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This podcast is focused on technology that supports people who are blind and visually impaired. Our panel of IT Trainers & guest panelists discuss all the latest in mainstream and inclusive technology innovations in a fun and informative manner. V I Labs is the technology function within Vision Ireland. Vision Ireland is the national sight loss agency in Ireland. V I Labs provide technology assessments and training for all our service users. We are a not for profit charity, which offers supp ...
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Kelly and Ramya

Accessible Media Inc

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Kelly and Ramya is AMI-audio’s daily live afternoon program. Listen for interviews and discussion about arts, entertainment and lifestyle information directly affecting the blind and partially sighted community. Contributors from across the country share information on everything from parenting and finance to fashion and gaming. Plus, catch live performances from Canadian musicians, comedians and actors.
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Vision of a Veteran is a glimpse into some inspirational stories of fellow blinded veterans. Their heart-warming testimonials share the difficulties and challenges they encountered, methods for coping, and rising above any obstacles. Listen to very personal and emotional interviews and find out how they are doing now. Produced by Wisdom 4 the Blind, we continue our quest to help blinded veterans in all aspects of life from services to support.
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Double Tap

Accessible Media Inc.

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Double Tap is the show where blind people talk tech! If you’re blind or partially sighted and have an interest in technology, this is the show for you. Everyone is welcome no matter how old you are or how much or how little experience you have with technology. Each week the team will help you better understand how technology can help your everyday life, even if you have little or no sight. Join the conversation and add your voice to the show either by calling in, sending an email or leaving ...
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On the In Culture podcast, we go behind the scenes with artists, gamers, musicians, designers, athletes, and visionaries in their fields to share a real-world look at how they’re shaping culture. In our latest podcast series, Variations on a theme, we explore the life and legacy of Sol LeWitt. We’ll cover key themes in LeWitt’s work and explore how his approach still influences some of the creative pioneers shaping the 21st century. Variations on a theme is a companion to the Sol LeWitt App, ...
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Welcome to Life's a Beach, and Then You Die, a look at the ups and downs of the human experience. From personal growth and self-discovery to challenges and victories, we discuss it all. Join us as we dive into the extraordinary stories of ordinary people, and learn from their journeys to find inspiration in our own…all the way to the end.
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Heard & Empowered

National Industries for the Blind

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The Heard & Empowered podcast is where the blind and visually impaired (BVI) community finds job inspiration, career opportunities, and a path to success. Presented by National Industries for the Blind—a leader in job creation for BVI individuals—this podcast is your go-to resource for thriving professionally in a sighted world. Join the host, Dr. Hoby Wedler, every week on Wednesday, as he and his guests dismantle stereotypes, offer expert advice, and share success stories to help you build ...
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Minspeak Moments

Russell T. Cross

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Stories and strategies from people in the field of Augmentative and Alternative Communication who use the Minspeak symbol-based system of language encoding. Talk to me via thespeechdude@gmail.com
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What does the world look like to a person with a visual impairment? How does restricted vision impact on everyday life? How can you offer assistance without taking control? The video tracks on this album simulate what the world looks like to people with a range of visual impairments, and show good practice when acting as a sighted guide. The audio tracks offer personal perspectives from two people living with severe visual impairment. This material forms part of The Open University's Pre-reg ...
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Cortical visual impairment (CVI) is the leading cause of pediatric visual impairment in the developed world. The eyes can see, but the brain can't interpret the visual world. Due to neuroplasticity, the functional vision of a child with CVI can improve. The number of children with CVI is growing, so why isn't anyone talking about this public health crisis? We are. Music by Storm Crews. Art by Ian Kleinfeld.
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The official podcast of Freedom Scientific, leaders in assistive technology for blind people and those with low vision. Hosted by Glen Gordon, FSCast features news, interviews, and product demonstrations relating to Freedom Scientific products such as JAWS and ZoomText. FSCast is a great way to make the most of the products you have as well as learning about what's new and what's around the corner.
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Self-advocacy and having blindness or low vision can be challenging at times when others don't know what it's like to have a disability or have met someone and don't know how to interact. However, it's about understanding how those of us with visual impairments are able to be independent using the accommodations that we use and letting others know that we're individuals like everyone else. This podcast is about raising awareness of blindness and low vision in a positive way and educating oth ...
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Dr. Hoby Wedler welcomes a very special guest to the podcast this week: the one and only Soraya Correa, the new president and CEO of National Industries for the Blind. After starting her career as a clerk typist, Soraya rose through the ranks of the federal government to join the Senior Executive Service. She held key leadership roles at the Genera…
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Dr. Danielle Jongkind reviews the new rules for dogs crossing the US border that come into effect on August 1st. We check in with the W. Ross MacDonald School’s Communications class to find out about their recent and upcoming events like Pride Month and a summer music camp for the visually impaired. We meet Rafeh Mahmudand learn about the world pre…
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In this episode of Double Tap, hosts Steven Scott and Shaun Preece discuss a variety of topics following listener emails, as well as discovering more about the new ARxVision headset.The main focus of the episode is an interview with Charles Leclercq from ARxVision, where they explore the latest version of their headset. They discuss the design of t…
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Today on NOW with Dave Brown: Adam Garnet Jones from APTN tells you all about their day-long programming for National Indigenous Peoples Day! Dorothy Macnaughton reflects on the 25th anniversary of the Canadian Council of the Blind’s Sault Ste. Marie Chapter! Plus, Peter Parsons reflects on his experience with able-bodied and evolution into paraspo…
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The Canadian Council of the Blind’s Sault Ste. Marie Chapter is celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year! Community reporter Dorothy Macnaughton shares details about their upcoming event! She also chats about a new accessible app for bird identification developed out of Cornell’s Lab of Ornithology. From the June 19, 2024, episode.…
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Mike Babcock brings us highlights from Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference including big updates for braille screen and T9 keyboard inputs. A unique program in Vancouver called The Right Fit matches wheelchair users with accessible homes, and community. Grant Hardy shares more on trending headlines. We chat with Ivory, a multi-disciplinary perf…
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In this episode of Double Tap, hosts Steven Scott and Shaun Preece are joined by accessibility trainer Sean Randall to discuss the new iOS 18 beta features, focusing on the revamped Braille screen input. They highlight the improved Braille input activation method, cursor control for editing text, and the new command mode for Braille screen input. T…
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Today on NOW with Dave Brown: Shelley Petit reviews her takeaways from New Brunswick's programming for National AccessAbility Week. Jennifer Jones from Blindness Canada tells you all about their upcoming fundraiser “Move for Sight” on June 23! Plus, entertainment critic Kim Thistle shares her thoughts on “Atlas” starring Jennifer Lopez. This is the…
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In this episode of Double Tap, Steven and Shaun are joined by author and broadcaster Shelly Brisbin, and accessible technology trainer and podcaster Michael Babcock to recap Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) and discuss the new Apple Intelligence feature.They share their thoughts on the event, including their predictions and the highlig…
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Gardener Susan Kerney shares her five favourite perennial choices for beautiful blooms that come back year after year! On our weekly App Update with John Biehler, we get the details on a host of new accessibility features recently announced for iOS 18. A power wheelchair designed by team of young women engineers from Tunisia has been shortlisted fo…
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In this episode of Double Tap hosts Steven Scott and Shaun Preece discuss the BT Speak Pro from Blazie Technologies, a modern version of the Braille and Speak device. David Goldfield, head of marketing at the company joins the discussion and provides insights into the history of the company and the development of the BT Speak Pro. David describes t…
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Today on NOW with Dave Brown, British Columbia has finalized regulations to provide minimum-wage and basic protections for workers on platforms such as Uber. How do you feel about the regulations? A critical water main break in Calgary continues to affect water usage across the city. How prepared would you be in a situation like this? The G7 Summit…
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