The EBU Access Cast

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In 2018 EBU decided to create a regular monthly podcast on technological accessibility innovations and products. Stay tuned to this page for future episodes of the EBU Access Cast, your thoughts and ideas for contributions can be sent to ebuaccesscast@euroblind.org. Happy listening!

  • Episode 14
    Welcome to the 14th episode of the EBU Access Cast! (September 2019). After our summer holidays Mario, Tanja, Bart and Pawel are back with you and as always, we have quite a lot to say for this month. Bart got himself a new pair of Bose frames which represent the alternative to the well-known aftershockz boan conduction headset, and he shared his Short Review on them. Mario also bought a new tuner for string instruments, called Roadie Bass. The tuner is very accessible for partially sighted community as well as blind musicians, because the end user is able to make all the presets thru an app on the phone, and then sync all the settings with the tuner via bluetooth. And lots more in the news section!
  • Episode 13
    Welcome to the 13th episode of the EBU Access Cast, (July 2019) hosted this time by Paweł who is joined by Tanja, Mario and Bart to discuss all that happened in July in assistive technologies. Including talk of accessible airports, information on the AVAS system for electric vehicles, and all the latest tech updates.
  • Episode 12
    Welcome to the 12th episode of the EBU Access Cast.( June 2019). We decided to refresh the way the podcast is presented, so from now on every month you will hear somebody different from our team who will be the main host for the episode. In the June episode Tanja took the position of the captain and she is joined by Mario, Bart and Pawel who became our newest team member.
    This time we are bringing you accessibility news from the Apple conference WWDC 2019. In its opening Apple announced that technology is the most powerful when everyone can use it and they clearly showed their commitment by presenting plenty of new accessibility functionalities on Apple devices that we can expect from this autumn.
  • Episode 11
    Welcome to the 11th EBU Access Cast. (May 2019) This time we have a special episode on Sight City 2019 and we talk about all interesting techy goodies we saw at the conference. At the beginning of the episode you can listen to the interviews which Mario and Tanja prepared, and then after Mario, Tanja, Bart and our special guest Paweł Masarczyk who is a well-known podcaster from Poland in the Tyflopodcast discuss all about the things they saw at the Sight City.
  • Episode 10
    Welcome to the 10th episode of the EBU Access Cast. This month, April 2019, the tech news focuses on VoiceOver’s new accessibility events option, Voice Dream scanner, NVDA update and Android Accessibility Suite’s update. We also talk about the SightCity exhibition and the forthcoming European elections. Finally, you can listen to 3 interviews from professionals.
  • Episode 9
    Welcome to the 9th episode of the EBU Access Cast. March 2019 was a busy month with a lot of news regarding assistive technologies. In addition to presenting new gadgets, Tanja, Mario and Jakob talk about screen readers recent updates, playing on Android and with your Google home and living in a smart and accessible city. And do not miss the interview of Alejandro Moledo from the European Disability Forum on the upcoming European Accessibility Act!
  • Episode 8
    Welcome to the 8th episode of the EBU Access Cast. (February 2019) This time Mario, Jakob, Bart and Tanja prepared lots of goodies for you from the news section, and we achieved our own personal record in amount of demos prepared for our podcast. We would like to say a huge thank you to Mr. Daniel Montalvo who sent to us 2 demos about amazon Echo which we are publishing in this episode, and you can hear also the demo about Google Interpreter at the end of this podcast.
  • Episode 7
    Welcome to the 7th EBU Access Cast, (January 2019). We decided to make some changes and refresh our team with new people. Therefore from now on we have a new person who will bring girl power into our team. We wish a warm welcome to Tanja Kleut who is an accessibility specialist at the European parliament, and who joined Mario and Jakob in this episode.
  • Episode 6
    Welcome to the 6th episode of the Ebu Access Cast. (December 2018). As this is our last episode before we go on the short vacation, we would like to wish you all the best for the upcoming holidays, and that Mr Santa brings to you a bunch of the assistive tech devices and gadgets under the Christmas tree. Jakob and Mario are recommending a few gadgets to purchase for the Christmas, and for the end of the podcast Mario shared the audio tip for Android users how to turn off Picture in picture mode which can be a litle frustrating when Android is being used from the blindness prospective.
  • Episode 5
    Welcome to the fifth episode of the EBU Access Cast, released on 20th November 2018. Welcome to the newest and fifth episode of the Ebu Access Cast. After one month period of silence during October due to a few technical problems and Jakobs trip to the Amazonian forests, we are back to bring you the newest content from around the globe from the assistive industry, and boy boy, we have a lot of interesting things to say this time. If you stay with us until the end of the news announcements, you will be able to hear our surprise demonstration about the new product, which is hitting our blindness, and sight impaired community like a storm these days. We received our first contribution from one of our listeners from Denmark which means that our podcast is being listened and followed, so we'd like to say once more thank you, Keep sending us your feedback, we are looking to expand our podcast even more in the future.
  • Episode 4.
    Welcome to the fourth episode of the EBU Access Cast, released on 20th September 2018. After a very hot summer, our team is back with the newest news reports from the assistive tech industry. However before we get into the newest updates we would like to notify our listeners that from now on our podcast is available on the iTunes as well, so anyone who is using their favourite Apple gadget or smart speaker such as Google Home is finally able to hear us and listen to our show when and where ever you want. To find us on the iTunes you can visit the following link:
  • Episode 3.
    Welcome to the third episode of the EBU Access Cast released on 23 July 2018. In our final episode before the summer break Jakob Rosin and Mario Percinic are joined by Bart Simons from Belgium as our third member of the team who gave us one more opinion about the upcoming stories which we prepared for you this time.
  • Episode 2.
    Welcome to the second episode of the EBU Access Cast released on 20 June 2018. Hosts Mario Percinic and Jakob Rosin prepared a bunch of news from the assistive tech industry, and at the end of the Podcast, you will be able to hear a short demonstration about Google Home.
  • Episode 1.
    The first episode of the EBU Access Cast, was produced in May 2018. Our hosts today in the first episode, Mario Percinic and Jakob Rosin, introduce themselves and then later talk about a few things which occurred during last week in the mainstream tech portals as well as a few others which happened in the assistive tech industry.
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