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Welcome to the Main Menu website. Main Menu is a weekly program run on ACB Radio Main Stream all about technology from a blindness perspective. It features reviews and interviews about all types of technology. The show airs every Friday at 09:00 PM Eastern. It is then made available to Radio Reading Services around the world who are members of IAAIS, is available as a podcast, in the iTunes store, and is in the iBlink Radio ap for IOS and Android devices. If you would like your radio reading service to carry Main Menu, please ensure that they are members of IAAIS and let them know that Main Menu is available to them weekly.

Most Recent Announcements

BrailleNote - Apple Watch - Descriptive Video - New Products From HIMS On MainMenu For May 22nd

MainMenu Features For May 22 2015:

Descriptive Video Update:
The latest on how ACB is working to advocate for descriptive video with NetFlix and others. Plus some ideas for how you too can advocate for descriptive video in many different ways.

Humanware Releases Keysoft version 9.5 for BrailleNote Apex:
The new release became available from the Humanware website on May 20th and Greg Stilson from Humanware demonstrates the new feature which allows entering math expressions on your Apex in UEB Braille.

Apple Watch is one of the hottest new technologies today:
MainMenu staff member David Woodbridge gives us a comprehensive look at how you can use the Apple iOS app for Apple Watch to setup and control your new Apple Watch.

Be watching for a MainMenu special broadcast all about the Apple Watch in the near future.

HIMS Inc has announced some new and exciting products:
And, ACB Radio Assistant Managing Director Jeff Bishop interviews a representative from HIMS about the latest new blindness products from HIMS Inc.

MainMenu will also be airing more coverage in June on the soon to be released Windows 10. You will not want to miss it.


Main Menu can be first heard on Fridays at 9:00 pm Eastern time. It airs throughout Saturday on ACB Radio Mainstream.
http://www.acbradio.org/mainstream
ACB Radio Mainstream can also be heard on the phone by calling 231-460-1047 and choosing the appropriate option for ACB Radio Mainstream.
Main Menu is also available in the iTunes store, in the iBlink Radio app for IOS and Android devices, and is available to Radio Reading Services around the world.

Subscribe to the Main Menu podcast feed at:
http://mainmenu.acbradio.org/rss.xml

Visit the Main Menu website at
http://mainmenu.acbradio.org

Follow MainMenu on Twitter at:
http://www.twitter.com/mainmenu

Subscribe to a list where you can interact with other Main Menu listeners and the Main Menu staff by sending a blank email message to:
mm-friends-subscribe at acbradio.org

Posted by David Tanner on 2015-05-21 at 15:42:41.

Get The Latest News On Accessible Tech For The Blind Here On MainMenu

On MainMenu this week we feature Humanware - and the iBill Project along with the second part of the presentation on moving from Jaws or Window-Eyes to the NVDA free open source screen reader.

Jeff Bishop brings us an interview with a representative from Humanware.

Joseph Lee from NV Access gives us part 2 of his presentation on how to move from Jaws or Window-Eyes to NVDA for your primary screen reader.

And, Jeff Bishop talks to the folks at the iBill Project about their money reader being provided to blind persons in the U. S.


Main Menu can be first heard on Fridays at 9:00 pm Eastern time. It airs throughout Saturday on ACB Radio Mainstream.
http://www.acbradio.org/mainstream
ACB Radio Mainstream can also be heard on the phone by calling 231-460-1047 and choosing the appropriate option for ACB Radio Mainstream.
Main Menu is also available in the iTunes store, in the iBlink Radio app for IOS and Android devices, and is available to Radio Reading Services around the world.

Subscribe to the Main Menu podcast feed at:
http://mainmenu.acbradio.org/rss.xml

Visit the Main Menu website at
http://mainmenu.acbradio.org

Follow MainMenu on Twitter at:
http://www.twitter.com/mainmenu

Subscribe to a list where you can interact with other Main Menu listeners and the Main Menu staff by sending a blank email message to:
mm-friends-subscribe at acbradio.org

Posted by David Tanner on 2015-05-13 at 23:04:55.

Transitioning From That Commercial Pricey Screen Reader To The Free NVDA Screen Reader Is The Highlight Subject On MainMenu This Week

MainMenu highlights transitioning from Jaws For Windows or Window-Eyes to the NVDA screen reader. And, we hear more from the AFB Leadership Conference...

MainMenu Co producer Jeff Bishop starts us out with an interview with a representative from the Hellen Keller Foundation and their latest project.

Joseph Lee from NvAccess brings us the first half of a two part presentation on transitioning from Jaws for Windows or Window-Eyes to the NVDA free screen reader. This presentation was a part of the NVDA 2015.1 Conference conducted in March 2015, and is aired on MainMenu complements of NVAccess.

And, Jeff Bishop joins us again from the AFB Leadership conference with an interview about SunSounds Radio and information about what is new with radio reading service radio stations around the world.


Main Menu can be first heard on Fridays at 9:00 pm Eastern time. It airs throughout Saturday on ACB Radio Mainstream.
http://www.acbradio.org/mainstream
ACB Radio Mainstream can also be heard on the phone by calling 231-460-1047 and choosing the appropriate option for ACB Radio Mainstream.
Main Menu is also available in the iTunes store, in the iBlink Radio app for IOS and Android devices, and is available to Radio Reading Services around the world.

Subscribe to the Main Menu podcast feed at:
http://mainmenu.acbradio.org/rss.xml

Visit the Main Menu website at
http://mainmenu.acbradio.org

Follow MainMenu on Twitter at:
http://www.twitter.com/mainmenu

Subscribe to a list where you can interact with other Main Menu listeners and the Main Menu staff by sending a blank email message to:
mm-friends-subscribe at acbradio.org

Posted by David Tanner on 2015-05-07 at 22:43:29.

Get The Latest Information From Vendors At The AFB Leadership 2015 Conference and More Information On Your Apple Products

We bring you a wide variety of information on MainMenu this week including several interviews from the recent AFB Leadership Conference, and three presentations from David Woodbridge.

David Woodbridge of our MainMenu staff starts out this week with a demonstration of using audio description on Netflix.

MainMenu co-producer of MainMenu interviews a representative of Audio Eye about their new software to improve your access to the web.

Next we hear a demonstration of one of the new features in the upcoming Keysoft 9.5 software release for the BrailleNote Apex from Humanware.

Jeff Bishop interviews a representative from Verizon about Vela Sense for Verizon smartphones.

David Woodbridge demonstrates the Apple Watch Companion App for your iOS device.

Jeff Bishop finds out what is new at the American Printinghouse For the Blind.

David Woodbridge shows us how to password protect a folder on our Mac.

Jeff Bishop interviews a representative from Ambutech about the latest new products and upgrades in their fine line of canes.

And, Jeff Bishop interviews a representative from the Hadley School for the Blind about their new course on UEB.

What a lineup of valuable information. And, you will hear it all on MainNenu this week.


Main Menu can be first heard on Fridays at 9:00 pm Eastern time. It airs throughout Saturday on ACB Radio Mainstream.
http://www.acbradio.org/mainstream
ACB Radio Mainstream can also be heard on the phone by calling 231-460-1047 and choosing the appropriate option for ACB Radio Mainstream.
Main Menu is also available in the iTunes store, in the iBlink Radio app for IOS and Android devices, and is available to Radio Reading Services around the world.

Subscribe to the Main Menu podcast feed at:
http://mainmenu.acbradio.org/rss.xml

Visit the Main Menu website at
http://mainmenu.acbradio.org

Follow MainMenu on Twitter at:
http://www.twitter.com/mainmenu

Subscribe to a list where you can interact with other Main Menu listeners and the Main Menu staff by sending a blank email message to:
mm-friends-subscribe at acbradio.org

Posted by David Tanner on 2015-04-23 at 21:26:57.

Apple TV - Windows 10 and Setting Your Amazon Password Accessibly All On MainMenu This Week

Information you want when you want it...

Joseph Lee hosts part 2 of the Windows 10 with NVDA presentation started on MainMenu last week.

Mary Emerson demonstrates how to reset your Amazon password using Jaws and Firefox.

And, David Woodbridge shows us how to restore our Apple TV to good working condition using our Mac and Voiceover.


Main Menu can be first heard on Fridays at 9:00 pm Eastern time. It airs throughout Saturday on ACB Radio Mainstream.
http://www.acbradio.org/mainstream
ACB Radio Mainstream can also be heard on the phone by calling 231-460-1047 and choosing the appropriate option for ACB Radio Mainstream.
Main Menu is also available in the iTunes store, in the iBlink Radio app for IOS and Android devices, and is available to Radio Reading Services around the world.

Subscribe to the Main Menu podcast feed at:
http://mainmenu.acbradio.org/rss.xml

Visit the Main Menu website at
http://mainmenu.acbradio.org

Follow MainMenu on Twitter at:
http://www.twitter.com/mainmenu

Subscribe to a list where you can interact with other Main Menu listeners and the Main Menu staff by sending a blank email message to:
mm-friends-subscribe at acbradio.org

Posted by David Tanner on 2015-04-15 at 22:19:29.


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