Catching Up

Just wanted to let you all know we’re still around. On behalf of Jl Applied Technologies, I would like to take time once again to thank everyone who has listened to our podcast, and who has given us site feedback. We said we’d have more contend hopefully sometime in August, but life got in the way. Hopefully it won’t be too much longer before we’re able to record another episode of the podcast.
Keep on the look out for it, because it’s going to be full of ranting!
What about? Well, stay tuned to find out!
One of us will keep you posted when we’ve posted. Until then, see you next update with a podcast I hope.
Remember that if you want to get in touch with us, follow us on twitter, or send us an email.

No Windows? No Problem!

In episode 3 of the JL Applied Technologies Podcast, we talk about alternative operating systems to Windows.

We feature Mac Os from Apple, and Ubuntu Linux from Canonical.

 

We talk about advantages and disadvantages of using both systems, as well as accessibility challenges incountered while using them.

J talks about the learning curve of switching to the Mac, and I talk about the learning curve of switching to Ubuntu.

We compare some applications in our respective operating systems to their counterparts in Windows.

In the podcast, I mentioned that you can get a duel-quad-core system from System76. I may have spoken incorrectly. (I can’t find one.) However, If you want to get a prebuilt Ubuntu box, Check them out!

Learn more about Mac accessibility features at Apple’s Accessibility Page.

For greater accessibility in Ubuntu 13.04, Download Ubuntu Gnome.

Unity is currently broken in 13.04 as far as accessibility. Also, you will want to remove Evolution and replace it with Thunderbird. Instructions are in the Podcast! *smile*

When using Ubuntu Gnome, you will not get any sound to let you know that the system is booted. After inserting your bootable media, wait for five minutes. At this point, your system should be booted. After the system boots, press the super key (Windows logo key on most PC’s) and type “orca” without the quotes and press enter. At this point, you can explore the system, or install it.

Learn more about Ubuntu accessibility by going to the Ubuntu Accessibility Wiki, and the Ubuntu Accessibility Documentation Page.

As always, you can Follow us on Twitter, as well as Send us Feedback.

Catching up with our listeners

Hi there,
After over two months of saying we’re going to record more podcast episodes, here we are.
We are actually, finally, definitely, going to record one today.
On behalf of Jl Applied Technologies, I would like to extend my own personal apology to our listeners for keeping you all waiting. We didn’t forget about you, but we had some technical issues to overcome, as well as and let’s all be honest here, procrastination.
This episode will be entitled “No Windows, no problem!”
Now that that’s taken care of, I would like to let everybody know that we now have a Zello channel.
If you would like to connect with us, we are willing to have a preshow chat with anybody who wishes to join.
Search for jltech and come right in, and have some fun. All we ask is that you obey the rules and respect everyone in the channel.
So with that said, we’ll be seeing you on Zello, and thanks for sticking around after so long without any news from us, we really appreciate it.

A look at the Nexus 4 from an accessibility viewpoint

After many technical issues, we’re back with episode 2 of the JL Applied Technologies podcast.

In this show, we talk about the accessibility history of Android, and what accessibility is like in Jelly Bean. We cover business for the podcast, such as a properly working Ogg feed, and the fact that there won’t be any behind the scenes  episodes. (Sorry folks!)

J describes the Nexus 4 from Google. We walk you through the setup process of the Nexus.

We also explain why headphones are needed to type passwords and how to get around it.

J talks about the experience of switching from an iPhone to Android.

We speculate on the usefulness of Android in an education environment.

Comments are always welcome. You can send us an email at

podcast@jlappliedtechnologies.com

or you can Follow us on Twitter.

Do you want to see my pal?

After a long long time, we’re finally here with our first podcast episode. We introduce ourselves, and talk about the podcast in terms of what we hope it to be, and its format, and so-on. We also have an unexpected guest make it’s appearance. So without further a do, make yourselves comfortable, and you can put down that fly swatter.