The CCVIP Podcast

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We talk about the latest in accessible technology and other issues concerning blind and visually impaired people.

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Growing Up Fisher is one of the few broadcast TV shows featuring a person with a visual impairment. Tonight we talk to the show's creator and executive producer, DJ Nash. The NBC comedy is based on Nash's own experience; his father... more

Tonight we talk about vision loss and denial. Three outstanding vision loss professionals: Anna Dureas of the New York State Commission for the Blind; Kate Grathwol of Vision Loss Resources in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota and Dr.... more

Dr. Elena Sabbi's inspiration for accessible astronomy books occured after she hired a visually impaired intern. Dr. Sabbi works at the Space Telescope Science Institute. Her new book Reach for the Stars is a free e-book is designed to be... more

The Fifth Sense Project is reseach developed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology dedicated to creating assistive technology for people with visually impairments. Seth Teller heads up the program. In this fascinating interview, he... more

Author Rosemary Mahoney will join us to talk about her recent New York Times OpEd Why Do We Fear the Blind? She'll also talk about her upcoming book, For the Benefit of Those Who See: Dispatches from the World of the Blind and her... more

In this fascinating show we talk about dog guides and a new app under development. In the first half of the show, CCVIP's Dr. Karen Gourgey talks about what it's like to let go of a faithful friend--her beloved dog guide Isabel. She also... more

People are passionate about their devices. Whether you use iOS' VoiceOver features or Android's accesibility, this episode is for you. Four accessible tech experts debate the virtues and the failings of both phones. CCVIP's instructors... more

When it comes to taxi apps, New York City has had more than its share of stumbles. Just when we have a pilot program, an appeals court puts the kibosh on it. In this episode, we talk to Matt Carrington of Taxi Magic. They... more

The New York State Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped celebrates its 100 year anniversary on April 30th. Susan Loeb,CBVH's community building manager talks about their basic work and the upcoming celebrations in... more

We talk about a recent survey by the National Industries for the Blind revealing the extent of employer bias against visually impaired people. We also discuss the lawsuits brought by the National Federation for the Blind and National... more

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