Speaking Out for the Blind Episode 337- John Oliviera

The Herald News reports that John Oliviera didn’t let being visually impaired keep him from fulfilling his American Dream and living independently. Now John’s helping others do the same. He has a new role as the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind’s appointed Commissioner. John’s here to tell us all about his accomplishments and how he … Read more

Speaking Out for the Blind Episode 336- 2024 ACB Leadership Conference

ACB Media’s very own American Council of the Blind’s 2024 Leadership Conference is just around the corner. Think of it as the mini convention leading up to ACB’s big conference and convention in Jacksonville, Florida this summer. Here to talk about the leadership conference is one of my all-time favorite guests: ACB President Deb Cook … Read more

Speaking Out for the Blind Episode 335- Blind Tennis

Blind Tennis-_ _February 9th, 8PM Eastern (ACB Media 1) and repeats throughout the next seven days (go to https://speakingoutfortheblind.weebly.com/ for more details)   We’ve covered many adaptive sports for the blind and visually impaired on this show. They’ve ranged from golf to soccer. But what about tennis? Ah yes! Today’s topic is all about blind … Read more

Speaking Out for the Blind Episode 334- Out-Of-Sight (Updated)

Out-Of-Sight (updated)-_ _January 19th, 8PM Eastern (ACB Media 1) and repeats throughout the next seven days (go to https://speakingoutfortheblind.weebly.com/ for more details)   You may remember a previous episode where I covered Out-Of-Sight. Out-Of-Sight is a non-profit audio chat, learning, and gaming website made up of mainly blind and visually impaired members. Each week, the … Read more

Speaking Out for the Blind Episode 333- Democracy Live

Democracy Live is a leader in technology that allows blind and visually impaired voters to access and cast secure remote ballots during elections. Joining us to learn how this amazing technology works and how you might use it to vote for your favorite presidential candidates this year is Bryan Finney. Bryan is Democracy Live’s Founder … Read more

Speaking Out for the Blind Episode 331- Abacus Bee

The Des Moines Register says that the Iowa Educational Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired students took part in the State’s first Abacus Bee. An abacus is a special counting tool containing wires and rods and movable beads for solving equations. Iowa Educational Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired Math Consultant Sara Larkin … Read more

Speaking Out for the Blind Episode 330- The Visually Impaired Archaeologist

The BBC reports that a visually impaired University student from Guernsey, English Crown has been working with an archaeology team to excavate an 8th Century Monastery. The student was part of the University of Reading Archaeology Team digging up the Anglo-Saxon site in Cookham, Berkshire, England. That student’s name is Jonathan Charmley. Jonathan joins us … Read more

Speaking Out for the Blind Episode 329- Data Visualization for the Blind

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Information Sciences Professor JooYoung Seo is creating a data visualization tool. The tool will help make visual representations of statistical data accessible to blind and visually impaired students and researchers. Professor Seo joins us to talk all about the data visualization tool.   For more info related to this week’s show, … Read more

Speaking Out for the Blind Episode 328- Braille Trail

WUNC Radio reports that a new special trail has opened in Fayetteville, North Carolina. The trail will give the blind the chance to independently exercise. Here to talk about the new trail is Vision Resource Center Executive Director Terri Thomas.   For more info related to this week’s show, go to: https://speakingoutfortheblind.weebly.com/list-of-episodes-and-show-news/for-more-information-episode-328-braille-trail   Ways to … Read more