1740 Together Again – Leaders Who Made a Difference (part 1 of 2) (Sep. 27, 2017)
This week hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey bring together three leaders in the field of assistive technology: Deane Blazie, Jim Fruchterman, and Ted Henter. They made pioneering contributions to the development of refreshable Braille displays, OCR, and screen readers, respectively. Learn what each of them is up to today in this informative round table discussion.
1739 Running with a Remote Aira Guide (Sep. 20, 2017)
Aira is a service developed to give the blind instant access to information using a smart phone, a video camera, and a remote sighted agent. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Erich Manser, a blind distance runner and triathlete, and Jess Jakeway, a sighted distance runner who served as Erich’s remote guide using Aira at the 2017 Boston Marathon.
1738 Accessible Trails and Blind Birding (Sep. 13, 2017)
Many outdoor trails have been made so that they can now be enjoyed by people of varying abilities. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Jerry Berrier, a blind nature enthusiast, and Lucy Gertz of the Mass Audubon Society about what constitutes an accessible trail, how they are developed, and how they can be enjoyed by the blind.
1737 Starting a New Podcast (Sep. 6, 2017)
When Terri and Greg Thrower decided to launch a podcast exploring the challenges of navigating the world as a blind person, they contacted EOS hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey to ask for advice. Their questions went way beyond the mechanics and into many interesting topics. This week’s episode contains our answers.