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Blind Centered Audio Description Chat: Our First Twitter Space

By T.Reid / 2022-12-21
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The following recording is an edited version of a conversation from August 26, 2022 on Twitter Spaces. A week or so prior to this recording, Nefertiti Matos Olivares, Cheryl Green and I (Thomas Reid) decided we wanted to hear from others in the community in regards to the many important topics we discuss around Audio […]

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Young Gifted Black & Disabled: Haben Girma Guides Us Through Self Description

By T.Reid / 2022-10-26
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The practice of providing self-description was becoming “controversial” even before the alt right types went ballistic on Vice President Harris this summer. During a meeting with leaders in the disability community, the VP practiced a form of access that includes making everyone aware of the visual information that those who are Blind or have low […]

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Realities of Engaging Neurodiverse Students in Higher Education During COVID 

By Victoria Kuykendall / 2022-10-10
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“Sometimes it is the people no one can imagine anything of who do the things no one can imagine.”

Attributed to Alan Turing, as depicted in the film The Imitation Game (2014)

When I first became a teacher of record at a university for entry-level writing composition

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Flipping the Script on Audio Description: La Professora

By T.Reid / 2022-07-27
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We’re wrapping up the 2022 FTS season with a bright red bow! Professor Maria Jose Garcia Vizcaino of Montclair State University joins us to discuss her 400 level class on Audio Description in both English and Spanish. A fully immersive course where students; * choose a concentration – theater, museum or film * work on […]

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Doing Your Thing With Disability: We Play Too

By T.Reid / 2022-04-13
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From all sorts of sports and activities to video games; people with disabilities find ways to not only play, but excel. In this latest episode [Accessibility Consultant Brandon Cole](http://BrandonCole dotnet/) joins me to talk about the various barriers, adaptations and finally, accessibility, being built into video games. We’ll hear from players like Orlando Johnson. Once […]

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Doing Your Thing With Disability: Marguerite Woods – Here I Am

By T.Reid / 2022-03-09
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Can I kick it? (Yes you can!) Welcome to the kick off episode for the first season of 2022; Doing Your Thing with Disability! In this series, we’re not talking about overcoming blindness, getting passed our disability, no, we’re going to hear from some awesome people who do the things they love to do and […]

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The 5 W’s Of Creating a Training Implementation Plan

By Sanjay Nasta / 2022-01-13
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Planning a Training Rollout to Better Equip Your Team. Here’s How to Get Started.

A training rollout is a series of trainings offered to a targeted group to help achieve an organization’s training goals.  Planning a training rollout is a complex task, but necessary to project success.

There are several

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Young Gifted Black & Disabled – Right On Time with Toni Hickman

By T.Reid / 2021-12-15
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I first learned of Artist, Rapper, EMMY Award Winning Toni Hickman a few years ago when I did an episode on Krip Hop. I wanted to reach out and invite her onto the podcast back then, but things sometimes slip off my radar. When I learned she was a part of the song Rising Phoenix […]

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Flipping the Script on Audio Description – Blind Grown & Sexy

By T.Reid / 2021-09-15
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“Let’s talk about sex…” ~ Salt-n-Pepa When we talk about describing movies and television, eventually we have to discuss sex. Whether a romantic love scene in a film or adult content including racy images to porn videos, Blind adults who want access to this content should be able to get it. Yet, for many people […]

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Flipping the Script on Audio Description – Access 4 All

By T.Reid / 2021-08-25
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“I came to this country to start leading the project and start putting all the technicalities together to start doing captions and audio description in Spanish, serving the Latino community.” Maria Victoria Diaz PhD, an Electrical Engineer left Colombia to help “Flip the Script” not only on Audio Description but access in general for native […]

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