Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Translating Memes and Elovanoids' Role In Treating AMD and Alzheimer's On December 15 Show

Meme Translation (Carnegie Mellon University - Pittsburgh, PA)

Dr. Nicolas Bazan (LSU Health Sciences Center - New Orleans, LA)

Cole Gleason, a graduate student at Carnegie Mellon University's Human-Computer Interaction Institute discusses technology that better conveys the meaning of memes to those with visual impairments.

Then, Dr. Nicholas Bazan of LSU Health Sciences Center talks about bioactive chemical messengers, called elovanoids, and their possible effects in treating age-related macular degeneration and Alzheimer's disease.

12/15/2019 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Link Between Central Subfield Thickness Stability and Drier Retina, And 3D Tactile Display For Blind

Dr. Chirag Jhaveri (University of Texas at Austin)

Alexa Fay Siu (Stanford University - Palo Alto, CA)

Dr. Chirag Jhiveri of the University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School discusses a link between stability of central subfield thickness with a drier retina in treating age-related macular degeneration.

Then, Prof. Sean Follmer and Alexa Fay Siu of the Stanford SHAPE lab discuss a tactile device that can convey 3D shapes to blind and visually impaired users.

11/17/2019 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Studying Rhodopsin For Retinitis Pigmentosa and Braille Instructions For Lego On November 9 Show

Dr. David Kliger (University of California - Santa Cruz)

Matthew Shifrin (Photo:
Washington Post)

Dr. David Kliger of the University of California - Santa Cruz discusses how his research team has developed a way to study rhodopsin as it enters light to better understand how its mutations cause retinitis pigmentosa.

Then, avid Lego fan, Matthew Shifrin, discusses he has developed detailed instructions for complex Lego sets that are now available in audio and Braille formats.

11/10/2019 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Updates On Menus4All and Domino's Website Accessibility Case On October 20 Show


Chris Danielsen (National Federation of the Blind - Baltimore, MD)

Stephanie Jones talks about Menus4All, which has links to over 50,000 menus across the country that are in accessible formats to those with visual impairment.

Then, Chris Danielsen of the National Federation of the Blind goes over the ramifications of the United States Supreme Court not hearing a case regarding the inaccessibility of Domino's Pizza's website.

October 20 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Vital Vitamins' Importance on Vision and Clovernook's Reopening and Activities On October 6 Show

Dr. Andrew Lee (Houston Methodist Hospital - Houston, TX)

Clovernook Center For The Blind and Visually Impaired (Memphis, TN)

Dr. Andrew Lee, a neuro-ophthalmologist at Houston Methodist Hospital explains how the inclusion or exclusion of vital nutrients in your diets can be beneficial or harmful for eye health.

Then, Stephanie Jones of Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Memphis discusses the center's coming reopening, activities, and White Cane Awareness Day on October 15.

10/6/2019 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, September 20, 2019

Web Content Accessiblity Guidelines and Experimental Retinal Implant For Dry Form Of AMD

Glenda Sims (Deque Systems - Herndon, VA)

Dr. Amir Kashani (University of Southern California - Los Angeles)

Glenda Sims of Deque Systems in Herndon, Virginia, discusses a report that exposes the relative inaccessibility of the internet to those with visual impairment and official Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.

Then, Dr. Amir Kashani of the University of Southern California Roski Eye Institute explains an experimental stem cell retinal implant that could potentially treat the dry form of age-related macular degeneration.

9/22/2019 Podcast (Click Image Below)

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