Eye On Vision
“The show for those with visual impairment” airs through WYPL-FM, based in Memphis, Tennessee, and via a podcast available everywhere. The latest podcast posted delves into two topics: the treatment of amblyopia “by anesthetizing the ‘good’ eye” and how a robotic cane can guide users using a three-dimensional color camera, computer and “inertial measurement sensor.” Check out their interviews with experts: Anesthetizing Good Eye to Strengthen Bad Eye in Amblyopia and 3D Color Camera and Auditory Cues Used With Robotic Canes.
On Tech and Vision
The latest episode of “On TECH & VISION with Dr. Cal Roberts” covers developments in tactile technologies. Building on the concept that the sense of touch is key to how we interpret our experiences, the show features two experts, Dr. Julia R. Greer, material scientist from Caltech, and Dr. John Gardner, physicist from Oregon State University. Their work aims to “develop technologies that will one day help people with vision impairment to experience images and graphics.” One of the oldest technologies, Braille, invented in 1824, has been instrumental in helping people who are blind to read, write, and communicate. Its limitation, however, is that it is confined to text and cannot convey visual images. For more information, or to hear the podcast from Lighthouse Guild, go to The Latest Frontier in Tactile Technologies.
The Vision Rehab Podcast
Aimed as a resource for those new to vision loss, the Vision Rehab Podcast is a monthly show highlighting topics and issues related to vision rehabilitation services and other offerings that can be helpful. The podcast covers how to address the functional difficulties experienced by individuals with vision loss from conditions like macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and other eye diseases. Recent episodes have covered such topics as background information on types of vision rehabilitation professionals, vision and hearing loss, diabetes and vision loss, and access to reading services. The latest show, from Low Vision Tech, covers what can be done when The Doctor Said There’s Nothing More She Can Do.