Talking Tech 4th July 2017

July 4, 2017

Vision Australia’s first Webinar using the Zoom Platform: Dress with Style

Join Vision Australia’s fashionistas for a discussion on dressing in style when you are blind or have low vision.

We will cover current fashion trends for men and women, how to work out your style, what to wear when, and strategies for going shopping. Participants will be able to ask questions live during the webinar.

When: Wednesday 12th July, 7pm – 8pm (AEST)
How to register: Register for this event here

What you will need: You will need an email address to register for this event. You can watch or listen to the webinar on a computer, smartphone, or tablet with internet access, or a telephone.
Cost: It is free to register for this webinar. Your own internet or telephone usage charges apply

How to join the webinar

You will be sent instructions on how to join the Dress with Style webinar by email after registering for this event.

You will be able to join the webinar online by installing Zoom software using the link we send you, or by telephone if you want to save on your data usage.

Register at the following link:



FYI for listeners: two major conferences on in the US


American Council of the Blind (ACB) convention June 30 to July 7, and National Federation of the Blind (NfB) Convention July 10 to July 15.  ., and


By the way, if you have an Amazon Echo, you can say “Alexa play ACB radio Live Stream on Tune-in”.  Alternatively for the ACB convention, you can use the ACB Link app.


There are usually lots of announcements at these conventions.  Blind Bargains has done an interview with Humanware concerning the new upcoming Victor Reader Trek: combining a Victor Reader Stream and a Trekker Breeze.


The Orbit Reader 20 will be available at the conventions.  We’ll have more about the Orbit Reader 20 in Australia in a few weeks.


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A Discussion of my Adventures with the Apple Watch and getting my Fitness up,

Getting my Fitness level up by using the Activity and workout apps on the Apple Watch,

A reminder about the Activity rings of Movement, Exercise, and Stand,

Calibrating the Apple Watch with an outdoor walk for better use with the Activity and Workout apps for stride length/distance walked,

Using indoor 1.0K indoor walk for exercise on Treadmill, and

issues with getting direct access to heart beat and current step count on Apple Watch.


My Adventures with the Fitbit Charge 2

What is a Fitbit Charge 2: touch screen Fitbit controlled by iPhone/Android which tracks steps, exercise, sleeping, and heart rate plus can set vibrating Alarms,

Why I purchased a Fitbit Charge 2 - direct access to step and heart rate count,,

Issues setting it up - putting in code to pair to iPhone on screen of Fitbit Charge 2: rest of setup via the Fitbit app was fine, and

You can completely ignore the touch screen on the Fitbit Charge 2 and completely access all information via the iPhone/Android Fitbit app.


Whilst we’re talking about Health, checkout this next interesting story about a patent from apple


New Apple Patent Describes Sleep Tracking system with Fed Time ritual Sensing, and Power Nap Function 


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