Nancy Zimmer


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.

This program will share some humorous and practical advice about make-up, namely eye shadow and lipstick. You'll also hear about how you can attempt to understand body image if you are visually impaired.

Laser assisted cataract surgery is a relatively new procedure that is being met with great enthusiasm by ophthalmologists. This program will explain what it is all about and will help you decide if it might be something you should consider.

The Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind provides an up-to-date news digest for people who are blind. This program will include stories about a smartwatch with active Braille, emergency preparedness, an iPhone feature, and PRLs, preferred retinal locations.

A sensory garden is one that is designed especially for people who are blind or visually impaired. This program will describe several gardens and suggest even more that you could visit on your own. You'll be encouraged to touch, smell, listen and maybe even taste when you're enjoying these gardens.

In this program you will hear about audio description that is offered by museums and art galleries everywhere. You'll actually hear detailed audio guide descriptions of three works of art. It will be just like a mini trip to an art gallery.

In this week's program, the second of two featuring newsletters from around the country, you'll be hearing about a canine development center in Michigan, a museum in New Hampshire, book choices and a recipe from California and program ideas from Ohio.      

In this program, the first of two, you'll be hearing background information from Pennsylvania about white canes, blind students behind the wheel in Colorado, a story of independence in Iowa and a special garden in Colorado.

It has been said that "The way a society refers to people with disabilities, shapes its beliefs about them."  With that in mind, the concept of People First Language will be explained in this week's program. You'll hear pro's and con's that will help you come to your own conclusions about this idea.

In this program, you'll hear memories of a past world series match and you'll discover just what beep baseball is all about. After this, you'll be eager to make plans to attend the 2015 World Series of Beep Baseball in Rochester, NY, July 26-August 2.