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Friday, May 21, 2010

Blind Cool Tech

Blind Cool Tech is a website that provides a free online collection of podcasts that features information on how people who are blind or visually impaired can learn about the many ways that technology affects their lives. For instance there is a podcast that details the use of the new digital Talking Book machine. There are also podcasts that cover: the iPod, iPad & iPhone; iTunes; Windows 7; many different models of cell phones; online games; audio described tours; MP3 audiobooks; Facebook; and disability themed essays among many other topics. These podcasts can be listened to on a computer program such as Windows Media Player or be loaded onto an MP3 player or iPod. If a user wants to listen to each new podcast added to Blind Cool Tech they will first have to download and install podcatching software of which there are many free versions available online. For more information visit the website at