let’s share files with my samsung s9 plus.

In this episode we look at a way to share files using my s9 plus i got in June of this year. I didn’t go over any voice assistant commands but I did go over the app itself.

Any questions can be left in the disqus frame. Enjoy

looking at the new xbox layout released may 17, 2018

Thanks to Jessie from jessie’s audio blog for the help with this one. We show off some new things that the public gained access to in may 17 2018. We also show some stuff especially the discord stuff that the public will gain access to once the new build with that hits. Keep an eye on your xbox updates for more info.

By the way, we did have some tech issues at the beginning, but we still had a lot of fun, again a big thanks to Jessie for helping me out with this.

looking at shuttle: a simple but powerful music player for android

We take a look at shuttle, an audio app I found out about in a game I play called zombie’s run. There are some bugs but the app is very easy to use and i can’t wait to try it out later on on a run. Here is a link to the plus version of the app which I reviewed.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.simplecity.amp_pro

If you are listening on the anchor app feel free to call into the show.

blog post: the inaccessibility of patreon. Staff uncaring

The following is on my patreon page which can be found here For those that want to be patrons please write to them. As a creator I’m losing probably average of $200 if each of my subscribers donated $1 a month. That can be a lot for some of us. Here is the post. 1

The following comes from a user of NVDA. For those that don’t know what NVDA is, it is a screen reader which can be gotten from nvda’s homepage (that page will redirect you to the new page) which is free and open source. I have also ben trying to contact patreon regarding accessibility on mac os. It’s better, but not getting there fast enough in my humble opinion. It actually seems like they want to deal with us mac users more than us windows users. They have an email to which you can reach out and bring accessibility to their attention. Please email platform@patreon.com and express to them your concern. Here is the email about that first.

Patreon replied with, a, send an email to this general email address, line, so, I am gonna call their bluff. I think everyone should write to the below if they cannot use the service or heard the service was inaccessible. In the meantime, I am gonna continue to look for emails and phone numbers. Share this email widely! I know many don’t use patreon, but I know many blind creators who could make a living off it if the app and or website had labeled buttons and links.

So as you can see they do not understand accessibility. The following is an email thread in its entirety with all names not redacted. Please spread this on your patreon page and everywhere else. I have not edited the thread so any mistakes in spelling etc are not mine, not this time. Let’s go make a difference.

Begin thread:

For the past months I have been trying to advocate for Patreon to take accessibility seriously. The below, is a giant list of threads and otherwise where I and others have attempted to do the same. They refuse to see how important this is. I have lost money because of them and I know many many many disabled creators who would like to use the service but can’t, even non blind keyboard users. The below is a blog post not by me, and then my email to a few folks at Patreon I did through some digging, and then the email thread with one employee there to someone else. Enjoy reading. And, no. I am not done.

Before I begin, our advocacy group email is below.

https://accessmedia.groups.io/g/team

team+subscribe@accessmedia.groups.io

Here’s one blog post on the subject.

Patreon and accessibility

And here’s their twitter response to me.

https://mobile.twitter.com/PatreonSupport/status/981211237429030912

And here’s the email they told me to email. I shared it far and wide.

platform@patreon.com

Now, here is the chain.

Hi!
My name is Robert Kingett. I am a blind patreon who creator who struggles with the service daily. I was thinking about closing my account all together because I was having a really hard, and in some cases, impossible time managing my page and my account.
I use a screen reader, In this case, an open source screen reader called NVDA. I do not use the mouse to navigate. I use the keyboard. To put it simply, a screen reader takes the HTML, reads the HTML, then translates it into a keyboard driven virtual buffer that we can hear while navigating around.
While I’ve always had a patreon account, even when I could see some, I was constantly unable to manage my profile and or account using a screen reader. My blind supporters have stopped donating to me because they could not change pledges or otherwise cancel their pledges easily. I lost money.
I would be more than happy to work with you on a regular basis to fix the many issues I have found. Some of these include poor heading structure or otherwise missing headings, missing alt text atributes for images… popup dialog box rendering to where the screen reader can see the popped out box… and, a few others. There are several relatively simple fixes you can do on the site that would increase accessibility. Some of the issues encountered throughout

the site include:

Missing alt text
– Missing form labels
– Empty links
– Empty buttons
– Poor visual focus for sighted keyboard only users
– Skipped headings making the document structure hard to understand.
– Orphaned form labels
– Redundant links (2 links side by side going to the same place)
– Links coded as buttons.

These are easy to fix. I would be more than happy to help you make the site more accessible from a screen reader standpoint and beyond. After all, as it stands, I cannot use your service. My patrons couldn’t, either, which is why they left.
When can we have a phone call about this? What phone number is the best to reach you? When can we have a conference call about this?

The below email thread is a long running one about lack of accessibility of the service. I know many who would like to use the service and who can’t edit their pages or change prices or cancel pledges or even use the service. The app is actually worse than the website. I know many of you are not patreon creators, but this is how I, and many others, make money.

I am gonna call the below today. If anybody wants to send emails or make phone calls, to try to get someone, let me know. clearly, he likes ignoring emails.

Tal Raviv
Product Manager
phone: 561.789.1015
tal@…
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Gregg Rosenberg
Apr 3 #443

Team,
I have great news. I am working with Wayne McKenzie at Apple, the Apple Engineering Team, and YouTube TV indirectly to rectify all the problems I have documented with YouTube TV with respect to app accessibility and once that is under control I will focus on content accessibility and describe audio. Wayne is going to be reaching back to me late this week or early next week with the request of log files engineering and YouTube TV folks wish me to extract from my Apple TV (4th Generation).

On Apr 3, 2018, at 11:26 AM, Robert Kingett <kingettr@… wrote:

The below email thread is a long running one about lack of accessibility of the service. I know many who would like to use the service and who can’t edit their pages or change prices or cancel pledges or even use the service. The app is actually worse than the website. I know many of you are not patreon creators, but this is how I, and many others, make money.

I am gonna call the below today. If anybody wants to send emails or make phone calls, to try to get someone, let me know. clearly, he likes ignoring emails.

Tal Raviv
Product Manager
phone: 561.789.1015
tal@…

On 4/3/2018 11:10 AM, Nicolas Steenhout wrote:
Hello again Tal,

I haven’t heard from you for nearly a week on my latest email, and for nearly 3 weeks on my previous email.

I have included Robert Kingett on this email as he is a blind individual who is unable to use Patreon. He is interested in speaking to people at Patreon on improving accessibility.

Thank you

Nic

On Thu, Mar 29, 2018 at 1:04 PM, Nicolas Steenhout <nic@… wrote:
Hello again,

Are you able to give me an update? It’s now been 10 months since I first reached out to you about accessibility. I did not hear back from you about who I can speak within Patreon to get this moving.

I have people who want to become my patron, but are unable to use the site because of the accessibility issues. Your lack of movement is costing me money.

I also know artists and podcasters with disabilities who want to put their projects on Patreon, but who are unable to join because Patreon is not accessible.

It would be great if Patreon came to accessibility willingly rather than dragging their feet to it.

Thank you for a PROMPT response.

Nic

On Fri, Feb 16, 2018 at 4:35 PM, Nicolas Steenhout <nic@… wrote:
Thank you.

I’m sorry, but “it’s on our list and in our consciousness” isn’t good
enough anymore. It’s been well over 6 months that I initially
contacted Patreon about this issue.

To say “it’s on our list”, is basically paying lip service to
something that impacts a large minority. Promises without action are
empty.

Who can I speak to within Patreon that can provide more information
and act on it?

Thank you

Nic

On Fri, Feb 16, 2018 at 4:08 PM, Tal Raviv <tal@… wrote:
Nicolas, thanks for the ping. It’s on our list and in our consciousness, and
I can’t externally provide dates.

Tal Raviv
Product Manager
561.789.1015

On Fri, Feb 16, 2018 at 10:24 AM, Nicolas Steenhout <nic@… wrote:

Hello again Tal,

I’m reviving this conversation because it’s been nearly 6 months with
no movement on Patreon’s part on this.

What are you going to do to improve accessibility?
When are you going to do it?

Nic

On Mon, Oct 9, 2017 at 8:08 PM, Tal Raviv <tal@… wrote:
Yep, to be clear we’re not creating an accessibility API.

I appreciate the deep insights, and I agree we have major problems. That
is
an impressive list. I can think of additional bad situations that are
also
very embarrassing, from our own experiences internally.

We need to fix this. Period. I can’t share too much more about our
difficult
internal decisions, but I can tell you that this is something that
everyone
on the product team is aligned with and knows is important as Patreon
grows
to become a significant membership engine. We also know that
accessibility
is a scale we need to climb and do not want to treat as a checkbox and
must
be respected as an ongoing commitment.

Let’s stay in touch. When this comes near, we will need help.

Tal

Tal Raviv
Product Manager, Growth and Platform
561.789.1015

On Mon, Oct 9, 2017 at 11:49 AM, Nicolas Steenhout <nic@… wrote:

Hello again Tal,

If you’ll allow me to be candid – I think your approach of doing an
accessibility API is entirely the wrong approach. This is pretty much
akin
to relying on 3rd party vendors to offer accessibility. It’s an
approach
that doesn’t work. I know – I’ve been working in this field for over
two
decades and I’ve see it over and over.

I’m not saying APIs are bad, but they should not be your first solution
for accessibility.

There are several relatively simple fixes you can do on the site that
would increase accessibility. Some of the issues encountered throughout
the
site include:

  • Missing alt text
  • Missing form labels
  • Empty links
  • Empty buttons
  • Poor visual focus for sighted keyboard only users
  • Skipped headings making the document structure hard to understand.
  • Orphaned form labels
  • Redundant links (2 links side by side going to the same place)
  • Links coded as buttons

    And these were found in less than 5 minutes looking at the different
    sections of the site. I think it would be fair to say that these issues
    apply at all workflows on Patreon.

    I would strongly suggest that your team spend some time analysing the
    pages from an accessibility perspective. Try to use the site with only
    the
    keyboard. Use VoiceOver (if you’re on OS X) or download NVDA if you’re
    on
    Windows. Try to navigate the site that way. Look at each page using an
    automated accessibility checker (keep in mind these tend to capture
    only
    about 40% of the issues, but they’ll give you a great overview of all
    the
    pages you have). Tools like tenon.io or WebAIM’s WAVE toolbar can help
    you
    identify many issues quite quickly.

    And if you feel you don’t have the expertise on your team to make it
    happen, hire someone who does that. Obviously, I’d love to put myself
    forward to provide assessment and training to your teams – it’s what I
    do.
    There are many good, reputable outfits out there that could also help.

    Nic

    On Mon, Oct 9, 2017 at 1:55 PM, Tal Raviv <tal@… wrote:

    Hi Nic – that’s really good information. Can you elaborate on their
    troubles? One initiative is that we are working hard on our API
    platform.
    This will allow many other apps and readers and other content
    platforms to
    deliver and gate content to approach accessibility in a high-leverage
    way.
    I’d love to have a quick description/understanding of their issues
    (content
    related, payment related, etc)

    Tal Raviv
    Product Manager, Growth and Platform
    561.789.1015

    On Mon, Oct 9, 2017 at 10:14 AM, Nicolas Steenhout <nic@…
    wrote:

    Thank you for the update.

    Are you able to share what these initatives are? Is there any way I
    can
    help?

    I have several people who need accessibility that aren’t able to
    access my podcasts about accessibility on Patreon. This is beyond
    important
    to me.

    Thank you

    Nic

    On Mon, Oct 9, 2017 at 12:40 PM, Tal Raviv <tal@… wrote:

    Hi Nicolas, very much agreed this is important. I appreciate the
    follow
    up and keeping this top of mind.

    Right now we have prioritized a few initiatives that are
    mission-critical in order to be able to address accessibility. Not
    my ideal
    answer – will keep you posted.

    Tal

    Tal Raviv
    Product Manager, Growth and Platform
    561.789.1015

    On Thu, Oct 5, 2017 at 11:46 AM, Nicolas Steenhout <nic@…
    wrote:

    Hello Tal,

    It’s been nearly 3 months since we discussed accessibility at
    Patreon.
    Are you able to give me an indication as to when the accessibility
    team will
    be in place and starting work on these important issues?

    Thank you.

    Nic

    On Fri, Jul 7, 2017 at 2:44 PM, Tal Raviv <tal@… wrote:

    Hi Nicolas,

    Perfect and thank you for reaching out. We have done some scoping
    of
    accessibility, enough to know how bad we are at it. We are
    spinning up a
    team that would officially own this aspect of our product,
    including other
    frontend infrastructure. Now that we’ve grown to much greater
    reach than
    ever before, creator and patron accessibility is super important
    to us
    moving forward.

    Although I have scoped this in the past, will not be leading this
    team, and I will share your information with those who will do
    that to reach
    out when they finish staffing and forming it.

    Tal

    Tal Raviv
    Product Manager, Growth and Platform
    561.789.1015

    On Fri, Jul 7, 2017 at 9:48 AM, Nicolas Steenhout <nic@…
    wrote:

    Hello Tal,

    Adam gave me your name and email address and said you were the
    best
    person to speak to about improving web accessibility for Patreon.

    As I was telling him, I’m interested in using the platform as a
    Creator, but my field of expertise is web accessibility and it
    would be
    great if Patreon were to be accessible to people with
    disabilities.

    I’m not sure how much work or digging you guys have done in that
    area at this point. There are several things I could do with you
    to work on
    improving, including providing training to your design, dev and
    QA teams to
    running an audit, and even helping directly with remediation if
    you want.

    I had a very quick look and noticed several issues that would be
    easy fixes and quick wins. Some other areas would require a
    deeper analysis
    and a bit more work.

    Perhaps the best thing would be to get on a call at some point
    next
    week and see where you’re at and how we can work together to
    improve things?
    My schedule is pretty open so please let me know what a good time
    for you
    would be.

    Thank you

    Nic


  1. authors note: the post after my introduction is a direct quote from my patreon page. Any mistakes in regard to the emails are not mine. 

looking at super tile smash: an app for ios and android

I take a look at super tile smash for android. This is a game that is I think like those candy crush games or something where you have to smash tiles around you if you can using the same color or special tiles. I think I had way too much fun with this game. lol! Woodside productions has made it very accessible and I think them very much. Following is a link to the play store where you can download this app for yourself.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=wa.supertilesmash.free

By the way, if you would like to leave a comment, feel free to call in. Your call in will be added to the episode.

looking at anchor 3.0 on android

I take a look at anchor 3.0 for android. There are some accessibility issues but they can be gotten around. I would like to thank [jessie from jessie’s blog]((jessiepp.com) for helping me with this podcast.

I forgot to also announce a contest at my patreon page that ends march 21st. If you are not subscribed to the news letter please do so by subscribing in the widget in the nav bar or by clicking this subscribe link. You can also subscribe on our (facebook.com/tffppodcast] as well

Thanks all who have supported the podcast over the years. We will be reaching year 12 in June of 2018.

Let’s do some youtubeing on android, shall we?

I take a look at youtube for android. This is an all in one solution for watching videos that offers the ability to be subscribed to channels, share videos etc. I even go over uploading to youtube using an external file manager for android I have called total commander. The program is about 90 percent accessible. I love it. I can even see the progress as my video is uploading and being processed.

By the way, I have a patreon page where I might post this podcast as well. If you like what you hear please consider a donation, it will help pay for hosting or go toward better equipment, or fund raisers I take part in here in my state. Check it out [here.](http://patreon.tffppodcast.com] Happy holidays

blog post; an open letter to twitch

The following was sent to twitch at 10:00 pm on 12-16-2017

Hello twitch staff. I don’t know who to write this to so can you please forward this to the appropriate department.

I am a visually impaired user of your service and I do a lot of vodcasts, some of which are on my patreon page as well. As of mid November 2017 I have ben having trouble logging into your website. I get presented with an object my screen reader cannot react to. This is in my opinion a violation of the Americans with disabilities act, as this excludes the blind and visually impaired from using your site. I propose this fix be implemented by Wednesday or I will be reporting your website as an ADA violation. I’m a big believer in accessibility and your site is full of problems. Such as unlabeled buttons. But e log in issue is a big issue for me though. How am I t manage my dashboard etc if I can’t even log into the site and i”m presented with what looks like something that a screen reader can’t interact with. I will be publishing this on my blog as an open letter as soon as this is written, so this had better be fixed. I’m a a web designer and am working with a cooperation to work on utilities to report sites such as yours to those in charge of ADA law When I design any of my websites, I make sure their site is accessible to the sighted and the blind alike and all parts can be accessed trouble free

I would very much appreciate this be looked into so that all can access all parts of the site using our technology.

Thanks.

screneshot showing log in screen on twitch

second screenshot showing  an add that cannot be dismissed when I try and log on

final screenshot showing the add that  I can't dismiss. This is starting to get frustrating as it worked two to three weeks ago

#update
Twitch never got hold of me,; following is my complaint I filed at 13:06 on 12-21-2017

Website in question: http://twitch.tv
Issue: logging in presents an advertisement that cannot be dismissed. It shows up as a blank screen and a”modal” window when using narrator on windows, nvda on windows and voiceover on the mac.

Browsers used: chrome (macos), firefox (windows), safari (macos) and edge (windows)

Basically I’ve ben in contact with the twitch website staff regarding accessibility of their website. They now have a thing where if you try and log on there is an advertisement that cannot be dismiss that overlays the screen. Several buttons are not labeled enabling the user to mute video playback. I’ve threatened to report them for such violation if I did not hear from them by yesterday. I am now filing this complaint. Following is the open letter I wrote to twitch.

Hello twitch staff. I don’t know who to write this to so can you please forward this to the appropriate department.

I am a visually impaired user of your service and I do a lot of vodcasts, some of which are on patreon.tffppodcast.com as well. As of mid November 2017 I have ben having trouble logging into your website. I get presented with an object my screen reader cannot react to. This is in my opinion a violation of the Americans with disabilities act, as this excludes the blind and visually impaired from using your site. I propose this fix be implemented by Wednesday or I will be reporting your website as an ADA violation. I’m a big believer in accessibility and your site is full of problems. Such as unlabeled buttons. But the log in issue is a big issue for me though. How am I to manage my dashboard etc if I can’t even log into the site and i’m presented with what looks like something that a screen reader can’t interact with. I will be publishing this on my blog as an open letter as soon as this is written, so this had better be fixed. I’m a web designer and am working with a corporation to work on utilities to report sites such as yours to those in charge of ADA law When I design any of my websites, I make sure their site is accessible to the sighted and the blind alike and all parts can be accessed trouble free

I would very much appreciate this be looked into so that *all* can access *all* parts of the site using our technology.

Thanks.

If this is the wrong place for this complaint, I kindly ask that your staff forward this onto the appropriate department. I’m complaining on behalf of the entire visually impaired community as twitch doesn’t want to listen to us in making their website equally accessible for all.

Should you need to contact me, email is the best form of communication, as I’m at work and on call at all hours. I can therefore answer my email more quickly at times.

Again thanks.

We’ll see what comes out of this, if anything. I highly doubt this will resolve the situation, but at least I made good on my promise. I do not make idol threats, I do take action when I say I will.

blog post: looking at some cloud hosting services

I’m one for cloud storage, everything for me is in the cloud, I mean everything. Recently someone contacted me regarding some articles they put together for cloud hosting services. I want to take the time to compare accessibility of said services and my experience with any of them that i have had. Not all of the services will be compared, just the ones I’ve used.

For those that are unaware, I am visually impaired. I have ben blind since birth and I use a screen reader which reads elements on the screen out loud to me. If a link or a button though is not labeled properly this can lead to a lot of misinformation on the part of the developers. This is of corse not intentional but it is important to educate and make sure the software and service is equally accessible for all users. If it is not that is not a good thing as the person is losing out on some potential clients. I always ask developers and reviewers to test their software with their eyes closed and with the screen turned off using nnvda or voiceover on the mac, also talkback on android and voiceover on ios .

Let’s take a look at some of the services I have used. I will link to this person’s article and finally to the whole site at the bottom of this post.

##pcloud
I heard of and have used pcloud for a few months now, but sadly the developers have ben unable at least on the mac side of things fix a bug where I could not copy the url to the file and or folder I wanted to share with my family and or friends. I contacted them about this and they knew what was going on. The back up and sync worked ok, however downloads from the client itself took for ever even though at the time i was on a 50 down and 8 mbps up connection. Grabbing stuff from the website was much much faster for some odd reason. Here is the pcloud post See what you think. I like the 10 gigs of free storage and the encryption but that’s about it.

##backblaze
Backblaze although fast and easy to use is not accessible in terms of restoring your files and or folders. I have tried to contact the website developers about this with no avail. When I last used it you had to click the graphics to restore the files, fine, if my screen reader could see it on windows and or mac. I have to give them this though. The support staff really did try and help and uploading was a breeze. In fact I could modify via the url my upload speed and simulate certain situations to get the best upload out of my connection. following is a link to the back blaze article.

##idrive: a service to consider
There is one service I use that I’m working with the staff to make more accessible. It includes sync with the same space you have, the ability to share files and folders and more. They are called idrive They even back up mobile devices. I have already restored some screenshots from my phone to my computer using idrive. It worked flawlessly.

#exit
As you can see there are a number of back up and sync services. If you want to know more visit this site as well. They have a lot to offer in terms of vpn and back up data security.

let’s explore the new xbox layout

Let’s explore the new xbox layout with Jessie from [jessie’s audio blog](http://jessiepp.com]

We take a look at each of the tabs and also show some bugs that still need to be worked out. If you would like to follow me on xbox my gamer tag is ke7zum I have a club on there as well that is all about killer instinct. My end goal is to advocate more for gaming accessibility, wether it’s talking menus, rumble feedback etc. I also am trying to put more youtube videos p on my patreon page, so follow me there as well and feel free to donate 1 dollar or more to get access to private events I will hold in regard to gaming accessibility and more.

about the clipping. I think I had my levels a bit hot. I ,hope this still helps the end user out a bit.
Take care and enjoy the podcast. Thanks to all who have provided me feedback both in email etc.

To leave a comment go to the discuss frame or message me on my patreon page as well.

let’s use an xbox with narrator, shall we?

In this episode we take a look at the Xbox and narrator, the screen reader that ships with narrator. To activate narrator on the xbox you can either

  • go to settings, ease of access, narrator or
  • hold down the home button until the controller vibrates then hit the start button. And then go left to yes, or maybe it’s right? And hit a to confirm

I love the accessibility of the unit and there is so so much you can do with narrator and the xbox. Now, if only developers of games would work to make the games more accessible for the visually impaired as fighting games are fun, however some of want to play RPG games and go through menus etc. Let’s get the word out there folks.

let’s scan some bar codes with a galaxy

I take a look at he ID Mate Galaxy by Envision America. This is a machine that will read bar codes of items you either buy or custom bar codes you affix to items yourself. I forgot to go over that, but maybe in another podcast I can if all of you want.

I had a bit of trouble with uploading a recording, however and I edited the network out of the podcast, but over all I hope the listener gets a feel for how the product works.

Any feedback can be left in the disqus frame. Enjoy.

let’s view changes in android apps using an easier interface

In this episode we take a look at changes an app that will le tyou view the change log for any app you have on your android phone. There are some minor issues

  1. Tapping the change log for getting rid of the change log for changes itself is not obvious.
  2. There is an unlabeled checkbox when you enter a change log for an app you have on your device.

Over all the app is pretty well designed and very useful if you want to just view change logs for apps or even open the app itself.

For feedback regarding any episode please contact us. We’ll do our best to answer promptly.

Let’s look at the hooke verse for the very first time.

I take a look at the hooke audio headphones and the companion android app I go over what’s in the box, then pairing the device and you get to hear recordings of what it sounds like right from the app.

I would like to thank @jessiepp for joining me on the podcast. If you want to contact hook audio you may do on their [twitter](http://twitter.com/hookeaudio]

If you want to contact the podcast you may do so on the contact form.

Let’s rate and share talkback labels with blindo

I take a look at blindo an android app that allows you to share and import talkback labels for a lot of apps. The list is growing every day so take a look

##what’s in the podcast
I take a look at the following items

  1. Rating an app. The user can rate apps based on the accessibility of talkback and shine plus
  2. Importing labels into talkback. The user can import custom label packages using the buttons provided. I did swarm as an example.
  3. Exporting labels into blindo. This is not as intuitive as it should be but it can be done.

Let’s craft a kingdom

I take a look at crafting kingdom an iOs game which is a fun game to play just to play. It does have some accessibility issues and focus issues with voiceover but the developer is hard at work trying their best to fix the issues. I really am loving the game.

Any comments can go in the disqus frame.

Let’s race in an out of control mine cart

For some reason my audio would not let the voice through I dunno why, but I take a look at mine racer an audio game for mac os. I had a bit of a problem when it came to the game itself but I have emailed the developer and hopefully they will look into it. This is a fun fun game and I hope to do an actual play through one day.

Let’s play with reverb. No, not sound this time.

I take a look at [reverb](https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/reverb-for-amazon-alexa/id1144695621?mt=8) an iOs app that will let you use most of what alexa has to offer, except for music. The app is somewhat easy to use but I had trouble in the alexa app itself toward the end of the podcast.

Enjoy and feel free to leave feedback.

addendum to threema: sharing and accessing non mp3 files

Having trouble opening that file a user sent you? Here is 1 of probably many solutions. I actually want to hear more of them as this might be more common than we think.

Join me for this episode where I present only 1 of as stated many solutions to this issue.

Feedback is more than welcome. Leave it in the disqus frame etc.

Let’s get adicted withfruit pot: an ios app.

I look at fruit pot, an ios app that will have you adicted in minutes. I’m not the person who will play games like this, but the developers really took the time to make the game accessible. Thanks so much.

Any comments and questions can be left in the discuss frame. Feedback and discussion are welcome.

05 banquet at the nvnfb6 convention 11-12-2016

We have a grate time hearing from our state governor, discussing challenges and how to overcome them and more at this years nevada federation of the blind convention. We also hear from the scholarship winners and hear from our nevada association of blind students board.

We could not have pulled off this year’s convention had it not ben for the wonderful team that worked together. You know who you are. Thanks. Also thanks to the grand sierra resorts for helping me with running sound. You truly rock.

Let’s have fun with swarm, on the watch?

No I’m not talking about bees either. I’m talking about swarm for apple watch. I take a look at the interface and check into a place. Sorry, you don’t get to hear the actual place I check into. Also it for some reason won’t share the check in to your social networks, this is very much a private check in for some reason.

Any comments are welcome in the disqus area