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 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.      

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