Enabled

Weekly half-hour program, Mondays at 5:00 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. on WXXI Reachout Radio

Enabled is a weekly program designed to help you be confident in saying “I can!”  The program takes a deep look into services, products and issues affecting people with vision loss. Topics are broad in scope, covering such things as adaptive technology; preferred language; election rights; audio description; vision loss & art history; visual hallucinations; the latest information & research on eye disease and even daily living products that can make your life easier.

Ways to Connect

In this program you will hear about three football players who are blind. Two are long snappers on college football teams and one was considered a most valuable player among his middle school teammates.

In this program you will hear an interview with two talent agents who, as part of their Hollywood business, help people with all kinds of disabilities get jobs in the entertainment industry.

In this program I will share three personal accounts of what it's like to live with eye diseases. One will be from a woman who has glaucoma and two will be from people who have age-related macular degeneration.

In this program, an accomplished cataract surgeon tells, in a very vivid way, about what it was like for him to have cataract surgery performed on his own eyes.  You will also hear research information about how doctors react to their own diagnosis of macular degeneration.

In this program you will hear about an assistive device that attaches to the frame of your eyeglasses. The product is called MyEye and was developed by OrCam. It can help you read, identify faces or recognize products.

In this program you will hear about 3-D printing and how this relatively new technology might be able to help people who are blind or visually impaired.

In this program you'll hear about Joy Ross, a woman who faces many challenges in her life due to the eye disease called Uveitis. You'll also hear about some everyday habits that you can adopt to help you see better for years to come.

This program will include two stories about guide dogs, information about Facebook

accessibility, Bookshare from the NYPL, electronic glasses and the possible connection between ADHD and visual impairment in children.

In this program, I'll present some very timely tidbits. You'll learn about eye color, some rather startling statistics from the National Eye Institute, a treatment for diabetic macular edema and about a hero who happens to be a dog.

In this program you will hear news from two recent GLEAMS newsletters. You'll hear about laser iridotomy, gonioscopy, stem cell treatments, biomarkers and MIGS.

In this program, I will attempt to let you know what services are available to you if you are a veteran who has low vision or is considered legally blind. Have a pencil and paper handy.

In this program you'll hear an article from Popular Mechanics magazine which explains what makes the baseball beep. The article will also explain the rules of Beep Baseball and how the game is played.

One definition of a cornea is that it is the transparent layer that forms the front of the eye. In this program you’ll hear about the new PROSE dome that is used to help heal cornea problems, about the new corneal transplant procedures and about corneal nerve regeneration. All this and more from the researchers at the Flaum Eye Institute.

: This program will bring you information about what glaucoma is, how you can recognize it, how it is diagnosed and how it is treated. You'll also receive some trusted resources if you want to do

research on your own.

In this week's program you'll hear about the movie "The Ticket," still part of the festival circuit and not on the big screen yet. "The Ticket" tells of a man who regains his sight and begins to formulate a new life for himself. You'll also hear about another man, a real person, whose sight has been restored and how that has affected his life.

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