Rita Howells joins Jeff Thompson in the Blind Abilities Studio to tell us about her new Recumbent Exercise Bike, why a recumbent and how she gained access to the manual, the Electronic Screen and much more.
Rita produces a column called, Rita’s iDevice Advice, and monitors a Tech Group e-mail list called, iDevices located through email at iDevices@Groups.io and you can keep up with her weekly releases as well as join in on the discussions, give advice and learn from the hundreds of participants.
Rita worked 33 years in the Voc. Rehab services in Illinois and now has a great vehicle for her to share her knowledge and experience through her column, Rita’s iDevice Advice.
Join Rita and Jeff for this conversation about accessibility and making stuff accessible.
Here are some links from the show:
The 3G Cardio Elite RB is the most comfortable recumbent bike you will ever use! A bold statement from the 3G web site.
The “iDevices” e-mail listserv – join and ask questions about iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and related apps and accessories. People also bring their Apple TV, Apple Watch, and HomePod questions.
HALOS tactile icons are shapes that represent common features on home appliances. We sell the tactile icons as stickers that can be applied directly to a touch surface control panel. These stickers identify both the location and the function of an appliance feature. They are like bump dots but smarter! We offer five tactile icon packages – microwave, oven, washer, keypad and home. The microwave, oven and washer packages contain two sets of 9 commonly used appliance features. For example the microwave package includes tactile icon stickers for start, stop, power level, add time, popcorn, pizza, potato, defrost and timer. The home package has over 60 icons to identify a variety of home appliance features. Finally our keypad package is used to label keypads commonly found on microwaves and ovens. We also offer custom labeling – just send us a picture of the appliance, plus the make and model and we will create a custom set of tactile icons for all the buttons on your appliance. For more information go to http://tangibleSurfaceResearch.com/halos or contact Anne at Anne at tangibleSurfaceResearch@gmail.com
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