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  • 00:42

    Democracy in action for visually impaired people

    in Education

    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 Association of the Deaf over accessible e-commerce sites. And, of course, we talk about our own conference here at CCVIP on Employment and Visual Impairment.
     
    We also continue our conversation with Ancil Torres of the W.R. Torres Foundation in Trinidad and Tobago (part one of the conversation is available here.) We get a chance to hear some of the wonderful music by Camp Can Do students and hear more about the foundation's work in both Trinidad and the U.S.
     
    Please feel free to contact us at CCVIP if you're interested in learning more about what we can do for you. Visit our website or call us at 646-312-1420.
     

  • 00:44

    Dog Guides and Developing Apps for Visually Impaired People

    in Education

    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 talks about training Ginger--her new dog.


    After a short break, we talk with Kamiar Kordari of TRX Systems. He's at the forefront of developing a new type of navigation system for visually impaired people.


    If you are interested in finding out more about TRX's crowdsourcing program, contact: Kamiar@trxsystems.com or visit their website.


    To find out more about CCVIP, visit our website, follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube Channel. You can also subscribe to this podcast on iTunes. Or call us at 646-312-1420.

  • 00:32

    Part 5: with Kansas Assoc. for the Blind&Visually Impaired

    in Goals

    Since 1920, the Kansas Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired, a 501c3 non-profit organization, has strived to enhance the quality of life, the rights, the independence, and overall opportunity for all blind or visually impaired Kansans.
    Through advocacy, fundraising, various awareness programs, and affiliation with the American Council of the Blind, KABVI has successfully united people with visual impairments and overcome the many challenges brought upon them.
    Nancy Johnson, near blind, has been associated with KABVI since she was in high school and recently was named President of the organization. “The entire staff is truly dedicated to bringing blind and visually impaired people together and letting them know that they can lead a normal life."
    KABVI’s positive effects over the years can be seen in enhanced rights for the blind and visually impaired, the establishment of the Kansas Business Enterprise Program, and enhanced voting accessibility to name a few. Perhaps, the most impressive accomplishment of KABVI is the way they have enriched the lives of so many people, while creating a booming awareness about the opportunities and the issues facing the blind or visually impaired.
    From the scholarships to rehabilitation/consultation, assistive technology to computer refurbishing programs: KABVI aims to educate all of those in search of answers. With the recently developed site www.kabviyouthconnection.com,children, adults,parents, and teachers can connect with one another to interact, find resources, and unite their voices.
    Visit www.kabvi.com, email kabvi@att.net or call 785-235-8990.
     

  • 00:31

    Part 4: with Kansas Assoc. for the Blind&Visually Impaired

    in Goals

    Since 1920, the Kansas Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired, a 501c3 non-profit organization, has strived to enhance the quality of life, the rights, the independence, and overall opportunity for all blind or visually impaired Kansans.
    Through advocacy, fundraising, various awareness programs, and affiliation with the American Council of the Blind, KABVI has successfully united people with visual impairments and overcome the many challenges brought upon them.
    Nancy Johnson, near blind, has been associated with KABVI since she was in high school and recently was named President of the organization. “The entire staff is truly dedicated to bringing blind and visually impaired people together and letting them know that they can lead a normal life."
    KABVI’s positive effects over the years can be seen in enhanced rights for the blind and visually impaired, the establishment of the Kansas Business Enterprise Program, and enhanced voting accessibility to name a few. Perhaps, the most impressive accomplishment of KABVI is the way they have enriched the lives of so many people, while creating a booming awareness about the opportunities and the issues facing the blind or visually impaired.
    From the scholarships to rehabilitation/consultation, assistive technology to computer refurbishing programs: KABVI aims to educate all of those in search of answers. With the recently developed site www.kabviyouthconnection.com, children, adults, parents, and teachers can connect with one another to interact, find resources, and unite their voices.
    For more information about the Kansas Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired visit www.kabvi.com, email kabvi@att.net or supermom1941@sbcglobal.net, or call 785-235-8990.

  • 00:32

    Part 6: with Kansas Assoc. for the Blind&Visually Impaired

    in Goals

    Since 1920, the Kansas Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired, a 501c3 non-profit organization, has strived to enhance the quality of life, the rights, the independence, and overall opportunity for all blind or visually impaired Kansans.
    Through advocacy, fundraising, various awareness programs, and affiliation with the American Council of the Blind, KABVI has successfully united people with visual impairments and overcome the many challenges brought upon them.
    Nancy Johnson, near blind, has been associated with KABVI since she was in high school and recently was named President of the organization. “The entire staff is truly dedicated to bringing blind and visually impaired people together and letting them know that they can lead a normal life."
    KABVI’s positive effects over the years can be seen in enhanced rights for the blind and visually impaired, the establishment of the Kansas Business Enterprise Program, and enhanced voting accessibility to name a few. Perhaps, the most impressive accomplishment of KABVI is the way they have enriched the lives of so many people, while creating a booming awareness about the opportunities and the issues facing the blind or visually impaired.
    From the scholarships to rehabilitation/consultation, assistive technology to computer refurbishing programs: KABVI aims to educate all of those in search of answers. With the recently developed site www.kabviyouthconnection.com, children, adults, parents, and teachers can connect with one another to interact, find resources, and unite their voices.
    For more information visit www.kabvi.com, email kabvi@att.net or supermom1941@sbcglobal.net, or call 785-235-8990.
     

  • 00:32

    Part 2: with Kansas Assoc. for the Blind&Visually Impaired

    in Goals

    Since 1920, the Kansas Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired, a 501c3 non-profit organization, has strived to enhance the quality of life, the rights, the independence, and overall opportunity for all blind or visually impaired Kansans.
    Through advocacy, fundraising, various awareness programs, and affiliation with the American Council of the Blind, KABVI has successfully united people with visual impairments and overcome the many challenges brought upon them.
    KABVI’s positive effects over the years can be seen in enhanced rights for the blind and visually impaired, the establishment of the Kansas Business Enterprise Program, and enhanced voting accessibility to name a few. Perhaps, the most impressive accomplishment of KABVI is the way they have enriched the lives of so many people, while creating a booming awareness about the opportunities and the issues facing the blind or visually impaired.
    From the scholarships to rehabilitation/consultation, assistive technology to computer refurbishing programs: KABVI aims to educate all of those in search of answers. With the recently developed site www.kabviyouthconnection.com, children, adults, parents, and teachers can connect with one another to interact, find resources, and unite their voices.
    For more information about the Kansas Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired visit www.kabvi.com, email kabvi@att.net or supermom1941@sbcglobal.net, or call 785-235-8990.

  • 00:31

    Part 3: with Kansas Assoc. for the Blind&Visually Impaired

    in Goals

    Since 1920, the Kansas Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired, a 501c3 non-profit organization, has strived to enhance the quality of life, the rights, the independence, and overall opportunity for all blind or visually impaired Kansans.
    Through advocacy, fundraising, various awareness programs, and affiliation with the American Council of the Blind, KABVI has successfully united people with visual impairments and overcome the many challenges brought upon them.
    Nancy Johnson, near blind, has been associated with KABVI since she was in high school and recently was named President of the organization. “The entire staff is truly dedicated to bringing blind and visually impaired people together and letting them know that they can lead a normal life."
    KABVI’s positive effects over the years can be seen in enhanced rights for the blind and visually impaired, the establishment of the Kansas Business Enterprise Program, and enhanced voting accessibility to name a few. Perhaps, the most impressive accomplishment of KABVI is the way they have enriched the lives of so many people, while creating a booming awareness about the opportunities and the issues facing the blind or visually impaired.
    From the scholarships to rehabilitation/consultation, assistive technology to computer refurbishing programs: KABVI aims to educate all of those in search of answers. With the recently developed site www.kabviyouthconnection.com, children, adults, parents, and teachers can connect with one another to interact, find resources, and unite their voices.
    For more information about the Kansas Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired visit www.kabvi.com, email kabvi@att.net or supermom1941@sbcglobal.net, or call 785-235-8990.

  • 00:31

    Close-Up with Kansas Assoc. for the Blind&Visually Impaired

    in Goals

    Since 1920, the Kansas Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired, a 501c3 non-profit organization, has strived to enhance the quality of life, the rights, the independence, and overall opportunity for all blind or visually impaired Kansans.
    Through advocacy, fundraising, various awareness programs, and affiliation with the American Council of the Blind, KABVI has successfully united people with visual impairments and overcome the many challenges brought upon them.
    KABVI’s positive effects over the years can be seen in enhanced rights for the blind and visually impaired, the establishment of the Kansas Business Enterprise Program, and enhanced voting accessibility to name a few. Perhaps, the most impressive accomplishment of KABVI is the way they have enriched the lives of so many people, while creating a booming awareness about the opportunities and the issues facing the blind or visually impaired.
    From the scholarships to rehabilitation/consultation, assistive technology to computer refurbishing programs: KABVI aims to educate all of those in search of answers. With the recently developed site www.kabviyouthconnection.com, children, adults, parents, and teachers can connect with one another to interact, find resources, and unite their voices.
    For more information about the Kansas Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired visit www.kabvi.com, email kabvi@att.net or supermom1941@sbcglobal.net, or call 785-235-8990.

  • 00:49

    Get Fit Feel Fabulous with Britt: The Inspiring Jennifer Cleveland

    in Motivation

    Ready to live your best life ever? Britt is here to help!


    Join her for an inspiring Get Fit Feel Fabulous when she welcomes intrepid overcomer Jennifer Cleveland to the show: 


    Jennifer Cleveland is originally from south Georgia and a moved to Florida in 2000.  She was a personal trainer for about 10 year and then went on to becoming a paramedic.  In 2009 she became legally blind due to Celiac disease. She is on  disability and she also receives support from the Center for the Visually Impaired. Brevard Association for the Advancement of the Blind helped her to start her new life as a visually impaired person. 


    3 years ago she became yoga teacher and a little over a year ago she  got her certification in Yoga as well as in Thai massage.  She is also  a level 2  Reiki Practitioner and intuitive Healer. 


    Four years ago she got her guide dog, Frank, an amazing Blue Standard Poodle, who is now 6 years old.Last year Jennifer began working as a volunteer for the Center for the Visually Impaired and is now on the board, working to raise awareness and participating  in fundraising to benefit  the visually impaired in Brevard County.


    Dial in with your questions at (347) 945-7246.


     

  • 00:40

    Selwyn Lloyd - Audazzle

    in Health

    Audazzle Ltd. is a start-up founded in 2014 by Selwyn and Marie Lloyd, the parents of Daisy, a girl who lost her eyes to cancer at the age of two.  Daisy soon lost her confidence and self-esteem as she was left out of games at school, in the playground and even at home. However, Audazzle is not only about the Visually Impaired. More than 10% of the UK population suffers from varying degrees of social isolation. Lowering that percentage is their ultimate quest and “The Mist of Audazzle” is their weapon.


    Selwyn Lloyd: Selwyn is an experienced artist, software developer and technology project manager, with 20+ years entrepreneurial and technology experience in software start ups, data, telecoms, e-learning, publishing and branded goods industries.  Selwyn founded numerous technology companies and software projects for web and mobile. His software development clients have included notable companies like Vodafone and Xerox as well as a range of Universities, Research and Higher Education consortia. Selwyn has a diverse range of non-commercial interests, including funding research into rare genetic mutation Retinoblastoma and helping young people with learning difficulties via non-exec roles at Daisy’s Eye Cancer Fund and Oxford’s CFL (Charitable Football League).

  • Programs and Services for Blind and Visually Impaired Pennsylvanians

    in Culture

    Join us for a conversation about programs and services offered by the Veterans Health Administration’s Blind Rehabilitation Services and the PA Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services, available to Pennsylvanians. 


    Our guests will be:


    Jennifer Throop, M.S. CVRT (Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapist), Blind Rehab Specialist/Visual Impairment Services Coordinator for the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center, Karen Walsh-Emma, M.S. CRC, District Administrator of the Wilkes-Barre District Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services, and Jim Pius, a Vietnam Combat Army Veteran, legally blind since 1989 due to a traumatic eye injury resulting in Glaucoma. Jim enjoys an active, independent lifestyle in NEPA, and credits his success to the great support he has received from the VA and his family and friends.


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