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April 28, 2022

20220427 - Main Menu Live Michael Lauf about Windows Software.

Michael Lauf will talk about the new LaufWare website.

We'll also hear a recorded presentation from Tek Talk by Ron Miller about Kindle using both Jaws and Braille.

March 31, 2022

20220330 - Main Menu Live 2022 CSUN.

Join the Main Menu Live team as we gather technology experts who attended CSUN and share all we learned at the event. This includes braille; in-door navigation; and so much more.

Sponsored by Information Access Committee

February 24, 2022

20220223 - Main Menu Live David Kingsbury and the IAC Committee on technology and the ACB Convention -2000.

# In the first hour of Main Menu Live, we welcome David Kingsbury, an Assistive Technology Instructor at The Carroll Center for the Blind in Massachusetts, to discuss his new book entitled “The Windows Screen Reader Primer: All the Basics and More”. It is a free book, and we dive deep into its creation and content. In the second hour, we talk all about new Windows 11 Insider features, including all-new natural voices and more. Finally, the Information Access Committee joins all of you to talk all about what is coming up at this year’s annual convention.
January 26, 2022

20220126 -Main Menu Live - Dan Clark of DSurf.net and new time Radio Drama - 2000.

This month on Main Menu Live we turn our eyes to Windows 11 as well as a panel discussion during the second hour.

In this evening's segment we catch up with Dan Clark, recently retired from Freedom Scientific/Vispero. Dan is a former dealer of assistive technology and long time JAWS trainer. We'll discuss his newly launched web site, "dSurf, the digital surf for accessibility," and the free training materials he has begun to offer. These include lessons on custom JAWS preferences and settings as well as his most recent training, "Windows 11 with JAWS," with ten new lessons available. Dan will share how to access the resources available, including:

  • Lesson plans, vocabulary lists, and ancillary documentation for teachers
  • YouTube videos (including playlists and links for video headings)
  • MP3 audio
  • Lesson text and transcripts Dan will also share his thoughts about the coming year and looks forward to learning about your needs and desires for new training.

Contact information for dSurf Email: [email protected] Web: https://dSurf.net/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwdvsxXFEnNdYf0U2fDRO0A Twitter: @dSurfDan Skype: dan.clark.trainer LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/dSurf

We are honored to inform you that we have a second guest lined up for this evenings Main Menu Live.

How many of you enjoy old time radio or modern radio dramas?

Come tune in during the second hour of Main Menu Live to here all about the new Story More service for the blind. You can think of it like the audio version of Netflix. Come learn more as Tanya tells else all about it during the show today.

October 27, 2021

20211027 Main Menu Live - Eric Damery on the release of JAWS, Zoom Text, and Fusion 2022 -2000.

# This month on Main Menu Live, it is JAWS upgrade time. Eric Damery from Vispero will reveal all that is new with JAWS 2022. In the second hour, we continue with an open forum and will highlight iOS 15, Windows 11, and updates from the Information Access Committee. Your questions are welcome.
September 29, 2021

20210929 - Main Menu Live - The IRS, and WanderWord, a look at Audio Gaming. 200003.

# The Information Access Committee will talk about how the IRS can help you, followed by a presentation about audio games and other content from Wanderword.
April 29, 2021

Main Menu Live April 28, 2021It's all about getting moving with accessible fitness equipment. Peloton and Concept. 2 devices and On-The-Muv.

# The Main Menu Live team will be discussing accessible fitness equipment. Getting up and getting moving is a theme throughout the year within ACB. In the first hour, Michael and Satauna come to talk with all of us about Peloton and Concept 2 devices. Peloton has some built-in accessibility features that make it easier for a blind cyclist to participate in their fitness classes. We will learn all about their bikes and accompanying software products. Satauna will row in to tell us about getting moving on her rowing machine and other devices that are accessible on the iPhone. In the second hour, we hear all about the On-the-Muv mechanical treadmill.
April 1, 2021

main Menu Live 2021-03-31 IAC Convention Preview and Clubhouse.

Main Menu Live:

Please join us for two hours of technology talk. In the first hour we will talk all things Club House. It is a platform that is changing the culture and shape of how ACB communicates. Come learn more about this platform and the plans for it moving forward. In the second hour we focus on the Information Access Committee and take your questions. We outline all of the activities at the national convention this summer. Come learn about the multiple presentations we will hold and learn more about how the committee can help all of us.

February 25, 2021

main Menu Live 24 Feb 2021 IAC Committee and Shane Lowe from Supersense

Main Menu Live: On this month’s show in the first hour, the information access committee will let you know what’s coming up for the summer convention from the committee. Will bring you the latest assistive technology news and take your questions.

In hour 2, we hear from Shane Lowe from the Supersense team. We learn all about Supersense and Super Lidar.

January 28, 2021

main Menu Live 27 Jan 2021 Saqib Shaikh from Microsoft and Mike Calvo and Matt Campbell of Pneuma Solutions

This month on Main Menu Live we have two fun-filled hours of great technology talk.

In the first hour we bring Saqib Shaikh from Microsoft on to talk with us all about Seeing A I and their new World channel. The Seeing A I team describes this new channel this way: The new World channel, available on devices with a LiDAR scanner running iOS 14, enables you to explore an unfamiliar space in 3D, using spatial audio. When wearing headphones, you will hear objects around you announced from their location in the room. You can also find a particular object by placing an audio beacon on it. Come learn about the other channels that make up Seeing A I and find out all about this new World channel. Download Seeing A I from the iOS App Store. Next we turn to something that all of us have gotten used to in the past year, that being online meetings. In the second hour we hear from Pneuma Solutions, formally Serotek Corporation, with a new product that brings some innovative technology for online meetings, that being Scribe. Mike Calvo and Matt Campbell describe Scribe this way: The Quickest, Most Accurate Digital Document Remediation Product on the Market for as Low as $0.99 per Page. It’s the only hands-off remediation process eliminating individual document quote requests, providing accessible documents straight from your workflow to the end reader in just seconds. This is truly scratching the surface on what their platform is bringing to the accessibility community. Come find out how their product will make Zoom meetings an even stronger platform and an even more inclusive one at that with their Scribe for Meetings solution. What is Scribe for Meetings? As the world continues to move to a virtual environment, you need an affordable solution that guarantees full access to everyone in your audience. The goal is to make the on-screen content in your online meetings and webinars accessible to print-impaired participants in as easy a manner as possible. Come learn more from Mike and Matt as we get updates from their new company.