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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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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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1842 Preparing for Your First Guide Dog (Oct. 17, 2018)

10/17/2018
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1842 Preparing for Your First Guide Dog (Oct. 17, 2018) Show Notes In past episodes of Eyes On Success we talked about how guide dogs are raised and trained to work with their owners. But how do you know if a guide dog is right for you and, if you decide that you want a … Continue reading 1842 Preparing for Your First Guide Dog (Oct. 17, 2018) →

Duration:00:28:58

1841 Encore of 1335 Meeting and Dating Across Borders (Oct. 10, 2018)

10/10/2018
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1841 Encore of 1335 Meeting and Dating Across Borders (Oct. 10, 2018) Show Notes Victor Tsaran grew up in Ukraine and is totally blind. Karo Caran grew up in Poland and is partially sighted. Last week Nancy and Peter Torpey talked to them about their careers working on accessibility at Google. This week we’ll learn … Continue reading 1841 Encore of 1335 Meeting and Dating Across Borders (Oct. 10, 2018) →

Duration:00:28:55

1840 Working On Accessibility At Google (Oct. 3, 2018)

10/3/2018
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1840 Working On Accessibility At Google (Oct. 3, 2018) Show Notes This week hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with a married couple, Victor Tsaran and Karo Caran, both of whom are visually impaired and both of whom work at Google in the area of accessibility. Learn what it is like to work at Google … Continue reading 1840 Working On Accessibility At Google (Oct. 3, 2018) →

Duration:00:28:59

1839 Accessibility of US National Parks (Sep. 26, 2018)

9/26/2018
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1839 Accessibility of US National Parks (Sep. 26, 2018) Show Notes The U.S. National Park Service (NPS) has over 400 sites that are visited by over 300 million people each year. They strive to make these sites as accessible as possible for everyone. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Ray Bloomer, Accessibility Specialist for … Continue reading 1839 Accessibility of US National Parks (Sep. 26, 2018) →

Duration:00:28:50

1838 Ironman Triathlete

9/19/2018
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1838 Ironman Triathlete (Sep. 19, 2018) Show Notes Last week hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talked with Michael Somsan, a military veteran who was blinded by a gunshot to the head at the age of 23. Now a successful lawyer, judge, and professor, Michael talks about his participation in ironman triathlons as well as some … Continue reading 1838 Ironman Triathlete →

Duration:00:27:56

1837 Path to Success for a Military Veteran (Sep. 12, 2018)

9/12/2018
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1837 Path to Success for a Military Veteran (Sep. 12, 2018) Show Notes Michael Somsan was a young man in the military and in the best of shape when his life was suddenly changed. As a result of a gunshot to the head he was left blinded at the age of 23 wondering what the … Continue reading 1837 Path to Success for a Military Veteran (Sep. 12, 2018) →

Duration:00:28:56

1836 Experiences as Physicists (Sep. 5, 2018)

9/5/2018
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1836 Experiences as Physicists (Sep. 5, 2018) Show Notes This week hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey share a bit of their own story. They talk about their education as well as their careers as research physicists at Xerox Corporation. Learn how Peter’s vision changed over the years and what accommodations he had to make. Also … Continue reading 1836 Experiences as Physicists (Sep. 5, 2018) →

Duration:00:28:52

1835 Encore of 1215 Described Audio in Live Theater (Aug. 29, 2018)

8/29/2018
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1835 Encore of 1215 Described Audio in Live Theater (Aug. 29, 2018) Show Notes If you can’t see the action on the stage, audio description fills in the gaps and helps you know what’s going on. This week hosts Nancy Goodman Torpey and Peter Torpey visit their regional theater company and talk to the people … Continue reading 1835 Encore of 1215 Described Audio in Live Theater (Aug. 29, 2018) →

Duration:00:28:55

1834 Audio Description for Varied Venues (Aug. 22, 2018)

8/22/2018
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1834 Audio Description for Varied Venues (Aug. 22, 2018) Show Notes Audio Description uses spoken language to convey the visual world. It can direct a visitor through a museum, orient a listener to a work of art, or allow access to the visual aspects of a performance. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Rachel … Continue reading 1834 Audio Description for Varied Venues (Aug. 22, 2018) →

Duration:00:28:40

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 Spamer 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