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AccessAbilities Podcast

Umass Amherst ATC

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Welcome to AccessAbilities, a podcast from the University of Massachusetts Amherst Assistive Technology Center (ATC). Your hosts, Kelsey Hall and Josh Pearson, present new and innovative assistive technology reviews, as well as in-depth interviews with leading experts in the assistive technology and accessibility fields. We’re glad you could join us!

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Final Episode

Hello listeners, Thank you so much for being a part of this podcast journey with us. We appreciate you sharing, liking, and most importantly listening. We'd like to thank all guests who were a part of making these wonderful conversations happen. But all good things must come to end. Please condinue the conversation around #a11y in #highered. Transcript available at http://bit.ly/2NP03gQ

34 MINAPR 10
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Final Episode

Sunu Band

Hello all, Welcome to the March 2019 episode of AccessAbilities!! We are so excited to bring you an interview with Fernando Albertorio with the Sunu Band (www.sunu.io) "Designed for when you can’t easily use sight or due to a vision impairment, Sunu Band enables you to walk and travel with confidence. Sunu Band is the only smart-band that guides your way around obstacles. It uses sonar or echolocation to detect objects up to 16 feet or 5.5 meters away. Then haptic vibration feedback informs how close (or far away) you are to obstacles. Sunu Band compliments the white cane, guide dog or low vision. This smart-band augments your personal awareness, and reduces accidents to the body, chest, arms and head. Sunu Band is the only intelligent travel aid with more built-in sensors than any other device in the market. Explore and navigate unfamiliar places with Sunu Band’s haptic compass, place finder/explorer and GPS navigation app. Now you can enjoy the personal freedom of always knowing...

59 MINMAR 7
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Sunu Band

Episode 15: Braille On Demand

Transcript: http://bit.ly/2GlML9Q We are so excited to bring you the February 2019 episode of AccessAbilities featuring Todd Frank, Dan Clark, and Keith Paulson of Braille on Demand(choose your podcatcher of choice for listening at linktr.ee/umassatc). If you don't know about Braille on Demand, you should. Braille on Demand is a program through the Iowa Prison Industries (IPI). IPI is the job training program within the Iowa Department of Corrections, providing offenders with the opportunity for Building Brighter Futures. IPI’s work training programs are one of the most successful programs in reducing recidivism – the likelihood that a released offender will return to prison. Since more than 90% of Iowa’s offenders will eventually be released, the training programs of IPI are vital to the safety and security of Iowa. IPI Braille on Demand is a resource for Iowa educators working with sight-impaired school children to have documents quickly transcribed into Braille. IPI is the wor...

75 MINFEB 5
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Episode 15: Braille On Demand
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Latest Episodes

Final Episode

Hello listeners, Thank you so much for being a part of this podcast journey with us. We appreciate you sharing, liking, and most importantly listening. We'd like to thank all guests who were a part of making these wonderful conversations happen. But all good things must come to end. Please condinue the conversation around #a11y in #highered. Transcript available at http://bit.ly/2NP03gQ

34 MINAPR 10
Comments
Final Episode

Sunu Band

Hello all, Welcome to the March 2019 episode of AccessAbilities!! We are so excited to bring you an interview with Fernando Albertorio with the Sunu Band (www.sunu.io) "Designed for when you can’t easily use sight or due to a vision impairment, Sunu Band enables you to walk and travel with confidence. Sunu Band is the only smart-band that guides your way around obstacles. It uses sonar or echolocation to detect objects up to 16 feet or 5.5 meters away. Then haptic vibration feedback informs how close (or far away) you are to obstacles. Sunu Band compliments the white cane, guide dog or low vision. This smart-band augments your personal awareness, and reduces accidents to the body, chest, arms and head. Sunu Band is the only intelligent travel aid with more built-in sensors than any other device in the market. Explore and navigate unfamiliar places with Sunu Band’s haptic compass, place finder/explorer and GPS navigation app. Now you can enjoy the personal freedom of always knowing...

59 MINMAR 7
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Sunu Band

Episode 15: Braille On Demand

Transcript: http://bit.ly/2GlML9Q We are so excited to bring you the February 2019 episode of AccessAbilities featuring Todd Frank, Dan Clark, and Keith Paulson of Braille on Demand(choose your podcatcher of choice for listening at linktr.ee/umassatc). If you don't know about Braille on Demand, you should. Braille on Demand is a program through the Iowa Prison Industries (IPI). IPI is the job training program within the Iowa Department of Corrections, providing offenders with the opportunity for Building Brighter Futures. IPI’s work training programs are one of the most successful programs in reducing recidivism – the likelihood that a released offender will return to prison. Since more than 90% of Iowa’s offenders will eventually be released, the training programs of IPI are vital to the safety and security of Iowa. IPI Braille on Demand is a resource for Iowa educators working with sight-impaired school children to have documents quickly transcribed into Braille. IPI is the wor...

75 MINFEB 5
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Episode 15: Braille On Demand
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