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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

The Blind Abilities Skill is Launched! Enable Blind Abilities On Your Amazon Device Today!

5/4/2018
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The Blind Abilities Skill is Launched! Enable Blind Abilities On Your Amazon Device Today! The Blind Abilities Team is excited to share the news that the Blind Abilities Skill is launched and you can enable the Blind Abilities Skill on your Amazon devices. Just say, “Alexa, enable Blind Abilities.” Alexa will welcome you to the new Blind Abilities Podcast and ask if you want to listen to the latest episode. You can say, “Yes” or ask say a few other commands such as: Alexa, Tell Blind...

Duration:00:07:44

A Conversation With Blind Film Composer Steve Letnes - A Collaboration with Jack Chen's ExcelAbility Podcasts

5/2/2018
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A Conversation With Blind Film Composer Steve Letnes - A Collaboration with Jack Chen's ExcelAbility Podcast 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 ExcelAbility on the web at www.teamexcelability.com Jack Chen delivers talks and training for...

Duration:00:41:04

Job Insights Episode 2 - Vocational Rehab 101: Demystifying the Myths and Planning For Employment

4/29/2018
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Job Insights Episode 2 - Vocational Rehab 101: Demystifying the Myths and Planning For Employment Welcome to the second 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,...

Duration:00:15:22

Job Insights Extra MeetIvan Delgado: Being Your Own Boss Is Hard Work and Worth It All

4/25/2018
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Job Insights Extra MeetIvan Delgado: Being Your Own Boss Is Hard Work and Worth It All 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 this Job Insights Extra we talk to Ivan Delgado, a Business...

Duration:00:04:53

Job Insights: Helping Find Careers and Gainful Employment Through Innovations and Opportunities

4/23/2018
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Job Insights: Helping Find Careers and Gainful Employment Through Innovations and Opportunities Welcome to the Job Insights introductory podcast 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,...

Duration:00:13:58

ThatBlindTechShow 14: From Twitter to FlickType to the AFB Board and Much Much More News... Like, Bone Conduction Sunglasses, Yup!

4/17/2018
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ThatBlindTechShow 14: From Twitter to FlickType to the AFB Board and Much Much More News... Like, Bone Conduction Sunglasses, Yup! Welcome back to another That Blind Tech Show, well, at least that is what the script says, now if Bryan can only untie his tongue. Allison and Jeff join Bryan for episode 14 and although Bryan had his foot in his mouth, he did manage to figure out how to converse without even thinking about removing his foot! From the Twitter API announcement, to FlickType...

Duration:01:03:05

iPhone101: Even More Tips and Tricks with the Single Finger Double Tap and Hold Gesture

4/14/2018
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iPhone101: Even More Tips and Tricks with the Single Finger Double Tap and Hold Gesture Nick D'amBrosio is back with three more tips and tricks for the use of the single finger double tap and hold gesture. Join Pete and Nick as they present the following new gestures using Voiceover accessibility: * in the drafts folder in your email app. Double tap and hold on the compose button, and watch your drafts folder open up magically! This is a quick and easy way to resume working on an old...

Duration:00:07:06

Many of Mountains and None to Grand for Katheryn Menny: Over Coming Bullying and Low Expectations

4/9/2018
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Many of Mountains and None to Grand for Katheryn Menny: Over Coming Bullying and Low Expectations Conquering mountains is quite an accomplishment yet sometimes the mountain is not high in the sky and sometimes it lies very low and unnoticed. Bullying is a steep mountain to navigate when all you wanted was acceptance and inclusion. Katheryn Menny has transversed a journey of bullying, low expectations and low vision since her childhood. She has used the services of State Services for the...

Duration:00:27:10

Defiant Lives: The Rise and Fight of the Disability Rights Movement. Meet film Maker Sarah Barton

4/7/2018
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Defiant Lives: The Rise and Fight of the Disability Rights Movement. Meet film Maker Sarah Barton Sarah Barton is a Film Maker, Activist and has been involved in creating documentaries and shows with Disabilities in mind. Starting after Film School and with much success, Sarah has released her latest project, Defiant Lives. A documentary on decades of Disability Activists. Bringing awareness to the fight for rights, dignity and a focus on society being the problem rather than the...

Duration:00:22:54

Take Full Advantage of Transition Services: Enhancing Opportunities for Success - Meet Kylee Jungbauer

4/5/2018
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Take Full Advantage of Transition Services: Enhancing Opportunities for Success - Meet Kylee Jungbauer Kylee Jungbauer is a rehabilitation counselor at state services for the blind. Her concentration is transition age students. We talked to Kylie about what services they provide for students. Transitioning from high school to college and to the workplace. State services for the blind has a Transition Unit that facilitates a path for students, providing guidance and opportunities for...

Duration:00:18:51

Meet Hope Paulos, a Scholar, a Techie and a Musician

4/3/2018
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Hope Paulos, a Scholar, a Techie and a Musician Blind Abilities often presents interviews with people whose stories inspire us to escalate our goals and expectations of ourselves, and which motivate us to be better citizens of the blindness community. Today we feature one such individual. Today we introduce Hope Paulos. Hope shows us her persistence and insistence on excelling in school, with two Bachelors degrees and three Masters-level Certificates, her thoughts on education and advice...

Duration:00:37:02

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