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2420 Helping Improve Accessibility with Fable (May 15, 2024) Show Notes Fable was formed to assist large enterprises in improving digital accessibility for people with various disabilities. They do this by hiring disabled community members to test and provide feedback on web sites, applications, and products. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with …
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2419 When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Pottery (May 8, 2024) Show Notes With the right attitude, life’s unexpected adversities can sometimes open up new doors and opportunities. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Tim Clark who suddenly lost virtually all of his sight in one eye while at work one day. During his recovery, he discovered the joy of…
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2418 Get Started On Starting Your Own Business (May 1, 2024) Show Notes The Forsythe Entrepreneurial Center at The Chicago Lighthouse provides business startup educational workshops and certification programs for vision impaired people who want to start or run their own business. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Colleen Wunderlich, Vice Presi…
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2417 Vacation Memories with Gemini and Bing (Apr. 24, 2024) Show Notes Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey return home from their trip to San Diego and use AI to review photos they took while there. See how they used both Google’s Gemini and Microsoft’s Bing image description tools to reminisce about their visits to the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park, the …
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2416 On Vacation with Be My Eyes (Apr. 17, 2024) Show Notes Come on a fun filled vacation with hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey as they tour sites in San Diego using the Be My Eyes app as their AI tour guide. In this episode they visit the Cannibal Museum, the Museum of Us, and the model railroad museum. See how they use Be My Eyes to enhance the exper…
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2415 The Envision Glasses and Envision AI App (Apr. 10, 2024) Show Notes The Envision Glasses and app feature real-time text recognition, voice controls, and hands-free video calling for people who are blind or have low vision enabling them to access everyday visual information for themselves. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Karthik Kannan, …
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2414 Encore of 1845 Seeing the Stars His Own Way (Apr. 3, 2024) Show Notes Astronomy is often thought of as based on visual observation. As it turns out most raw astronomical observations are not visible and must be transformed to be perceived by humans. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Morgan Rehnberg, a blind astronomer, about these issues …
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2413 Music Education for the Visually Impaired (Mar. 27, 2024) Show Notes The Filomen M. D’Agostino Greenberg Music School (FMDG Music School) is committed to helping visually impaired people pursue their study of music. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Dalia Sakas, Director of Music Studies at the FMDG Music School, about the instructional p…
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2412 RightHear Expands to More Venues (Mar. 20, 2024) Show Notes RightHear works with your smart phone to provide talking signage, so everyone can interpret and understand their surroundings in real time. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Idan Meir, co-founder of RightHear, about how this simple to use and easily implemented blue tooth solutio…
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2411 Encore of 1244 Hiking the Appalachian Trail Solo (Mar. 13, 2024) Show Notes A long hike can be much more than a walk in the woods. We’ll talk with Karl Ritter, also known as Bats, about long distance hiking including his end-to-end hike on the 2200 mile long Appalachian Trail. Karl has very little vision and did the first 500 miles alone. Lear…
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2410 The Hable One Keyboard (Mar. 6, 2024) Show Notes The Hable One is an external keyboard designed to make using a smartphone simpler and more convenient for those with visual impairments. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Freek van Welsenis, co-founder of Hable, about the intuitive design of this pocket-size device and how … Continue readin…
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2409 A Community of Medical Professionals (Feb. 28, 2024) Show Notes Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Andrea Lendaris, Bo (Kevin) Barley, and Silpa Tadavarthy about their experiences as visually impaired medical professionals and the impact that the Disability in Medical Mutual Mentorship Program (DM3P) has made in their training and careers.…
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2408 The Disability in Medicine Mutual Mentorship Program (Feb. 21, 2024) Show Notes The Disability in Medicine Mutual Mentorship Program (DM3P) is a grassroots organization that supports disabled healthcare professionals and trainees as they navigate the field of medicine. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with members Erin Jarrell and Suchita Ras…
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2407 Biped – The Smart Mobility Aid (Feb. 14, 2024) Show Notes Now the technology used in self-driving cars comes to a smart harness worn by the blind to warn of obstacles and assist navigating using a combination of GPS and audio feedback. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with co-founder and CEO Maël Fabien … Continue reading 2407 Biped – The Sma…
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2406 From Science to Linguistics to Both (Feb. 7, 2024) Show Notes Sheri Wells-Jensen wanted to be a scientist when she was young. Unfortunately, being blind as well as female she was discouraged from pursuing such a career by those around her. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Sheri, now an Associate Professor of … Continue reading 2406 From …
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2405 Making Space Exploration Accessible (Jan. 31, 2024) Show Notes Sheri Wells-Jensen is a fully blind Associate Professor of Linguistics at Bowling Green State University who spent six days with four crew members in a hermetically sealed habitat at Biosphere 2, learning about what it would be like living on Mars or the Moon. Hosts … Continue read…
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2404 Court Reporter (Jan. 24, 2024) Show Notes Eden Kizer is a blind court reporter. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Eden about how she was drawn to the profession and what makes it a suitable profession for someone who is blind. You’ll learn about how she was trained, the technology that makes this … Continue reading 2404 Court Reporter (Ja…
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2403 Echo Heart Rate App for iOS (Jan. 17, 2024) Show Notes Using Voiceover to monitor one’s heart rate while running on a noisy treadmill wearing an Apple Watch and noise cancelling AirPods is difficult. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Alex Weiner, developer at PK Fitness, about how he added Siri commands to … Continue reading 2403 Echo Hea…
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2402 Meet the Host – Nancy Goodman Torpey (Jan. 10, 2024) Show Notes The microphone is turned around on Nancy Torpey this week when she is interviewed by Glen Gordon, Software Fellow at Freedom Scientific and host of the FSCast podcast. In this episode you’ll learn how Nancy became interested in science, how she and … Continue reading 2402 Meet the…
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2401 Meet the Host – Peter Torpey (Jan. 3, 2024) Show Notes Late last year, Glen Gordon, Software Fellow at Freedom Scientific and host of the FSCast podcast, interviewed Peter Torpey about his life and career as a blind scientist. In these excerpts from the FSCast episode you’ll learn how Peter became interested in science, … Continue reading 2401…
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2352 Turning the Tables on the Torpey’s (Dec. 27, 2023) Show Notes Capping off the 13th year of Eyes On Success, Sam Jasmine, host of the Disability and Progress podcast, interviews hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey about their show. You’ll learn how Eyes On Success got started, the mission of the show, how it evolved … Continue reading 2352 Turning the…
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2351 Foresight Adventure Guides for the Blind (Dec. 20, 2023) Show Notes Foresight provides accessible and affordable outdoor recreation like skiing and snowboarding for individuals with blindness or low vision, promoting fun, safety, and independence. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with board member and guide Bill Murphy, board member and parti…
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2350 Uber – Making Movement Equal for All (Dec. 13, 2023) Show Notes Visually impaired people making use of a ride sharing service may have unique concerns such as the accessibility of the service, safety, accommodations for a guide dog, etc. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Briana Gilmore and Chris Yoon from Uber … Continue reading 2350 Uber…
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2349 Beyond Human Eyesight – AI and Visual Assistance (Dec. 6, 2023) Show Notes The Be My Eyes app now offers users their choice of whether to work with a sighted volunteer, an AI bot, or specific people in their own group of friends and family. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with founder and … Continue reading 2349 Beyond Human Eyesight – AI an…
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2348 Raising Awareness One Video at a Time (Nov. 29, 2023) Show Notes Lucy Edwards is a blind broadcaster, content creator, and disability activist living in the UK. One of her goals is to change how people see blindness. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Lucy about what motivated her to start her social … Continue reading 2348 Raising Awarene…
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