1824 Your Amazing Eyes (Jun. 13, 2018)


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, including an explanation of how baseball players are able to hit fastballs.

1823 Color-blind Visual Effects Artist (Jun. 6, 2018)


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 how he compensates for this deficiency in his daily life and to perform his job.

1821 College Student and Paralympic Athlete (May 23, 2018)


1821 College Student and Paralympic Athlete (May 23, 2018)


Show Notes

We talked previously with Staci Mannella about competitive skiing and what it was like to participate in the Paralympics in both Sochi and PyeongChang. Now hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Staci about what it takes to succeed as a visually impaired college student while travelling the world to compete in alpine skiing and how she juggled the two.

1820 Encore of 1725 Low Vision Optometry (May 16, 2018)


1820 Encore of 1725 Low Vision Optometry (May 16, 2018)


Show Notes

There is no question that people with vision problems should be seen by an ophthalmologist to evaluate their condition. Low vision specialists, on the other hand, aim to provide solutions to help in daily living. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Dr. George Kornfeld, a low vision optometrist, about aids and services that you might find beneficial.

1819 FlickType Accessible Smart Keyboard for iOS Devices (May 9, 2018)


1819 FlickType Accessible Smart Keyboard for iOS Devices (May 9, 2018)


Show Notes

FlickType is a smart keyboard designed especially for blind users of iOS devices. No need to tap the exact location of keys. Fast and accurate, just sit back and enjoy typing and hear the results. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Ashley and Kosta Eleftheriou about how the keyboard works and why it is so efficient to use, even if you can’t see.

1818 Radio Reading Services – Behind the Scenes Tour (May 2, 2018)


1818 Radio Reading Services – Behind the Scenes Tour (May 2, 2018)


Show Notes

Yes, you can now use the Google Assistant or Alexa to listen to the streams from many radio reading services. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey take a tour of the Audio Information Network of Colorado and see how some of these new distribution methods work, meet some of the staff, and learn what it takes to make these services available to the print impaired.

1817 Radio Reading Services – An Overview (Apr. 25, 2018)


1817 Radio Reading Services – An Overview (Apr. 25, 2018)


Show Notes

Advances in technology and distribution methods have dramatically impacted how traditional radio reading services deliver content to people who are print impaired and what content is available. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with David Dawson, Executive Director of the Audio Information Network of Colorado, about what services are available.

1816 Alpine Skiing in the PyeongChang Paralympics (Apr. 18, 2018)


1816 Alpine Skiing in the PyeongChang Paralympics (Apr. 18, 2018)


Show Notes

When you strive to be the best in the world it takes a lot of hard work and dedication. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Staci Mannella who recently competed in four Alpine Skiing events at the PyeongChang Paralympic Games. Staci talks about how she compensates for her visual limitations, prepared for the competition, and experienced the event.

1815 Oregon Adaptive Sports (Apr. 11, 2018)


1815 Oregon Adaptive Sports (Apr. 11, 2018)


Show Notes

There are many opportunities for the disabled to participate in a variety of sports and recreational activities these days. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Nancy Stevens of Oregon Adaptive Sports about how the program got started and what they do. Whether you are interested in skiing, cycling, kayaking, etc., there is something for you!