Episode 114: Microsoft bought Nuance, what’s the best text-to-speech in the world, getting vaccinated and more

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Here are the topics covered in this episode, and the time in the file for each.
Join us for a post-Apple event recap onClubhouse,0:27
Microsoft buys Nuance and what’s your favourite text-to-speech engine?,3:04
More ableist language thoughts and examples,22:53. Here’s the excellent article on ableist language from the BBC website.
How is the vaccination process going?,44:37
Comments on meditation,1:02:04.
Comments on various issues discussed this week,1:10:22
Dating blind,1:11:38
Demonstration of two audio news apps, curio and audm,1:17:17
iOS voice control,1:27:36
Headphones that work with behind the ear hearing aids,1:28:45
Looking for backup service recommendations and thoughts on podcatchers”,1:30:44
Frustration with mainstream tech support,1:36:38
Contactless thermometers,1:39:38
Markdown and WordPress,1:40:39
Questions about creating headings in Constant Contact,1:44:03
PHP speech and Braille displays,1:47:00
Scribl is a source of audiobooks from independent authors,1:55:19