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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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1849 Blindness For Beginners (Dec. 5, 2018)

12/5/2018
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1849 Blindness For Beginners (Dec. 5, 2018) Show Notes In her book “Blindness for Beginners”, Maribel Steel takes us along her journey of discovery where sight loss can become a renewed vision of the possible. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with her about her transition from early diagnosis and rejection of being labelled as … Continue reading 1849 Blindness For Beginners (Dec. 5, 2018) →

Duration:00:28:58

1848 Expanding Services at APH (Nov. 28, 2018)

11/28/2018
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1848 Expanding Services at APH (Nov. 28, 2018) Show Notes The American Printing House for the Blind (APH) recently began managing several services that were part of the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB). APH is also growing their efforts in direct consumer sales. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk about these changes and what’s … Continue reading 1848 Expanding Services at APH (Nov. 28, 2018) →

Duration:00:28:56

1847 Hamming It Up (Nov. 21, 2018)

11/21/2018
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1847 Hamming It Up (Nov. 21, 2018) Show Notes Being a ham or amateur radio operator can be a fun hobby and a great way to connect with others around the world. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Mike Duke, a blind ham operator (call sign K5XU) and director of Radio Reading Service of … Continue reading 1847 Hamming It Up (Nov. 21, 2018) →

Duration:00:28:59

1846 Blinded Veterans Association (Nov 14, 2018)

11/14/2018
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1846 Blinded Veterans Association (Nov 14, 2018) Show Notes Joe Bogart, Executive Director of the Blinded Veterans Association (BVA), is the first legally blind soldier to return to combat duty since the Civil War. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Joe about the various services offered to veterans by the BVA as well as … Continue reading 1846 Blinded Veterans Association (Nov 14, 2018) →

Duration:00:28:11

1845 Seeing the Stars His Own Way (Nov. 7, 2018)

11/7/2018
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1845 Seeing the Stars His Own Way (Nov. 7, 2018) Show Notes Astronomy is often thought of as based on visual observation. As it turns out most raw astronomical observations are not visible and must be transformed to be perceived by humans. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Morgan Rehnberg, a blind astronomer, about … Continue reading 1845 Seeing the Stars His Own Way (Nov. 7, 2018) →

Duration:00:28:52

1844 Sounds of the Stars (Oct. 31, 2018)

10/31/2018
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1844 Sounds of the Stars (Oct. 31, 2018) Show Notes Last week we talked about creating tactile representations of the universe. This week hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Greg Salvesen, a post-doctoral fellow at UCSB, and Matt Russo, a professor of astronomy at Seneca College about using sonification to transform astronomical data into … Continue reading 1844 Sounds of the Stars (Oct. 31, 2018) →

Duration:00:28:51

1843 Touching the Stars (Oct. 24, 2018)

10/24/2018
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1843 Touching the Stars (Oct. 24, 2018) Show Notes Signals captured by astronomical observatories are often outside of the range of human perception and must be transformed so that scientists can work with them. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Kim Arcand who has created tactile representations of the universe based on data from … Continue reading 1843 Touching the Stars (Oct. 24, 2018) →

Duration:00:28:50

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