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Exploring Technology with David Woodbridge Presented by Vision Store

 

Upcoming Webinars

The last Wednesday of each month the Vision Store presents a live webinar with David Woodbridge presenting interesting and informative topics focusing on a wide range of aids, assistive technology and mainstream technology that can assist people who are blind or have low vision.

Technology 101 – Back to basics

Presenters  David Woodbridge, Tony Wu.

These days, computer proficiency is required for a variety of tasks, not only for work or study, but for household administration and enjoyment of hobbies as well. Join our tech guru, David Woodbridge, as he goes back to basics to explain how different assistive technologies can help you get the most out of your computer and devices.

Wednesday 25 May 2022

Time 12.30pm - 1.30pm AETD

Register to the 'Technology 101 - Back to basics' webinar

Tips for using your computer efficiently and effectively

Presenters  David Woodbridge, Tony Wu.

While computers and devices may be intimidating, especially if you don't have much experience, a range of terrific accessibility options can make them easy and intuitive.

Smart phone, tablets and traditional computers (Windows and Mac) are releasing new features all the time. In this webinar, David Woodbridge presents handy tips and tricks to get the most out of both mobile and desktop operating systems, and highlights some great accessibility features.

Wednesday 29 June 2022

Time 12.30pm - 1.30pm AETD

Register to the 'Tips for using your computer efficiently and effectively' webinar

Mountbatten Tutor

Presenters  David Woodbridge, Tony Wu.

In this webinar, staff from Vision Australia partner Quantum Reading Learning Vision will join our tech genius David Woodbridge to take you through the exciting features of the new Mountbatten Tutor.

Known as the complete Braille learning centre, the Mountbatten Tutor offers connectivity, resources and software to support flexible teaching and educational needs for students of all ages.

Our experts will happily take any questions you have about the product, its features and your funding options.

Wednesday 27 July 2022

Time 12.30pm - 1.30pm AETD

Register to the 'Mountbatten Tutor' webinar

What apps are accessible?

Presenters  David Woodbridge, Tony Wu.

As technology keeps innovating, apps on both iOS and Android platforms are being specifically designed to help blind or visually impaired people in their everyday lives. Now is a great time to look at the apps available on both systems.

In this webinar, David Woodbridge will discuss apps common to both iOS and Android, suggest some helpful apps for both platforms and share the benefits of some smart phone and tablet hardware.

Wednesday 31 August 2022

Time 12.30pm - 1.30pm AETD

Register to the 'What apps are accessible' webinar

Past Webinars

We have covered a lot of information in our ‘Exploring Technology’ webinars with David Woodbridge and we wanted to be sure you are able to access the information.  Below are our past webinar recordings.

Smart home technology

Presenters  David Woodbridge, Michael Hart, Tony Wu.

Join David Woodbridge as he takes you through a range of smart devices that you can use in your home, and discusses the overall accessibility of each. The focus of this webinar will be on the amazing benefits that third-party smart devices can have when they are linked up to a smart speaker or smart phone. When it comes to Smart Home Technology, it is often easy to place too much focus on what smart speakers can do, and lose track of the greater benefits of linking with other smart devices. 

Wednesday 27 April 2022

Time 12.30pm - 1.30pm AETD

Watch the 'Smart home technology' webinar

Get the most out of your Android device

Presenters  David Woodbridge, Jim Pipczak, Tony Wu.

Join David Woodbridge and special guest, Jim Pipczak, to get useful tips and advice on getting the most out of your Android devices. In this interactive session we will be exploring the accessibility features as well as providing recommendations on useful apps and hardware to use. Participants will be encouraged to ask lots of questions and partake in the discussion.

Special guest, Jim Pipczak, an Access Technology senior expert at Vision Australia will join this webinar to answer any questions about the various smart phones, tablets, watches and TVs that have an Android operating system.

Wednesday 30 March 2022

Time 12.30pm - 1.30pm AETD

Watch the 'Get the most out of your Android Devices' webinar

Getting out and about safely

Presenters  David Woodbridge, Bashir Ebrahim, Tony Wu.

Join David Woodbridge as he provides expert advice on the wide selection of mobility aids that the Vision Store has on offer.

Learn which is the mobility aid to suit your needs and get more confidence when getting out and about.

Get a sneak peak at a new product that will soon be available through the Vision Store, The WeWalk Smart Cane, a primary mobility aid with a secondary app for navigation and travel.

Special guest, Bashir Ebrahim, who is an Orientation and Mobility Specialist will be joining David. Bashir will discuss points to consider when choosing a mobility aid and the importance of having an assessment and training.

Wednesday 23 February 2022

Time 12.30pm - 1.30pm AETD

Watch the 'Getting out and about' webinar

Blindshell Classic 2 Mobile Phone

Presenters  David Woodbridge

Join David in the first exploring technology webinar for 2022, to learn about this newly accessible mobile phone which has been specially designed for people who are blind or have low vision.

Thursday 27 January 2022

Time 12.30pm - 1.30pm AETD

Watch the 'Blindshell Classic 2 Mobile Phone' webinar

Year in review for 2021

Presenters  David Woodbridge, Tony Wu

Looking back at the year, join David in the final exploring technology webinar for 2021, as he reviews and discusses the various aids and technology that were covered throughout the year with his colleague Tony.

Wednesday 22 December 2021

Time 12.30pm - 1.30pm

Watch the 'Year in review for 2021' webinar 

Christmas gift ideas

Presenters  David Woodbridge, Tony Wu, Alex Lonsdale 

David is joined by Alex and Tony from Vision Store, where they will be showcasing their favorite gift ideas, including calendars & diaries, games, daily living aids, high tech electronic aids and everything in between.

Wednesday 24 November 2021

Time 12.30pm - 1.30pm

Watch the 'Christmas gift ideas' webinar

Solutions from HumanWare

Presenters  Tony Wu, HumanWare representative 

HumanWare is the global leader in assistive technology for people who are blind or have low vision and offer a wide range of innovative products. Come and join this interactive session where we have special guest speakers from HumanWare who will discuss the various solutions that HumanWare provide that can potentially assist you if you have a print disability.

Wednesday 27 October 2021

Time 11.00am - 12.00pm

Please note: Time of the webinar may have to be different to the usual schedule due to our Guest being from the US/Canada

Watch 'Solutions from HumanWare' webinar

Apple Watch

Presenters David Woodbridge, Tony Wu, Kristie Wilson 

Join us in this webinar as David discusses everything that you need to know to get the most out of your Apple Watch. Learn how to monitor your health, sleeping patterns and workouts using the Apple Watch and much more. 

Wednesday 29 September 2021

12.30 - 1.30pm

Watch 'Apple Watch' webinar

IrisVision

The IrisVision is a wearable digital magnification device that brings your life back into focus. Come and join this interactive session where we have two guest speakers from IrisVision who will discuss how the IrisVision can assist a person with low vision be more independent and enjoy life more.

Wednesday 25 August 2021

10am - 11am 

Watch 'IrisVision' webinar

Smart Speakers

Presenters David Woodbridge, Tony Wu, Troy Gladwell

Join us in this webinar to learn the ins and outs of the various smart speakers that are available in the Australian market: Google Nest, Amazon Echo and HomePod. David will discuss how smart speakers are a great device to assist an individual who are blind or have low vision in their home. The session may provide more clarity as to which model(s) may best fit your needs and goals.

Recorded Wednesday 28 July 2021

Watch 'Smart speaker' webinar

Solutions from Quantum Reading Learning Vision 

Presenters David Woodbridge, Tony Wu and the Quantum team 

For over 30 years, Quantum RLV have been providing products and services to the Australian low vision and blindness community. Quantum source the highest quality products from around the world, to ensure that clients have access to the latest and greatest adaptive technology. Come and join this interactive session where we have Low Vision and Blindness Consultants from Quantum discuss the various solutions that Quantum provide that can potentially assist you if you have a print disability.

Recorded Wednesday 30 June 2021

Watch 'Solutions from Quantum reading learning vision' webinar

Reading Solutions

Presenter David Woodbridge, Tony Wu and Troy Gladwell (Retail Coordinator) 

In this webinar, we will explore the various Vision Store products that offer solutions for accessing text in print, on screens and on devices.

Recorded Wednesday 26 May 2021

Watch 'Reading solutions' webinar

Braille

Presenter David Woodbridge

In this webinar, we explored the various Braille products that Vision Australia Vision Store offers. We also discussed learning Braille, using Braille in the kitchen, labelling items in the office, 9 line Braille E-Reader, accessing smart phones/tablets via Braille, using the Apple Watch with a Braille display, and more. 

Recorded Wednesday, 28 April 2021

Watch 'Braille' webinar

In the Kitchen Including the New Vision Australia Talking Microwave

Presenters David Woodbridge, Alex Lonsdale (OT & Retail Coordinator) 

In this webinar David and Alex discussed everything kitchen including the brand new Vision Australia Talking Microwave. Which we think you’ll really like. It's simple to use, all functions are clearly spoken, plus an LED display makes it perfect for the whole family to use.

They also share the various low and high tech bits and bobs that make life in the kitchen just that bit easier. Learn how to prepare food and cook meals safely using various kitchen aids available from the Vision Store.

Recorded Wednesday, 31 March 2021

Duration 1 hour

Watch 'In the kitchen' webinar

Apple Accessibility and Beyond

Presenter David Woodbridge

An in-depth overview of Apple’s perspective on accessibility, some outstanding cool features to benefit everyone, and look at configuring some amazing accessibility related options across iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and HomePod that you can use on your own device.

There is a list of resources towards the end of the webinar for all the specific items discussed. Due to some restrictions, some parts of the webinar was not recorded.

Recorded Wednesday, 24 February 2021

Duration 1 hour

Watch 'Apple accessibility and beyond' webinar

Back to School Exploring Technology Webinar 

Presenters David Woodbridge, Tony Wu

An informative webinar showcasing Vision Store's technology devices and software for students. The team discuss the useful & beneficial adaptive technology devices and software for students in the classroom and at home, allowing them to complete their school work easily and efficiently.

Recorded Wednesday, 27 January 2021

Duration 1 hour

Watch 'Back to School Exploring Technology' webinar

Christmas Gifts

Presenters David Woodbridge, Tony Wu, Julie Scott

David Woodbridge was joined by Julie Scott, Retail State Manger where they discussed all their favourite gift ideas including calendars, diaries, high tech electronic aids and everything in between.

Recorded Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Duration 1 hour

Watch 'Christmas gifts' webinar

Wearable Devices

Presenters David Woodbridge, Tony Wu

Learn what is new in wearable devices and how to access these through Vision Store.

Recorded Wednesday, 28 October 2020

Duration 1 hour

Watch 'Wearable devices' webinar

Accessible Products

Presenters David Woodbridge, Tony Wu, Amanda Daizli

Learn about a range of accessible products and how to access these through Vision Store’s partnership with The Good Guys. The team discusses the importance of ensuring the products you purchase for home, work or while out and about are suitably accessible for your needs.

Recorded Wednesday, 30 September 2020

Duration 1 hour

Watch 'Accessible products' webinar


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