Creating and delivering presentations using JAWS

Creating and delivering presentations using JAWS with Darren Paskell from TPT!

Creating and delivering presentations using JAWS

In this video, Darren Paskell, Thomas Pocklington Trust Technology Information Champion, demonstrates how he creates and delivers presentations using screen reading software JAWS.

Accessible technology in the workplace has come a long way over the last few years allowing blind and partially sighted employees to perform roles as well as their fully sighted counterparts.

In this, the second of five videos for TPT’s campaign #BlindAndAble, our own Technology Information Champion, Darren Paskell demonstrates how he creates and delivers presentations using screen reading software JAWS.

This series of videos is part of Blindness Awareness Month 2020.

Thanks to Nathan Churchill of Higher Aspect Media who filmed and produced these videos. For more information and examples of Nathan’s work please visit https://higheraspectmedia.com

 

 

Podcast: Does braille have a place in the modern world?

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Hosted by Darren Paskell, TPT’s Information Champion, he welcomed a panel of guests, including:
  • Dave Williams, Chair of The Braillists Foundation
  • Masuma Ali,  Engagement Manager in the south-east for Thomas Pocklington Trust.
  • Megan Paul, Onkyo Braille essay competition winner in 2016, volunteer for Thomas Pocklington Trust and Gloucestershire Sight Loss Council.

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Student designs handheld robotic guide dog!

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Student designs autonomous way-finding device for visually impaired people unable to home a guide dog

Original Post by lboro.ac.uk

Inspired by virtual reality gaming consoles, he has conceptualised and started to prototype ‘Theia’, a portable and concealable handheld device that guides users through outdoor environments and large indoor spaces with very little user input.

In essence, it’s handheld robotic guide dog – minus the waggy tail. Theia. Theia – a portable and concealable handheld device that guides users through outdoor environments with little user input.

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Coronavirus response must include digital access for all

JRF Blog: Coronavirus response must include digital access for all

JRF blog on technology during Covid19

original article jrf.org.uk

Coronavirus response must include digital access to connect us all

Crossing the digital divide is essential to ensuring that the response to COVID-19 includes us all, say the Addressing Poverty with Lived Experience (APLE) Collective.
Coronavirus response must include digital access to connect us all

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