Speaking Out for the Blind
June 18, 2022

Speaking Out for the Blind Episode 299- Vocational Rehabilitation for the blind in Nevada

The State of Nevada is known for its bustling high-stakes casino action. And Nevada is also known for helping the blind and visually impaired become employable. The State is home to the Nevada Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation. The Nevada Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation’s Rehabilitation Services offers services for the blind and visually impaired. Here to talk about the department’s services for the blind is its Director Elisa Cafferata. Also joining her is Supervisor of the Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired Richele Pennock. Ways to Connect to Speaking Out for the Blind

Amazon Alexa enabled device (RECOMMENDED) “Alexa, Ask ACB Media to play Media 1”. (1 = stream number). PC / browser access (RECOMMENDED): Visit acbmedia.org at http://www.acbmedia.org/1 (1 = stream number). The site has a built-in media player and there is no need to install or use a media player on your device. Hit the play button and the stream will begin playing immediately.

Smart device Access (RECOMMENDED): Download “ACB Link” from your app store. Find “Radio” along the bottom of the screen, then “Menu” in the top left corner. Select “Live Streams” and then choose “ACB Media 1 - Mainstream.” Double tap the play button.

Victor Reader Stream Access: Navigate to “Internet radio library” in the “online bookshelf”. Locate the Humanware playlist. From the playlist, select ACB Media 1 (1 = stream number) and hit play. Alternate Dial-In access Dial 1 (518) 906-1820. Listen to the menu prompts and press 1.

IMPORTANT NOTE The ACB Radio Tuner is no longer supported. If you used the tuner in the past, you may access all ACB Media streams from acbmedia.org (see above) If you are using alternate ways to access ACB Media streams than those above (such as Tune In or Winamp using acbradio.org URL’s, we kindly ask that you use one of the methods above. Facebook page is at Speaking Out for the Blind and Twitter page is at SpeakOutfortheBlind (you may also access this at SpeakOutBlind). For more info related to this week’s show, go to: https://speakingoutfortheblind.weebly.com/list-of-episodes-and-show-news/for-more-information-episode-299-vocational-rehabilitation-for-the-blind-in-nevada

June 11, 2022

Speaking Out for the Blind Episode 298- App Accessibility

According to MobileSyrup and AdaptiVision, blind forty year-old Jaclyn Pope of Toronto, Ontario wants to create more accessible mobile apps for the blind and visually impaired. How’s she going to do it? Jaclyn joins us to speak out and talk about that mission. Ways to Connect to Speaking Out for the Blind

Amazon Alexa enabled device (RECOMMENDED) “Alexa, Ask ACB Media to play Media 1”. (1 = stream number). PC / browser access (RECOMMENDED): Visit acbmedia.org at http://www.acbmedia.org/1 (1 = stream number). The site has a built-in media player and there is no need to install or use a media player on your device. Hit the play button and the stream will begin playing immediately.

Smart device Access (RECOMMENDED): Download “ACB Link” from your app store. Find “Radio” along the bottom of the screen, then “Menu” in the top left corner. Select “Live Streams” and then choose “ACB Media 1 - Mainstream.” Double tap the play button.

Victor Reader Stream Access: Navigate to “Internet radio library” in the “online bookshelf”. Locate the Humanware playlist. From the playlist, select ACB Media 1 (1 = stream number) and hit play.

Alternate Dial-In access Dial 1 (518) 906-1820. Listen to the menu prompts and press 1.

IMPORTANT NOTE The ACB Radio Tuner is no longer supported. If you used the tuner in the past, you may access all ACB Media streams from acbmedia.org (see above) If you are using alternate ways to access ACB Media streams than those above (such as Tune In or Winamp using acbradio.org URL’s, we kindly ask that you use one of the methods above. Facebook page is at Speaking Out for the Blind and Twitter page is at SpeakOutfortheBlind (you may also access this at SpeakOutBlind). For more info related to this week’s show, go to: https://speakingoutfortheblind.weebly.com/list-of-episodes-and-show-news/for-more-information-episode-298-app-accessibility

May 28, 2022

Speaking Out for the Blind Episode 297- Noah Cook

Noah Cook- May 27th, 8PM Eastern (ACB Media 1) and repeats throughout the next seven days (go to https://speakingoutfortheblind.weebly.com/ for more details) We can all imagine, and some of us knew first hand, the challenges in navigating life as a first-year college student. And how imagine or recall what that experience is like if you’re blind and visually impaired. This challenge hasn’t kept blind Baylor University student Noah Cook from enjoying college life. So what’s Noah’s secret to enjoying that first year of college? Well he’ll tell us. Ways to Connect to Speaking Out for the Blind

Amazon Alexa enabled device (RECOMMENDED) “Alexa, Ask ACB Media to play Media 1”. (1 = stream number). PC / browser access (RECOMMENDED): Visit acbmedia.org at http://www.acbmedia.org/1 (1 = stream number). The site has a built-in media player and there is no need to install or use a media player on your device. Hit the play button and the stream will begin playing immediately. 

Smart device Access (RECOMMENDED): Download “ACB Link” from your app store. Find “Radio” along the bottom of the screen, then “Menu” in the top left corner. Select “Live Streams” and then choose “ACB Media 1 - Mainstream.” Double tap the play button.

Victor Reader Stream Access: Navigate to “Internet radio library” in the “online bookshelf”. Locate the Humanware playlist. From the playlist, select ACB Media 1 (1 = stream number) and hit play. Alternate Dial-In access Dial 1 (518) 906-1820. Listen to the menu prompts and press 1.

IMPORTANT NOTE The ACB Radio Tuner is no longer supported. If you used the tuner in the past, you may access all ACB Media streams from acbmedia.org (see above) If you are using alternate ways to access ACB Media streams than those above (such as Tune In or Winamp using acbradio.org URL’s, we kindly ask that you use one of the methods above. Facebook page is at Speaking Out for the Blind and Twitter page is at SpeakOutfortheBlind (you may also access this at SpeakOutBlind). For more info related to this week’s show, go to: https://speakingoutfortheblind.weebly.com/list-of-episodes-and-show-news/for-more-information-episode-297-noah-cook

May 21, 2022

Speaking Out for the Blind Episode 296- Blind and Visually Impaired People Deserve the Same Opportunities as Everyone Else

The Blind and Visually Impaired Deserve the Same Opportunities as Everyone Else- May 20th, 8PM Eastern (ACB Media 1) and repeats throughout the next seven days (go to https://speakingoutfortheblind.weebly.com/ for more details)

The subject of how blind and visually impaired people deserve the same opportunities as everyone else was brought up in a recent special column to the Topeka Capital-Journal by Karyn Page, Vice-President of Innovation, and Workforce Innovation Center Lead at Envision, a Wichita, Kansas-based organization, and is providing opportunity and inspiration for the blind and visually impaired. Karyn joins us to explain this subject.

To listen to this week’s “Speaking Out for the Blind,” go to: https://www.acbmedia.org/home/streams/, and choose one of the links under the heading “ACB Media 1 – Mainstream,” or call 1-518-906-1820, and when prompted, press “1” for ACB Media 1. You may also listen to the program live on the ACB Link mobile app. For more information, go to http://link.acb.org. Show archive page is at https://speaking-out-for-the-blind.pinecast.co/.

Ways to Connect to Speaking Out for the Blind

Amazon Alexa enabled device (RECOMMENDED) “Alexa, Ask ACB Media to play Media 1”. (1 = stream number).

PC / browser access (RECOMMENDED): Visit acbmedia.org at http://www.acbmedia.org/1 (1 = stream number). The site has a built-in media player and there is no need to install or use a media player on your device. Hit the play button and the stream will begin playing immediately.

Smart device Access (RECOMMENDED): Download “ACB Link” from your app store. Find “Radio” along the bottom of the screen, then “Menu” in the top left corner. Select “Live Streams” and then choose “ACB Media 1 - Mainstream.” Double tap the play button.

Victor Reader Stream Access: Navigate to “Internet radio library” in the “online bookshelf”. Locate the Humanware playlist. From the playlist, select ACB Media 1 (1 = stream number) and hit play.

Alternate Dial-In access Dial 1 (518) 906-1820. Listen to the menu prompts and press 1.

IMPORTANT NOTE The ACB Radio Tuner is no longer supported. If you used the tuner in the past, you may access all ACB Media streams from acbmedia.org (see above) If you are using alternate ways to access ACB Media streams than those above (such as Tune In or Winamp using acbradio.org URL’s, we kindly ask that you use one of the methods above.

Facebook page is at Speaking Out for the Blind and Twitter page is at SpeakOutfortheBlind (you may also access this at SpeakOutBlind).

For more info related to this week’s show, go to: https://speakingoutfortheblind.weebly.com/list-of-episodes-and-show-news/for-more-information-episode-296-the-blind-and-visually-impaired-deserve-the-same-opportunities-as-everyone-else

May 14, 2022

Speaking Out for the Blind Episode 295- ACB Commends CBS on Expanding Description

The American Council of the Blind has commended the CBS Television Network for significantly increasing its offerings of audio described programming. Joining to tell us more about this big development in television for the blind is Paramount Global’s Vice President of Captioning and Audio Description Mark Turits. Also joining us will be ACB’s Audio Description Project Co-Chair Carl Richardson.

To listen to this week’s “Speaking Out for the Blind,” go to: https://www.acbmedia.org/home/streams/, and choose one of the links under the heading “ACB Media 1 – Mainstream,” or call 1-518-906-1820, and when prompted, press “1” for ACB Media 1. You may also listen to the program live on the ACB Link mobile app. For more information, go to http://link.acb.org. Show archive page is at https://speaking-out-for-the-blind.pinecast.co/.

How to access ACB Media 1 on Amazon Alexa: From your Alexa-enabled device first Enable the skill by saying:

  1. Approach your Alexa device and issue this command: “Alexa, Delete Everything I’ve Ever Said on this device” Please Note: This will need to be done on each Alexa device in your home.

  2. Wait 30 seconds and then say: “Alexa, Open ACB Media” The new ACB Media skill will launch.

As a reminder, ask for the name of the stream that you would like to hear. The list below are the names for each of the ACB Media stream designations:

  • ACB Mainstream is now ACB 1

Facebook page is at Speaking Out for the Blind and Twitter page is at SpeakOutfortheBlind (you may also access this at SpeakOutBlind).

For more info related to this week’s show, go to: https://speakingoutfortheblind.weebly.com/list-of-episodes-and-show-news/for-more-information-episode-295-acb-commends-cbs-on-expanding-audio-description

May 7, 2022

Speaking Out for the Blind Episode 294- The Blind and Visually Impaired Learning Geometry

A team of cross-disciplinary researchers has been recognized for helping the blind and visually impaired learn geometry. Researchers from three universities – Scott Lambert, Chloe Hershenow, and Jenna Gorlewicz of St. Louis University, Brett Fiedler of the PhET Interactive Simulations Project and University of Colorado Boulder, and Dor Abrahamson at University of California Berkeley have won the Dr. Arthur I. Karshmer Award for Assistive Technology Research. Jenna and Brett join us to talk about winning the award and their research on helping the blind learn geometry. To listen to this week’s “Speaking Out for the Blind,” go to: https://www.acbmedia.org/home/streams/, and choose one of the links under the heading “ACB Media 1 – Mainstream,” or call 1-518-906-1820, and when prompted, press “1” for ACB Media 1. You may also listen to the program live on the ACB Link mobile app. For more information, go to http://link.acb.org. Show archive page is at https://speaking-out-for-the-blind.pinecast.co/. How to access ACB Media 1 on Amazon Alexa: From your Alexa-enabled device first Enable the skill by saying:

1. Approach your Alexa device and issue this command: “Alexa, Delete Everything I’ve Ever Said on this device” Please Note: This will need to be done on each Alexa device in your home. 2. Wait 30 seconds and then say: “Alexa, Open ACB Media” The new ACB Media skill will launch. As a reminder, ask for the name of the stream that you would like to hear. The list below are the names for each of the ACB Media stream designations: 

  • ACB Mainstream is now ACB 1  

Facebook page is at Speaking Out for the Blind and Twitter page is at SpeakOutfortheBlind (you may also access this at SpeakOutBlind). For more info related to this week’s show, go to: https://speakingoutfortheblind.weebly.com/list-of-episodes-and-show-news/for-more-information-episode-294-the-blind-and-visually-impaired-learning-geometry

April 30, 2022

Speaking Out for the Blind Episode 293- Jules Hoogland

The Indian Express reports that there is nothing more heartwarming than when individuals try to achieve inclusivity together. This inclusivity was achieved when a visually impaired girl aced a shot at a high school basketball game. How did she do it? The girl who made the shot, Jules Hoogland, is here to tell us. To listen to this week’s “Speaking Out for the Blind,” go to: https://www.acbmedia.org/home/streams/, and choose one of the links under the heading “ACB Media 1 – Mainstream,” or call 1-518-906-1820, and when prompted, press “1” for ACB Media 1. You may also listen to the program live on the ACB Link mobile app. For more information, go to http://link.acb.org. Show archive page is at https://speaking-out-for-the-blind.pinecast.co/. How to access ACB Media 1 on Amazon Alexa: From your Alexa-enabled device first Enable the skill by saying:

1. Approach your Alexa device and issue this command: “Alexa, Delete Everything I’ve Ever Said on this device” Please Note: This will need to be done on each Alexa device in your home. 2. Wait 30 seconds and then say: “Alexa, Open ACB Media” The new ACB Media skill will launch. As a reminder, ask for the name of the stream that you would like to hear. The list below are the names for each of the ACB Media stream designations: 

  • ACB Mainstream is now ACB 1  

Facebook page is at Speaking Out for the Blind and Twitter page is at SpeakOutfortheBlind (you may also access this at SpeakOutBlind). For more info related to this week’s show, go to: https://speakingoutfortheblind.weebly.com/list-of-episodes-and-show-news/for-more-information-episode-293-jules-hoogland

April 9, 2022

Speaking Out for the Blind Episode 292- Two Blind Nonprofits' New Relationship

PR Newswire reports that the New York State Preferred Source Program for New Yorkers who are blind is adding Helen Keller Services for the Blind to its list of affiliated nonprofit agencies. The New York State Preferred Source Program and its affiliated agencies create employment opportunities and resources for blind New Yorkers. Helen Keller Services for the Blind is one of the oldest nonprofit rehabilitation agencies in the country. To talk about the exciting new relationship will be New York State Preferred Source Program’s Executive Director Chris T. Burke. Also joining us will be Helen Keller Services CEO Sue Ruzenski. To listen to this week’s “Speaking Out for the Blind,” go to: https://www.acbmedia.org/home/streams/, and choose one of the links under the heading “ACB Media 1 – Mainstream,” or call 1-518-906-1820, and when prompted, press “1” for ACB Media 1. You may also listen to the program live on the ACB Link mobile app. For more information, go to http://link.acb.org. Show archive page is at https://speaking-out-for-the-blind.pinecast.co/. How to access ACB Media 1 on Amazon Alexa: From your Alexa-enabled device first Enable the skill by saying:

1. Approach your Alexa device and issue this command: “Alexa, Delete Everything I’ve Ever Said on this device” Please Note: This will need to be done on each Alexa device in your home. 2. Wait 30 seconds and then say: “Alexa, Open ACB Media” The new ACB Media skill will launch. As a reminder, ask for the name of the stream that you would like to hear. The list below are the names for each of the ACB Media stream designations: 

  • ACB Mainstream is now ACB 1  

Facebook page is at Speaking Out for the Blind and Twitter page is at SpeakOutfortheBlind (you may also access this at SpeakOutBlind). For more info related to this week’s show, go to: https://speakingoutfortheblind.weebly.com/list-of-episodes-and-show-news/for-more-information-episode-292-two-blind-nonprofits-new-relationship

April 2, 2022

Speaking Out for the Blind Episode 291- The Braille Printing House

There’s one organization in Cincinnati, Ohio that’s printing Braille for the blind who need it the most. That organization is the Clovernook Center for the Blind. The center has a Braille Printing House who hires blind and visually impaired workers, producing thirty million pages for global customers each year. Joining us to talk about some of the wonderful Braille works that the Printing House does is the Clovernook Center for the Blind’s Director of Braille Production and Accessible Innovation Samuel Foulkes. To listen to this week’s “Speaking Out for the Blind,” go to: https://www.acbmedia.org/home/streams/, and choose one of the links under the heading “ACB Media 1 – Mainstream,” or call 1-518-906-1820, and when prompted, press “1” for ACB Media 1. You may also listen to the program live on the ACB Link mobile app. For more information, go to http://link.acb.org. Show archive page is at https://speaking-out-for-the-blind.pinecast.co/. How to access ACB Media 1 on Amazon Alexa: From your Alexa-enabled device first Enable the skill by saying:

1. Approach your Alexa device and issue this command: “Alexa, Delete Everything I’ve Ever Said on this device” Please Note: This will need to be done on each Alexa device in your home. 2. Wait 30 seconds and then say: “Alexa, Open ACB Media” The new ACB Media skill will launch. As a reminder, ask for the name of the stream that you would like to hear. The list below are the names for each of the ACB Media stream designations: 

  • ACB Mainstream is now ACB 1  

Facebook page is at Speaking Out for the Blind and Twitter page is at SpeakOutfortheBlind (you may also access this at SpeakOutBlind). For more info related to this week’s show, go to: https://speakingoutfortheblind.weebly.com/list-of-episodes-and-show-news/for-more-information-episode-291-the-braille-printing-house

March 26, 2022

Speaking Out for the Blind Episode 290- Giving Back to Perkins

According to the Boston Globe, sixteen-year old Jack Berry was diagnosed with a visual impairment as a baby. Jack attended the Perkins School for the Blind’s Infant-Toddler Program in Watertown, Massachusetts. While attending Perkins, Jack was given a “‘story box.’” The story box was an interactive literary tool for visually impaired kids. Now as a Boy Scout, Jack is giving back to Perkins and creating story boxes for visually impaired kids to enjoy. Jack and Perkins Education Director of Community Programs Teri Turgeon will talk about the story boxes and how this might too be a volunteer activity for our listeners to consider. To listen to this week’s “Speaking Out for the Blind,” go to: https://www.acbmedia.org/home/streams/, and choose one of the links under the heading “ACB Media 1 – Mainstream,” or call 1-518-906-1820, and when prompted, press “1” for ACB Media 1. You may also listen to the program live on the ACB Link mobile app. For more information, go to http://link.acb.org. Show archive page is at https://speaking-out-for-the-blind.pinecast.co/. How to access ACB Media 1 on Amazon Alexa: From your Alexa-enabled device first Enable the skill by saying:

1. Approach your Alexa device and issue this command: “Alexa, Delete Everything I’ve Ever Said on this device” Please Note: This will need to be done on each Alexa device in your home. 2. Wait 30 seconds and then say: “Alexa, Open ACB Media” The new ACB Media skill will launch. As a reminder, ask for the name of the stream that you would like to hear. The list below are the names for each of the ACB Media stream designations: 

  • ACB Mainstream is now ACB 1  

Facebook page is at Speaking Out for the Blind and Twitter page is at SpeakOutfortheBlind (you may also access this at SpeakOutBlind). For more info related to this week’s show, go to: https://speakingoutfortheblind.weebly.com/list-of-episodes-and-show-news/for-more-information-episode-290-giving-back-to-perkins