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

Episodes (Total: 51 / Page: 1)
Sept. 20, 2017 · 00:28:48
1739 Running with a Remote Aira Guide (Sep. 20, 2017) Show Notes Aira is a service developed to give the blind instant access to information using a smart phone, a video camera, and a remote sighted agent. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Erich Manser, a blind distance runner and triathlete, and Jess Jakeway, … Continue reading 1739 Running with a Remote Aira Guide (Sep. 20, 2017) →
Sept. 13, 2017 · 00:28:57
1738 Accessible Trails and Blind Birding (Sep. 13, 2017) Show Notes Many outdoor trails have been made so that they can now be enjoyed by people of varying abilities. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Jerry Berrier, a blind nature enthusiast, and Lucy Gertz of the Mass Audubon Society about what constitutes an accessible … Continue reading 1738 Accessible Trails and Blind Birding (Sep. 13, 2017) →
Sept. 6, 2017 · 00:28:50
1737 Starting a New Podcast (Sep. 6, 2017) Show Notes When Terri and Greg Thrower decided to launch a podcast exploring the challenges of navigating the world as a blind person, they contacted EOS hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey to ask for advice. Their questions went way beyond the mechanics and into many interesting topics. … Continue reading 1737 Starting a New Podcast (Sep. 6, 2017) →
Aug. 30, 2017 · 00:28:57
1736 Tips for Technology and Daily Living (Aug. 30, 2017) Show Notes Back by popular demand, this episode is another in the series of useful tips and tricks that you might or might not have known about. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey share ideas and demos from listeners (as well as from themselves) on topics … Continue reading 1736 Tips for Technology and Daily Living (Aug. 30, 2017) →
Aug. 23, 2017 · 00:28:37
1735 Digitizing AFB’s Audio Files (Aug. 23, 2017) Show Notes Jane Kronheim and Roger Cicchese are audio engineers who specialize in restoring old audio recordings. Recently, they digitized recordings of Helen Keller for the archives of the American Foundation for the Blind. Listen to this and other recordings as hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk … Continue reading 1735 Digitizing AFB’s Audio Files (Aug. 23, 2017) →
Aug. 16, 2017 · 00:28:54
1734 Retinitis Pigmentosa Research (Aug. 16, 2017) Show Notes Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a group of rare, genetic disorders that involve a breakdown and loss of cells in the retina—which is the light sensitive tissue that lines the back of the eye. Hosts Nancy and Peter torpey talk with Ruanne Vent-Schmidt, a graduate student with … Continue reading 1734 Retinitis Pigmentosa Research (Aug. 16, 2017) →
Aug. 9, 2017
1733 ElBraille (Aug. 9, 2017) Show Notes ElBraille is a portable mobile computer running Windows 10 together with JAWS. It also contains a docking station, integrated with Freedom Scientific’s Focus 14 Braille display. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Svetlana Vasilyeva and Adi Kushnir of the Elita Group about this device designed for blind … Continue reading 1733 ElBraille (Aug. 9, 2017) →
Aug. 4, 2017 · 00:29:02
1732 College Bound (Aug. 2, 2017) Show Notes Getting ready for and attending college can be a daunting process, even if one is fully sighted. But what if one has a visual impairment? Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Ellen Trief, a Professor at Hunter College, about her book “College Bound – A Guide … Continue reading 1732 College Bound (Aug. 2, 2017) →
July 26, 2017 · 00:28:59
1731 Moving Experiences (Jul. 26, 2017) Show Notes Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey finally completed their move cross country from Rochester, New York to Golden, Colorado. They describe the experience highlighting aspects from the perspective of one who is visually impaired. Join them as they talk about selecting a house, packing and unpacking, making the … Continue reading 1731 Moving Experiences (Jul. 26, 2017) →
July 19, 2017
1730 Wounded in Action – Active in Life (Jul. 19, 2017) Show Notes As a U.S. Army infantryman in World War II, Don Wedewer lost his vision and both legs at the age of 19. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Don’s son, Harry, about how his father overcame institutional and social barriers and … Continue reading 1730 Wounded in Action – Active in Life (Jul. 19, 2017) →
July 12, 2017 · 00:28:54
1729 Encore of 1242 Downloading and Reading Books on a Smart Phone (Jul. 12, 2017) Show Notes As smart phones become more powerful and numerous, people have developed great apps for them. This week hosts Peter and Nancy Torpey will discuss and demonstrate how you can directly download books onto a smart phone and read … Continue reading 1729 Encore of 1242 Downloading and Reading Books on a Smart Phone (Jul. 12, 2017) →
July 5, 2017 · 00:28:59
1728 Encore of 1644 Currency Identification (Jul. 5, 2017) Show Notes Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey speak with Leonard Olijar, director of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing about current features to make US currency easier for visually impaired people to identify it, as well as their plans to make it easier still. We’ll also … Continue reading 1728 Encore of 1644 Currency Identification (Jul. 5, 2017) →
June 28, 2017 · 00:28:49
1727 Braille Labeling and Learning Products (Jun. 28, 2017) Show Notes “Wouldn’t it be great if?” was the question that sparked a father to develop a novel way for his autistic son to communicate with others. Eventually LoganTech was formed and went on to develop assistive devices for the blind. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey … Continue reading 1727 Braille Labeling and Learning Products (Jun. 28, 2017) →
June 21, 2017 · 00:28:52
1726 Research in Low-Vision Technology (Jun. 21, 2017) Show Notes Advances in computer technologies have opened up opportunities for assisting the visually impaired in new and innovative ways. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Shiri Azenkot, Assistant Professor at the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute at Cornell Tech, about some of her current projects and research … Continue reading 1726 Research in Low-Vision Technology (Jun. 21, 2017) →
June 14, 2017 · 00:28:56
1725 Low Vision Optometry (Jun. 14, 2017) Show Notes There is no question that people with vision problems should be seen by an ophthalmologist to evaluate their condition. Low vision specialists, on the other hand, aim to provide solutions to help in daily living. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Dr. George Kornfeld, a … Continue reading 1725 Low Vision Optometry (Jun. 14, 2017) →
June 7, 2017 · 00:28:53
1724 Encore of 1517 Jim Fruchterman – Social Entrepreneur (Jun. 7, 2017) Show Notes Jim Fruchterman is the founder and CEO of Benetech, which operates Bookshare, an accessible online library of e-books in audio, Braille, large font and other formats for people with print disabilities. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with him about how … Continue reading 1724 Encore of 1517 Jim Fruchterman – Social Entrepreneur (Jun. 7, 2017) →
May 31, 2017 · 00:28:57
1723 Encore of 1233 An Interview with Ted Henter (May 31, 2017) Show Notes If you use the JAWS screen reader, chances are you’ve heard of Ted Henter who founded Henter-Joyce and later sold the company to Freedom Scientific. This week, Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Ted about his contributions to assistive technologies and … Continue reading 1723 Encore of 1233 An Interview with Ted Henter (May 31, 2017) →
May 24, 2017 · 00:28:39
1722 Encore of 1225 A Talk with Deane Blazie (May 24, 2017) Show Notes In the course of his career, Deane Blazie developed and produced the Braille ‘n Speak, the Braille Lite, the Braille Blazer and other innovations in accessibility technology. Join hosts Peter and Nancy Torpey as they speak with him about those, other … Continue reading 1722 Encore of 1225 A Talk with Deane Blazie (May 24, 2017) →
May 17, 2017 · 00:28:57
1721 Cisco Academy for the Vision Impaired (May 17, 2017) Show Notes The Cisco Academy for the Vision Impaired, or CAVI, is a technology school for the blind and visually impaired that offers remote classes covering many topics from music production to computer systems administration. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Brian Shaw, one … Continue reading 1721 Cisco Academy for the Vision Impaired (May 17, 2017) →
May 10, 2017 · 00:28:02
1720 NVDA Conference 2017 (May 10, 2017) Show Notes NVDA is a free screen reader for Windows. For the past several years, the annual NVDACon has provided a forum for developers, users, and others to share what’s new, suggestions for future improvements, and much more. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Derek Riemer and … Continue reading 1720 NVDA Conference 2017 (May 10, 2017) →
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