Nancy Zimmer

HOST

In addition to serving as volunteer host for Enabled, Nancy brings a great perspective to the program, having facilitated the Brighton Senior Citizens' Low Vision Support Group for many years.

Just a little bit of help would make such a difference. In this program, you'll hear about audio description for our national parks' brochures, new help that is being offered by Google, Microsoft and Be My Eyes. And I'll include a few universal design tips. All of these topics will

provide just a little bit of help.

Puppies in your dorm room? At some colleges they are not only allowed in your dorm room but they also can go to class with you. In this program, you'll hear about guide dog puppy raisers on campus. We'll visit Ithaca College, the University of Maryland and a few others.
 

If you have low vision and are faced with the decision about giving up driving, there might be a way to continue to drive a car safely. This program will share information about bioptic driving, and it might help you to keep your keys.
 

 

You are exposed to blue light from many sources: the sun, the lightbulbs in your house, your TV screen and of course, those ubiquitous digital devices. This week, the program will focus on blue light and whether it's good for you or bad for you.

It’s difficult to think about and difficult to talk about: Violence against people who are blind. In this program I will share two personal stories of domestic abuse with you and then I’ll have information about self defense as well as  background information about domestic violence. I will also include  contact information if you need help.

In this program you will hear lots of new information about glaucoma. The program will include new medications, a new method of administering the drops and even a way to test your IOP at home. Other short topics will be included, too.
 

This program is in two parts. The first half will bring you information about your social security benefits if you are blind or visually impaired. The second half will feature information about retinal imaging.

This week's program will be in two parts. The first will feature words of encouragement for parents of children who are blind. The second part will be about a free and useful smartphone app called "Be My Eyes."

Floaters and flashes in your vision happen to almost everybody. But at some point, these become NOT normal and should be considered an eye emergency. In this program I'll share the personal story of Reachout Radio Program Director Ruth Phinney and her experience with floaters, flashes and the resulting retinal tear.
 

 

Today you will meet some real interesting characters, and they all have some kind of vision problem. You'll find these characters in books, television, cartoons and even in comics.

In this program you'll hear exciting news about the progress being made toward FDA approval for gene therapy in a specific retinal disease, Leber Congenital Amaurosis. You'll also hear news from the field of stem cell research for glaucoma.

Consider this program to be a postcard that says, "Having a Wonderful Time! Thinking of You!" Chirping crosswalks, talking elevators, a hotel with disorienting carpet are vision-related things that are described in this program. Also, news articles will be shared that introduce a Canadian MP, a skateboarder and a hockey fan who are all legally blind. 

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The term "blind justice" refers to the hoped-for ideal of an impartial justice system. In this program you will meet two lawyers who are blind and who are potentially living up to the goal of providing "blind justice."

In this program, you will hear about a simple and effective eye examination method used in Africa, a man from Ireland who is meeting multiple challenges in his life, an Australian program for runners, and a Brazilian surfer.

In this week's program we will journey to China, and you will meet a young man named Cai Cong. He is breaking stereotypes and attempting to re-form public opinion about people who are disabled in his country.

Cataract surgery is a miracle for anyone - restoring sight where there was darkness. In this program you will hear about an organization that is performing that miracle in some of the most remote areas of the world, the Himalayan Mountains of Nepal.
 

A great deal of information is actually presented in this series of short quizzes about blindness, vision and eye health. See how you do as you test your knowledge.
 

In this program you will hear about the many people who make up the team in your eye doctor's office: patient service representatives, ophthalmic assistants, ophthalmic technicians and technologists, surgical assistants and even scribes. You’ll also be reminded of the difference between opticians, optometrists and ophthalmologists.

This week's program will feature a transcript of the TED talk of Chris Downey, an architect who is blind. Then you'll be part of a question and answer session with this very talented man who specializes in Universal Design.

This is the second of two programs bringing you information about research and advocacy organizations of interest to people who are blind or visually impaired. Today you'll hear about Prevent Blindness, Research to Prevent Blindness, Glaucoma Research Foundation, Cornea Research Foundation and the National Eye Institute.
 

 

This is the first of two programs bringing you information about research and advocacy organizations of interest to people who are blind or visually impaired. Today you'll hear about the Foundation Fighting Blindness, the National Federation of the Blind, the American Foundation for the Blind and the American Council of the Blind. 
 

The Chicago Lighthouse compiles articles about blindness and vision problems from a variety of sources. This program will share some of those articles with you. Topics include tandem bike riders, jailhouse Braillers, AMD drops and a flying eye hospital.

An eclipse traveling from the American NW across the country to the SE will happen on August 21. This program will tell you all about it.

Safety will be stressed but you'll also hear about fun activities planned at places within the path of totality, where daylight will turn to darkness.

If you are really busy, sometimes all you need is to just simplify your live and make things a little easier for yourself. This program will do that for you by giving you some "life hacks," tips to make your life more efficient.

We will be venturing into the world of fame and fortune. In this program you'll hear about several celebrities that have eye or vision problems that you might be able to relate to.

It is very difficult for people with vision loss to use a flat touchscreen to adjust their home appliances. This program has some ideas to help adapt to the new touchscreens.

If you can't see well, perhaps one of the exciting sensory substitution devices can help you. You could try using your sense of touch or your hearing to get the same information. This program will tell you about some of the new SSD's coming your way.

Sometimes an article just doesn't fit into the time restraints of this program, but it's too good to toss out. This week's program will use a few of those articles to bring you information about a white cane debate, a feisty lady, a book review and phone numbers for help with your electronic devices. Delightful and delicious leftovers!

Three different topics will be explored in this program: it could be called a triumvirate of topics. You'll hear about transportation suggestions, biomarkers for glaucoma and summer camps for kids.

Have you heard of Uber? This week's program will tell you about the experiences of two Uber users who are blind, one in Atlanta and one in Chicago.

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