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AIRS PodCasts on Vision

Stay abreast of the latest diagnosis, treatment and tools for visual disorders.

The table below has a row for each Podcast series. The link in the left column takes you to the web page for the Series.

AIRS Podcast Series' on Vision
Series TitleSeries Description
Cool Blind TechAIRSLA is pleased to provide links to Cool Blind Tech podcasts on technology of vital importance to the blind and visually impaired community. Learn More at CoolBlindTech.com.
Braille Institute PodcastsFrom time-to-time the Braille Institute produces a recorded seminar or special event that has lasting value to our listeners. When that happens, the Institute makes the recordings available to AIRS so that they can continue to serve the community. In the past these have included descriptions of the Tournament of Roses, the Braille Challenge and seminars on advances in vision.
CCLVI Vision LecturesCouncil of Citizens With Low Vision International Lectures: Listen to a variety of topics that are specially designed for people who are partially sighted. Dr. Bill Takeshita presents these lectures each month and topics will include low vision and driving, signs and symptoms of emergency vision problems, what's new in low vision aids, and more.
Daily AIRSThere's something new every day on AIRSLA! Each day of the week our volunteers bring you the topic-of-the day; from foreign news to inspirational messages to tech talk. Tune in every day for these short, topical podcasts.
Foundation Fighting BlindnessThe Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB), has an extensive program of seminars and special events that benefits our listeners far beyond the day of the event. Recently, the Foundation has made recordings of medical seminars on vision loss and their fantastically successful VISIONWALK fundraising event available to AIRS.
FSCastFSCast is Freedom Scientific's monthly podcast. Hosted by Jonathan Mosen, Vice President of Blindness Hardware Product Management, FSCast features news, interviews, and product demonstrations relating to Freedom Scientific products. 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.
Health ConnectionLinda Thompson brings you this series of articles on general health issues as well as those specific to the vision-impaired. The articles are from a variety of newspapers, magazines and non-technical journals on health.
Low Vision TechnologyDr. Bill Takeshita tells you how to get the most from PC's and other gadgetry that can help those with low vision get along.
Second VisionSecond Vision host, Kristin Macdonald, spent many years working in production for the legendary Aaron Spelling and E. Duke Vincent of Spelling Television. She is partially sighted as a result of retinitis pigmentosa, but manages to interview scores of people who have found amazing ways to overcome personal injuries and conditions, as well as leaders in medicine and scientific research, actors and inspirational speakers. Tune in as she applies her unique perspective to her guests' life-experiences.
All About Smart PhonesDr. Bill Takeshita, Julian Vargas and the occasional guest discuss the latest smart phone technology, accessibility characteristics, and techniques that make sure you'll get the most out of your device. In addition, Julian will occasionally host Tech Talk, a round table discussion of technology of interest to the visually impaired community.
Sound SolutionsBraille Institute and AIRSLA present a series of practical and inspirational messages to help you cope with vision loss.
Vision: Coping With LossThis podcast series is intended to provide a support system for those learning to cope with their vision-impairment by presenting success stories and helpful hints. Each podcast either describes a success or includes tips for fighting your demons.
Vision: Family and FriendsThis series of podcasts brings together a variety of information designed to help the blind or vision-impaired person's support group. Such articles will enable parents, friends and relatives to understand and support the challenges which must be faced and to appreciate the joys and rewards.
Vision NewsPodcasts bringing you news from the leading service organizations in the impaired-vision community.
Vision TalkDr. Bill Takeshita interviews guests expert in such topics as medicine, assistive technology, psychiatric counseling and practical advice for the vision-impaired community.
Vision Treatment AdvancesMax Flehinger, former AIRSLA President, selects and reads articles on recent advances in vision treatment from a variety of prominent vision treatment journals and seminars.

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If you'd like to see us read your favorite, or if you'd not only like to suggest a PodCast series, but help produce it as well, send us an e-mail with your ideas and intentions.

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