an evolving podcast receiver designed especially for partially sighted
listeners. aPodder.org distributes and enhances
@Podder. Please join our community of developers, listeners, and
supporters to realize the potential of podcasting for our audience
@Podder is maintained and
enhanced by Dr. Susan L.
Gerhart (vita). Dr. Gerhart offers podcasting and web search
through Research Outlet and Integration using the twURL
application. Visit an NSF sponsored website to
experience some of her earlier work on computer and homeland
security instructional modules in buffer overflows and transportation
(shown below). Susan is also partially sighted, using her personal
experience to design a new genre of software for "baby boomers and
We seek relationships, advice, and
sponsorship from organizations and individuals interested in broadening
the reach of podcasting to visually impaired citizens. The potential
and need for social entrepreneurship is vast and immediate.
Please contact us if you can provide advice on assessable software,
testing under different assistive technologies, and suggestions for
improvement. @Podder is distributed under the GNU Public License as a
base for further development.
@Podder was prototyped
students in the Spring 2005 software engineering courses at
Aeronautical University in Prescott AZ. These
students offer @Podder classwork under the GNU
Public License. apodder.org has since refactored the code and
@Podder capabilities with speech and HTML generation.
SE320 (Advanced Programming Practices) students: Aaron Shoults, Sergio Vargas,
Bob Cimikowski, (below left) and Dominique Rogers; and Vanessa Bowers.
Ideas for its design came from iPodder and jPodder. Requirements specification and testing were
performed in SE300
(Intro to Software Engineering) by
Edward Courtemanche, Jason Courtemanche, Randall Foote, Chad Langley,
Weylin Leavitt, Paul Puzuto, Monica Rugemer, Aaron Shoults, Lisa Savaya