1744 Buying a Rental Property (Oct. 25, 2017)


1744 Buying a Rental Property (Oct. 25, 2017)


Show Notes

Have you ever wanted to purchase a house either to live in or as an investment? Are you thinking that as a blind person that might be a questionable thing to do? Well think again! Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Ana Garza, who has been blind since birth, about her experiences buying a rental property and how she is making it work for her.

1743 Conditions and Technology in Kenya (Oct. 18, 2017)


1743 Conditions and Technology in Kenya (Oct. 18, 2017)


Show Notes

The services and resources that are available to the blind vary greatly around the world from country to country. This week hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Paul Mugambi, a trainer and advocate for people with vision loss, who grew up in Kenya and is now living in Australia. Learn about how different conditions are in these two countries.

1742 Evolution of Assistive Technologies (Oct. 11, 2017)


1742 Evolution of Assistive Technologies (Oct. 11, 2017)


Show Notes

This week hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey take a historical walk down memory lane and talk about the evolution of assistive technologies for the visually impaired. In particular, they’ll discuss some of the aids and technologies that Peter used as a young boy, as a student, and as a research scientist and what accommodations he made as his vision declined.

1741 Together Again – Leaders Who Made a Difference (part 2 of 2)


1741 Together Again – Leaders Who Made a Difference (part 2 of 2) (Oct. 4, 2017)


Show Notes

Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey continue the conversation with 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 about their visions for the future in this informative round table discussion.