Join host Rafael Siegel as he reviews the latest assistive technology on The CIL's assistive tech review show, Power On. Produced by our A.T. team in Alameda, CA. Watch full episodes and shop Power On products below.
WATCH FULL EPISODES:
In our first episode, we travel to San Francisco and conquer its notoriously steep hills with a pair of wheelchair power assist devices.
In our second episode, we travel to sunny Alameda and conquer the sandy beaches with the Vipamat Hippocampe, and the Natural Access beach wheelchair.
In our third episode, we return to Alameda and log some miles along the island's scenic walkways with the Spinergy ZX-1 and the Alber Twion Wheels.
In our fourth episode, it's a race to make lunch with two free iPhone apps for the visually impaired - Microsoft's Seeing AI and Be My Eyes.
In our fifth episode, we try to read the fine print with a pair of CCTV devices, or desktop video magnifiers, at The CIL's Alameda Office.
In our sixth episode, we'll compare a $1600 scanning software package to a $10 iPhone app and try to determine if it's worth it or not for users with low vision. Coming April 2018.
shop 'Power on' products online:
Borrow Natural Access beach wheelchair in Alameda, CA: www.thecil.org/beach
Other beach wheelchairs to borrow in the SF Bay: https://www.nps.gov/goga/planyourvisit/beach-wheelchairs.htm
Borrow Hippocampe Beach Wheelchair in Alameda, CA: www.thecil.org/beach
Buy Hippocampe online: https://www.amazon.com/Hippocampe-Beach-All-Terrain-Wheelchair-Standard/dp/B008H7HEHU
Find Twion Wheels Online at: https://livingspinal.com/power-assists/twion-basic-power-drive-wheel-system/
Find Be My Eyes in the App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/be-my-eyes-helping-the-blind/id905177575?mt=8
Download Seeing AI from the App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/seeing-ai/id999062298?mt=8
Shop Prodigi products at: https://store.humanware.com/hus/promotion/prodigi-products
Shop Topaz products online at: http://www.freedomscientific.com/Products/LowVision/TopazProductFamily
Shop OpenBook products at: http://www.freedomscientific.com/Products/LowVision/OpenBook
Find Prizmo in the App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/prizmo-pro-scanner/id366791896?mt=8
POWER ON: LIVE!
Saturday, April 14, 2018, from the main lobby at the Momentum Expo, The CIL aired the first-ever live episode of Power On, our assistive technology review show. Host Rafael Siegel sat down with guests, speakers, AT specialists and more for over 3 hours of fun! Check back for more clips (now with subtitles) from Power On: LIVE!
Rafael Siegel opens up our first ever live episode of Power On with a monologue outlining the events and activities available at the Momentum Expo in Berkeley, CA.
Saturday morning on Power On: LIVE!, we sat down with Todd Kerr, the Berkeley Times founder and editor to talk about his long-standing relationship with the disability community, his reluctance to put the bimonthly publication online, and what a fully-accessible version of the newspaper might look like.
Steve Haines, Rehab Sales Manager for Invacare Corporation, stopped by Power On: LIVE! at Saturday's Momentum Expo and brought along the new Invacare TDX SP2, a power wheelchair loaded with cutting-edge technology, including Invacare's new LiNX Electronics.
Kim Ridgeway, the Accessibility Services Specialist from AC Transit stopped by the Power On: LIVE! set to discuss her Wheelchair Marking and Tether Strap Program as well as AC Transit's ever-evolving solutions to accessibility.
At last month’s Momentum Expo, we sat down with Livermore City Council Member Bob Coomber to talk about hiking in a wheelchair, adjusting to life with a disability, and starring in the new documentary, 4 Wheel Bob. Check out our highlights from that interview.
Lars Eric Holm from Eden I&R stopped by the set of Power On: LIVE! at the Momentum Expo this past April to talk about the Alameda 2-1-1 service, which provides Alameda county callers with information and resources.