1522 CakeTalking, TypeAbility and Academy of Music for the Blind (May 27, 2015)


1522 CakeTalking, TypeAbility and Academy of Music for the Blind (May 27, 2015)


Show Notes

This week, hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with David Pinto, a musician and music educator who founded and runs the Academy of Music for the Blind. He also developed the TypeAbility program to teach blind youth how to type and navigate a computer and the CakeTalking scripts to enable access to Sonar, a sophisticated audio production program.

1520 Creating Accessible Graphs and Charts (May 13, 2015)


1520 Creating Accessible Graphs and Charts (May 13, 2015)


Show Notes

Richard Ladner is a professor of computer science whose research is directed at enhancing the accessibility of documents and web sites. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with him about his work to make textbook graphics accessible to the blind. The project is aimed at automating the creation of tactile graphics with the embedded text converted to Braille or speech.

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1519 Informal Advocacy (May 6, 2015)


1519 Informal Advocacy (May 6, 2015)


Show Notes

If you have special needs, sometimes you need to request adaptations. For years, Kelly Pierce has engaged in informal advocacy resulting in improved accessibility. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey speak with him about his varied experiences with the Chicago transit system, movie theaters, voting system, ATM’s, etc., usually without engaging legal support.