Archive for April, 2014

Global Perspective

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

In this podcast, Allison and Robert have the pleasure of speaking with Jean Parker.

While in elementary school at the Perkins school for the blind, Jean was introduced to a number of international students and faculty. She realized that she wanted to travel the world and visit the places that she was learning about. As a radio journalist, educator, activist, researcher and Ph.D. candidate, Jean has lived and worked all over the world.

In this podcast, Jean shares some fascinating experiences and tells us about her doctoral research which is designed to help people in India prepare for and recover from the many natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes and tsunamis which unfortunately occur far to frequently in Asia.

Jean creatively uses technology to accomplish her goals. She prefers devices that can do multiple things. The iPhone and Book Port Plus are examples of such technology. The eleven inch MacBook Air has turned out to be the only computer that Jean caries with her. She tell us about how she is creatively using a combination of community radio and mobile phone technology in her transformative doctoral research.

We are confident that you will learn as much from listening to our conversation with Jean as we did. After all, learning something new is what the Tech Doctor podcast is all about.

We invite you to
us at the Tech Doctor podcast with any comments and suggestions.


Comparing iOS Devices and Notetakers

Sunday, April 6th, 2014

Allison begins this episode by introducing her very special new friend to the Tech Doctor podcast.

We spend the remainder of the show reviewing an excellent
Applevis blog post
Comparing iOS devices with specialized notetakers built by companies who create products specifically for people who are blind.

We are excited about this most interesting and worthwhile topic and appreciate the perspective that is presented in this blog post.