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NC #987 Silktide Web Accessibility Checker, Lupe’s iPhone, Satechi Qi2, Chris Cooke on AIRA

Hi, this is Allison Sheridan of the NosillaCast Apple Podcast, hosted at, a technology geek podcast with an EVER so slight Apple bias. Today is Wednesday, April 3, 2024, and this is show number 987. The alert amongst you will have heard me say Wednesday just now, which is your hint that the show is out super early because we’re off to Texas this weekend to stand in the rain and stare at the clouds where the eclipse was supposed to be. It also means there will be NO LIVE SHOW this coming Sunday. We will return to our usual tomfoolery on Sunday, April 14th. But we’re keeping the streak alive as we begin our approach to 1000 episodes.

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Most of us are currently abled, so the accessibility tools we’re learning about from CSUN’s Assistive Technology Conference might not yet apply to you. But if you create content for the web, you probably want as many people as possible to enjoy what you create. This next interview from CSUN is about a free, beautiful, easy-to-use tool to analyze your web pages to make sure they’re accessible to those with different kinds of impairments.

CSUN 2024: Silktide Website Accessibility & Content Checker

During the interview, I asked Oliver if Silktide’s Chrome extension worked in Microsoft Edge and he wasn’t sure. Since I’m a fan of Edge, I tested it out myself at home and I can confirm that it works great. One of the nifty parts of having it as an extension in the browser is that it means you can test your work even when you’re building your website locally before you ever push it up to the public.

Lupe and Her New iPhone with a Little Story About Arnold Schwarzenegger

CES 2024: Satechi Qi2 and Magnetic Travel Chargers

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Interview with Chris Cooke About AIRA (no blog post)

In this segment, Chris Cooke, who works for the Oregon Commission for the Blind and is a certified tech nerd, joins me to talk about the service ARIA which gives blind people access to human assistants to help them navigate the world. It’s a fascinating discussion and will help you to really feel the difference between having someone do things for you vs. just be there when you need a little bit of help.

Chris does the monthly episodes of “At Your Fingertips – Braille Then and Now” and is on the “Digital Bytes” segment with Marty Sobo and Michael Babcock, both of which are part of the Unmute Presents podcast. As always, you can find Unmute Presents in your podcatcher of choice. You can find Chris Cooke on Mastodon at @[email protected].

Transcript of NC_2024_04_03

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