1843 Touching the Stars (Oct. 24, 2018)
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 many sources including the Chandra X-ray Observatory where she works.
1613 Blind Active Duty Police Officer – part 2 (Mar. 23, 2016)
Last week hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talked with Marlon Parieaho about losing his vision while working as a policeman. We heard how he successfully navigated this transition and how it affected his relationship with his colleagues. This week we’ll hear more about Marlon’s thoughts on blindness and why being blind doesn’t mean it is the end of the world.
1535 NVDA Open Source Screen Reader (Aug. 26 2015)
NVDA is a free and open source screen reader for Windows. Over the years it has matured to be a viable alternative to commercial screen readers for personal, educational and professional use. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Jamie Teh, one of the founders and co-lead developers of NVDA about some of the new features of NVDA and what to expect in the future.
1524 Sonar GNU Linux (Jun. 10, 2015)
Sonar GNU Linux is a version of the Linux operating system that has accessibility for people with many types of disabilities built into it. Hosts Nancy & Peter Torpey speak with Jonathan Nadeau, its lead developer, about its many features and capabilities, about how and why it was developed, and about how you can get involved.
1430 Using the iPhone Camera for Access (Jul. 23, 2014)
Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey speak with Judy Dixon, author of “Get the Picture: Viewing the World with the iPhone Camera”. The book provides information to help people who are blind use the camera on an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad to perform many daily tasks such as identify currency, recognize objects, read text or even take photographs.