Monday, December 14, 2009

MIUSA Keynote Speech.

Hello, all. I hope you all are gearing up for the holidays, and I trust that you all will be ready for the new year that is to come, shortly. I am very excited to bring a little surprise your way! We have an early Christmas gift for you on BlindWorld!!! Today, there is a new podcast presented by a new hostess, and we are so proud to welcome her to the BlindWorld family. Ms. Christie Gilson is along to let us hear a speech that she did at an event sponsored by Mobility International USA. These folks are all about blind people traveling and studying abroad, and it's very kind of Ms. Gilson to let us post this for her. We hope she will contribute many more episodes to BlindWorld, and I encourage you to sit back and enjoy this one!!! Thanks, and we'll be with you when there is another show for your listening pleasure!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Bose iPod Doc!!!

Hey, everyone!!! It has been quite a while since our last show, and I'm glad to have something to present to you after all this time. Dennis Bartlett is back with another of his mini-podcasts, and this is an excellent one! TOday, Dennis shows us his brand spanking new Bose iPod doc, and he tells us all about how to use it. Once again, Dennis is using his trusty iPhone, and I am very glad to have these shows that are recorded directly from that device. Thanks, Dennis!!! Everybody, please enjoy the show.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Awesome new Round Table Podcast!!!

Hello, all. I hope you are having a fine day, wherever this new update finds you. Today, I am very excited to present the latest in our series of Round Table shows!!! This one, is some ways, is the funniest podcast I have ever produced. The gentlemen who took part were aid back, totally cool, and letting their funny sides show!!! We had Steve Sawczyn of Augusta, Main; Dennis Bartlett of Thermal, California; Jessie Hernandez, of Miami, Florida; Buddy Brannan, of Erie, Pennsylvania; Shane Jackson, of Vestavia Hills, Alabama; and a surprise guest, Robert Carter, of College Station, Texas. A big welcome goes out to Robert for his debut on our show, and we hope he returns, often. Also, a big hats-off to Apple for the updates discussed in this show!!! You all enjoy, please, and take good care. We'll look forward to being with you on the next BlindWorld Podcast!!! Life is so beautiful!!!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Long-anticipated installation of Apple's Snow Leopard with VoiceOver!!!

Good day, all. It is time for possibly one of the best and most anticipated podcasts that BlindWorld has ever attempted to do. On August 28, Apple released Mac OS X 10.6, Snow Leopard. This version of the Mac OS has some very significant updates to VoiceOver, and I thought it would be really neat to do a complete installation, right from beginning to the very end. That, dear friends, is exactly what we have done. Buddy Brannan and I sat down late on the evening of August 28, and we began to podcast. By the time we were done, Snow Leopard was installed on a brand new partition and up and running for the very first time. Sit back, relax, and get to know the newest and sleakest "big cat!" Here, Ikttie, Kittie, Kittie, it's Shane and Buddy, and we're going to install you!!! Here is the show. Thank you so much for listening!!!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

IBart, traveling in the San Francisco Bay area.

Hello, all. Today, BlindWorld is back with yet another podcast for your listening pleasure. This one features a brand spanking new hostess, Miss Olivia Norman of Los Angeles, California. Olivia will take us on a brief tour of the IBart app for the iPhone. She will tell us how she uses this app when she visits her relatives in the San Francisco Bay area. I hope you enjoy this one as much as I do!!! Thank you, Olivia, and please do more in the future. We love it!!! Here is the show!!!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

a Brief Talk Concerning Imap.

Hi again, neighbors. It's Dennis Bartlett again! This time, Dennis shows us how he uses Imap instead of Pop, and as he has for quite a while, now, he demonstrates it using his iPhone. Hope you enjoy this one.

A Brief talk Concerning the iPhone and its Battery

Hello, all. Today, Dennis Bartlett, a regular contributor to BlindWorld, will talk to us about his iPhone and some perceptions about the battery. Hope you all enjoy the show!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Brief review of Navigon GPS with the iPhone!

Hello, all. Today, Dennis Bartlett takes us on a very quck and to-the-point tour of Navigon with his iPhone. As usual when doing this type of cast, Dennis is using his iPhone to actually record this one, and I love this approach. I really appreciate his contributions, and if any of you want to do the same, please email me, and I'll consider your entry. Again, thanks, Dennis. Enjoy the show, and we'll be back wht you again on the next episode!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Grilling with Buddy!!!

Good evening, all. Buddy Brannan is at it again! He has his brand new binaural mics from the Sound Professionals, and he is up to no good with them! He has decided to take us with him as he grills some food for his family!!! Listen as he tells you what happened to the first part of the recording, which I did not upload! Don't be so hard on yourself, man! It happens to the best of us! Here is the show,a nd thanks, Buddy! Please continue to do more of these types of shows for us! I really appreciate your contributions to my podcast!!! Until next time, everybody, take care, and God bless!

It's Spaghetti time!!!

Hello, folks. I told you that we would be putting on a Spaghetti cast, and here it is!!! I do hope you enjoy this one! It was a little frustrating for me, but then again, this is my first time ever to try and make spaghetti. Sit back, relax, and have fun listening to the show!!!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Informal Mac Discussion.

Hello, podcast fans!!! This morning, I am going to present to you a very informal Mac round table show. Five of us fellas got together and decided on the spur of the moment to do a podcast, so that's what happened. We even have two new voices for this one! I hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed putting it together for you. Here is the show!!!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Making Arabic Coffee!

Hello, faithful podcast subscribers! I've been telling those of you on Twitter and other social networking places that I would be making an Arabic coffee podcast as soon as I got the proper equipment. Well, it is finally here, and so is my shipment of wonderful Arabic coffee. On this show, we actually do make and drink Arabic coffee. I used an ibrik, which is a Turkish/Arabic coffee kettle. We put that on the burner and did our coffee making right here, and it was fantastic. If you would like more information about Arabic coffee, check out Coffee Break. The nice lady there would love to sell you some Arabic coffee, and she will even help you find traditional ibriks if you need them. A note to all listeners. Do *not* follow my advice on the podcast concerning the proper link to her site. I gave incorrect info in the show, so please do follow these show notes. If, for some reason you do not follow these notes, you won't get to the correct site. I'm sorry about that, but I'm not going back and re-editing the podcast just for that! LOL! Pitiful, right? Oh, well, sue me!!! See you on the next show!!!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Making Coffee with My New French Press.

Hello, all. It is time for another of my famous coffee podcasts! This one features the lovely Abigail and I as we set up and user my new French Press coffee maker for the first time. We also debut some really good Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee. I really think you will enjoy it very much, so get ready for some major coffee. Here is the show!!!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Correcting some misunderstandings.

Hey, good podcast listeners. This is another brief one from Dennis Bartlett. Thanks, Dennis! In this one, Dennis clears up some misunderstandings about yesterday's iPhone productivity podcast in which some WIndows users were angered by some very minor remarks about Outlook. Certainly, we must all respect each other's views, and I do ask that my listeners respect Dennis' views on this matter. I will post no more podcasts concerning this, but Dennis does need to be allowed to clear up what was clearly not meant to set off a new Windows VS Mac war in the blind community. With that in mind, please enjoy the show. See you next time.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Productivity with the new iPhone 3G S.

Hi, all. This is a very brief podcast, and it comes to us from Canada. Our good friend, Dennis Bartlett, tells us how his iPhone is being used in a very productive way. What is quite unique about this one is the fact that Dennis actually recorded it on his iPhone. As far as I know, this may be one of the first podcast recordings done on the iPhone for the blind community. How cool is this!!! In any event, enjoy the show, and I will return very soon with another episode of the BlindWorld Blog and Podcast.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Booksense unboxing!!!

Hello, podcast listeners. It is time for another episode in the long list of BlindWorld podcasts!!! This time, we shift away from the Mac for a bit to focus on a new product from GW Micro, the makers of the Window-Eyes screen reader and the Braillesense notetaker. Today, we present to you a new pocket-sized book player that they have come out with, known as the Booksense. A very dear friend of mine, Buddy Brannan, will demonstrate this unit after he unboxes it for you! He gives you a brief tour of the unit, and you get to see him use it for the very first time! Join Buddy as he unpacks his new toy on this episode of the BlindWorld Podcast! Here is a special note for you! Listen very carefully to the introduction to this podcast!!! Doesn't Buddy's beautiful daughter, Alina, sound just too sweet? She's awesome!!! Thanks for doing that cool intro, Alina, and thanks to Buddy for the show. Look to hear Alina on future episodes as well!!!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

iPhone Podcast 3: THE IPHONE!!!

Now, after talking about it, after getting it, after feeling how smooth and sexy it is in the hand, we put it through its paces! Join Darcy Burnard, Buddy Brannan, Jessie Hernandez, and I as we introduce you to the iPhone in a big way. We discuss the iPhone at length, we take the phone through its home screen, visit the phone app itself, take a look at browsing the web and sending messages, as well as talking about the compass! After that, we do some more cool things with the iPod section of the iPhone, and we talk about how much of a revolution this is for the blind community. We also give a shout out to our very fine friends at Serotek and talk about their wonderful contributions to the discussion of the Iphone and the Apple platform, although they are a Windows screen reading manufacturer. Thanks, Mike, and all the folks over there. We hope you enjoy this one as well as we did! Now, sit back, find your favorite beverage, and listen to the iPhone!!! Thanks to the participants, and a big thanks especially to Darcy Burnard for his wonderful hosting job! Also, a huge thanks to Jessie Hernandez for believing that I could figure this thing out in less than two days! Finally, thanks to Buddy Brannan for being another brand new guest on the BlindWorld podcast. We hope you like this show, and we intend to do more, here at BLindWorld, so stay tuned.

iPhone Podcast 2: Trip to the AT&T store!

Well, howdy, yet again. This time it's off to the AT&T store, bright and early on Friday morning. It's all as I promised you! I stand in line, get very hot, finally get in the store, and get my iPhone! I have bleeped out a phone number in the middle of the show, so you should not be alarmed if you hear a loud beep. Anyway, have fun, and enjoy this second episode of the series of iPhone podcasts. The 3rd one is the big one; the one you have all been waiting for; and it is coming. Again, I promise!!!

iPhone Podcast 1: Count-Down to iPhone!

Hello, all. Here comes the great iPhone extravaganza I have promised you all. The iPhone arrived yesterday, and I have been using it ever since. Thursday night, I began the count-down with some musings. This first show is the first of a a series that now numbers three podcasts concerning the iPhone. I expect it to grow bigger, but for now, it's a trio. Enjoy, please!!!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Nfb Trashes Mac!

Hello, all. The Screenless Switchers Podcast has just posted a rebuttal to a horrifying article about Mac OS X that is to be published by the National Federation of the BLind. This is the second time this organization has trashed Mac OS X, and it is absolutely disgraceful. I received permission from the owners of The Screenless Switchers Podcast to air their episode on our show. Please click here to listen. As a slight warning, I will tell you that this episode is very long, over 2 hours. Please do listen to the whole thing, though, as it is most relevant and very thorough. Thank you.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

WWDC Round Table Podcast!

Hello, all. Yes, it is time again for another BlindWorld round table. This time, I, along with Darcy Bernard of Ontario, Canada who is half the duo that operates the two podcasts which can be found by visiting the Screenless Switchers podcast and the Darcy and Holly podcast, Jessie Hernandez from the Metro area of Miami Florida, Dennis Bartlett also living in Canada, Pratik Patel who lives in New York City, and Scott Rutkowski of Sidney Australia, discuss all the happenings at yesterday's WorldWide Developer's Conference. We highlight the new MacBook Pro line of laptops from Apple, the upcoming release of Snow Leopard, and the biggest news of all, the fact that the newest addition to the iPhone line of devices will be accessible to the blind. Join us for a great deal of great information, some serious chat, and even some fun thrown in for good measure. Click here for the show. I hope you find it useful, and I hope you pass it on to anyone that would benefit from its content. See you next time

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Syrinx round table!

Hello, all. Here is yet another round table from the BlindWorld Blog and Podcast. This time, Dennis Bartlett, Jessie Hernandez, Orin, and I all participate in a discussion of the Syrinx Twitter client for the Macintosh operating system. We also briefly talk about mobile phones and that really cool Twitter app, Twikini. We love that app, and we couldn't help discussing it again! Also, we just had an outright good time. Click here to enjoy the show!!! Thanks so much for listening! See you on the next episode!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Podcast on using Twitter with your Mobile Phone!

Good evening, morning, afternoon, whatever it is where you are!!! I am here with a long-anticipated podcast, and I appreciate those of you who have faithfully waited for me. Last evening, or early this morning, Steve Sawczyn, Jessie Hernandez and I did a really neat show on using Twitter with mobile phone technology and access software. We focused on JibJib, which is a java application fur using Twitter; and we also focused on Twikini, a very accessible Windows Mobile Twitter client. We had a ball doing this one, and I hope you enjoy it as much as we did. Click here for the show and listen to your heart's content. I am also going to forward a link to the show over to the developer of Twikini, so maybe we'll get this guy some well-deserved publicity. Many blind persons are enjoying the benefits of his program, so let's help him all we can. See you all next time!

Friday, May 22, 2009


Hey, you all. Shane Jackson, here, with something you all just might find of great interest, especially if you use a Windows Mobile phone! This is a new twitter app for both Windows Mobile standard and Windows Mobile Professional, and it is called Twikini I really think it would be worth you checking this little gem out, as I have. Now, if you are totally blind, as I am, there is even more good news. This program works really well with Mobile Speak Pocket, a screen reader for Windows Mobile users who rely on speech, Braille, and magnification, and you really can't beat the price. Also, I know I'm supposed to post a screenshot of Twikini, if I want to get the program for free, but alas, being totally blind, I'm not sure how to do that just yet! I'll try, though. Maybe it will work. Let's see, here. This should be a picture of Twikini in action, so maybe that is good enough. I sure hope so. Anyway, I'm off to bed. You all go and look at this program, and put it to good use on your phones! Happy tweeting!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Coffee, anyone?

Hello, friendly podcast enthusiasts!!! Today, all you nostalgic listeners, the ones who remember my old cooking and coffee casts will be delighted to know that I am now able to present a new one of those famous shows. This morning,, I made coffee, using my new coffee grinder, and you get to participate. I hope you enjoy this episode. Let me know what you think!!! More coming, soon!