All posts by ptorpey

1821 College Student and Paralympic Athlete (May 23, 2018)


1821 College Student and Paralympic Athlete (May 23, 2018)


Show Notes

We talked previously with Staci Mannella about competitive skiing and what it was like to participate in the Paralympics in both Sochi and PyeongChang. Now hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Staci about what it takes to succeed as a visually impaired college student while travelling the world to compete in alpine skiing and how she juggled the two.

1820 Encore of 1725 Low Vision Optometry (May 16, 2018)


1820 Encore of 1725 Low Vision Optometry (May 16, 2018)


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.

1819 FlickType Accessible Smart Keyboard for iOS Devices (May 9, 2018)


1819 FlickType Accessible Smart Keyboard for iOS Devices (May 9, 2018)


Show Notes

FlickType is a smart keyboard designed especially for blind users of iOS devices. No need to tap the exact location of keys. Fast and accurate, just sit back and enjoy typing and hear the results. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Ashley and Kosta Eleftheriou about how the keyboard works and why it is so efficient to use, even if you can’t see.

1818 Radio Reading Services – Behind the Scenes Tour (May 2, 2018)


1818 Radio Reading Services – Behind the Scenes Tour (May 2, 2018)


Show Notes

Yes, you can now use the Google Assistant or Alexa to listen to the streams from many radio reading services. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey take a tour of the Audio Information Network of Colorado and see how some of these new distribution methods work, meet some of the staff, and learn what it takes to make these services available to the print impaired.

1817 Radio Reading Services – An Overview (Apr. 25, 2018)


1817 Radio Reading Services – An Overview (Apr. 25, 2018)


Show Notes

Advances in technology and distribution methods have dramatically impacted how traditional radio reading services deliver content to people who are print impaired and what content is available. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with David Dawson, Executive Director of the Audio Information Network of Colorado, about what services are available.

1816 Alpine Skiing in the PyeongChang Paralympics (Apr. 18, 2018)


1816 Alpine Skiing in the PyeongChang Paralympics (Apr. 18, 2018)


Show Notes

When you strive to be the best in the world it takes a lot of hard work and dedication. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Staci Mannella who recently competed in four Alpine Skiing events at the PyeongChang Paralympic Games. Staci talks about how she compensates for her visual limitations, prepared for the competition, and experienced the event.

1815 Oregon Adaptive Sports (Apr. 11, 2018)


1815 Oregon Adaptive Sports (Apr. 11, 2018)


Show Notes

There are many opportunities for the disabled to participate in a variety of sports and recreational activities these days. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Nancy Stevens of Oregon Adaptive Sports about how the program got started and what they do. Whether you are interested in skiing, cycling, kayaking, etc., there is something for you!

1814 Apple Watch and Home Kit (Apr. 4, 2018)


1814 Apple Watch and Home Kit (Apr. 4, 2018)


Show Notes

Many people wonder whether or not they should purchase an Apple Watch and how useful they might find it. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Alex Hall, one of the editors for AppleVis, about his experience with the Apple Watch and how he has taken control of his house using Apple’s Home Kit. Also learn why you might want to join the AppleVis community.

1813 Outtakes from Eyes On Success (Mar. 28, 2018)


1813 Outtakes from Eyes On Success (Mar. 28, 2018)


Show Notes

They say that nothing is ever perfect. Fortunately, though, with a little extra work, most mistakes can be fixed. That even applies to the productions of Eyes On Success. Sit back and enjoy some laughs with hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey as they celebrate April Fool’s Day by sharing some humorous moments that never made it into the show.

1812 Running with WayBand (Mar. 21, 2018)


1812 Running with WayBand (Mar. 21, 2018)


Show Notes

Developing new access technologies sometimes requires intrepid individuals willing to test and work out the kinks in new systems despite occasional failures. Hosts Peter and Nancy Torpey speak with Simon Wheatcroft, a blind motivational speaker and distance runner, about his experiences testing the WayBand device by running the New York City marathon.