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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

Adult Literacy Fitness Program; Reviews: Young Adult Listening

Articles from Brain Works winter 2017 offer theories as to why time seems so go faster as we age and how we can retrain our brains proprioception as gravity renders us a bit shorter.

This is the second in a series of programs about the top five eye diseases.  This week you'll hear about #2, diabetic eye disease. I'll include information about both diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema as well as research information.

The shadowy world of dietary supplements includes muscle-building powders, libido-boosting pills, and brain-enhancing smoothies. When the FDA catches up to the manufacturers of these potions, a simple tweak of the formula and a new name creates more years and more billions of dollars before the FDA can catch up to them again.

EOS 1713: Ultra Sports Challenges, 03/22/17

Mar 20, 2017
GrindTV.com

Erik Weihenmayer, the first blind person to summit Mt. Everest, has released a new book called “No Barriers: A Blind Man’s Journey to Kayak the Grand Canyon”.  Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with him about his adventures and about “No Barriers”, an organization he co-founded whose mission is to help people with challenges face barriers head on.


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.