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Adaptive Technology – Information Resources

Looking for information regarding the latest adaptive device, computer hardware or software application? On this page, you will find a number of links that will connect you to a variety of adaptive technology broadcast, podcasts or other resources that will likely provide you with the information you are looking for before you make that buying decision. If you don’t find it here, perhaps you will find our page of Books, Magazines, Newsletters & Blogs helpful as well.


  • The Accessible Devices event came into existence in June of 2002. When they realized that while the sighted community had easy access to virtually any product not all of them were accessible to people who were blind or sight-impaired. When individual members of the Blind community found a product that was accessible, there was no means of sharing that information with others. The Accessible Devices event was an attempt to fill that need.

    After seven years of holding their Accessible Devices event on Sunday afternoons, they’ve decided it’s time for a change. They Have switched to using Accessible Devices podcasts to deliver the information to you. There are two main reasons for this. They have encountered problems from time to time with presenters not being able to be available at the time of the event. This is often caused by the time zone issue. In addition many who wish to hear the information have found it hard to be there at that time also and have communicated this with them. The fact that the downloads of the presentations are far greater than the number of people present for the live event bears this out.

    By May of 2003, they were receiving so many requests for information sent out previously on their list that they created the Accessible Devices website – an excellent source for information managed by people who are blind or sight-impaired themselves. through their website, information is now readily available 24 Hours each Day.
  • The Access Talk podcasts offer a wide range of technical reviews on a variety of accessible products.
  • The AppleVis Podcast offers short walk-throughs and reviews of iOS features and 3rd party apps.
  • The Blind Access Journal podcast is about the blind and our quest for the greatest possible access to all the information available in the world around us. A team of advocates, assistive technology instructors and reporters including Karen Shandrow, Darrell Shandrow, Allison Hilliker, Jeff Bishop and special guest contributors explore accessibility evangelism, demonstrate revolutionary new technologies for the blind, find out about the latest assistive technology happenings and much more.
  • Cool Blind Tech strives for universal design of products, environments, programs and services to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation or specialized design, not excluding assistive devices for particular groups of individuals with disabilities where this is needed. Cool Blind Tech endeavors in maximizing the independence, productivity and participation of the blind and low vision community, to empower the blindness community through the acquisition and enhancement of skills in using adaptive technologies.
    The Cool Blind Tech podcasts cover a variety of subjects that you will find enlightening and informative.
  • FSCast is Freedom Scientific’s monthly podcast. Hosted by Jonathan Mosen, FSCast features news, interviews, and product demonstrations relating to Freedom Scientific products. FSCast is a great way to make the most of the products you have as well as learning about what’s new and what’s around the corner.
  • Welcome to Tech Access Weekly. This podcast began as a fun project for them and it has gained listeners at a consistent rate thanks to listeners like you spreading the word. Since their podcast is roughly 18 months old and they are somewhat new to the podcast realm, they recently produced a “Meet the Hosts” episode where they answered listener questions along with information about their backgrounds. They wish to encourage you to listen to episode 74 which was released on Monday, December 27, 2010, with a special interviewer. they greatly encourage you to listen to this and many other of their podcasts. Please feel free to contact them with podcast suggestions, comments or questions!
  • SeroTalk podcasts and interactive blog on the accessible digital lifestyle, produced by SeroTalk, the go anywhere people and developers of System Access.