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“From accessing the voiceOver features on the iPhone or iPad to Cleaning a Bathroom with alternative Techniques, Blind Abilities draws from a community of members who not only share their experiences, they listen and offer advice when needed.” The podcast series beams out over the interweb several times a week through a connection with State Services for the Blind in Minnesota, and has become one of our go-to places for information and conversation. There’s a big emphasis on technology at Blind Abilities, but there’s a big role for careers, college, and independent living, too. There’s a free Blind Abilities app, or subscribe to their RSS feed and get podcasts automatically.
Hadley’s Conversation with the Experts podcast began in April 2019 and has grown to 25 episodes on a range of topics including handwriting, traveling, voting, home repair, peer support, tips for managing in the COVID-19 world, and the latest, a conversation with Dr. Jullia Rosdahl, a glaucoma specialist from the Duke Eye Center. Each episode is under half an hour, and host Ricky Enger’s mellifluous tones make for easy listening. Available on the Hadley website or on Apple Podcast, Stitcher, TuneIn, Overcast or RSS Feed.

On Tech and Vision” a podcast from Lighthouse Guild, is a series of conversations between Dr. Cal Roberts, President and Chief Executive, and technology innovators who are designing solutions with the goal of “restoring lost vision, enhancing existing vision, and improving function for people with vision loss.” The sixth episode focuses on sensory substitution and begins with a conversation with John-Ross Rizzo, MD., Assistant Professor at NYU, who describes how his visual diagnosis changed his career path from ophthalmology to rehabilitation medicine and inspires his work on sensory augmentation.

In the latest AccessAbility Works podcast from My Blind Spot, Albert and Jon interview Kirk Adams, CEO of the American Foundation for the Blind, on his blind life, AFB’s 100th anniversary, and what’s in store for the next 100 years. The AccessAbility Works podcast series “explains authentic digital inclusion — ensuring that organizations’ digital offerings, websites, mobile apps, and work environments are accessible and usable to people of all abilities– and why it makes sense in the modern business world.”