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Episode 33 – Introduction to Audio Description

Apologies for the mistakenly re-released previous episode. This is a completely new podcast episode. Colleen discusses the art of Audio Description and the service it provides for the blind and vision impaired. She touches on where it comes from, how to get it, and her own experiences using the service. Also, she announces a new…

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Episode 32 – Beginning Braille

By listener request, Colleen speaks about The Hadley School for the Blind and her experience learning Braille through their free courses. She also touches on what this special code is and how one would read it. Tune in to hear the basics, benefits, and bumps! Reference Links: The Hadley School for the Blind Braille Translator…

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Episode 028 – Blind Voting 2014

In this fun-filled American jaunt, Colleen discusses the process of how visually impaired and blind people vote at the polls. Her own experience provides criticism, cynicism, and civicism! Learn how you can help the visually impaired vote confidentially and successfully! Referenced Links: American Federation for the Blind – Voting Machines Colleen’s last podcast on voting…

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Episode 23 – 20 Awesome Things About Being Visually Impaired

Legally blind hostess Colleen gives a stand-up rendition of her personal top twenty reasons why the visually impaired community is secretly awesome.  Have you ever walked by a blind person and thought, “I could never live….how do they exist?”  It’s not easy, but it’s not impossible.  Laugh along with us and comment! Did Colleen miss…

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Episode 22 – UK Travel Part 3

Cheryl and Colleen round out their October trip and discuss their specific experiences in venues around London and Wales. It was a wonderful whirlwind trip based in the Cambridge area, and is a must listen if you are going abroad to any sites discussed! Check out Part I and Part II, Tell us about the most accessible and inaccessible…

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Episode 21 – UK Travel Part 2

Cheryl and Colleen come back to their UK adventures from UK Travel Part 1 to reveal more about traveling in the United Kingdom specifically, including some money-saving tips. Transportation, taxes, and accessibility are all discussed. And…drumroll…there is a PART 3! Check it out soon, we’ve split things up for easy listening. Tune in for more…

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Episode 20 – UK Travel Part 1

Being visually impaired in a new place can be difficult, but it can be done. USA residents Colleen and Cheryl recently returned from a trip to the United Kingdom! They share some of their experiences with travel, both good and bad, and provide tips and tricks for people researching their next adventure (sighted or not).…

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Episode 19 – Computer Programming and Technology Tips Part 2

How do people who can’t see a computer screen navigate a website? Colleen and her website designer, Cheryl, talk about basics of web design and programming for visually impaired users. Understand more about how blind people might experience the internet and learn how easy it can be to make your site accessible to more people.…

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Episode 17 – Computer Programming and Technology Tips

Colleen is back, this time speaking about accessibility in computer programming!  For all those who design, use, or create programs and websites this podcast will give you some fun insight into what blind and visually impaired people do with their settings and screen readers to try and navigate your materials.  Colleen addresses some helpful hints…

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Episode 13 – Election Day

Election Day 2012! In this podcast Colleen discusses her experience with the polls and elections as a visually impaired voter.  Colleen explains some of her research on the different ways one can be accommadated during the voting process, and tells her voting story!  Best wishes for the American people in this important time. Did you…

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