1727 Braille Labeling and Learning Products (Jun. 28, 2017)


1727 Braille Labeling and Learning Products (Jun. 28, 2017)


Show Notes

“Wouldn’t it be great if?” was the question that sparked a father to develop a novel way for his autistic son to communicate with others. Eventually LoganTech was formed and went on to develop assistive devices for the blind. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Glen Dobbs, founder of LoganTech, about his journey and products he developed.

1726 Research in Low-Vision Technology (Jun. 21, 2017)


1726 Research in Low-Vision Technology (Jun. 21, 2017)


Show Notes

Advances in computer technologies have opened up opportunities for assisting the visually impaired in new and innovative ways. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Shiri Azenkot, Assistant Professor at the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute at Cornell Tech, about some of her current projects and research in accessibility and human computer interactions.

1725 Low Vision Optometry (Jun. 14, 2017)


1725 Low Vision Optometry (Jun. 14, 2017)


Show Notes

There is no question that people with vision problems should be seen by an ophthalmologist to evaluate their condition. Low vision specialists, on the other hand, aim to provide solutions to help in daily living. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Dr. George Kornfeld, a low vision optometrist, about aids and services that you might find beneficial.

1724 Encore of 1517 Jim Fruchterman – Social Entrepreneur (Jun. 7, 2017)


1724 Encore of 1517 Jim Fruchterman – Social Entrepreneur (Jun. 7, 2017)


Show Notes

Jim Fruchterman is the founder and CEO of Benetech, which operates Bookshare, an accessible online library of e-books in audio, Braille, large font and other formats for people with print disabilities. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with him about how he became interested in OCR, the founding of Arkenstone, and the inspiration behind Bookshare.