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IAAIS “Program of the Year” award goes to Eyes On Success in the consumer information category
We are thrilled to announce that Eyes On Success won the 2012 International Association of Audio Information Services (IAAIS) Program of the Year Award in the Consumer Information Category! The IAAIS represents over 140 services throughout the United States and in Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and South Africa.
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In particular, the episode of Eyes On Success (then known as ViewPoints) that won the award was:
Show #1242: 10-17-12 Downloading and Reading Books on a Smart Phone
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 them with it. Apps include Read2Go from Bookshare, Overdrive from public libraries, and an app from Learning Ally.
This Week's Show:
1325 Home Repair and Woodworking with Little or No Vision (June 19, 2013)
Many blind people avoid using power tools. This week Gil Johnson, author of the Vision Aware Guide to Home Repair, tells hosts Peter and Nancy Torpey how it’s possible for a person with little or no vision to use power tools safely and describes how that can be done to create fine woodworking projects and/or do many common home repairs.
About Eyes On Success:
This half-hour weekly radio program and podcast discusses products, services and daily living tips for people with vision loss. It is available through radio reading services across the US and Canada, via 3 internet streaming services, and to everybody else as a podcast at the
link above. To date, the show has been downloaded in all 50 states in the US, 8 Canadian provinces and over 90 other countries on all
the inhabited continents. Eyes On Success is hosted and produced by Peter Torpey and Nancy Goodman Torpey and distributed
by WXXI Reachout Radio in Rochester, NY.
Topics range from detailed descriptions of adaptive equipment and programs such as screen readers and portable Braille displays to discussions of various accessible reading materials to personal stories of engaging in extreme sports and other hobbies. There's something for everyone on Eyes On Success.
Eyes On Success has been airing weekly since January 2011. Prior to January 2013 the name of the show was ViewPoints. Other than the name, nothing has changed.
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About The Logo: The logo is a black square with rounded corners and has the letters EOS in silver across the top with 4 silver lines fanning out downwards from the bottom of the O. Since the initials of the show's name (Eyes On Success) spell the name of the Greek goddess of the dawn (EOS), the logo was designed to give the impression of a sunrise which in turn provides a positive uplifting feeling in keeping with the theme of the show. Each episode is basically a success story. Some are human stories of visually impaired people's accomplishments. Others are descriptions of adaptive aids that enable visually impaired people to achieve things. In all cases, the focus is on success. We are grateful to our daughter Allison for the graphic design work.
About The Hosts: The Torpey's both have PhD's in Physics and retired from Xerox Corporation after
over 25 years in corporate research. Nancy is sighted and Pete is blind, and they've been learning together for many years. Pete and Nancy have two adult children, and they love to travel, hike and enjoy music together.
Here are photos of them snowshoeing near the Erie Canal, in their backyard and in their home studio recording Eyes On Success.
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