2247 Training Low Vision Rehabilitation Optometrists (Nov. 23, 2022)


2247 Training Low Vision Rehabilitation Optometrists (Nov. 23, 2022)


Show Notes

People with newly diagnosed vision problems may not get directed to low vision optometrists who can help them adapt to their vision changes. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Richard Jamara and Sarah Hinkley, two editors of a training guide for low vision optometrists, who hope to train more of them and increase awareness of their specialty.

2245 Waymap Navigation System (Nov. 9, 2022)


2245 Waymap Navigation System (Nov. 9, 2022)


Show Notes

The Waymap app was designed to assist visually impaired people navigate transportation systems in cities around the world. Requiring no signals, the app is accurate down to 1 meter both indoors and outdoors. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with CEO Tom Pey about the motivation for developing the app, how it works, and their plans to expand its use.

2244 Writing a Novel as Therapy (Nov. 2, 2022)


2244 Writing a Novel as Therapy (Nov. 2, 2022)


Show Notes

Some people write for fun or because it is a job. Others have a story they want to share. When Aaron Spelker suddenly lost his sight, he found writing to be both therapeutic as well as a good activity for learning important blindness skills. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Aaron about how writing “The Bubonic Reorder” helped him navigate in a new world.