Why don’t the worlds of mainstream tech and accessibility tech ever seem to collide? Shelly Brisbin, who keeps one foot in each, wants to know. She and her guests from both worlds chew over the news and trends of the day, mixing in an accessibility perspective.



#1: I Wish All Computers Were Orange

August 7th, 2018 · 56 minutes

Personal computers have been around long enough that many of us have fond memories of a formative device, a technology, or an operating system. Some of us collect obsolete hardware; others recall the history because they were a part of making it.

Guest Starring: Stephen Hackett and Larry Skutchan

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Links and Show Notes

512 Pixels YouTube Channel
American Printing House for the Blind History
Thingiverse - Digital Designs for Physical Objects
APH — Graphiti Graphics Display
APH — Orbit Reader 20

Affordable refreshable Braille display

Crossings with No Traffic Control

APH software to assist blind travelers navigate uncontrolled street crossings.

Apple Lisa - Wikipedia
IBM System/370 - Wikipedia
Robotic Dogs Guide the Blind: The Future of Fetching

This link didn't come up on the show, but it appeared in response to a search, so I've included it for your futuristic pleasure.

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