First, I speak with Doug Earle, executive director
of Fighting Blindness Canada about an upcoming fundraiser called Screens
Off for Sight.
is Fraud Awareness Month. My next guest is Ian Thompson from Trent
University’s Information Technology Department, who outlines some of the
ways in which people can protect themselves against scams, etc.
Finally, we dig back into the archives for a chat with liver specialist Dr. Morris Sherman about hepatitis-C.
The first of the month sneaked up on me last week,
and I completely forgot about our monthly feature called Get Together
with Kim. This time, we discuss the various types of earphones and
headphones that are available.
organizations that provide books in various formats to people who are
blind, Deafblind, and partially sighted have just learned of cuts in
federal funding. I speak next with Karen McKay from CELA—the Centre for
Equitable Library Access.
PIP—Peterborough Independent Podcasters is preparing to present an
Audiocraft festival. I speak with PIP’s Managing Director Ayesha
Today is a day to dive deep into our archives.
First, we hear an interview that former co-host Simon Treviranus and I
did with Shelley Greene from Kidney Canada in order to mark Kidney
we hear an interview that Simon did back in 2018 with RayOstopovich, a
Lion for the past fifty years who oversees the Peterborough Lions Club’s
loan cupboard of wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, and canes.
Leslie Yee does a demonstration of a technical device called E-sight,
which can be of great help to people with low vision.
Because February is Heart and Stroke Month, I dig
back into the archives to replay an interview Norm Amerault from
Vital-Air to learn about sleep apnea, which can lead to heart disease
we listen to an interview with a guide dog mobility instructor.
Michael Goehring takes us through all the things we should know when
venturing out for a walk with our guide, service, or pet dogs during
Marcia Yale is not only the president of the
Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians—AEBC, and a co-chair of the
organization’s Student and Education Committee. She talks with me about
the five scholarships that are now available for five fortunate
applicants.We begin this program by talking about those scholarships.
Next, dig back into the archives for a chat with a lady about a product called the Checkered Eye.
last chat is with Doug Earle, Chief Executive Officer of Fighting
Blindness Canada regarding a summit on Age-Related Macular
Degeneration. February is National AMD Awareness Month.
February 7 to 13 is White Cane Week during 2021.
First, I chat with Leslie Yee, Chair of Peterborough’s local chapter of
the Canadian Council of The Blind—CCB, who outlines what White Cane Week
is all about.
Christel Gallachiuk tells us about a book club established by our local
chapter of the CCB called Bookworms, in which both blind and sighted
people can participate.
Debby Harryett is back with us to update the items we have in the
lending library of articles for people who are blind and partially
sighted, which is known as From The Blind for The Blind. She also talks
about some of the items that are needed.
We begin with our monthly feature, Get Together
with Kim. This time, we discuss the various methods of labelling items
I chat with Maria Gallindo of Dog Guides of Canada about the various
programs offered by the Oakville facility, and then about the centre’s
upcoming 50-50 draw available to residents of Ontario.
It wasn’t until mid month that I realized that I
had completely forgotten our Get Together with Kim segment, which we
usually prepare for the first Monday of the month. This time, Kim
Kilpatrick, from the Canadian Council of the Blind’s Get Together with
Technology program chatted with me about the compact but very versatile
Victor Reader Stream.
Next, I spoke with Kathleen Forestell Lead, Advocacy and Community Outreach
CNIB Ontario East about a program called Phone It Forward.
a contrast, I brought the program to a close by playing a recording
featuring the Blindshell Classic, a phone with actual buttons rather
than a touch screen.
For today’s show, I dug back in the archives to January, 2018, when co-host Simon Treviranus and I devoted the whole show getting our guests to highlight both the services of CELA, the Centre for Equitable Library Access, and the improved accessibility of our rebuilt library. Our guests were Lindsay Tyler from CELA in Toronto, and Karen Bischopp from the Peterborough Public Library.
We begin by playing the audio portion of a short film called Young Heroes, in celebration of the 113th anniversary of the birth of Louis Braille in Couvrais, France.
a dig into the archives dredges up the interview that former co-host
Simon Treviranus and I did back in January, 2019 with Sarah Cooke from
the Peterborough office of Alzheimer’s Canada.