1544 BlindSquare Navigation App (Oct. 28, 2015)
Many GPS apps are available for mobile devices. BlindSquare is unique in that it has additional utilities that are specifically tailored to the visually impaired. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Ilkka Pirttimaa, the developer of BlindSquare, and Rob Nevin, the North American distributor, about what makes this app special and how it integrates with other GPS apps.
1543 Distance Learning at The Hadley School (Oct. 21, 2015)
Just because the Hadley School is located near Chicago, doesn’t mean you have to be there to take advantage of their many and varied educational programs. In fact, they are all available as distance learning. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey speak with Doug Anzlovar about the school and its programs for people with low vision.
1542 Making Data Visualizations Accessible (Oct. 14, 2015)
SAS develops tools for analyzing and visualizing big data. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Ed Summers, head of the accessibility team at SAS, about how these tools are made accessible. Ed, who is blind himself, also describes methods the visually impaired can use to interact with various types of analytical data and some of SAS’ educational initiatives.
1541 Living and Working Abroad (Oct. 7, 2015)
Elizabeth Schuster Sammons has lived in 6 different countries, either working or studying in each, including a 2 year stint as one of the first blind Peace Corps volunteers. Hosts Nancy Goodman Torpey and Peter Torpey speak with her about her experiences and her advice for other visually impaired people interested in living abroad.