Jessica


About Jessica

Hi, I am Jessica; my friends call me Yessie. I am from North Carolina, and I am the creator of the Blinkie Chicks. I love technology, and I believe it has the power to drastically improve quality of life for all people, especially those with disabilities. I am passionate about advocacy, especially self-advocacy, and changing society’s perceptions of blind and visually impaired people. I love my family, friends, and my dog. I enjoy writing and making videos about technology, traveling, and spending time with loved ones. I believe laughter is the best medicine.


Mac OS App Store Software Updates
Welcome to the very first iA DemoCast! In this episode, Matt Dierckens will walk you through updating software on macOS Sierra, using Apple’s built-in screen reader, VoiceOver. We hope you find this demonstration useful; if you have topics you would like to see covered on the DemoCast, please let us […]

33 – DemoCast 1: Software Updates on macOS Sierra


CES 2017
We weren’t there, but we were all excited to see what new tech would be unveiled at CES 2017. From the useful to the ridiculous, we were reading all about it. Check out this episode of the #iACast to see what products we found the most interesting. Computing and Media […]

32 – Our Favorite Tech from CES 2017


First iPhone from 3 angles front, back and side.
In this episode of the #iACast, which was recorded on January 11, 2017, join Michael, Daniel, Ashley, Jason, and Matt as they discuss the impact Apple’s iPhone has had on the world, and on their lives. A Note about Capacitive Touch Screens There was some confusion about how capacitive touch […]

31 – Celebrating 10 Years of iPhone



Logitech Z623 speekers
In this UnboxCast, you’ll accompany Michael as he unboxes his new speakers, the Logitech Z623. Ashley, Jessica, and Daniel are also present, and are able to give some additional insight into why someone may still want these speakers, even though there are much newer products on the market. This podcast […]

30 – UnboxCast 5: Logitech Z623


Apple AirPods in charging case
Join Michael, Jessica, Rich, and Daniel as they discuss Apple’s AirPods, and hear Daniel and Michael unbox theirs live on the podcast! Get the scoop on what it’s like to setup and use these new wireless headphones. Are their any issues? Are the AirPods worth the hype? You’ll find out […]

29 – UnboxCast 4: AirPods


DirectTV Now
This podcast was recorded on December 1, 2016, and it is hosted by Michael Doise. Accompanying Michael on this episode is Jason Earls, and Jessica Smith. This episode covers the following topics: Black Friday/Cyber Monday DealsIn this segment, we discuss our holiday spending and deals we found interesting. W1-Enabled HeadphonesIn […]

28 – The Future is NOW



iAccessibility Logo
iAccessibility saw tremendous growth in 2016, when compared to previous years. For this, we would like to thank you all for reading our articles, sharing our posts, listening to our podcasts, and following us on social media. To celebrate, we would like to share with you the posts that received […]

#Top10 Posts of 2016!


Ring Video Doorbell Pro
So many great products were released in 2016 – it’s hard to pick just one favorite! I love my iPhone 7 Plus, Apple Watch (Series 2), Amazon Echo Dot, and Apple AirPods. However, given my love of home automation and security, there is one clear winner! If you’ve followed me […]

Jessica’s Favorite Device of 2016!


Apple AirPods in charging case
When preorders went live for Apple’s iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, I acted fast! I knew I wouldn’t miss the headphone jack, because removing it would pave the way for more advancements in technology. With this in mind, it is no surprise that I was also among the first to […]

Product Review: Apple AirPods



iAccessibility Logo
Hello, and welcome to another delayed edition of our podcast! We are hopeful that our schedule will be a little more regular soon, so we hope you all are sticking with us. In this episode, which was recorded on November 16, 2016, we cover the following topics: A Backdoor to […]

27 – Backdoor


Image of Surface Dial on top of a touch screen displaying the time.
Welcome to episode 26 of the #IACast! This episode was recorded on November 9, 2016. Listen to this podcast to hear Michael, Jessica, Daniel, and Jason discuss the following topics: Accessible Voting Are you over 18 and a United States citizen? If so, we hope you voted in this year’s […]

26 – Dial It Up


Apple invite for its Hello Again event.
We apologize for the delay in uploading the podcast, but we hope you will enjoy hearing our coverage of the recent Microsoft and Apple Events. The Microsoft Event took place on Wednesday, October 26, and the Apple Event took place on Thursday, October 27. For information about what was released […]

25 – Fruit or Flop?