1731 Moving Experiences (Jul. 26, 2017)


1731 Moving Experiences (Jul. 26, 2017)


Show Notes

Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey finally completed their move cross country from Rochester, New York to Golden, Colorado. They describe the experience highlighting aspects from the perspective of one who is visually impaired. Join them as they talk about selecting a house, packing and unpacking, making the trip, and even taking time to have a little fun!

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1730 Wounded in Action – Active in Life (Jul. 19, 2017)


1730 Wounded in Action – Active in Life (Jul. 19, 2017)


Show Notes

As a U.S. Army infantryman in World War II, Don Wedewer lost his vision and both legs at the age of 19. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Don’s son, Harry, about how his father overcame institutional and social barriers and went on to have a family and rewarding career in which he worked to improve the lives of other people with vision loss.

1729 Encore of 1242 Downloading and Reading Books on a Smart Phone (Jul. 12, 2017)


1729 Encore of 1242 Downloading and Reading Books on a Smart Phone (Jul. 12, 2017)


Show Notes

As smart phones become more powerful and numerous, people have developed great apps for them. This week hosts Peter and Nancy Torpey will discuss and demonstrate how you can directly download books onto a smart phone and read them with it. Apps include Read2Go from Bookshare, Overdrive from public libraries, and an app from Learning Ally.

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1728 Encore of 1644 Currency Identification (Jul. 5, 2017)


1728 Encore of 1644 Currency Identification (Jul. 5, 2017)


Show Notes

Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey speak with Leonard Olijar, director of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing about current features to make US currency easier for visually impaired people to identify it, as well as their plans to make it easier still. We’ll also discuss their smart phone app and free hardware device that can identify US currency for you.