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2225 The Candy in My Pocket (Jun. 22, 2022) Show Notes Over the years John Robert Wiltgen developed many complications from childhood diabetes including blindness, amputation of a limb, and kidney failure. Despite these setbacks, he soldiered on to become a world-renowned interior designer. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with John about his expe…
 
2224 Offerings from Independence Science (Jun. 15, 2022) Show Notes Accessible measurement tools are essential if visually impaired students and professionals are to be full participants in STEM related activities either independently or with their sighted peers. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey speak with Michael Hingson and Ashley Neybert, from Indep…
 
2223 Pet Peeves of a Blind Person (Jun. 8, 2022) Show Notes People who are blind have many ways of adapting in a world that consists of primarily sighted people. Sometimes though, being blind can be frustrating, especially when simple changes that could be made to make our lives easier are not made. This week hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk about…
 
2222 Voice Dream Reader for macOS (Jun. 1, 2022) Show Notes The award-winning Voice Dream Reader app is used by many Voiceover users and others around the world to read and listen to documents in many formats. Originally developed for iOS, this powerful productivity tool now comes to macOS. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with the developer, Wins…
 
2221 Products and Programs from National Braille Press (May 25, 2022) Show Notes No matter what your age, interests, or career, chances are that the National Braille Press offers something for you. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Kesel Wilson, editorial director at the NBP, about books the NBP produces in braille and other formats for childr…
 
2220 Encore of 2102 Access Technology Reminiscences (May 18, 2022) Show Notes David Bradburn, Vice-President Global Sales at Humanware, has been involved in the access technology field for over 35 years. A lot has changed over that time. Listen in on a conversation between David as a salesman and host Peter Torpey as a user as they reminisce about …
 
2219 The Hosts as Guests (May 11, 2022) Show Notes Every week Peter and Nancy Torpey interview interesting guests from around the world for their Eyes On Success weekly podcast. This week, however, the tables are turned as Sonia Usatch-Kuhn, host of the North Carolina Radio Reading Services Community Connections podcast, interviews Peter and Nancy …
 
2218 Conditions for the Blind in Iran (May 4, 2022) Show Notes Aliasghar Assadi is a blind teacher of blind and visually impaired students in Iran. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Ali about conditions for the blind in Iran including the challenges of acquiring assistive technologies, how legal protections for the disabled are evolving, emplo…
 
2217 Encore of 1715 Audio Book Narrator (Apr. 27, 2022) Show Notes You’ve probably heard her voice on a Talking Book from the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Martha Harmon Pardee has narrated over 3,000 books for the NLS. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with her about the process of recording audio books, notabl…
 
2216 An Advocate For All (Apr. 20, 2022) Show Notes As President and CEO of the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind, Virginia Jacko is committed to ensuring that the blind and visually impaired have equitable access to education, blindness prevention programs, and vision rehabilitation training. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Virginia about her …
 
2215 Managing Care for Mental Health Disorders (Apr. 13, 2022) Show Notes Finding the right therapist to help deal with a mental health issue is crucial to having a successful outcome. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Robert DeYoung, a practicing psychoanalyst who himself is blind, about special concerns faced by making this choice when one i…
 
2214 Bookshare Reader for Smart Speakers (Apr. 6, 2022) Show Notes Bookshare makes books available to people with reading disabilities in a number of digital formats. Now you can listen to any of the over 1,000,000 titles in their collection on your smart speaker. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Hema Natarajan who heads Bookshare’s product a…
 
2213 Seeing the World More Clearly (Mar. 30, 2022) Show Notes The Envision Glasses is a digital eyewear solution that helps visually impaired people read text, recognize objects, make video calls and much more. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Envision co-founder Karthik Kannan about the glasses and how they are designed to empower low vision…
 
2212 Never Too Late To Learn (Mar. 23, 2022) Show Notes The mission of Hadley is to create personalized learning opportunities that empower adults with vision loss to thrive – at home, at work, and in their communities. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Ed Haines, Chief Program Officer at Hadley, about some of the resources available at Hadley…
 
2211 Your Personal Path to Fitness (Mar. 16, 2022) Show Notes Is your visual impairment keeping you from exercising and being as active as you would like? If so, this is the book for you. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Judy Dixon and Bonnie O’Day about their new book, “Your Personal Path To Fitness”, and some of the fitness opportunities th…
 
2210 Benefits of Hiring the Blind and Visually Impaired (Mar. 9, 2022) Show Notes Welby Broaddus is an active advocate for employment of the blind and visually impaired. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Welby, who is visually impaired himself, about his new book that serves as a handbook for educating business owners, executives, and HR profe…
 
2209 Succeeding Despite the Odds (Mar. 2, 2022) Show Notes How does a visually impaired person find rewarding employment? Sometimes it isn’t easy. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Ulysses Harmony Garcia about how she overcame obstacles as a blind individual by acquiring experience as a volunteer, participating in a job training program, worki…
 
2208 Extreme Sports – Rock Climbing (Feb. 23, 2022) Show Notes John Churcher’s experience is proof that it is never too late to begin something new. Inspired by a friend later in life, he soon became an avid rock climber. Hosts Nancy and Peter talk with John about what rock climbing means to him, how he does it as a blind person, and about some of …
 
2207 Encore of 1502 Product Development at Humanware (Feb. 16, 2022) Show Notes Bringing new products to market involves time, planning, and feedback from customers. This week, hosts Peter and Nancy Torpey talk with Dominic Labbé, Product Development Director for blindness related products at Humanware. He describes how the process works at Humanwa…
 
2206 Optic Low Vision Swimming Aid (Feb. 9, 2022) Show Notes Competitive blind swimmers currently rely on sighted assistants to signal them before making their turn for the next lap. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Mirthe Hofstede who, for a student project, developed a system that obviates the need for an assistant while at the same time pr…
 
2205 Taking Charge of Your Health (Feb. 2, 2022) Show Notes As a result of being born prematurely, Jeff Bishop had to deal with a number of medical issues including becoming a diabetic. Hosts Nancy and Peter talk with Jeff about his journey to control his diabetes by making a series of lifestyle changes that included sticking to a healthy diet, reg…
 
2204 Accessibility of Medical Devices (Jan. 26, 2022) Show Notes In order for people to take charge of their health and manage certain medical conditions it is often important that medical monitoring devices be accessible to those who need them. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Tom Tobin and Jeff Bishop, who are both blind, about the importan…
 
2203 Inspire Low Vision Aid (Jan. 19, 2022) Show Notes Inspire is a lightweight headset that enables people with low vision to make the most use of the vision that they have. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Brian Murphey, sales manager from IrisVision, about this digital eyewear system and how it can be used in daily life. They also demonstr…
 
2202 Not Just For Fun (Jan. 12, 2022) Show Notes Camp Abilities is a week long sports camp for children with visual impairments. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Lauren Lieberman, the camp’s founder and director, about the program and the benefits it provides to blind youth who otherwise might have missed out on such opportunities to particip…
 
2201 The Dream Of A Lifetime (Jan. 5, 2022) Show Notes The MacArthur Fellowship is a $625,000, no-strings-attached award to extraordinarily talented and creative individuals as an investment in their potential. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Josh Miele, blind since childhood and one of the 2021 fellows, about how his work in the field of ac…
 
2153 Behind the Scenes at Eyes On Success (Dec. 29, 2021) Show Notes There are many steps that go into hosting and producing a successful podcast. This week hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey walk listeners through the process that they follow in putting each episode of Eyes On Success together. From deciding on topics and people to interview through the…
 
2152 Apple HomeKit and the Smart Home (Dec. 22, 2021) Show Notes There are a myriad of devices based on the Apple Home Kit, but how are they used and which have the functionality you might be looking for? Hosts Peter and Nancy Torpey talk with Dustin Boggus, who is visually impaired himself, about his “MyHomeKitHome” videos, blog, and website that …
 
2151 The Intracortical Visual Prosthesis Project (Dec. 15, 2021) Show Notes The goal of the Intracortical Visual Prosthesis (ICVP) project is to develop a device and system that will compensate for blindness by directly stimulating the visual centers within the brain. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with principal investigators Philip Troyk and F…
 
2150 Voxmate App (Dec. 8, 2021) Show Notes The number and complexity of gestures required to operate today’s smart phones and tablets can make operating such devices a daunting task for those who are less technically savvy. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Gleb Zevkov and Katja Danilova, founders and developers of the Voxmate app for Android …
 
2149 Encore of 1637 Waitressing in the Dark (Dec. 1, 2021) Show Notes “Dining in the dark” restaurants have opened in many countries. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey speak with Christine Malec, author and massage therapist, about the 2 years she spent as a blind waitress in a totally dark restaurant. She describes the dining and serving experience whe…
 
2148 Talk Description to Me (Nov. 24, 2021) Show Notes J.J. Hunt is an audio describer and storyteller. Christine Malec is an inquisitive member of the blind and partially sighted community who’s always wondering about something. Together they host and produce the “Talk Description to Me” podcast. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with the pair abo…
 
2147 The Unexpected Path (Nov. 17, 2021) Show Notes “Guiding Emily” was written by Barbara Hinske and describes the journey of a newly blinded woman with her first guide dog. Emily’s story is continued in the newly released sequel “The Unexpected Path”. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Barbara about her new book, its inspiration, and what she…
 
2146 Running with Google Project Guideline (Nov. 10, 2021) Show Notes Google’s “Project Guideline” is an early stage research project aimed at enabling those with vision loss to run independently. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Bill Ma, director of IT and operations and Jessy DiNapoli, manager of admissions at Guiding Eyes for the Blind abo…
 
2145 Accessibility of Android Devices Past and Present (Nov. 3, 2021) Show Notes The accessibility of Android devices has continued to improve over the years and is now a viable option for those who are visually impaired. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Austin Pinto, Warren Carr and Mariam Mohsen from the Blind Android Users team about how A…
 
2144 Accessibility Features Introduced in iOS 15 (Oct. 27, 2021) Show Notes Every year Apple releases a new and improved operating system for iOS devices. Each release also often comes with new accessibility features, and this year is no exception. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Dean Hudson, Apple’s Accessibility Evangelist, about some of t…
 
2143 UN Resolution Commits Countries to Eye Care (Oct. 20, 2021) Show Notes Many people around the world suffer from vision problems that are readily treatable. A new United Nations resolution aims to address this problem. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Jessica Thompson, Head of Policy and Advocacy at the International Agency for the Preven…
 
2142 Birdability (Oct. 13, 2021) Show Notes Birdability is an organization whose mission is to make birding accessible to all. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Freya McGregor, Birdability Coordinator and Occupational Therapist, and Michael Hurben, avid birder with vision loss, about the organization and how anyone can enjoy birding and the wo…
 
2141 Not Just A Leap Of Faith (Oct. 6, 2021) Show Notes People who are visually impaired are no strangers to participating in sports. On the other hand, it is difficult to imagine jumping over a 10 or 12 foot high bar without seeing the bar. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Bradly Rainwater, a competitive blind pole vaulter, and his coach and…
 
2140 Encore of 1916 The Voice Behind Siri (Sep. 29, 2021) Show Notes Meet Susan Bennett whose voice was used to create the original female English language Siri voice. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Susan about her experiences as a voice artist, actress, and musician, what it was like to create the voice for Siri, how she found out that she…
 
2139 Using Reaper with OSARA (Sep. 22, 2021) Show Notes Reaper is a powerful multi-track audio production program used by many people with visual impairments. The program is made accessible using a screen reader on both PC’s and Mac’s by the open source OSARA extension for Reaper. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Scott Chesworth who manages t…
 
2138 Maxima Computer Algebra System (Sep. 15, 2021) Show Notes Maxima is a computer algebra system (CAS) that enables the user to work with complex mathematical expressions. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Robert Dodier, one of the developers of Maxima, about the capabilities of this free, open source program and also demonstrate how it can …
 
2137 Sharing Experiences with Cochlear Implants (Sep. 8, 2021) Show Notes Blind individuals rely heavily on their ability to hear in order to compensate for their lack of sight. But what happens when a blind person loses their hearing? Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey join a conversation between Jim Snowbarger and Greg Green, both of whom are blind and…
 
2136 Combining Computer Science with Social Sciences (Sep. 1, 2021) Show Notes Bhavya Shah grew up in India where blind students were often dissuaded from certain studies and careers and where many textbooks could not be obtained in an accessible format. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Bhavya about how he overcame these challenges and now co…
 
2135 Getting Around as an Entrepreneur (Aug. 25, 2021) Show Notes Fernando Albertorio is a blind chemist turned entrepreneur and philanthropist. He is also a co-founder of the Sunu Band, a device worn on the wrist to provide tactile navigation cues to the blind. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Fernando about his journey, philosophy, and how …
 
2134 Navigating Indoors with the Clew App (Aug. 18, 2021) Show Notes Most navigation apps rely on GPS and work well outdoors. Unfortunately, such apps are not suitable for indoor use. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Paul Ruvolo about the Clew app he developed which overcomes this limitation by making use of Apple’s AR Kit and the phone’s cam…
 
2133 Encore of 1844 Sounds of the Stars (Aug. 11, 2021) 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 d…
 
2132 Making Astronomy Accessible (Aug. 4, 2021) Show Notes Astronomy is generally thought to be a very visually oriented field, but with some thought, it can be made accessible to those who are blind. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Noreen Grice, founder and president of You Can Do Astronomy, about how she makes astronomical concepts and fea…
 
2131 MuseScore Music Scoring Software (Jul. 28, 2021) Show Notes MuseScore is a program for creating and sharing musical scores. Despite being open source and free, MuseScore includes many of the features found in commercial programs. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Marc Sabatella, one of the developers, about his work to make MuseScore acce…
 
2130 Creating Solutions to Solve Problems (Jul. 21, 2021) Show Notes Doug Lee has been blind his entire life. In addition to writing JAWS scripts for Level Access, a firm that develops access solutions for other companies, Doug also freely shares many scripts and tools he has developed to improve access to commonly used programs. Hosts Nancy and Pe…
 
2129 On the Road Again After Covid (Jul. 14 2021) Show Notes Video calls with a 3 and 5 year old just don’t cut it. So hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey decided to take their first big road trip after Covid to see the grandkids in person. Hear about their journey from Colorado to Michigan through the cornfields of Nebraska and Iowa, some of the unusual …
 
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