Category Delivering Access

Follow Friday With Tom Dekker Of ihabilitation

Happy Friday Everyone! You’ve made it through another busy week and the weekend is almost here. I don’t know about you, but I plan on having a restful and relaxing weekend. Now, that Friday is here, it also means that its time for another weekly edition of Fedora Outlier’s Follow Friday (#FF) interview series. Who have I chosen to interview this week? You’ll have to grab a cup of coffee and read on to find out.

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Follow Friday: #FF with @Shelly

Good morning! It’s the last Friday of June. Are you ready for the weekend—and 4th of July holiday next week? I know I am.

Now that Friday has arrived, its time for another exciting Follow Friday interview—are you as excited as we are? Our featured guest for this week has championed for accessibility for quite a while now, and with an upcoming book release on the topic, you’re sure to enjoy what she has to say.

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Follow Friday: #FF with @Fleksy

Good morning to my favorite day of the week—Friday! Is it yours, too? Give yourself a big pat on the back for all of the hard work you’ve done this week.

Fridays also mean it’s time, once again, for another top-notch Follow Friday pick, brought to you by Fedora’s, Delivering Access blog. This week, we’re featuring someone that keeps us typing happy every single day. Do you know who it is?

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#FF: Follow Friday with Steve Sawczyn (@SteveOfMaine)

Happy Friday! Who’s ready for the weekend? You are about to (or already have) punched the clock, and it’s time to have a little fun, so naturally, it’s time for another edition of Fedora’s, Follow Friday series.

This week, we will be talking with Steve Sawczyn of Assistive Technology Services of Maine (A T Maine). Over the years A T Maine has provided nation-wide training, consultation and support to individuals, government agencies and the private sector.

I picked Steve Sawczyn (@SteveOfMaine) of A T Maine to interview this week because, even though his company may be a small, Steve saw a need to provide assistive technology to the blindness community and others. Steve is also a very interesting person with a great deal of knowledge in the assistive technology field, so I know you’ll enjoy hearing from him.

You are probably asking yourself, “Why does Fedora Outlier follow AT Maine in the first place?” Good question!

At Fedora Outlier, it is our goal to provide top quality consulting, teaching and support for a wide range of mainstream and assistive technology. One of the services we offer is remote access teaching, which is a unique concept specific to assistive technology. Steve Sawczyn and Assistive Technology Services of Maine (A T Maine) provides this type of training, along with on-site training, as well.

Sit down and take a peek into the conversation I had with Steve about AT Maine, his background and how he’s using Twitter. Ready? Set? Go!

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#FF: Follow Friday with Rick Harmon and @BlindGeekZone

Wow, can you believe it’s Friday again? With a four-day week, the time has just flown by, and here we are with another Follow Friday pick featuring a very good friend of the Fedora Outlier team.

Rick Harmon is one of Ohio’s “geekiest” guys—and I imagine he’s gunning for the title nationwide. He’s an impeccable trainer, tech enthusiast and runs the Blind Geek Zone, a blog and website filled with tons of tech-related resources for the blindness community.

I took a few minutes to talk with Rick this week to learn exactly how he’s “geeking out” on Twitter, and learn a few reasons why you should give @BlindGeekZone a follow.

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Follow Friday: #FF with @TapTapSee and @CamFind

Here we are again, another Friday morning on the Delivering Access blog, and of course that means we’re eager to share this week’s #FollowFriday pick with you.

Ready to find out who we are sharing with you this week? Since its release in October 2012, TapTapSee has received 19,000 downloads, and processes hundreds of thousands of images on a daily basis. TapTapSee (along with sister app, CamFind) has brought the ability to assist everyone in the blindness community in identifying various types of items and products that they would otherwise not be able to identify.

Personal Note: I’m an avid user of TapTapSee, and I was completely excited when I took my first picture earlier this year with this very simple to use app, (and to my surprise, it correctly identified my Mickey Mouse shaped telephone).

Please join me as I interview Dmitriy Konopatskiy with TapTapSee, and we learn a bit more about the application, the release of CamFind and why you should be getting all of their tweets over on Twitter.

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