Archive for the ‘Electronic Gadgetry’ Category

Battle of the Blindness PDA’s

October 7, 2007

In this post You can hear a debate we delivered at the Techshare international conference of 2007, concerning the Pac Mate from Freedom Scientific and the Braille Note from Humanware.


Pac Mate Omni Presentation

July 20, 2007

This is Jonathan Mosen’s presentation concerning the Pac Mate Omni

Travelling Back

July 20, 2007

Travelling back from Sight Village, Brian talks about the high points of the event for him.

K-Sonar Seminar

July 18, 2007

The K-Sonar mobility aid was launched on Tuesday. This is the launch seminar.

Travelling to Sight Village

July 18, 2007

Terry travels to Sight Village on Wednesday.

Smart Phone or PDA, which one for me!

July 18, 2007

This is the Dolphin seminar from Dave Williams concerning PDA’s and Smart Phones.

Chat with Fiona Dunn

July 17, 2007

Fiona Dunn is a member of the public who dropped by our room at Sight Village to talk to us about how she has found the event to be so far.

Discussion with Sean Farrow

July 15, 2007

Terry talks with sean Farrow who is ixtremely interested in technology concerning his thoughts of Sight Village. In the past and what he is looking forward to this year.

It’s That Man Again!

July 15, 2007

Steve Nutt of Computer Room Services discusses with Brian his plan for this year’s Sight Village event.

Discussion with Matthew Horspool

July 14, 2007

Matthew Horspool, one of the voices behind the newly established ViTech Podcast, talks with Brian about his previous experiences of Sight Village and which exhibitors interest him this year.

Products from Dräger & Lienert

July 12, 2007

The blog has received the following from the company Dräger & Lienert.


At SightVillage in Birmingham (17th to 19th July) we will show two new members of the Tag It family.


Tag It Guide is an in door navigation system for buildings. The system also can be used in museums to link objects with audio information.


Tag It Media lets people without any computer knowledge access information such as internet radio, podcasts and more.


MAX – The DaisyMaker turns information automatically into daisy. Learn and listen with a mobile daisy player while walking through a forest.


Tag It has many new features. There is an interface available between Tag It an MileStone.


We are looking forward to meeting you at booth D5.


The Future of the Pac Mate

March 24, 2007

A fascinating presentation by Jonathan Mosen and Ron Miller from Freedom Scientific regarding current development of the Pacmate and a glance to the future.

FreedomBox Seminar

July 24, 2006

Please listen to the Computer Room Services seminar relating to the FreedomBox.


RNIB and Mobile Phones

July 22, 2006

Listen to this seminar from RNIB about mobile phone technology.


Azabat Games

July 20, 2006

Brian’s daughter Kerri-Ann Hartgen buys some games from a company called Azabat.  These are games which speak all their prompts with the NeoSpeech voices.


Closing Comments after day 1

July 18, 2006

In this final item for day 1, Terry talks about the Key To Freedom and our activities for the day.



July 18, 2006

Jonathan Mosen from Humanware is in conversation with Brian about the new and exciting products to view on their stand.


RNIB New Products

July 18, 2006

Brian talks about some information concerning new products at the RNIB stand.


Sight Village of the Past!

July 15, 2006

Terry takes a trip down memory lane and meanders through our in depth Sight Village coverage from 2003 to 2005.


Computer Room Services

July 15, 2006

In this interview, Brian Hartgen talks to Steve Nutt of Computer Room Services about their exciting plans for Sight Village.


Interview with Blazie UK from 2005

July 8, 2006

Finally from our Infotech Sight Village special from 2005, we bring you an interview with Sara Morgan from Blazie UK.


Interview with Software Express from 2005

July 8, 2006

Again taken from the 2005 Infotech Sight Village special, this is an interview with a representative from Software express.


Interview about Products from Portset Systems from 2005

July 8, 2006

This article from the Infotech 2005 Sight village special contains an interview with Graham Thomas of Portset Systems.


Sight Village Podcast Launch

July 8, 2006

Terry Clasper and Brian Hartgen talk using Skype about the purpose of the Podcast, web site and Blog, together with outlining the range of offerings at the T&T Consultancy Ltd room during Sight Village this year.