduction to buying, operating, and chiefly getting used to Macs.

Back to our regular schedule this coming Tuesday; same tech talk time, same tech talk channel!

#TechTalk #RNIBRadio

Oct 25 2019

24mins

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Rank #5: 239: Apple's $1 Trillion, News, Emails and more emails

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This week Steven, Shaun and Tim search for the latest news in tech but struggle to find anything that excites them! There's more of your emails including a listener's accidental purchase that turned out to be a huge success and there's more chat around phones that aren't smart - but how popular are they really? #RNIBConnect #TechTalk

Aug 07 2018

57mins

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Rank #6: 263: The CLEW app, Braille and Emails

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Time for Tech Talk! On today's show, Steven and Shaun describe the new CLEW app, which is an indoor, path tracing navigation app built for blind and visually impaired users. The pair also listen to more of your emails including, including one young man decision to start using braille again for the benefit of his new job.

Huge thanks for all emails you've sent in; we try to get to as many as we can during the show! As always, you can join the conversation by emailing techtalk@rnib.org.uk

#RNIBConnect #RNIBTechTalk

Feb 05 2019

57mins

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Rank #7: 300: Listener Emails, Favourite Gadgets, and Accessible Travel

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On this week's episode Steven and Robin are joined by listener Kelly Muggeridge from West Sussex to talk about her five favourite gadgets. We also catch up on the email inbox and learn about a new app in development by UK developer James Bryce who wants to make train and bus travel easier for blind and partially sighted people. #RNIBConnect #RNIBTechTalk

Oct 29 2019

57mins

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Rank #8: 266: Emails, and emotional goodbyes

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A bittersweet episode of Tech Talk this week, as Steven bids adieu to his longstanding partners in crime, Tim and Shaun, as they head off for pastures new. They spend their last episode going over more of your emails on topics such as braille devices, and breakthroughs in audio described programmes.

But fear not! This is far from the end for Tech Talk, as Steven will continue on with new contributors, same podcast time, same podcast channel.

Thank you all for sending your emails in; we always welcome hearing from you! As always, you can join the conversation by emailing techtalk@rnib.org.uk 

#RNIBConnect #RNIBTechTalk

Feb 26 2019

57mins

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Rank #9: 236: VFO and Jaws, Alexa Routines, News

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This week Tim and Shaun take the reigns to discuss the week's news in tech. There aqre interviews with Eric Damary of VFO and Ruth Gallagher from Sight and Sound to find out about the latest improvements in Jaws. Also Shaun finds out Alexa's routines feature. #RNIBConnect #TechTalk

Jul 18 2018

57mins

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Rank #10: 244: Emails, emails... and some Apple rumours.

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This week Steven Scott, Shaun Preece and Tim Schwartz read your emails, and answer your questions. They also stray into discussion about Apple's big event this week. #RNIBConnect #TechTalk

Sep 11 2018

57mins

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Rank #11: What Is A Smart Speaker?

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If you've heard people talking about Alexa, Siri and Google you might be wondering what they are all on about? Smart speakers are the latest tech trend at the moment but what are they and why would you want one? Tech Talk presenter Shaun Preece explains what they do that could be very helpful to a blind person. #RNIBConnect #TechTalk

Aug 06 2018

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Rank #12: 243: Steven's (not so) accessible TV, IFA 2018, Emails

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This week Steven Scott, Shaun Preece and Tim Schwartz talk about the week in technology news -  they discuss the latest gadgets and gizmos announced at the IFA 2018 Tech Conference in Berlin, and Steven talks about his (not so) accessible television which he has just bought. There's also your emails, including one that brings a smile and a tear to the team this week! #RNIBConnect #TechTalk

Sep 04 2018

57mins

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Rank #13: 268: Amazon Echo news, accessible train information, and plenty more emails

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It's Tech Talk time! Steven and Robin are back again to round up all the tech related news and stories, including the Amazon Echo Show, accessible train time information, and also an email roundup with Producer Andy. 

On the topic of emails, to ask a question to either Steven or Robin, drop a message to techtalk@rnib.org.uk, and you may feature on an upcoming episode!

#RNIBConnect #RNIBTechTalk 

Mar 12 2019

57mins

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Rank #14: 271: Accessibility, WebAim, Seeing AI and Lire

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This week on Tech Talk the hosts talk about the state of web accessibility in 2019. Steven Scott and Robin Christopherson hear from Gerard from WebAim about their most recent survey of one million websites and their accessibility. Also we hear from the man who created the popular Microsoft app Seeing AI, and the guys discuss Apple’s latest offerings from their ‘Showtime’ Event. There’s also a demonstration of how the Lire app works on iPhone for anyone wanting to get their news via RSS (really simple syndication).

Apr 02 2019

57mins

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Rank #15: Spring Cleaning With Windows 10 Update

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Is the thought of a Windows update causing you anxiety? Are you concerned how the accessibility features will be affected?

Find out if ‘Technology for Life’ team’s Mohammed Atif can ease your mind with his latest review of the Windows 10 Spring Creator’s Update. 

Mohammed spoke to RNIB Connect Radio’s Simon Pauley.

If you have any questions, concerns, or would just like some advice on how to use your accessible technology contact the 'Technology for Life' team by calling: 0303 123 9999, or by emailing to: tfl@rnib.org.uk

May 08 2018

8mins

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Rank #16: 225: Aria news, Weekly whines, Orcam My Eye 2.0, Emails

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This week Steven and Shaun are joined by Tim again to discuss the week in tech news. This week there is a special announcement about Aira glasses and we hear your weekly whines about technology. Also we meet Ian White from Orcam to hear about their latest product - the My Eye 2.0. And of course there are your emails which are always welcome. #RNIBConnect #TechTalk

May 01 2018

57mins

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Rank #17: 267: A Warm Welcome to Robin Christopherson

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It's a brand new era for Tech Talk as we welcome a new co-host to the show. His name is Robin Christopherson, he works for AbilityNet, and knows a lot about the world of accessible technology.

On his inaugural show, Robin and Steven discuss his recent trip to Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and the news about Samsung's flagship phones.

To ask a question to either Steven or Robin, drop an email to techtalk@rnib.org.uk, and you may feature on an upcoming episode! #RNIBConnect #RNIBTechTalk

Mar 05 2019

56mins

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Rank #18: 301: AirPods Pro, Emails, and the Future of Braille

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Time to Talk Tech... it's Tech Talk!

This week, Steven and Robin discuss Steven purchasing yet more Apple goodies - this time the new AirPod Pro earphones. Listener Karina Gregory joins the gang to talk about how technology is affecting the future of braille, there's a few listener emails to catch up on, and a few other bits and bobs, such as Google buying Fitbit.

Huge thanks for all emails you've sent in; we try to get to as many as we can during the show! As always, you can join the conversation by emailing techtalk@rnib.org.uk

Nov 05 2019

57mins

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Rank #19: 256: TechShare Pro 2018 Special part 1

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On this week's episode it's a TechShare Pro special!

Steven and the guys sit down to talk about the event held in London, to make people aware of the challenges, difficulties and solutions to making technology more accessible. This week we hear from Google, Samsung, and we learn about when accessible smart meters will finally be available.

#RNIBConnect #TechTalk

Dec 04 2018

56mins

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Rank #20: 240: Android Pie, News, more emails

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This week it's Tim and Shaun in the chair with special guest Riz joining the guys to talk about the newest Android operating system, Android Pie. There's also a look at the news in tech and a read through your emails. #RNIBConnect #TechTalk

Aug 14 2018

57mins

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