2148 Talk Description to Me (Nov. 24, 2021)
J.J. Hunt is an audio describer and storyteller. Christine Malec is an inquisitive member of the blind and partially sighted community who’s always wondering about something. Together they host and produce the “Talk Description to Me” podcast. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with the pair about this innovative podcast geared to the visually impaired.
2147 The Unexpected Path (Nov. 17, 2021)
“Guiding Emily” was written by Barbara Hinske and describes the journey of a newly blinded woman with her first guide dog. Emily’s story is continued in the newly released sequel “The Unexpected Path”. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Barbara about her new book, its inspiration, and what she learned when researching and writing both books.
2146 Running with Google Project Guideline (Nov. 10, 2021)
Google’s “Project Guideline” is an early stage research project aimed at enabling those with vision loss to run independently. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Bill Ma, director of IT and operations and Jessy DiNapoli, manager of admissions at Guiding Eyes for the Blind about how their blind CEO, Thomas Panek, has used the app to run on his own.
2145 Accessibility of Android Devices Past and Present (Nov. 3, 2021)
The accessibility of Android devices has continued to improve over the years and is now a viable option for those who are visually impaired. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Austin Pinto, Warren Carr and Mariam Mohsen from the Blind Android Users team about how Android has evolved over time as well as about recently introduced accessibility features.