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BlindFold Games Headed Back to School! Play Games and Get Your Schooling On!

6/18/2018
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BlindFold Games Headed Back to School! Play Games and Get Your Schooling On! Marty Schultz is the creator and designer of BlindFold Games and has over 80 games available for you to get your gaming on. Marty has recently been conducting a survey to check out the educators and teachers and find out what they would like to see in a combo of games mixed with educational learning. Image of a Red bandanna. The logo for Blindfold Games. Marty has received all positive feedback and is moving...

Duration:00:08:10

Fernanda Silva: A Persistent and Driven Individual, Her Amazing Life Story and is This the First Aira Baby?

6/13/2018
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Fernanda Silva: A Persistent and Driven Individual, Her Amazing Life Story and is This the First Aira Baby? Blind Abilities features Fernanda Silva, born in Brazil, immigrating to the US at an early age, and experiencing successes and set-backs that few of us will ever realize. Despite them all, Fernanda maintains an extremely positive and upbeat attitude towards life. she has overcome much, such as transitioning to blindness, being diagnosed with Thyroid cancer, and other devastating...

Duration:00:36:54

Job Insights #5: Transportation to the Workplace – Traveling vs. Exploring

6/13/2018
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Job Insights #5: Transportation to the Workplace – Traveling vs. Exploring Welcome to Episode 5 of Job Insights with Serina Gilbert and Jeff Thompson. We focus on Employment, Careers, enhancing opportunities and bringing you the latest innovations from across the Vocational Rehabilitation field to ensure your choices lead you down the career pathway that you want and succeed in gainful employment. From getting started with services, to assessments, Individual Plan for Employment (IPE) to...

Duration:00:47:14

The Importance of Being the Solution: Transitioning Careers and a Journey Through University – Meet Daniel Morris

6/8/2018
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The Importance of Being the Solution: Transitioning Careers and a Journey Through University – Meet Daniel Morris Daniel Morris may have made the big transition from Australia to Montreal, Canada for love, however, Daniel’s transition from one career into another was a whole new world in itself. In this podcast Daniel talks about what it was like to return to College and into his Masters program. The challenges he met and overcame. Daniel also gives some great information on nutrition...

Duration:00:44:14

ThatBlindTechShow #17: The Apple Gods Have Spoken, WWDC in the Rear View Mirror

6/7/2018
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ThatBlindTechShow #17: The Apple Gods Have Spoken, WWDC in the Rear View Mirror WWDC, World Wide Developers Convention, is Apple’s big day to highlight to the world what is cooking for the developers kitchen. Basically, Tim Cook and the crew at the Apple orchard talk about the tools developers will be able to utilize for apps and software on their devices. iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and the Mac are the big stars and this year, the Apple Watch took over part of the big stage. On this WWDC...

Duration:00:35:02

Job Insights Extra #5: Business Enterprise Program (BEP) and the Randolph-Sheppard Venders of America President Dan Sippl

6/5/2018
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Welcome to Job Insights Extra, part of the Job Insights Podcast with Serina Gilbert and Jeff Thompson, a podcast focused on the world of employment, career pathways and gainful and meaningful employment. The Job Insights Extra podcasts are success stories, interviews and demos that enhance the experience of reaching that career you want. On Job Insights Extra #5 we talk to Dan Sippl, President of the Randolph-Sheppard Vendors of America (RSVA)at their annual Sage Brush Convention in Las...

Duration:00:54:10

Introducing Geoff Eden: A Pioneer in Canadian Disability Advocacy

6/4/2018
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Blind Abilities moves north of the US border and chats with Geoff Eden. Geoff has been a long time advocate in the Canadian blindness community, with his work for CNIB as a Manager, his procurement of early assistive technology and other adaptive equipment for CNIB clients. Geoff worked for the City of Toronto as an Accessibility Consultant, working with city planners and carving his notch in the city’s accessibility strategy. Listen as Geoff shares his story of working with the architects...

Duration:00:35:07

PACER Center - Champions for Children with Disabilities: A Visit with PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center Director Julie Hertzog

6/1/2018
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In partnership with State Services for the Blind of Minnesota we are proud to present, PACER Center – Champions for Children with Disabilities: A Visit with pACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center Director Julie Hertzog Julie helped start the Bullying Prevention Center back in 2006 and is a recognized National Leader in Bullying Prevention. She has been featured on CNN, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, Time for Kids, PEOPLE, Family Circle and The Huffington Post. Julie sits down...

Duration:00:43:44

ExcelAbility Podcast: Conversation With Sander Flaum, Marketing CEO And Best Selling Author Who Happens To Have A Stutter

6/1/2018
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ExcelAbility Podcast: Conversation With Sander Flaum, Marketing CEO And Best Selling Author Who Happens To Have A Stutter In collaboration with Jack Chen, Blind Abilities presents ExcelAbility. A collection of podcasts from Jack Chen’s ExcelAbility Team. ExcelAbility, empowering excellence and success for people with disabilities. to learn more about ExcelAbility and to connect with the team, check out WxcelAbility on the web at...

Duration:00:16:36

ThatBlindTechShow #16: Cool Tech, FlickType Launch in Sight, A Memory Stick Goes Wireless, WWDC Anybody?

5/31/2018
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ThatBlindTechShow #16: Cool Tech, FlickType Launch in Sight, A Memory Stick Goes Wireless, WWDC Anybody? Episode 16 is really Sweet 16 as Allison and Jeff show their love while Brian remains an 80’s guy deep inside. But that’s as far as we want to go with that. General Electric’s Alexa controlled Air Conditioner gets a demo, as well as the new FaceBook Notifications Settings. We hear from across the pond and from the developers of FlickType and the upcoming release of the 3rd party keyboard...

Duration:00:38:16

Job Insights Extra: Adjustment to Blindness - Meet Rob Hobson: College Prep and Success All in One

5/26/2018
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Job Insights Extra: Adjustment to Blindness - Meet Rob Hobson: College Prep and Success All in One Job Insights Extra brings you Rob Hobson, Cordinator for Professional Development and College prep at Blindness Learning In New Dimensions, Inc. Best known as Blind, Inc. located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Rob tells his story how he overcame the challenges that nearly defeated him when entering his Masters program. He made a decision to improve his Blindness skills and this led him on the...

Duration:00:18:38

FCB 2018: A Tour Around The Convention’s Exhibitors and More!

5/23/2018
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FCB 2018: A Tour Around The Convention’s Exhibitors and More! Again this year, blind Abilities was present at the Florida Council for the Blind Annual Convention, FCB 2018. Join Pete Lane as he grabs some interviews with vendors and participants at the convention. The vendors include: * Emerald Coast Vision Aids, located in Pensacola, Florida. Mike Hage speaks about his products: a variety of low vision and blindness devices and equipment available through numerous well-known national...

Duration:00:33:37

Marana Vradenberg: Certified Personal Fitness Trainer, Nutrition Specialist, diabetic, Working with Vets and JuJitsu, Too.

5/22/2018
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Marana Vradenberg is a certified personal fitness trainer and a nutrition specialist working on bringing her expertise to Veterans and others who are overcoming life changing situations. Marana has found that her journey through diabetes and blindness gives her what it takes to demonstrate and assist others in overcoming adversity. She lost her sight and nearly lost everything to diabetes and has accepted the challenges by asserting herself into learning more about nutrition and fitness....

Duration:00:40:16

Job Insights #4: Apps With Productivity in Mind for Education and in the Workplace

5/20/2018
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Job Insights #4: Apps With Productivity in Mind for Education and in the Workplace Welcome to the 4th episode of Job Insights with Serina Gilbert and Jef Thompson. We focus on Employment, Careers, enhancing opportunities and bringing you the latest innovations from across the Vocational Rehabilitation field to ensure your choices lead you down the career pathway that you want and succeed in gainful employment. From getting started with services, to assessments, Individual Plan for...

Duration:00:35:24

Job Insights Extra #3: College Advice from Michael Hingson, Best Selling Author, Advocate and Inspirational Speaker

5/14/2018
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Welcome to Job Insights Extra, part of the Job Insights Podcast with Serina Gilbert and Jeff Thompson, a podcast focused on the world of employment, career pathways and gainful and meaningful employment. The Job Insights Extra podcasts are success stories, interviews and demos that enhance the experience of reaching that career you want. On Job Insights Extra #3: we bring you College advice from Michael Hingson, Best Selling Author, Advocate and Inspirational Speaker. Michael Hingson...

Duration:00:59:23

ThatBlindTechShow 15: Get Your Skills On! Cool Down Tech, Zoom Robots Making Pizza Amazon in Best Buy? And Groping the Ford Windshield... What the?

5/13/2018
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In episode 15 of That Blind Tech Show Allison Hartley, Bryan Fischler and Jeff Thompson announce the release of the Blind Abilities Alexa Skill, the Android version of the Blind Abilities App, GE’s announcement of air conditioners controlled by your home assistant devices, Zoom Pizza’s made by Robots, Amazon and Best Buy Hooking up without the use of the upcoming Facebook Hookup site and how to get a charge out of a rubber case for your iPhone. Believe me, there is more! And I can’t run this...

Duration:01:11:23

Boston Marathon? Why Not? Rachel Hastings Is Back to Guide Us Through Her Boston Marathon Success

5/9/2018
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Boston Marathon? Why Not? Rachel Hastings Is Back to Guide Us Through Her Boston Marathon Success Rachel Hastings is back from the Boston Marathon and is excited to share her success. Her first podcast on Blind Abilities was equally exciting as she talked about her transition from high school to college and the workplace and she did mention that she was getting into running more and more. Well, if the Boston Marathon isn’t more then I don’t know what is. Join Rachel on this well paced...

Duration:00:50:43

Our Journey Through Assistive Tech and Making Old Tech New Again. Meet Derek Daniel

5/8/2018
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Our Journey Through Assistive Tech and Making Old Tech New Again. Meet Derek Daniel Blind Abilities presents a discussion on the subject of assistive technology: not only what we are seeing and using now in 2018, but what we encountered throughout our sight-loss journeys. Jeff and Pete are joined by Derek Daniel, host of his own podcast entitled: Life After sight Loss, and his own YouTube channel by the same name. They discuss the technology they encountered early-on, such as Pete using...

Duration:02:35:46

Job Insights #3: Mastering the Elephant in the room - Disclosing a Disability in the Job Interview Process

5/7/2018
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Welcome to Episode 3 of Job Insights with Serina Gilbert and Jef Thompson. We focus on Employment, Careers, enhancing opportunities and bringing you the latest innovations from across the Vocational Rehabilitation field to ensure your choices lead you down the career pathway that you want and succeed in gainful employment. From getting started with services, to assessments, Individual Plan for Employment (IPE) to gaining the skills to succeed and tools for success, Job Insights will be...

Duration:00:23:51

Job Insights Extra #2: Advice from Team Sea to See on Transitioning and Rebranding Disability Through Achievement

5/5/2018
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Job Insights Extra #2: Advice from Team Sea to See on Transitioning and Rebranding Disability Through Achievement Welcome to Job Insights Extra, part of the Job Insights Podcast with Serina Gilbert and Jeff Thompson, a podcast focused on the world of employment, career pathways and gainful and meaningful employment. The Job Insights Extra podcasts are success stories, interviews and demos that enhance the experience of reaching that career you want. In Job Insights Extra episode #2 we...

Duration:00:07:04