1948 NEWSREEL Audio Magazine (Nov. 27, 2019)
NEWSREEL is a monthly audio magazine offering three hours of helpful information and inspiration in the voices of its members. Topics include technology, travel tips, books, recipes, personal experiences, sports and more. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with NEWSREEL’s editor, Irwin Hott, about the magazine for and by the blind and its history.
1947 Medical Transcription (Nov. 20, 2019)
Blind since birth, Kathy Melton became a medical transcriptionist over 40 years ago. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with her about how the tools, processes and accessibility have changed over the years and about her experiences in the field. She has since gone on to start a business training other blind people to be medical transcriptionists.
1946 Bristol Braille Multi-Line Refreshable Braille Display (Nov. 13, 2019)
Bristol Braille is now shipping the Canute 360, a refreshable multi-line braille display with 360 characters. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Ed Rogers, founder and managing director of Bristol Braille, about how the device works and how the designers managed to make the Canute 360 at a price that makes it a viable option for braille users.
1945 Life As a Blind Music Producer (Nov. 6, 2019)
Ross McGregor is a blind music producer who has produced over 300 albums during his career. He was recently presented the Australian “Hands of Fame” award for his lifetime achievements. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Ross about what a music producer does and how the technologies and methods for music production have changed over the years.