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1436 Fleksy Typing App for iOS and Android (Sep. 3, 2014)


1436 Fleksy Typing App for iOS and Android (Sep. 3, 2014)


Show Notes

Inputting text accurately on a touch screen keyboard can be challenging, especially if one is blind. Using predictive algorithms and auto-correction the Fleksy app makes typing easier and more reliable. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Ioannis Verdalis, co-founder and COO of Fleksy, about the history of the app, the technology behind it, and upcoming improvements.

1435 Macular Degeneration & Low Vision Support Groups (Aug. 27, 2014)


1435 Macular Degeneration & Low Vision Support Groups (Aug. 27, 2014)


Show Notes

Macular Degeneration often occurs later in life. Dan Roberts shares his thoughts on navigating this life-changing transition which he experienced first-hand. Hosts Peter and Nancy Torpey also talk with him about resources and support groups that he maintains, as well as his book “The First Year: Age-Related Macular Degeneration: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed”.

1434 Using VoiceOver on the Mac (Aug. 20, 2014)


1434 Using VoiceOver on the Mac (Aug. 20, 2014)


Show Notes

Both new and experienced people using VoiceOver on Mac computers will find something of interest in Janet Ingber’s new book “Learn to Use the Mac with VoiceOver: A Step-by-Step Guide for Blind Users”, available in many formats. We’ll speak with Janet about the book, many features of VoiceOver, and her career as a blind music therapist.

1433 Services and Conditions for the Blind in Malaysia (Aug. 13, 2014)


1433 Services and Conditions for the Blind in Malaysia (Aug. 13, 2014)


Show Notes

One of the joys of hosting Eyes On Success is meeting people from all over the world and learning about similarities and differences in how things are done. This week, hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey speak with Moses Choo, Executive Director of the National Council for the Blind of Malaysia about services they provide and conditions for the blind there.

1432 STEM Education for Blind Youth (Aug. 6, 2014)


1432 STEM Education for Blind Youth (Aug. 6, 2014)


Show Notes

Especially with computers being so accessible, science can be a great career for people with visual impairments. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey speak with Rayshun Dorsey, who founded and heads the WizKidz Science and Technology Centers, about their programs to expose visually impaired youth to the wonder of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

1430 Using the iPhone Camera for Access (Jul. 23, 2014)


1430 Using the iPhone Camera for Access (Jul. 23, 2014)


Show Notes

Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey speak with Judy Dixon, author of “Get the Picture: Viewing the World with the iPhone Camera”. The book provides information to help people who are blind use the camera on an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad to perform many daily tasks such as identify currency, recognize objects, read text or even take photographs.

1429 Considerations for Blind People Losing their Hearing (Jul. 16, 2014)


1429 Considerations for Blind People Losing their Hearing (Jul. 16, 2014)


Show Notes

Adaptive equipment is available to help people with vision or hearing loss. However, there are special considerations for people with both since they cannot rely on their sight to compensate for loss of hearing or vice versa. Hosts Peter and Nancy Torpey talk with Jonathan Mosen about special issues he has faced as a life-long blind person who is losing his hearing.

1428 ZoomText Screen Magnifier (Jul. 9, 2014)


1428 ZoomText Screen Magnifier (Jul. 9, 2014)


Show Notes

Although many operating systems come with built-in screen magnifiers, ZoomText from AI Squared has many more features and capabilities. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey speak with Derek Bove, technical product manager of ZoomText for the Mac about that product, the version for the PC, and what’s expected in the future.

Eyes On Success podcast maintenance

Since our hosting service has decided not to offer the ability to host podcasts any more, we need to make a change.

Please be patient with us as we move to another system for providing podcasts to listeners of Eyes On success.

You can check our web page for updates on the status of the podcast by going to:

www.eyesOnSuccess.net

Hopefully listeners can continue to receive podcasts without interruption, but if you do have problems, please check the web site above. For any other questions, you can write to us at:

hosts@EyesOnSuccess.net

Thanks for your patience as we move through this transition.

The Hosts: Peter and Nancy Torpey


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