Archive for October, 2010

Past Present and Future of Accessible Technology

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

Examining the Past Present and Future of Accessible Technology is a daunting task for a 50 minute podcast. The Tech Doctor, however, has searched the world over and found the man that can do the job.


Larry Skutchan began his career thirty years ago by writing accessible word processing and telecommunications software for the Apple II. He went on to write an incredibly popular screen reader for MS DOS called ASAP (Automatic Screen Access Program). ASAP monitored the screen for changes and automatically spoke the information that the blind user needed to hear.


Larry has continued to innovate in the development of accessible hardware and software by leading a group of 8 highly talented developers at the American Printing House for the Blind in Louisville, Kentucky.


A few years ago, Larry started his own podcast and began to encourage others to contribute podcasts of their own. Larry’s web site has become one of the best repositories of information about blindness and technology on the internet. The site is of course, Blind Cool Tech.


The Tech Doctor invites you to sit back and relax as you listen to this fascinating discussion. It is a guarantee that you will learn something.