For years radio has been the window on the world for the blind and visually impaired and WJR has been a special friend to many of them. The first hour of our show this week is dedicated to those listeners. We hope you will listen in and learn about the amazing things that visually challenged people are doing online thanks to technology.
For Ted Lennox blindness is no more a disability than having grey hair ; it’s just part of his life circumstances. During his career as a high school teacher, Ted taught hundreds of young people how to turn visual challenges into triumphs. He has also been on of our most frequent visitors on the Internet Advisor during the last 15 years.
In this show Ted introduces us to BrailleNote Apex BT 18 Braille Notetaker, a remarkable device that allows the blind to surf the web as well as any sighted person. Joining Ted for the program are:
- Jerry Weichbrodt, GM test track engineer
- Keithetta Hicks: 16 in 10th grade at Osborn High, Detroit
- Jeff Humphrey: 18 in 11th grade at Fitzgerald High in Warren.
John Whitacre explains training opportunities for the visually impaired through i-Challenged…