Wednesday, March 20, 2019

U.S. Ratification of Marrakesh Treaty and Discussion of Code Jumper On March 24 Show

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

Craig Meador (L) (American Printing House for the Blind - Louisville, KY)

The National Federation of the Blind's Chris Danielsen details the United States ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty, which limits copyright restrictions on the reproduction of materials in accessible forms to those who are blind or visually impaired.

Then, president Craig Meador of American Printing House of the Blind explains Code Jumper, which uses a hub, pods, plugs, and cords, to teach students about computer coding.

3/24/2019 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Brain Blending Signals From Both Eyes and Finding Culprit Gene For Pigmentary Glaucoma On March 10 Show

Dr. Alex Maier (Vanderbilt University - Nashville, TN)

Dr. Michael Walter (University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB)

Vanderbilt University's Dr. Alex Maier explains new research into how and when the brain blends signals from both eyes into one and how that could possibly change how amblyopia is treated.

Then, the University of Alberta's Dr. Michael Walter talks about pigmentary glaucoma and how a culprit gene, PMEL, was identified.

3/10/2019 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, February 22, 2019

Research Seeking Out Genes and Genetic Variants Linked to Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Dr. Anand Swaroop (National Eye Institute - Bethesda, MD)

Dr. Anand Swaroop of the National Eye Institute goes over research that seeks out genes and genetic variants linked to age-related macular degeneration and a database of retinal gene expression, known as EyeGex.

2/23/2019 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Stem Cell Therapy Patch and Eltrinex V12Pro Digital Recorder On February 10 Show

Dr. Kapil Bharti (National Eye Institute - Bethesda, MD)

Eltrinex V12Pro Talking Digital Voice Recorder

Dr. Kapil Bharti of the National Eye Institute discusses a stem cell eye therapy patch tested in pigs that could be used to treat age-related macular degeneration.

Then, Melissa Balbach of LS&S Products in Buffalo, New York, explains the Eltrinex V12Pro
Talking Digital Voice Recorder.

2/10/2019 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, January 25, 2019

Effects On THC and CBD on Glaucoma and QBraille XL on January 27 Show

Dr. Alex Straiker (Indiana University - Bloomington, IN)

HIMS QBraille XL

Dr. Alex Straiker of the Indiana University Gill Center for Biomolecular Medicine goes over studies that show the differing effects of cannabinoids, THC and CBD, found in marijuana, on treating glaucoma.

Then, Karl Belanger of the National Federation of the Blind details his product evaluation of the HIMS QBraille XL 40-cell Braille display.

1/27/2019 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, January 11, 2019

Study and Survey Regarding Job Retention and Career Advancement - NRTC at Mississippi State University

Adele Crudden (NRTC at Mississippi State University - Starkville, MS)

Anne Steverson (NRTC at Mississippi State University - Starkville, MS)
Adele Crudden and Anne Steverson of the National Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision at Mississippi State University discuss a study of state vocational rehabilitation agencies and a survey regarding job retention and career advancement of those blind and visually impaired individuals, who have been paid at least minimum wage.

1/13/2019 Podcast (Click Image Below)

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