Friday, December 26, 2008

December 27 Podcast Now Ready



Dr. Stuart Mangel




Dr. Connie Cepko

On the show, Dr. Stuart Mangel of Ohio State University School of Biomedicine explains how rods and cones can work together to boost night vision.

Also, Dr. Connie Cepko of Boston's Harvard Medical School talks about retinitis pigmentosa and how the death of rod and cone cells are related.


Tuesday, December 9, 2008

December 13 Podcast Ready


Mark Traffas



Dr. Tom Reh

On this week's show, we'll have Sightpath Medical's Mark Traffas explaining the Foresee Preferential Hyperacuity Perimeter (PHP) system, which is a specialized visual field testing system that monitors the progression of macular degeneration.

Then, Dr. Tom Reh of the University of Washington's College of Medicine in Seattle tells us about research involving the regeneration of retinal cells in live mice.


Wednesday, November 26, 2008

November 29 Podcast Ready to Roll


Dr. Richard Masland




Dr. Emily Chew

On the November 29 show, we'll have Harvard Medical School's Dr. Richard Masland discussing the photopigment, melanopsin, and its effect on mice with retinal degeneration.

Then, Dr. Emily Chew of the National Eye Institute explains the results of AREDS 2, an eye disease study, and the posting of the results of the first AREDS on the Database of Genotypes and Phenotypes.




Wednesday, November 5, 2008

November 8 Podcast Now Available



Dr. Stephen Burns



On the November 8 show, Dr. Stephen Burns of Indiana University School of Optometry explains the scanning laser opthalmoscope, which uses a laser beam to scan the retina.

Then,
ClarityUSA's Cory Hanosh discusses the Deskmate, Flexmate, I-Vu, and other magnification products.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

November 1 Podcast Now Here



Dr. Ming Wang



Dr. Brian Brooks


This week, we have Dr. Ming Wang of Nashville's Wang Vision Institute discussing the Boston Keratoprosthesis, a plastic artificial cornea transplant.


Also, the National Eye Institute's Dr. Brian Brooks will explain the Convergence Insufficiency Treatment Trial (CITT).

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

October 18 Podcast Now Available



Barbara Cheadle



Raju Rajala


The October 18 show features the National Federation of the Blind's Barbara Cheadle speaking about a child Braille literacy program, called Braille Reading Pals.

Raju Rajala
of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City discusses a retinal model used to study the function of insulin receptors in the eye.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

September 27 Show Up On Blog




Susan LaVenture



Only one guest is featured on the September 27 show. It is Susan LaVenture, executive director of NAPVI, the National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments.

LaVenture will be discussing the Family Connect web site, which has blogs, message boards, and links for parents of children with visual impairments.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

September 13 Podcast Ready



Dr. Heidi Vollmer-Snarr



Dr. Jayakrishna Ambati


On the September 13 show, we will have Brigham Young University's Dr. Heidi Vollmer-Snarr discussing the role of antioxidants in preventing macular degeneration.

Also, the National Federation of the Blind's Chris Danielsen will talk about a lawsuit settlement between NFB and Target regarding the accessibility of Target's web site.

The University of Kentucky's Dr. Jayakrishna Ambati will explain of a protein called TLR3, in the development of the dry form of macular degeneration.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

September 6 Show Podcast




Scott White


The September 6 show features the National Federation of the Blind's Scott White discussing NFB-Newsline, which allows users to have newspapers and magazines read over the telephone.

Also featured is Humanware's Brenda McBride talking about the ClassMate Reader, which is a portable digital audiobook player that can support DAISY books.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

August 23 Podcast Available



Dr. David Brown



On the August 23 show, we'll have two of Louisville's Dr. Norman Radtke's patients, Elizabeth Bryant of Louisville and Denise Schweizer of Mount Vernon, Indiana, discussing retinitis pigmentosa and their lives after retinal transplants.

Also featured will be Houston's Dr. David Brown explaining the effectiveness of laser therapy and steroid injections in treating diabetic macular edema.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

August 9 Show Podcast Available





Pictured: Dr. Norman Radtke (top)
Dr. Sanjay Asrani (bottom)

The August 9 show features Louisville's Dr. Norman Radtke discussing the role of the retina and the effectiveness of retinal transplants. Paul Steiner talks about the Freedom Scientific company and its products, JAWS, Magic, FSReader, and Onyx Deskset. Also, Duke University's Dr. Sanjay Asrani explains Fourier Domain Optical Coherence Tomography, which is a retinal imaging device used to study glaucoma.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

July 26 Podcast Ready to Roll




Pictured: Navroze Mehta (top)
Roselle and Michael Hingson (bottom)

The July 26 show features NovaVision's Navroze Mehta discussing Vision Restoration Therapy, which involves detecting light stimuli from a computer screen. Michael Hingson will explain a program that allows human students to use Humanware's Victor Reader Stream to store lecture material at San Rafael, California's Guide Dogs for the Blind. Nashville's Pamela Merrill will talk about her work teaching blind children and using Enhanced Vision's Jordy, which is a head-worn magnifier.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

June 28 Podcast Available


Guy Rocha, Nevada historian, talks about his battle with glaucoma and myths about the state of Nevada. Also. Leonia, New Jersey's, Dr. Ronald Luxenburg, and Beyond Optics' Sy Greenwald discuss contact lens care and Beyond Optics' new designer contact lens cases.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

June 21 Podcast Now Here


The June 21 show features the University of Iowa's Dr. Gregory Hageman discussing factor H protein and its effect on macular degeneration. The National Federation of the Blind of Tennessee's Michael Seay goes over the funding problems of the digital conversion of the Talking Books Program of the Library of Congress. Independent Living Aids' Fran Henelly explains Zoomtext Magnifier USB drives.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

June 14 Podcast Available


The June 14 show includes Dr. Otis Stephens of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville College of Law discussing a recent appeals court ruling regarding the accessibility of American paper currency. Also, Humanware's Dave Wilkinson explains KeySoft 7.5 Build 29, software for the BrailleNote that is compatible with the latest WiFi's.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

May 24 Podcast Available

The guest list for the May 24 show includes Art Schreiber of the Accessibility Is A Right Foundation discussing the SA To Go screen reader. We'll have Judy Dixon talking about the Braille Authority of North America, and Independent Living Aids' Fran Hennelly explaining the Dinoview portable video magnifier.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

May 17 Podcast Ready

The guests on the May 17 show include New York University's Claude Desplan discussing the function of photoreceptors in fruit flies. Also featured are Jonathan Dukes of Cleveland, Tennessee talking about his life as a public address announcer, softball pitcher, and associate pastor with visual impairment, and Fran Hennelly of Independent Living Aids detailing a variety of liquid level indicators.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Podcast of April 19 Show

The guests for the April 19 show include Dr. Jonathan Walker of Fort Wayne, Indiana, discussing the doctor-driven call for universal health care coverage, known as Physicians for a National Health Program, and the University of Utah's Dr. Dean Li explaining macular degeneration and the proteins Robo-4 and Slit2.


Monday, April 7, 2008

Podcast of March 29 Show

The two guests on the March 29 show were superintendent Jim Hill, continuing his discussion of the programs offered by the Arkansas School for the Blind in Little Rock, and Dr. Steve Charles of the Charles Retina Institute in Memphis explaining the high resolution retina scanning device called the Heidelberg Spectralis.






Podcast of March 22 Show

The guests on the March 22 show included the University of Wisconsin's Dr. Mitchell Tyler discussing the Tongue Display Unit, which translates electrotactile stimuli into visual signals, and superintendent Jim Hill, in the first part of a two part interview discussing the programs offered by the Arkansas School for the Blind in Little Rock.


Friday, April 4, 2008

Podcast of March 8 Show

The March 8 show featured Kevan Worley of the National Association of Blind Merchants talking about the BLAST Conference coming up at the Memphis Downtown Marriott April 16-19. Dr. Harvey Fishman of Palo Alto, CA was on the show to discuss the video magnifying visor called the Sightmate LV920.

Eye on Vision Blog Born

Eye on Vision, the weekly show for those with visual impairment, has its own blog now, launched April 4. In the near future, you will be able to find podcasts of previous shows, program descriptions for each episode, and find out what's coming up on future episodes of Eye on Vision.

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