If you haven’t rediscovered the world of talk radio after your last transistor radio died, or you think there’s nothing out there that you can relate to, listen up. Rodney Edgar of Tech Access Weekly, Jeremy Curry of GW Micro and yours truly have teamed up to test out our chat-ability in a new pilot podcast called “High Contrast” on the ever-popular Serotalk Podcast Network (SPN). The three of us all live with varying degrees of sight impairments and we talk about some of the nuts and bolts of living with low vision and some of the tricks we’ve learned along the way.
In this first episode, we talk about several things: the unique aspects that come along with exercising with low vision; Jeremy’s participation at the recent CSUN 2012 accessibility conference; as well as what we all think of the new iPad from a low vision perspective. Listening to SPN while doing dishes, or walking around town has become part of my daily routine – they feature some great shows and topics for the blind and low vision. The niche we hope to fill with “High Contrast” is that gray area of seeing but not seeing. We have big plans on future episodes and interesting guests to speak with, so listen up and let us know what you think.
There are three easy ways to listen to the show:
- Listen within a web browser on any computer – Select “Listen To High Contrast Episode 1: Three iPads for Three Hosts”.
- Download the free iBlink Radio App on an Android or iDevice. Once you download it, open the iBlink Radio app and you’ll see the “High Contrast” episode.
- Download the file to an mp3 player such as the Victor Reader Stream:
- Connect your mp3 device to the computer.
- Go to “High Contrast Episode 1”.
- Right-click on “Listen To High Contrast Episode 1: Three iPads for Three Hosts“.
- Select “Save Target As”.
- Select the folder or removable device you’d like to save it to (for the Victor Reader Stream, I suggest the VR$Podcasts folder).
- The name of the file is “hc001”; feel free to rename it.
- Select Save.
Please pass the word on to anyone and everyone. We still have tons of things to chat about!