Archives October 2013

Wednesday Roundup For October 30, 2013

Welcome to the Wednesday Roundup for October 30, 2013 brought to you by Fedora Outlier, LLC. Today’s headlines include stories about technology, scientific research and discoveries, and human interest items about individuals who have triumphed over blindness. Okay, secure that beverage of choice, get in that perfect spot, and prepare for some very exciting content. Ready? Let’s get started and explore the worldwide web.

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Delivering Access Podcast Episode 13 with Leo Bissonnette

Dr. Leo Bissonnette was born in 1952 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. After attending the Montreal Association School for the Blind between 1958-1966, he was integrated into high school at Loyola High School. He then went on to Loyola College for his Honours B.A. in Sociology 1974; his M.A. in Sociology in 1977. He taught Sociology at Concordia University in Montreal between 1978-1992 and in 1986 took on the position of Assistant Coordinator for the Office of Students with Disabilities. He then became Manager of the Access Centre for Students with Disabilities in 1991, remaining in this position until December 1, 2012 when he retired. In 1906 he completed his Doctorate in Educational Technology at Concordia University in Montreal. Leo focused much of his work on providing technology training to students with visual impairments and learning disabilities and presently offers his services as a private consultant to students attending colleges and universities in Montreal. Leo is married with a daughter working in special education.


This weeks hero is sure to empower you! The Fedora Outlier’s Delivering Access Podcast was created to highlight individuals, groups and communities in the ever growing  blindness population who are changing life’s and making a difference in the world through their works, passion and their belief in change.


This weeks guest is Leo Bissonnette

Listen as our guest walks us through their life of how they became blind, they’re early years and the tools they used along their journey.

Tools and technology:


iPad Mini


Contact Info:

Skype Name: leo.nugget98




Twitter: maxnugg96


Cell Phone: 1-514-983-7290



If you or someone you know has a story that needs to be told or if you want to highlight an organization, cause or your passion. Feel free to contact us and we’ll be happy to review your request and get you on an upcoming episode of the Delivering Access Podcast.

Dictation Gets A Boost In Mavericks

Are you someone who has enjoyed using the dictation feature on the Mac when it was introduced in mountain line? If so, then I have got great news for you. It has been vastly improved in the newest version of the Mac OS10.9 Mavericks operating system that was recently released by Apple. In Mavericks there is an option to use enhanced dictation, And this is what I am going to discuss in this blog post today.

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Forecast For iPhone, Old Hat App Review

Listen up all you weather geek’s! You are planning that important outdoor event and you want to know a few days ahead of time if you are going to have that perfect weather day? A few of your friends have some health issues and you want to know what the quality of the air will be for that special event? Well, read on to find out about an app that can give you all this information and much more.

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Dan Roy

City – State/ProvinceDes Plaines, IL
On October 10th, you sent out an email newsletter, most of if not all the links in this newsletter are still broken! Normally, when I run in to this situation, I allow time for them to be fixed before I say anything. However, October 10th is a long time ago. I even tried viewing the newsletter in my browser. The newsletter comes up, but, most of the links are 404 not found, what’s up guys?