Why don’t the worlds of mainstream tech and accessibility tech ever seem to collide? Shelly, 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.

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#30: It's Like Playing Jazz

June 8th, 2020 · 75 minutes

Here's where you learn about developing inclusive apps – not why it's a good thing, but how developers can get started doing it. We talk about addressing a variety of disabilities, and the ways and means of user testing to achieve apps that are accessible in more than name only

#29: Under the Feet of a Drunken Giant

May 12th, 2020 · 56 minutes

Video just keeps growing as a way to tell stories about technology. Both of my guests have made video a mainstay of their creative output. I wanted these two experts to school my audio-centric self. We also talk a whole lot about accessibility advocacy through the video medium.

#28: Bring on the WWDC Riff Trax

April 28th, 2020 · 70 minutes

Here's the Parallel take on two new bits of Apple gear. What will each mean for users, and for Apple itself. We talk iPhone SE the sequel, iPad's new Magic Keyboard, how WWDC could come off this year, and what Apple stories we hoped we would be talking about in 2020 – before the pandemic.

#27: Fast Shipping. Looks Great!

April 14th, 2020 · 55 minutes

How do product reviewers work? Do the people who evaluate gadgets for your favorite sites do rigorous testing, or rely on their gut to form an opinion? And who are they writing for? We talk with two people who review tech products about what it takes to write an authoritative post that people looking to buy will actually want to read.

#26: My Aunt from the Circus

March 31st, 2020 · 52 minutes

What's it like to work at home when you usually go to an office? My guests, a Microsoft program manager and a radio reporter, will fill you in.

#25: The Multi-Face Lifestyle

January 7th, 2020 · 28 minutes

I'm BACK, with a solo episode that amounts to 'what I did on my unintended podcast vacation.' With Apple products. I finally own an Apple Watch, and the latest edition of my book about iOS accessibility is out the door.

#24: Don't Call It Queen Cake

September 10th, 2019 · 57 minutes

There's a new operating system in town, and it's delicious. It's Android 10. Join us for a look at what's new.

#23: Not Forsaken

August 14th, 2019 · 54 minutes

In the final episode featuring bonus content from "36 Seconds that Changed Everything: How the iPhone Learned to Talk" I chat with someone who had very good reasons for being skeptical of Apple, but who eventually embraced iOS, once it proved itself.

#22: Aren't You Blind People Marvelous?

July 24th, 2019 · 40 minutes

When Apple brought accessibility to the Mac, and later, the iPhone, Jonathan Mosen was a skeptic. But unlike a lot of them, Jonathan could back up his point of view. He's spent his career working in assistive technology, both as an advocate and product reviewer, and as an employee of companies that make it. He has many fans, and is a lightning rod…

#21: Deep Dev Dive

July 9th, 2019 · 59 minutes

Research for my documentary, "36 Seconds that Changed Everything: How the iPhone Learned to Talk" included interviews with two longtime iOS developers, each of whom took an early interest in accessibility. We talked about the process of developing accessible apps, why they do it and how users respond to what they build.