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Putting reading back in the hands of people with vision loss

Thanks to advances in technology, people with vision loss have many more resources and options for accessing print information. The American Foundation for the Blind has published an article about Five Reading Apps that can make books, newspapers and other print available on many devices, including a table or smart phone. Read the full article .

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This week's PODCASTS

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Learn how purring cats heal, calm and make us better people; and what you need to know about kennel cough.


The conclusion to "Tell Me Where It Hurts", written for the New Yorker by Dr. Atul Gawande. He proposes that our medical system rewards heroic intervention, when instead, it should be paying attention to the incremental care that brings the greatest rewards to patients.

Publishers Corner: Beacon Press Audio; Reviews: Business and Personal Growth; Learning by Ear; Reviews: Personal Growth; Reviews: Historical Fiction

The Ability magazine interview with Isaac Lidsky, a businessman,  lawyer, author, teen actor and an inspirational speaker will continue. This week, you will hear his thoughts on nature vs. nurture, laughter, his experience as a teen actor, his businesses and his suggestions for assistive devices. 

EOS 1708: Dictation Bridge, 2/15/17

Feb 13, 2017
Indiegogo

Microsoft Windows now comes with built in speech recognition.  Unfortunately, on its own, it is difficult to use with a screen reader.  DictationBridge is a free program that solves this problem using most popular screen readers.  Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey speak with Lucy Greco, a member of the team that created the technology, about how it works.


What is Reachout Radio?

WXXI Reachout Radio, is a special radio service that provides access to newspapers, and other print content for people who are unable to read print due to vision loss or physical disability.

Apply for a Receiver

A special receiver is needed to access this service. Receivers are supplied free of charge to eligible applicants.