Speaking Out for the Blind Episode 311- Steffan Nero

CNN says that Australian man Steffan Nero grew up visually impaired. Steffan remembers struggling with constant anxiety. He got out of that anxiety after discovering visually impaired sports. One of those sports was cricket. Steffan continues to play cricket today. And he joins us to talk about his life being visually impaired and becoming an … Read more

Speaking Out for the Blind Episode 309- ACB Mentoring Program

The American Council of the Blind has started its all-new ACB Mentoring Program. The mentoring program is designed to work to sustain ACB for a brighter future, prepare members for meaningful participation in the American Council of the Blind’s work, honor Resolution 2020-11, and help in developing a diverse group of interested members for future … Read more

Speaking Out for the Blind Episode 308- Intracortical Visual Prosthesis

The Chicago Lighthouse and Illinois Institute of Technology have joined forces. They’re taking on a special research project. The project is an Intracortical Visual Prosthesis. The Intracortical Visual Prosthesis, or ICVP, compensates for blindness. The ICVP stimulates the brain’s visual centers. And the prosthesis produces visual images for blind users. Joining us to talk about … Read more

Speaking Out for the Blind Episode 307- Australia’s First Blind Fashion Designer

Vision Australia says that with blind grit, perseverance, and passion, fashion designer Nikki Hind believes that one can achieve anything. Nikki is proof of that and is now Australia’s first legally blind fashion designer. She joins us to talk about the inspiration behind her fashion designing career. Ways to Connect to Speaking Out for the … Read more

Speaking Out for the Blind Episode 306- Georgina Kleege

Georgina Kleege is a blind Professor Emeritus of the English Department at UC Berkeley. Georgina has taught Creative Writing, Disability Memoir, and Representations of Disability in Literature courses. She’s written essays about her own blindness and a cultural critique of depictions of blindness in language, film, and literature. Joining us to talk about her blindness … Read more

Speaking Out for the Bllind Episode 305- New Distribution Center

The Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Utica, New York has dedicated its newly renovated distribution center. It’s now called the Kenneth C. Thayer Production and Distribution Center. The Center is named after the former Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired Volunteer Ken Thayer. Central Association for the Blind and … Read more

Speaking Out for the Blind Episode 304- Housing for the Blind

Chicago Lighthouse President and CEO Dr. Janet P. Szlyk and Brinshore Development Principal David Brint join us to talk about a special new housing project just for the blind called the Foglia Residences at the Chicago Lighthouse. Ways to Connect to Speaking Out for the Blind Amazon Alexa enabled device (RECOMMENDED) “Alexa, Ask ACB Media … Read more

Speaking Out for the Blind Episode 303- Hospitalizations among the blind and visually impaired

Healio and BMC Ophthalmology say that patients with severe blindness and visual impairment admitted to American hospitals in 2017 had greater resource utilization and worse clinical outcomes than other patients. Why did this happen and what can we do about it? Study contributor Dr. Ché Matthew Harris from the John Hopkins School of Medicine is … Read more

Speaking Out for the Blind Episode 302- Waymap

Waymap– August 5th, 8PM Eastern (ACB Media 1) and repeats throughout the next seven days (go to https://speakingoutfortheblind.weebly.com/ for more details)   Reuters reports that an app for helping blind and visually impaired pedestrians use public transit is making its debut at a Washington, DC subway station. The app is called Waymap. Waymap’s Founder and … Read more