Archives for John Whitacre

Podcast, April 28, 2012: Seeing through Braille Note

Show Notes:

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

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Podcast: February 12, 2011

Helping the Blind to See with Computers

Erik Anderson: The Mac Minute.

Podcast: February 12. 2011 – Hour 1 [Seg. 1 Mich Commission for Blind and Optimetric Institute] [Seg. 2 Gina, Roger and Nathan Final-01] [ Seg. 3 Robert Blake from Jamaica] Podcast: February 12. 2011 – Hour 2
Podcast: February 12. 2011 – Hour 3

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Podcast: April 24, 2010

Foster Braun, Gary Baker, Ed Rudel and Cal Carson start their regular Saturday schedule following Dr. Dean Krauskopf and the WJR Garden Show.

The Blind Leading the Blind
This week we are joined by John Whitacre and Ted Lennox to talk about how the blind are helping other visually handicapped individuals learn to use their computers.  There have been some big changes in this field that will amaze you; don’t miss this great segment with these two experts in the field who have been our guests frequently during the last 13 years.

Since this is Foster’s last show for a while as he is undergoing Stem Cell Transplant therapy for the next three months, we will talk about This organization provides free blogs to families facing critical health issues that allow them to keep everyone informed on their loved one’s condition.  You are invited to visit Foster’s CaringBridge blog to follow his treatment until he returns later this summer.

Erik Anderson is also be back with his The Mac Minute report on all things Apple and there will be plenty of time for your questions and some answers.

Links & Phone Numbers From The Show
Optometric Institute of Michigan

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