First, on our monthly feature called Get Together
with Kim, which had to be postponed for a week because of Labour Day, I
chat with Kim Kilpatrick from Get Together with Technology in Ottawa
about both the accessibility of the actual voting process. We also
chatted briefly about important pieces of technology to have on hand to
have on hand for a new school year.
Next, I speak with Alec Denys, the local Accessibility Communications Officer for Elections Canada.
We begin with the latest news on coverage of the
upcoming Paralympic Games that will be supplied by Accessible Media
Inc.—AMI in co-operation with CBC.
I speak with two-time Paralympian and Peterborough native Cody Caldwell
before he leaves for his wheelchair rugby tournament in Tokyo.
I chat with Larry Gassman from Fullerton, California about an old-time
radio marathon scheduled for Saturday, August 28.
First, Doug Earle, Executive Director of Fighting
Blindness Canada speaks with us about various ongoing projects and
fundraising activities, not the least of which is Ride for Sight.
Frank Hewitt and Mike Brioux from the East Peterborough Lions Club tell
us how recycling pill bottles, eye glasses, and hearing aids can
benefit people around the world. I talk about a daily podcast which
I’ll be doing during the Paralympic Games because the TV coverage is so
poor compared to what the coverage of the Olympics was, and play a promo
for the podcast. Finally, I dig back into the archives for a chat with
Leslie Yee who demonstrates a device called E-sight.
As we do at the beginning of each month, Kim
Kilpatrick from Get Together with Technology speaks to us from Ottawa,
this time about the apps that Blind and Partially sighted can use to
carry the Olympics with them wherever they go.
Next, I did back into the archives for a chat with Marcie Davis from New Mexico, founder of International Assistance Dog Week.
We finish by listening to an article written by my guide dog, Frankie called A Frankie Assessment of Service Dog Training.
First, visually impaired artist tells us about an award that she has won, and a calendar which will bear a painting of hers. Next, because this is Summer, and people or out and about more often, we reach into the archives for John Morris’s demonstration of a device called the Victor Reader Trek. Finally, I show people with diabetes and a visual impairments how to use an Oracle Talking Glucometre.
Our first guest is Dr. Elizabeth Leroux from
Montreal. She is Chair of the board for Migraine Canada, as well as a
neurologist and headache specialist. She and I discuss the facts and
myths about migraines.
up is a chat with Sheri Helsdingen, CNIB Lake Joe’s Manager of
Community Engagement. We talk about what things were like when the
centre first opened in 1961, renovations that have been done over the
years, how the centre has managed during the pandemic, and celebrations
and fundraisers in store for the 2021 season.
Because this is the second episode of the month, we
begin with our feature called Simple Savings. This time, Lynda Todd
and I chat about advocacy resources that are free, and dealing with
legal matters free of charge as well.
I chat via Zoom with pianist and violinist Stelth Ng, who will be
performing a concert to be presented on Saturday, July 17 by the CCB
Toronto Visionaries. Everyone is invited, and donations will be
gratefully received. We finish the show by listening to a beautiful
piece of music entitle Beau Soir, featuring Stelth Ng on both piano and
This being the first episode of July, I chat first
with Kim Kilpatrick in our feature called Get Together with Kim. This
time,we focus on global positioning systems. We also invite listeners
to send any technical questions to:
Hopefully, August’s Get Together with Kim will be a question show.
we dig back into the archives a couple of years, and repeat a chat with
David Mills, president of the Peterborough Astronomical Association
about how people with disabilities can enjoy the hobby of astronomy.
This time, we devote the whole hour to a discussion of an app that is quite popular these days, particularly among members of the blindness community. Leading the discussion are Larry and John Gassman, along with Jeff Bishop in a chat room called Tech Talk.
June is Deafblind Awareness Month. We mark the
occasion by speaking with Karen Madho, Senior Public Relations
Co-ordinator with Deafblind Ontario.
if you’re anything like me, you’ve heard of Five Counties Children
Centre, but you don’t know a whole lot about it. Linsie Kampf, who is a
member of the centre’s fundraising team, brings us up-to-date as to all
the services offered there.