1636 Commitment to Accessibility in Apple products (Aug. 31, 2016)


1636 Commitment to Accessibility in Apple products (Aug. 31, 2016)


Show Notes

Apple has been a leader in accessibility with all of its products. This week hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey take a look inside Apple and talk with Sarah Herrlinger, Senior Manager for Global Accessibility Policy, about Apple’s commitment to accessibility and about a number of new and exciting features coming soon that are geared to the visually impaired.

1635 Mushroom FM Radio (Aug. 24, 2016)


1635 Mushroom FM Radio (Aug. 24, 2016)


Show Notes

Mushroom FM Radio is a globally available internet station completely run by blind individuals. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey speak with Jonathan Mosen, founder, director and weekly DJ, about Mushroom FM (“the home of the fun guys”), how this streaming service got started, and how to listen anywhere any time. Also learn how you too can participate.

1634 Microsoft Disability Answer Desk (Aug. 17, 2016)


1634 Microsoft Disability Answer Desk (Aug. 17, 2016)


Show Notes

Microsoft offers a special service by which disabled individuals can obtain free personalized technical help with Microsoft products. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Neil Barnett, leader of the Disability Answer Desk, about that program and other resources and services they offer to the visually impaired using screen readers or other adaptive technologies.

1633 Learning to be an Entrepreneur (Aug. 10, 2016)


1633 Learning to be an Entrepreneur (Aug. 10, 2016)


Show Notes

There is more to know about running or starting your own business than at first may be apparent. There may also be pitfalls of which you are not aware. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Colleen Wunderlich, Director, Hadley Forsythe Center for Employment and Entrepreneurship about Hadley’s training resources geared to help you become a successful entrepreneur.

1632 Employment Considerations for the Blind (Aug. 3, 2016)


1632 Employment Considerations for the Blind (Aug. 3, 2016)


Show Notes

Interested in a job? Then read Bonnie Mosen’s new book, “It’s Off To Work We Go – Tools and Techniques for the Successful Job Hunt”, a guidebook for blind and visually impaired job seekers and job holders. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Bonnie about many aspects of the employment process with a focus on what is special for blind individuals.