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This half-hour weekly radio program and podcast discusses products, services and daily living tips for people with vision loss.

This half-hour weekly radio program and podcast discusses products, services and daily living tips for people with vision loss.
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United States

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This half-hour weekly radio program and podcast discusses products, services and daily living tips for people with vision loss.

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English

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1833 Samplitude Music Production Software from Magix (Aug. 15, 2018)

8/15/2018
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1833 Samplitude Music Production Software from Magix (Aug. 15, 2018) Show Notes Samplitude is a sophisticated music production program from Magix that is now accessible using JAWS with specially developed scripts. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Steve Spammer about how he and a community of blind individuals connected with Tom Wolf from the … Continue reading 1833 Samplitude Music Production Software from Magix (Aug. 15, 2018) →

Duration:00:28:46

1832 How Blind People Use Ride Sharing Services (Aug. 8, 2018)

8/8/2018
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1832 How Blind People Use Ride Sharing Services (Aug. 8, 2018) Show Notes For various reasons, people who are visually impaired may feel reluctant to use ride sharing services such as Uber and Lyft. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Chris Simek and Michelle Plunkett of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute about their research … Continue reading 1832 How Blind People Use Ride Sharing Services (Aug. 8, 2018) →

Duration:00:28:24

1831 Rocky Mountain Highs and Lows (Aug. 1, 2018)

8/1/2018
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1831 Rocky Mountain Highs and Lows (Aug. 1, 2018) Show Notes Join hosts Peter and Nancy Torpey as they explore their new home state of Colorado in celebration of their 35th anniversary. Follow them as they prepare for their journey, walk trails along raging rivers, hike along narrow ledges hanging on steep canyon walls, and … Continue reading 1831 Rocky Mountain Highs and Lows (Aug. 1, 2018) →

Duration:00:28:56

1830 Encore of 1718 The Helen Keller Archive (Jul. 25, 2018)

7/25/2018
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1830 Encore of 1718 The Helen Keller Archive (Jul. 25, 2018) Show Notes The American Foundation for the Blind just announced the launch of the Helen Keller Archive. In honor of that, hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey reprise an interview with Helen Selsdon, the AFB archivist, about her work and about this rich source of … Continue reading 1830 Encore of 1718 The Helen Keller Archive (Jul. 25, 2018) →

Duration:00:28:40

1829 WayAround Tag-and-Scan System (Jul. 18, 2018)

7/18/2018
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1829 WayAround Tag-and-Scan System (Jul. 18, 2018) Show Notes WayAround is a smart phone app that provides on-demand details about everyday things. This tag-and-scan system enables the user to easily identify objects and also provides extra details, like how something works or when it expires. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Darwin Belt and … Continue reading 1829 WayAround Tag-and-Scan System (Jul. 18, 2018) →

Duration:00:28:58

1828 Every Day Tips and Tricks (Jul. 11, 2018)

7/11/2018
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1828 Every Day Tips and Tricks (Jul. 11, 2018) Show Notes Our listeners like our “tips and tricks” episodes so join hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey in another. Hear a variety of tips and suggestions that we’ve been collecting from using your smart home device to working with Windows and iOS more efficiently to finding … Continue reading 1828 Every Day Tips and Tricks (Jul. 11, 2018) →

Duration:00:30:19

1827 Working at Disney and Marriott (Jul. 4, 2018)

7/4/2018
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1827 Working at Disney and Marriott (Jul. 4, 2018) Show Notes Blind since birth, twin brothers John and Larry Gassman became proficient with computers and now both have similar jobs that entail making sure the software used by each of their employers is accessible to other blind employees using screen readers. Join hosts Nancy and … Continue reading 1827 Working at Disney and Marriott (Jul. 4, 2018) →

Duration:00:28:56

1826 WeWALK Smart Cane (Jun. 27, 2018)

6/27/2018
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1826 WeWALK Smart Cane (Jun. 27, 2018) Show Notes WeWALK transforms the white cane into an innovative smart cane for visually impaired travelers. In addition to detecting obstacles above chest level, WeWALK seamlessly integrates with smart phones and third-party apps. Hosts Peter and Nancy Torpey speak with Kursat Ceylan, a visually impaired social entrepreneur, about … Continue reading 1826 WeWALK Smart Cane (Jun. 27, 2018) →

Duration:00:27:47

1825 Enabling Disabled to do STEM Careers (Jun. 20, 2018)

6/20/2018
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1825 Enabling Disabled to do STEM Careers (Jun. 20, 2018) Show Notes There are common challenges and obstacles that people encounter whether they have a visual impairment or some other disability. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Gabriela Serrato Marks, a geology graduate student at MIT about her experiences and thoughts about receiving an … Continue reading 1825 Enabling Disabled to do STEM Careers (Jun. 20, 2018) →

Duration:00:28:57

1824 Your Amazing Eyes (Jun. 13, 2018)

6/13/2018
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1824 Your Amazing Eyes (Jun. 13, 2018) Show Notes Dan Roberts maintains the MD Support group, a resource for people with Macular Degeneration and similar retinal diseases. This week we hear a presentation Dan gave about the astounding design and abilities of our eyes. Lots of interesting and fun facts about the eyes are presented, … Continue reading 1824 Your Amazing Eyes (Jun. 13, 2018) →

Duration:00:28:43

1823 Color-blind Visual Effects Artist (Jun. 6, 2018)

6/6/2018
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1823 Color-blind Visual Effects Artist (Jun. 6, 2018) Show Notes Color-blindness affects about 1 in 12 men but only 1 in 250 women. For most people this isn’t a problem. But what if your profession requires a good color sense? Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Toby Derrig, a color-blind visual effects artist, about … Continue reading 1823 Color-blind Visual Effects Artist (Jun. 6, 2018) →

Duration:00:28:18

1822 Making Money (May 30, 2018)

5/30/2018
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1822 Making Money (May 30, 2018) Show Notes The Bureau of Engraving and Printing produces U.S. currency notes. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Leonard Olijar, Director, and Lydia Washington, Lead Public Affairs Specialist about what goes into the printing process, various ways in which bills are made accessible, new ways being considered, and … Continue reading 1822 Making Money (May 30, 2018) →

Duration:00:28:55

1821 College Student and Paralympic Athlete (May 23, 2018)

5/23/2018
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1821 College Student and Paralympic Athlete (May 23, 2018) Show Notes We talked previously with Staci Mannella about competitive skiing and what it was like to participate in the Paralympics in both Sochi and PyeongChang. Now hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Staci about what it takes to succeed as a visually impaired college … Continue reading 1821 College Student and Paralympic Athlete (May 23, 2018) →

Duration:00:28:37

1820 Encore of 1725 Low Vision Optometry (May 16, 2018)

5/16/2018
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1820 Encore of 1725 Low Vision Optometry (May 16, 2018) Show Notes There is no question that people with vision problems should be seen by an ophthalmologist to evaluate their condition. Low vision specialists, on the other hand, aim to provide solutions to help in daily living. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Dr. … Continue reading 1820 Encore of 1725 Low Vision Optometry (May 16, 2018) →

Duration:00:28:56

1819 FlickType Accessible Smart Keyboard for iOS Devices (May 9, 2018)

5/8/2018
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1819 FlickType Accessible Smart Keyboard for iOS Devices (May 9, 2018) Show Notes FlickType is a smart keyboard designed especially for blind users of iOS devices. No need to tap the exact location of keys. Fast and accurate, just sit back and enjoy typing and hear the results. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with … Continue reading 1819 FlickType Accessible Smart Keyboard for iOS Devices (May 9, 2018) →

Duration:00:28:46

1818 Radio Reading Services – Behind the Scenes Tour (May 2, 2018)

5/2/2018
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1818 Radio Reading Services – Behind the Scenes Tour (May 2, 2018) Show Notes Yes, you can now use the Google Assistant or Alexa to listen to the streams from many radio reading services. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey take a tour of the Audio Information Network of Colorado and see how some of these … Continue reading 1818 Radio Reading Services – Behind the Scenes Tour (May 2, 2018) →

Duration:00:29:00

1817 Radio Reading Services – An Overview (Apr. 25, 2018)

4/25/2018
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1817 Radio Reading Services – An Overview (Apr. 25, 2018) Show Notes Advances in technology and distribution methods have dramatically impacted how traditional radio reading services deliver content to people who are print impaired and what content is available. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with David Dawson, Executive Director of the Audio Information Network … Continue reading 1817 Radio Reading Services – An Overview (Apr. 25, 2018) →

Duration:00:28:43

1816 Alpine Skiing in the PyeongChang Paralympics (Apr. 18, 2018)

4/18/2018
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1816 Alpine Skiing in the PyeongChang Paralympics (Apr. 18, 2018) Show Notes When you strive to be the best in the world it takes a lot of hard work and dedication. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Staci Mannella who recently competed in four Alpine Skiing events at the PyeongChang Paralympic Games. Staci talks … Continue reading 1816 Alpine Skiing in the PyeongChang Paralympics (Apr. 18, 2018) →

Duration:00:28:21

1815 Oregon Adaptive Sports (Apr. 11, 2018)

4/11/2018
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1815 Oregon Adaptive Sports (Apr. 11, 2018) Show Notes There are many opportunities for the disabled to participate in a variety of sports and recreational activities these days. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Nancy Stevens of Oregon Adaptive Sports about how the program got started and what they do. Whether you are interested … Continue reading 1815 Oregon Adaptive Sports (Apr. 11, 2018) →

Duration:00:28:46

1814 Apple Watch and Home Kit (Apr. 4, 2018)

4/4/2018
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1814 Apple Watch and Home Kit (Apr. 4, 2018) Show Notes Many people wonder whether or not they should purchase an Apple Watch and how useful they might find it. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Alex Hall, one of the editors for AppleVis, about his experience with the Apple Watch and how he … Continue reading 1814 Apple Watch and Home Kit (Apr. 4, 2018) →

Duration:00:28:35