Blind Abilities presents a discussion on the subject of assistive technology: not only what we are seeing and using now in 2018, but what we encountered throughout our sight-loss journeys. Jeff and Pete are joined by Derek Daniel, host of his own podcast entitled: Life After sight Loss, and his own YouTube channel by the same name. They discuss the technology they encountered early-on, such as Pete using magnifying glasses and lenses during the 1960s and 1970s, which evolved into CCTVs and screen-enlargement software during the 80s and 90s. Derek and Jeff enjoyed some more advanced technology during the early 2000s as they attended college.
Clearly, the technology we used throughout our journeys through blindness were dependent upon our specific visual conditions, as well as the age in which we experienced it. Regardless of the nature of your blindness and when you transitioned into your current situation, this chat will give you some interesting insight into what technology has been around, and what’s out there now. As usual, this podcast will also give you some of the sounds of that old and new technology, as blind Abilities continues to present high-quality “audio canvasses” for your listening enjoyment!
Additionally, what do you do with your old technology Is it sitting in a drawer, the attic or a closet collecting dust?? Well we have a couple of nonprofit organizations who will gladly accept these old devices and spruce them up for folks who can use them. Now. think about donating old adaptive equipment to:
Eye-Link.org, located in Minnesota and North Dakota area.
EastersealsCrossRoads.org in Indiana.
Your old assistive tech may be just the ticket for someone who is newly blind!
Sit back and relax, and join Jeff, Pete and their guest, Derek Daniel for this 28 minute podcast.
You can find Derek’s podcast and Youtube videos at: www.LifeAfterSightLoss.com
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