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1916 The Voice Behind Siri (Apr. 17, 2019)
Show Notes
Meet Susan Bennett whose voice was used to create the original female English language Siri voice. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Susan about her experiences as a voice artist, actress, and musician, what it was like to create the voice for Siri, how she found out that she was the voice behind Siri, and how it changed her career.

1915 Seeing AI App from Microsoft (Apr. 10, 2019)
Show Notes
Seeing AI is a free app from Microsoft for iOS devices. The app can be used to scan and read text, identify colors, scan product bar codes, perform facial recognition, and much more. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Saqib Shaikh, the totally blind initiator of and lead developer of the app, about how the app came to be and what makes it special.

1914 Exploring the World Together (Apr. 3, 2019)
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Despite being totally blind and severely deaf without his hearing aids, Tony Giles has traveled solo for decades to over 100 countries. Sometimes he is accompanied by his girlfriend Tatiana Nisioti who is also totally blind. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Tony and Tatiana about their experiences and some of the places they’ve been.

1913 Two Blind Brothers Clothing Line (Mar. 27, 2019)
Show Notes
Two Blind Brothers makes ultra-soft clothing from natural fibers for the sole purpose of funding blindness research and being part of finding a cure. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with brothers and founders Bryan and Bradford Manning, who are both blind, about how their company got started and what is special about their clothing line.

1912 Comparison of Electronic Eyewear (Mar. 20, 2019)
Show Notes
There are several different types of digital eyeglasses for those with little or no vision. But choosing the one that’s right for you can be a daunting process. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Dorrie Rush, chief content editor of Ophthalmic Edge Patients about the various options and features of several models to help you make the right decision.

1911 Weather Gods and Accessible App Development (Mar. 13, 2019)
Show Notes
What does it take to develop an accessible app? Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Scott Wilson-Billing, developer of the popular Weather Gods app for iOS, about how he became interested in accessibility and, with feedback from the blindness community, worked to make the very graphical Weather Gods app accessible for those using VoiceOver.

1910 Learn to Code With Code Jumper (Mar. 6, 2019)
Show Notes
Have you ever wanted to become a computer programmer but didn’t know where to start? Well Code Jumper from the American Printing House for the Blind (APH) may be just what you are looking for! Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Dave Wilkinson, director of sales and customer service at the APH, about Code Jumper and how you can learn from it.

1909 ViewPlus Graphical Braille Embossers (Feb. 27, 2019)
Show Notes
John Gardner was a professor of Physics when he had an eye operation that left him totally blind. Although he continued to teach he could no longer evaluate the data from his experiments. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with John and his son Dan about how this experience led to the development of the ViewPlus graphical braille embossers.

1908 Encore of 1450 Blind Friendly Architecture (Feb. 20, 2019)
Show Notes
Chris Downey had been a practicing architect for 20 years when he suddenly lost all his vision. Undaunted, he has continued his work using his new understanding of how people with vision loss experience spaces. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with him about what is important in designing blind friendly buildings and how he does his work.

1907 Prosthetic Eyes and Anaplastology (Feb. 13, 2019)
Show Notes
Barbara Spohn-Lillo is the owner and founder of Prosthetic Illusions which develops custom prostheses for various body parts including eyes. Both she and her daughter Chelsea Lillo, with whom she works, are anaplastologists and ocularists. Join hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey as they discuss how these prostheses are made and cared for.

1906 Home Delivery Shopping (Feb. 6, 2019)
Show Notes
Shopping from home has become more common over the past few years and can afford one with greater flexibility and independence. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Ricky Enger of the Hadley Institute about some of the available shopping and delivery services and how they work. Also learn about the new Hadley webinars that you can join in from home.

1905 When Your Career Relies On Computers (Jan. 30, 2019)
Show Notes
Modern access technologies make careers that rely on the use of computers particularly amenable to people with vision impairments. Still, there are challenges that one must overcome. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Florian Beijers, a blind software developer, about his training, his work, and how he dealt with various challenges as they arose.

1904 Sight Impaired Surfing Champion (Jan. 23, 2019)
Show Notes
Despite being totally blind, Joshua Loya engages in many extreme sports. This week hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Joshua, who is a US Sight Impaired Surfing Champion, about how he got into surfing, the mechanics of surfing as a blind individual, how he works with his sighted coach, and his passion for succeeding in such sports.

1903 Advances in Digital Accessibility (Jan. 16, 2019)
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Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Larry Lewis about his new role as director of channel sales and strategic partnerships for the Paciello Group, after many years running Flying Blind. We talk about the importance of accessibility and learn about some of the tools and resources available from the Paciello Group to assist with creating accessible designs.

1902 Lighting Up the Night (Jan. 9, 2019)
Show Notes
Debby Marchena is blind and uses a white cane to get around town. One evening, while crossing the street, she was struck by a car. The driver of the car had not seen the cane in the darkness. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Debby about her experience and her quest to develop and market a lighted cane to avoid such problems in the future.

1901 That All May Read (Jan. 2, 2019)
Show Notes
The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) provides free audio and Braille reading material to people with any reading disability. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Karen Keninger, director of the NLS, about the service, who qualifies, and what exciting changes patrons can expect in the next few years. © 2011 - 2019 by Eyes On Success Productions