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Join Marc and his wife Jan as they discuss their experiences surrounding his disability, along with various topics. Come for the blindness but stay for the fun!

Join Marc and his wife Jan as they discuss their experiences surrounding his disability, along with various topics. Come for the blindness but stay for the fun!
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Canada

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Join Marc and his wife Jan as they discuss their experiences surrounding his disability, along with various topics. Come for the blindness but stay for the fun!

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English


Episodes

15. The Episode About How Marc Learnt To Be Blind

9/18/2019
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This week on Blind Luminations we're talking about how Marc learnt to be blind. While most of his teenage friends were taking their first steps into adulthood, Marc was literally learning to navigate his surroundings after going blind at the age of 19. Join us as we go into our way back machine and explore a time before Marc met Jan in college. Find out what the blind guy did to adapt, what he thinks of friends who left him behind and how long it took for him to get truly comfortable...

Duration:01:13:40

14. The Episode About Podcasts

9/10/2019
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This week The Blindnamic Duo is going meta and talking podcasts! Where did Marc and Jan hear about the medium, what shows have they previously hosted before abandoning them and why? Also, listen to the blind guy talk about how he edits this podcast without several useful (but inaccessible) apps at his disposal. Just ignore the parts where Jan makes it sound as if words like "podisode" or phrases such as "bloat the head" are a good idea. (Did we mention that Marc not only edits the podcast...

Duration:01:07:28

13. The Episode About Books

9/6/2019
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In honour of children skipping merrily back to school, The Blindnamic Duo is all about books this week! From narration to braille or productions with sound effects to text-to-speech, there are several ways for the blind to enjoy a good book. Marc and Jan explore their experiences with certain formats, services and explain the situations each one creates. What do both prefer and why? How does Marc enjoy comic books and what happens when he has to explain them? How can his reading habits...

Duration:01:01:47

13. The Episode About Books

9/6/2019
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In honour of children skipping merrily back to school, The Blindnamic Duo is all about books this week! From narration to braille or productions with sound effects to text-to-speech, there are several ways for the blind to enjoy a good book. Marc and Jan explore their experiences with certain formats, services and explain the situations each one creates. What do both prefer and why? How does Marc enjoy comic books and what happens when he has to explain them? How can his reading habits...

Duration:01:02:00

12. The Episode About Accessibility On The Internet

8/29/2019
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This week the Blindnamic Duo are getting down to business and talking accessibility on the internet! They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but why does it sometimes need more than 100 characters? Marc gets fired up about captchas, Jan relates the internet to architecture and the two delve into the staggering statistic that 70% of websites are inaccessible to the blind. All of this, plus find out what it feels like when robots cry. (Here's a hint: They see sparks!) Listen and...

Duration:01:14:15

11. The Episode About Vacationing Indoors

8/22/2019
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We're out of the wilderness and heading inside for more fun on vacation! This week, the Blindnamic Duo covers its many experiences with vacationing indoors. What are the perks of travelling with someone who is blind? What experiences are interesting for Marc? Where have he and Jan's various trips taken them and what were some of the things they weren't ready for? We've got the answers to all of this and more, along with anecdotes about making Marc think it's raining, receiving an offer...

Duration:00:56:29

10. The Episode About Camping Blind

8/15/2019
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Who's that lurking in the bushes near your camp site at night? Don't worry, it's just the blindnamic duo! Returning from their two week hiatus/vacation, Marc and Jan are refreshed and ready to podcast! In the spirit of their time away, the two are covering what it's like to camp blind. With plenty of asides in between, find out why Marc gets strange looks in the washroom,, learn how Jan became his "little pyro" and what the two did when they got locked in a shower. (Spoiler alert: It...

Duration:01:11:10

09. The Episode About Nothing

7/25/2019
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While we might not be as funny, Blind Luminations his the Seinfeld of podcasts this week! As Marc and Jan scramble to get ready for their vacation, the two had to make some hard choices. The result? A pre-camping trip podcast about nothing! Without a topic of the week, the blindnamic duo covers any random subject their little hearts desire. Accessible parking follow-up? Check! Stealing a blind man's cane? Check! People thinking Marc and Jan are siblings? Check! Marketing ideas to monetize...

Duration:00:37:57

08. The Episode About Accessibility Awareness

7/17/2019
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As a famous cat once said, "It never hurts to help!" While that usually ended in disaster for him, this week's episode of the Blind Luminations podcast proves that a little bit of thought goes a long way. Hear Marc and Jan tackle (and sometimes rant about) accessibility awareness. The two go through their experiences in dealing with unintentional issues and outright jerks. (Here's a hint: Don't create your own parking spot between two cars that are parked in accessible parking...

Duration:01:10:20

07. The Episode About Blind Navigation

7/10/2019
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From apps on your phone to landmarks on the ground, there are many ways to navigate using objects and with sounds! After realizing they didn't cover everything the day after their last episode (at 3 in the morning no less,) Marc and Jan are back with some more navigating fun! Find out how Marc actually navigates in a grocery store (no, he doesn't just drive a cart by himself,) what he would do without a guide, the proper technique to using a cane, which objects cause him the most pain...

Duration:00:52:05

06. The Episode About Public Spaces

7/3/2019
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The Dixie Chicks once sang about wide open spaces but sometimes it's not as easy for the blind. On this week's episode Marc (The Blind Guy himself) and his sighted-wife Jan talk about the trials and tribulations of public spaces. From avoiding clubs because of noise and learning how to navigate a massive pop culture convention, we tackle it all. Why is the mall a source of anxiety for Marc and like a parting of the sea for Jan? Just how important is a good navigator really? When should...

Duration:00:47:05

05. The Episode About Described Video

6/27/2019
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The Episode About Described Video Ever wonder how a blind person "watches" movies or TV without being confused by what's going on? Fret not faithful Luminati, your two favourite lumineers are here to light the way! This week, Marc and Jan are going to the movies and getting descriptive to give you the answers you want. Find out what descriptive video is, how it works for movie theatres, TV screens, streaming services and what benefits or drawbacks there are with this solution for the...

Duration:01:11:10

04. The Episode About Being A Caregiver

6/19/2019
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It's time for a Care Bear countdown! Here's a new episode in 5, 4, 3, 2... 1! Oh wait, did we get that wrong? On this week's episode, Jan actually bares all about caring. More specifically, the sighted half of this relationship shares her perspective on being a caregiver to a blind husband. Beyond dealing with the normal things that make a marriage with Marc annoying, she also has an entirely different set of issues to deal with. How does she do it and what impact does it have on the...

Duration:00:48:31

03. The Episode About Eating Blind

6/12/2019
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There ain't no feast like a poutine feast! Inspired by their recent trip to Poutine Feast Windsor (YQG represent yo,) Marc and Jan are breaking down their favourites before getting into the messy, juicy, delectable topic of food! Well, more food actually... The two go over what it's like to eat when you're blind and you might be surprised at how much your eyes influence your mouth. How do you tell someone where their food is on a plate? Why do restaurants give Marc anxiety? What's...

Duration:00:59:09

02. The Episode About Stranger Danger And Cold Pricklies

6/5/2019
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It's a touchy feely episode this week... but not in the way you might expect. Marc and Jan are ready to talk about their busy weekend before getting into the nitty gritty about the touching... oh the horror of all the touching! Anyway, ever wonder how someone's personal space evaporates after they go blind? If so, this episode has you covered! It's all about stranger danger, cold pricklies, perception and pet peeves this week so come along for the ride. (Just don't touch us... okay?) Be...

Duration:01:00:02

01. The Episode About How Marc Went Blind

5/29/2019
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Break out your party hats and do a jig because The first episode of Blind Luminations is finally here! Hoping to shed a little light on blindness, Marc (the blind guy) and his sighted wife Jan talk about their experiences dealing with this disability. Kicking things off with the winning topic of a social media poll, the two go in depth about how Marc became blind in the first place. Listen to some of the initial struggles he's gone through and continues to deal with some 18 years later. Of...

Duration:00:53:50

Oh great, it's the trailer!

3/24/2019
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There's no fooling around here, we're getting ready to make a comeback in April! Marc and Jan will invade your earholes once again to discuss their lives as a married couple: One being fully sighted and the other completely blind. What personal experiences will they relay and shenanigans can the two get up to? There's only one way to find out! Subscribe now and stay tuned for the fun that's sure to follow! In the meantime, be sure to find them at all of their social media...

Duration:00:00:27