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Podcasts bringing you news from the leading service organizations in the impaired-vision community.

Current Vision News Podcasts
TitlePodcast DescriptionAuthor/ReaderDuration
Best In Tech 2018, Part 1 of 15Joy Stigile discusses blood glucose monitoring technology for blind people with diabetes. Check your glucose level without drawing blood!NFB00:03:29
Best In Tech 2018, Part 2 of 15Bob Serian on the OrCam MyEye. It's a camera attached to eyeglasses and uses AI to read text, recognize faces, identify products & currency and...NFB00:04:59
Best In Tech 2018, Part 3 of 15Juanita Herrera on built-in accessibility and assistive technology features including text-to-speech and dictation technology.NFB00:08:08
Best In Tech 2018, Part 4 of 15Rachel Feinberg of Humanware gives a brief summary of all their products.NFB00:06:05
Best In Tech 2018, Part 5 of 15Julian Vargas discusses Aira's latest, Horizon, a combination of controller and smart glasses that substantially reduces connectivity problems.NFB00:06:56
Best In Tech 2018, Part 6 of 15Don Whinfrey discusses his experience with Amazon Echo devices. How he uses them and how they affect his life.NFB00:08:19
Best In Tech 2018, Part 7 of 15Keith Christian on IrisVision virtual reality goggles for near and distant viewing. He finds them valuable at home and at work.NFB00:06:39
Best In Tech 2018, Part 8 of 15Conversion of bitmaps to tactile graphics, graphing tools, and specialty tools for braille math using the IRIE BrailleTrac 120 embosser.NFB00:03:14
Best In Tech 2018, Part 9 of 15Darren Dixon, a 9th grader from San Diego, shares how he uses iMovie to edit videos for family and friends.NFB00:03:26
Best In Tech 2018, Part 10 of 15Marissa Solaun on Seeing AI, an artificial intelligence app from Microsoft. It captures print text, scans barcodes, recognizes faces...NFB00:02:29
Best In Tech 2018, Part 11 of 15Julian Vargas discusses a new third party onscreen keyboard for IOS devices - FlickType. It lets you type up to 4 times faster!NFB00:07:17
Best In Tech 2018, Part 12 of 15Robert Stigile shares his opinions on the differences between BrailleNote Touch and BrailleSense Polaris.NFB00:06:00
Best In Tech 2018, Part 13 of 15Rachel Feinberg demonstrates the Brailliant 14 Braille display & Victor Reader Trek. Andy Roberts discusses the Prodigi Connect & Explore 8.NFB00:42:55
Best In Tech 2018, Part 14 of 15Braille Institute's staff showcases the voice-controlled home technology market. Google Home, Apple's HomePod - and more.NFB00:34:19
Best In Tech 2018, Part 15 of 15Sweetman Systems on JAWS 2019, BrailleNote Touch, Braille Sense Polaris, Qbraille, Brailliant 14, Focus displays from Vispero/VFO...NFB00:40:44
Best In Tech 2017, Part 1 of 5Bob Sweetman of Sweetman Systems discusses how to use various products they represent.NFB00:40:54
Best In Tech 2017, Part 2 of 5Kevin Hughes of Humanware discusses their products for the future and answers questions.NFB00:58:57
Best In Tech 2017, Part 3 of 5Ben Pomeroy of The Braille Institute summarizes and answers questions about the new iOS11 operating system.NFB00:13:59
Best In Tech 2017, Part 4 of 5Dr. Robert Greenberg of Second Sight discusses their Argus and Orion retinal prosthetics.NFB00:46:11
Best In Tech 2017, Part 5 of 5General Session: Welcome with lots of good information on high-tech products for the sight impaired.NFB01:20:09
Best of Tech 2016, Part 1 of 9Main session on "My Favorite Tech"NFB00:22:32
Best of Tech 2016, Part 2 of 9Session on products available from Sweetman SystemsNFB00:24:59
Best of Tech 2016, Part 3 of 9Session on Baum USA's Ultra Braille DisplayNFB00:06:54
Best of Tech 2016, Part 4 of 9Session on Humanware's Prodigi connect, and discussion of UberNFB00:09:16
Best of Tech 2016, Part 5 of 9Discussion of mobile technology including the Apple iPhone 7 & 7 PlusNFB00:08:30
Best of Tech 2016, Part 6 of 9Overview of Aira, visual interpreter for the blindNFB00:42:04
Best of Tech 2016, Part 7b of 9User perspective using Aira, visual interpreter for the blindNFB00:06:47
Best of Tech 2016, Part 8 of 9Session on IOS "Over There" appNFB00:06:56
Best in Tech 2016, Part 9 of 9Session on HIMS Blaze ET Audio Book & Print ReaderNFB00:08:18
Best In Tech 2015, Part 1 of 6Sidebar presentations and Q & A for the new Humanware Prodigi Connect 12 magnifier - reader and The Crowd Viz sighted assistance app.CPS & NFB01:08:58
Best In Tech 2015, Part 2 of 6Sidebar presentations and Q & A for the new AI Squared ZoomText Fusion magnifier - reader and the ESight Head Mounted Video Camera.CPS & NFB00:58:32
Best In Tech 2015, Part 3 of 6Sidebar sessions on Braille Sense 2, EBot, Braille Note, Smart Beetle and transferring contacts to a Braille Sense 2.CPS & NFB00:50:30
Best In Tech 2015, Part 4 of 6Sidebar sessions on Ruby XL HD Video Magnifier and the new JAWS 17 operating on Windows 10 and with Braille displays.CPS & NFB00:39:43
Best In Tech 2015, Part 5 of 6Main Ballroom sessions on Uber Smart Phone apps, AI Squared Fusion, ESight Head Mounted Video Cam and Google products in education.CPS & NFB00:43:20
Best In Tech 2015, Part 6 of 6KNFB Reader app, HIMMS products, OrCam, Optelec Video Traveler, Crowd Vis services, Prodigy Connect, Victor Stream and iOS Reader app.CPS & NFB00:36:53
Best In Tech 2014, Part 1 of 4Bob Sweetman of Sweetman Systems describes the features of the latest Victor Stream Reader.CPS & NFB00:52:13
Best In Tech 2014, Part 2 of 4What's new with Freedom Scientific's Ruby, Hi Def Topaz and JAWS.CPS & NFB00:42:23
Best In Tech 2014, Part 3 of 4James McCarthy, president of HIMS, discusses and demonstrates the new eBot line of tablet-compatible video magnifiers.CPS & NFB00:49:19
Best In Tech 2014, Part 4 of 4Main technical session; Welcome speeches and various tech talks by sponsors, vendors, and users of assistive technology.CPS & NFB01:15:23
New series of meetings - 2014A new series of meetings about an open discussion of technology for the blind and visually impaired.Dr. Bill Takeshita and Julian Vargas00:16:56
Best In Tech 2013 - Part 1 of 15Introduction, welcome, and Dr. Bill Takeshita on assistive options for students; Zoom Text Mac, LVI Student New Generation, and more...CPS & NFB00:17:55
Best In Tech 2013 - Part 2 of 15Brian Albriton discusses MBraille, an app that allows Braille input using an iOS Device touch screen without an external keyboard.CPS & NFB00:10:52
Best In Tech 2013 - Part 3 of 15Douglas Gerry discusses Ai Squared's new software- and camera-based OCR product called Image Reader.CPS & NFB00:04:08
Best In Tech 2013 - Part 4 of 15Bob Sweetman discusses Keysoft #4 Braille Math for the BrailleNote Apex.CPS & NFB00:07:13
Best In Tech 2013 - Part 5 of 15Dr. Brett Nagatani discusses two CCTV's that include speech; the Optelec Clearview Speech, and the Humanware Prodigi Duo.CPS & NFB00:07:19
Best In Tech 2013 - Part 6 of 15Steve Bauer discusses the new and enhanced features of the Victor Reader Stream New Generation from Humanware.CPS & NFB00:07:17
Best In Tech 2013 - Part 7 of 15Keith Christian discusses and reviews the basic features of Voice Dream Reader and the NLS BARD App for iOS devices.CPS & NFB00:08:09
Best In Tech 2013 - Part 8 of 15Kristen MacDonald tells how Apple's iMac Air and iPhone, with their built-in accessibility features, increase her productivity.CPS & NFB00:08:33
Best In Tech 2013 - Part 10 of 15Michael Parker informs us about the latest innovations and solutions from Freedom Scientific.CPS & NFB00:03:03
Best In Tech 2013 - Part 11 of 15Patrick Nunnelly discusses the Perkins Smart Brailler.CPS & NFB00:03:55
Best In Tech 2013 - Part 12 of 15Information about AI Squared's new ZoomText for the Mac.CPS & NFB00:08:33
Best In Tech 2013 - Part 13 of 15Learn all about AI Squared's new ZoomText and other new products.CPS & NFB00:34:23
Best In Tech 2013 - Part 14 of 15Mark Greget on Enhanced Vision's new products - The Merlin Elite, DaVinci, and the 4.3" Pebble HD.CPS & NFB00:41:23
Best In Tech 2013 - Part 15 of 15Learn all about the new Optelec ClearView+ speech system, a powerful talking CCTV that's very easy to use.CPS & NFB00:47:12
CA phone program for disabled, Oct, 2013The State of California offers specialized telephones to those who have disabilities, including the visually impaired. Here is information to help you with this useful service.Terri Howell00:10:08
New Vision Device - Jun 23, 2013Device From Israeli Start-Up Gives the Visually Impaired a Way to Read. By John Markoff from the June 3, 2013 New York Times.Reader: Joe Jurca00:08:58
Audio Gaming Helps the Blind to Navigate"Using only audio-based cues, blind gamers in a Harvard study explore a building's layout." by Elizabeth Armstrong MooreMax Flehinger00:02:34
Social Security Benefits - Mar 20, 2013Dr. Bill Takeshita and Gordon Chan, representative of the Social Security Administration, discuss who is elgible for financial benefits.Host: Dr. Bill Takeshita, Guest: Gordon Chan01:31:36
Best in Tech 2012, November 17, 2012Presentations of various vendorsCPS, NFB, Vendors00:28:13
Best in Tech 2012, November 17, 2012Presentation of the iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, and the Android phones.Julian Vargas00:56:36
Best in Tech 2012, November 17, 2012Presentation of Freedom Scientific's new product, Magic 12.Freedom Scientific01:00:20
Audio DescriptionsAccessible Media. Federally mandated, but available for only a few Movie and TV shows, YOU will have to push for wider usage. Here's how!Jason Wineinger00:04:02
Best In Tech 2011 - Part 1 of 7Racquel Decipeda and Dr. Bill Takeshita welcome you to The Best In Tech Conference 2011, sponsored jointly by Center For the Partially Sighted and the National Federation of the Blind, S.F.V. Chapter.CPS and NFB00:07:27
Best In Tech 2011 - Part 2 of 7Brett Nagatani on CDesk, Mike Goldberg on Magic, Mike Arrigo on Android O.S., Julian Vargas on iPhones, Brian Albriton on the Braille Pen, Robert Stigile on Notetakers.CPS and NFB00:58:22
Best In Tech 2011 - Part 3 of 7Keith Christian on Bookport Plus, Tina McDonald on e-book Readers, Francisca Escobar on The Ruby, Bill Takeshita on magnifiers, Leslie Burkhardt on wise consumption, Terri Howell on CTAP productsCPS and NFB00:52:09
Best In Tech 2011 - Part 4 of 7Julian Vargas lectures on Apple iPhone 4S and IOS 5 accessibility and totally destroys the myth that this touch screen device isn't accessible to the blind and vision impaired.CPS and NFB00:46:35
Best In Tech 2011 - Part 5 of 7Freedom Scientific representatives discuss their JAWS 13, Magic, OpenBook, Pearl, and Sara CE products.CPS and NFB00:44:32
Best In Tech 2011 - Part 6 of 7Brian Albriton of The Braille Institute discusses digital book players. Learn about the different types and how to setup and get authorization from providers of digital books.CPS and NFB00:49:36
Best In Tech 2011 - Part 7 of 7Enhanced Vision presents a question-and-answer session on their portable, transportable and desktop magnifier systems.CPS and NFB00:36:54
NFB's Reach for Your Dreams - 5/14/2011Ever Lee Hairston tells how she was able to achieve success despite the obstacles she encountered in this seminar sponsored by the National Federation of the Blind.Host: Bill Takeshita; Guest: Ever Lee Hairston00:21:30
NFB's Reach for Your Dreams - 5/14/2011Mike May tells how he was able to achieve success despite the obstacles he encountered in this seminar sponsored by the National Federation of the Blind.Host: Bill Takeshita; Guest: Mike May00:20:53
NFB's Reach for Your Dreams - 5/14/2011Louis Posin tells how he was able to achieve success despite the obstacles he encountered in this seminar sponsored by the National Federation of the Blind.Host: Bill Takeshita; Guest: Louis Posin00:17:05
NFB's Reach for Your Dreams - 5/14/2011Jake Olson tells how he was able to achieve success despite the obstacles he encountered in this seminar sponsored by the National Federation of the Blind.Host: Bill Takeshita; Guest: Jake Olson00:14:40
Best In Tech 2010 - Part 1 of 5Introduction and welcome, Dice HD Radio - Ken Metz, Humanware Braille Note Apex with Sendero GPS - Robert Stigile, Mobile Geo for Windows Cell Phones - Julian VargasCPS and NFB00:50:28
Best In Tech 2010 - Part 2 of 5Accessible cell phones - Julian Vargas, Droid X accessibility - Nick Gutinger, iPhone accessibility - Tiffany Minosh, iPad - Bill Takeshita, Sweetman book reader - Bob Sweetman, iBill & Pen Friend - Keith Christian, Dr. Brett Nagatani, Financial help - Racquel Decipeda.CPS and NFB01:08:52
Best In Tech 2010 - Part 3 of 5ABiSee representatives and associates discuss their Zoom-Twix, Zoom-EX, Eye-Pal, Eye-Pal Solo, and Eye-Pal Solo LV productsCPS and NFB00:48:44
Best In Tech 2010 - Part 4 of 5Freedom Scientific representatives discuss their JAWS screen reader, Pearl portable reader, Open Book scanning & reading software and Magic screen magnification softwareCPS and NFB00:45:39
Best In Tech 2010 - Part 5 of 5Justin Moore of Enhanced Vision describes their new Transformer video magnifier and answers questions about it.CPS and NFB00:15:40
NFB Seminar on Job Hunting 10/16/10 Part 1 of 4Introduction and Welcome. Rehabilitation Counselor Casey Cook discusses the services available from the California State Department of Rehabilitation.National Federation of the Blind00:56:27
NFB Seminar on Job Hunting 10/16/10 Part 2 of 4Connie Lofton, LA Metro Area work incentives coordinator for the Social Security Administration discusses government incentives to work.National Federation of the Blind00:52:08
NFB Seminar on Job Hunting 10/16/10 Part 3 of 4Carmen Roman, of Roman Vocational Services, discusses the marketable and transferrable skills you must stress in looking for a job.National Federation of the Blind00:24:54
NFB Seminar on Job Hunting 10/16/10 Part 4 of 4Four blind workers, Clarissa Richcreek, Robert Stigile, Rochelle Yohai, and Racquel Decipeda, share their educational, job-hunting and working experiences.National Federation of the Blind00:57:34
Artificial Retina vs. Stem Cell Replacement - June 26, 2010Orange County Vision Symposium: "Vision 2020: Artificial Retina vs. Stem Cell Replacement" by Rajat Agrawal, M.D. and Henry Klassen, M.D., PhDDiscovery Eye Foundation00:53:38
The Future of Cataract Surgery - June 26, 2010Orange County Vision Symposium: "Vision 2020: The Future of Cataract Surgery" by Sam Masket, M.D.Discovery Eye Foundation00:44:27
Breakthroughs In Corneal Surgery - June 26, 2010Orange County Vision Symposium: "Vision 2020: Breakthroughs in Corneal Surgery" by Marjan Farid, M.D.Discovery Eye Foundation00:28:36
Low Vision Rehabilitation - June 26, 2010Orange County Vision Symposium: "Low Vision Rehabilitation: Daily Tips for Independence" by Avani Patel, O.D.Discovery Eye Foundation00:40:46
Future AMD Therapies for Saving Sight - June 26, 2010Orange County Vision Symposium: "AMD Research: Future Therapies for Saving Sight," by Michael Gorin, M.D., PhD and Henry Klassen, M.D., PhDDiscovery Eye Foundation00:51:32
Advances in AMD Treatment - June 26, 2010Orange County Vision Symposium: "Therapeutic Advances in the Treatment of Age Related Macular Degeneration," by Stephanie Lu, M.D.Discovery Eye Foundation01:00:54
Guide Dogs For The Blind Labs Live - May 23, 2010Festivities, Interviews, Keynote Speech, Raffles, Awesome Dogs, & Cute Puppies courtesy of the Orange County Friends Committee for Guide Dogs for the Blind.O.C. Friends of G.D.F.T.B.01:02:33
Vision Access, Vol 17, No. 1, Spring 2010Vision Access: A magazine by, for and about people with low vision, published quarterly.Council of Citizens for Low Vision, International01:28:35
The Internet Archive: Fabulous Accessible Resource"The Internet Archive, an Untapped Resource for the Blind" by Daniel B. Frye in "Braille Monitor" February 2010. A fabulous additional resource for those that use electronic versions of print.Reader: Ed Fallin00:07:46
Listening to Braille"Listening to Braille" by Rachel Aviv of the New York Times Jan 3, 2010Reader: Dr. Trang Nguyen, O.D.00:20:28
Best In Tech 2009Cell phone screen readers - Racquel Decipeda, Mobile readers and GPS - Julian Vargas, Accessible GPS - Bob Sweetman, Voice Sense - Ken Metz, iPhone Accessibility - Louis Herrera, Apple iMac Accessibility - Marc Gerberick, System Access - Keith Christian, ABISee Twix - Stephanie Rood, CCTVs and Portable magnifiers - Dr. Brett NagataniNFB and CPS SF Valley Chapters01:36:23
Vision Access, Vol. 16, No. 4, Fall 2009Vision Access: A magazine by, for and about people with low vision, published quarterly.Council of Citizens for Low Vision, International01:17:45
Blind "See" With Their Tongues"Electronic 'Lollipop' Allows the Blind to 'See' with Their Tongues" from The Telegraph (U.K.) 9/1/09Dr. Trang Nguyen, O.D.00:04:14
Imaging Device for Premature Infants"New Imaging Device for Retinopathy of Premature Infants" from Doctor's Guide U.S.A. 9/21/09Reader: Dr. Trang Nguyen, O.D.00:04:19
Eye Drop Breakthrough"Eye Drop Breakthrough for Glaucoma Sufferers" from The Telegraph (U.K.) 9/21/09Reader: Dr. Trang Nguyen, O.D.00:04:04
Helen Keller Statue"Helen Keller Statue Unveiled in Capitol" from the Washington D.C. Associated PressReader: Dr. Trang Nguyen, O.D.00:03:30
Drug-Dispensing Contact LensFrom Medical News Today (UK) "Researchers have developed special contact lenses that can gradually dispense a constant amount of medication to the eye at adjustable rates"Reader: Dr. Trang Nguyen, O.D.00:04:08
Gene Therapy for RP"Gene Therapy for Retinitis Pigmentosa - An international team of scientists and clinicians from the United States and Saudi Arabia are working to treat a rare vision disease" from News-Medical.net, July 31, 2009Dr. Trang Nguyen, O.D.00:06:04
Latest Vision AidsFrom Health: "The New Vision of Artificial Sight Technology. Latest aids are easier to wear - more powerful"Dr. Trang Nguyen, O.D.00:07:55
Telephone Support GroupThe Jewish Guild for the Blind's National Telesupport Network provides free weekly phone support groupsReader: Trang Nguyen, O.D.00:01:58
Junior Blind of America Newsletter, Spring/Summer 2009An informational publication from Junior Blind of America.Reader: Trang Nguyen, O.D.00:14:01
Disney Ride VisualizationThis service provides visually impaired vacationers with a narrative deciption of the scenes that unfold as they move through rides such as the Magic Kingdom's Haunted Mansion or Pirates of the Caribbean.Reader: Trang Nguyen O.D.00:05:04
Experimental laser light techniqueResearchers are using a NASA gadget to finally tell if a cataract is brewing before someone's vision clouds over.Author: Lauran Neergaard, Reader: Trang Nguyen, O.D.00:06:16
Better Vision, With a Telescope Inside the EyeA tiny glass telescope, the size of a pea, has been successfully implanted in the eyes of people with severely damaged retinas, helping them to read, watch television and better see familiar faces.Reader: Trang Nguyen, O.D.00:06:30
HR 3101 - Accessibility for TelecommunicationsThe Coalition of Organizations for Accessible Technology (COAT) announces introduction of a bill to modernize the Communications Act to insure new Telecomm services are accessible to people with disabilities.PR Newswire, read by Steven Heller00:06:55
Silent Vehicle LegislationU.S Senators John Kerry and Arlen Specter Introduce Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act.Reader: Max Flehinger00:02:36
Vision Rehabilitation News Spring/Summer 2009"Protein/Blindness", "Vitamin B", "Current Research News", Recreational Outings", "Vision", "What Are 'Stem Cells'?", "Vision Friendly Foods", "Eat It or Avoid It?", "Chinese Stem Cell Therapy", "Judging Prostate Cancer"LA Veterans Hospital VIST Program00:21:33
NFB Enhances Newspaper ServiceMarch 31, 2009 - National Federation of the Blind Enhances and Expands Newspaper Service for the Blind.National Federation of the Blind00:05:37
Vision Access, Vol. 16, No. 1, Spring 2009Vision Access: A magazine by, for and about people with low vision, published quarterly.Council of Citizens for Low Vision, International01:18:30
CPS Sightlines, Spring 2008"Help Raising a Child with Impaired Sight" by Tori Schladen, "Rehabilitation Training Helps Keep You Safe and Independent" by Anita Arakawa, "Active Adults, i-Connect is for YOU!", "New Magnifiers at CPS Store", "New Low Cost Video Magnifier"Center for the Partially Sighted, Reader: Steve Heller00:08:28
Mint Releases First Braille Coin March 26 2009A new silver dollar coin commemorating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Louis Braille was released. It's the first U.S. coin to feature readable Braille.Reader: Joe Jurca00:05:16
Braille standard for packaging March 19, 2009"Canadian-American Braille standard set for packaging," a press release from Converting Magazine, March 19 2009.Reader: Joe Jurca00:06:21
CPS Sightlines, Fall 2008"Using Tactile Cues to Help in Day to Day Living" by Chris Nelms, "Relationships, Relationships, Relationships" by Janice Goldhaber, "Low Vision + High Tech = Success" by author unknownCenter for the Partially Sighted, Reader: Steve Heller00:10:25
Vision Access, Vol. 15, No. 4, Winter 2008Vision Access: A magazine by, for and about people with low vision, published quarterly.Council of Citizens for Low Vision, International01:17:05

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