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Jamillah Knowles | 04:27 UK time, Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Hello Outriders,

This week on the podcast I have been chatting to a female veteran of Silicon Valley, finding out how I can play music with my eyes and checking out a podcast where the kids run the show.



First up - I had a nice visit from Marie Alexander, President and CEO of Quova. Quova identifies
the location of someone coming to an internet site - for localised advertising and search, compliance issues - say where gambling is not allowed in some states in the US. We talked about the comfort zones for geolocation and what is like to live and work in the Valley.



Also this week I had a chat with Giles Whitehead who works at the Tydeman centre. That's a specialist mainstream provision for children with special educational needs and high functioning autistic spectrum disorder, speech and language disorder or dyslexia. It's part of the Malling School in Kent. He told me how he turns special educational needs into a rather special broadcast.



Last but by no means least, Zacharia Vamvakousis joined me to talk about his extraordinary Eyeharp. As part of his Masters Degree at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona he has created a way for people with paralysis to become musicians. The project is open source and basically means that people can play music with their eyes.

That's all for this week, but as usual, you're all invited to get in touch and let me know more about what you have been up to on the web. If there is a site that you're amazed by and would like to know more or if you are creating something we should all know about, then drop me a line at Outriders at bbc dot co dot uk, come and say Hi on Twitter or join us in the Facebook group .

Until next week! ~ Jamillah

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