1601 F123’s Impact on Accessibility (Dec. 30, 2015)
After experiencing the impact of access technology on his own ability to succeed, Fernando Botelho has developed free tools to improve accessibility to web sites for all. Hosts Peter and Nancy Torpey speak with him about his experiences growing up in South America, traveling the world, and the F123 project he founded to improve access to information around the world.
1552 5-Year Anniversary Show (Dec. 23, 2015)
Nancy and Peter Torpey celebrate 5 years of hosting and producing Eyes On Success! Hear clips from a recent interview that John Shea from the Talking Information Center did with them about the show. Also learn about the various resources on the web site and the many ways you can connect with Eyes On Success. Thanks from us to all of our listeners!
1551 Careers in STEM (Dec. 16, 2015)
Bonnielin Swenor is an Assistant Professor in the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She talks with hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey about how her limited vision has affected her career path. She also talks about her research into how the visually impaired prepare for and engage in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) professions.
1550 Dot Braille SmartWatch (Dec. 9, 2015)
At times it would be convenient for blind people to be able to interact with their smart phones silently, without disturbing others with speech feedback. The Braille display on the new Dot watch now makes that possible. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Eric Kim, founder and CEO of Dot, about what makes this watch special and how it works.
1549 The New Unified English Braille (Dec. 2, 2015)
Readers of Braille have probably heard of the new UEB or Unified English Braille code by now. This week hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Jennifer Dunnam, Chairperson of the Braille Authority of North America, about what prompted these changes to the Braille code, what changes we are likely to see, and what this means for everyday readers of Braille.