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The official podcast of Aira, the visual interpreter service for people who are blind or have low vision. At Aira, we connect people, via our free smartphone app, to trained professionals who provide visual information – all on demand. Subscribe to Airacast to learn about our technology, hear the latest innovations, ways you can use the service for free, agent profiles, and more.
 
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.
 
The Be My Eyes Podcast is about blindness, sight and the sometimes blurry in-between. On this bi-weekly podcast, Will from Be My Eyes talks to interesting and insightful individuals from the blind community to see the world through their eyes. Whether you are sighted, blind or low-vision, tune in to learn much more about accessibility, life with a vision impairment and other exciting topics from the people who know most about it.
 
Everyday Blind Parents is a podcast designed by blind parents for blind parents. Whether you are a parent now, plan to be in the future, or are just interested in learning how someone with a vision disability could care for children, this podcast is for you. We discuss tips, tricks, and stratagies for dealing with everyday parenting challenges with alternative techniques. From overcoming societal perceptions, tackling hard situations, or just figuring out what type of gear works for you, thi ...
 
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On the archive of August FSOpenLine, public betas of JAWS, ZoomText and Fusion have been released, home annual licenses are now available in Canada, and severe memory leaks on many computers running Dell Waves Audio. Plus, we take your calls on a variety of topics including: a request to show a running clock on Braille status cells, a desire for ad…
 
For many Blind people, audio described sex scenes in film and television have been less than stimulating. In fact, leaving some downright frustrated. This conversation has larger implications including infantilization of Blind and disabled people, sex education, consent and more. *This is for the grown* Subscribe wherever you get podcasts. Transcri…
 
On FSCast 203, Eric Damery is here to talk about some of the new features coming in JAWS, ZoomText, and Fusion 2022, and how you can try them out early as part of our public betas. Then we’ll get to know Cory Jackson. He’s an escalation specialist in our tech support department, but in his free time has developed a sizable YouTube and TikTok follow…
 
Maria Victoria Diaz PhD, an Electrical Engineer left Columbia to help "Flip the Script" not only on Audio Description but access in general for native Spanish speaking people. Hear all about Access 4 All - a solution assuring Audio Description can be shared across platforms| Go CC - providing access for the Deaf Blind to content and emergency infor…
 
There's a lot of conversation taking place about Audio Description. While Flipping the Script is less about the mainstream AD talk, I wanted to bring some perspective to this discussion. I invited [Roy Samuelson](https://www.roysamuelson.com/) to share some of what he has been involved in as a means of creating awareness and advancing Audio Descrip…
 
On FSCast 202 we’ll get to know financial educator Chris Peterson and learn about some of the advantages of opening an ABLE account. Then, to celebrate World Emoji Day, I’ll be joined by Garreth Tigwell and Benjamin Gorman, two authors of the paper “Emoji Accessibility for Visually Impaired People.” Transcript available at blog.freedomscientific.co…
 
Alyscia Cunningham is an author, photographer and film maker. Her latest book and documentary "I Am More Than My Hair" explores women's hairloss. One of the subjects of the book and documentary is Marguerite Woods. Through this relationship, Alyscia became aware of the lack of access to the arts among Blind and Disabled people. It changed her appro…
 
Unable to break into Audio Description writing, rather than sitting around waiting for things to change, Kensuke Nakamura decided to just start. They were soon introduced to other similarly motivated people including Voice Talent Barbara Faison and a Blind AD Writer Robert Kingett. Add two more and you have Social Audio Description Subscribe/Follow…
 
On FSCast 201, Judy Dixon is here to discuss her new book “Audio Description: What It Is, Where to Find It, and How to Use It.” Then we’ll meet blind math professor Betsey Doane. She spent over 30 years teaching sighted students, and came up with lots of creative ways of showing math visually. Transcript available at blog.freedomscientific.com/fsca…
 
On FSCast 200, it’s the archive of FSOpenLine from May of 2021. We had a great group of callers on a variety of topics including: the best way to fast forward YouTube videos, how to give someone remote control of your PC, JAWS sometimes errantly turning on quick keys when responding to email, and how enabling Braille support in Narrator prevents JA…
 
This week on the podcast, we're collaborating with Radiotopia and PRX to share the first episode of the new podcast, Blind Guy Travels. Follow along with host Matthew Shifrin as he shares his perspective on everything from LEGOs to online dating. In this first episode: Matthew explains how he studied the art of body language to become a better comm…
 
Morten Bonde is a motivational speaker, author and senior art director at the LEGO Group – but he wasn't always that way. When he started losing the majority of his vision in his early 40's, Morten thought his world was falling apart. But rather than quit his job and give up, he started researching, a lot. Over the years, Morten has cobbled togethe…
 
On FSCast 199, a recording of Glen Gordon’s presentation at the National Coding Symposium, a recent virtual event put on to encourage high school students to think about careers involving programming. Then, a visit with Rocio Casati, the person who’s been making our products work well in Spanish for over twenty years. The process of doing that is f…
 
To conclude this first season of the podcast which fully focused on those adjusting to blindness, I share a few thoughts from guests featured so far in 2021. Some of these comments were not included in the original episodes. This episode also includes some of what's in store for the next season beginning in July. Plus, I too am personally headed in…
 
Each week, the Broadeye Podcast explores knowledge gap for eye care professionals – and what greater knowledge gap than the one between ophthalmologists and the blindness community? For years, people have struggled to get referred for quality services from eye doctors when their vision changes or they become legally blind. In 2021, it's imperative …
 
Ray came out in 2004 to accolades and, eventually, after the passing of the real Ray Charles that same year, took home Oscars for best film, best director, best actor and more. But what does Ray get right, and wrong, about what it's like to be blind? As one of the most famous portrayals of blindness, this is a pressing question, and so we invited b…
 
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