1605 Technical Tips and Tricks (Jan. 27, 2016)


1605 Technical Tips and Tricks (Jan. 27, 2016)


Show Notes

This week hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey share some helpful hints they use to perform common tasks. You’ll hear some surprising things SIRI can do. You’ll also learn how to more easily control the playback of audio on YouTube with some handy keyboard shortcuts, automatically download audio from YouTube for later playback, how to make on-line shopping easier and more!

1604 Research about the Blind Shopping Experience (Jan. 20, 2016)


1604 Research about the Blind Shopping Experience (Jan. 20, 2016)


Show Notes

Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey speak with Alex Cohen, a graduate student in the Business school at Drexel University, who is studying how people with various disabilities interact with the on-line marketplace. He’s hoping to convince vendors that it is to their and their customers’ advantage to have their sites easier to use for everybody.

1603 Blindfold Games (Jan. 13, 2016)


1603 Blindfold Games (Jan. 13, 2016)


Show Notes

You can play a wide variety of games on your iOS device including popular board games, card games, logic games and physical games like skeeball, bowling or air hockey. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with the developer, Marty Schultz, about the games and why they are so popular with members of the blind community. Also hear a demo of “Blind Bowling”!

1602 Rendering Art with 3D Printers (Jan. 6, 2016)


1602 Rendering Art with 3D Printers (Jan. 6, 2016)


Show Notes

If you can’t see great paintings, now there’s a new way you can experience them. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey speak with Marc Dillon who runs the Unseen Art project. By converting 2-D artworks into 3-dimensional renditions including textures to represent shading and other features these works are made accessible to the blind.