Eyes On Success with hosts Peter and Nancy Torpey

Eyes On Success with hosts Peter and Nancy Torpey
By Eyes On Success with hosts Peter and Nancy Torpey
About this podcast
A weekly half-hour program about products, services and daily living tips of interest to people with visual impairments
Latest episodes
Jan. 17, 2018
1803 Encore of 1650 Building Electronics Projects (Jan. 17, 2018) Show Notes Though Ken Perry and Josh Miele are both blind, their lack of vision doesn’t prevent them from designing and building their own electronic hardware. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with them about the Blind Arduino Project as well as other tools that enable blind people of all ages to participate in the vibrant global culture of hardware prototyping.
Jan. 10, 2018
1802 Concepts for Accessible Living (Jan. 10, 2018) Show Notes Josh Miele is a blind scientist at Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute. He and his team create and test new ideas aimed at improving how visually impaired people perform the daily tasks of life. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Josh about his research and some of the concepts he has worked on including tactile maps, touch pens and YouDescribe.
Jan. 3, 2018
1801 Moving from NVDA to Mozilla (Jan. 3, 2018) Show Notes Jamie Teh was one of the co-founders and a co-developer of the free NVDA screen reader for Windows. After 10 years as a key contributor to this project, he has now accepted a position working at Mozilla. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Jamie about what prompted this transition, what he will be doing at Mozilla, and the future of NVDA.
Dec. 27, 2017
1753 Year-End Special: How We Create Eyes On Success (Dec. 27, 2017) Show Notes Several listeners have asked about how we create the show. This week hosts Nancy Goodman Torpey and Peter Torpey explain how we do everything from selecting topics and guests to recording and editing to posting the podcasts and maintaining our web presence including the tools and techniques we use at each step.
Dec. 20, 2017
1752 Running with a Guide Dog (Dec. 20, 2017) Show Notes Guide dogs are trained to help the blind navigate throughout the day in many different environments. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Thomas Panek, president of Guiding Eyes for the Blind, about a new skill for which his organization is training dogs – running with their blind owners. We’ll hear how this is done and how it is working out for Thomas.
Dec. 13, 2017
1751 Pros and Cons of Having a Guide Dog (Dec. 13, 2017) Show Notes Although guide dogs can provide blind individuals with a greater sense of independence, they may not be for everyone. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Thomas Panek, president of Guiding Eyes for the Blind, about how his organization trains guide dogs and matches them with owners. They also talk about the pros and cons of having a guide dog.
Dec. 6, 2017
1750 Tour of Colorado Talking Book Library (Dec. 6, 2017) Show Notes The National Library Service (NLS) distributes free audio and Braille reading material to U.S. citizens with print disabilities through a network of regional libraries. Join hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey and Debbi MacLeod, Director of the Colorado Talking Book Library, to learn how they record and distribute books and other materials.
Nov. 29, 2017
1749 Talking Book Library Services (Nov. 29, 2017) Show Notes The National Library Service (NLS) distributes free audio and Braille reading material to U.S. citizens with print disabilities through a network of regional libraries. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Debbi MacLeod, Director of the Colorado Talking Book Library, about the day-to-day operation of the library and the services that are available.
Nov. 22, 2017
1748 Hunting With Little Or No Vision (Nov. 22, 2017) Show Notes This week hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Dirk Price, an avid hunter who has continued to hunt even after his vision failed, and John Brod, president of the Physically Challenged Bowhunters of America, a nationwide non-profit which provides hunting opportunities for men, women and youth with all kinds of physical challenges in almost every state.
Nov. 15, 2017
1747 RightHear App for Orientation in Public Venues (Nov. 15, 2017) Show Notes New technologies and smart devices are making it ever easier for blind individuals to easily navigate and know what is around them in public venues. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Idan Meir, one of the founders of RightHear, about how this new company is partnering with commercial venues to make them more accessible to people who are blind.