Archives for Ted Lennox

Podcast 1329 July 27, 2013 : Helping the Blind See with Their Ears

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Hearing is Seeing

Podcast 1329 July 27, 2013 Ted Lennox, our veteran technologist for the blind, introduces Robert Pakko, young inventor of audio aid for the blind.  The eleventh grader at Dearborn High School has developed sound object identifier to let you know when there is something in front or to the side of a person.  The signals provide a different musical note depending where an object is located.

Helping blind learn to use computer technology: Contact John Whitacre at

Google Glasses Help the Autistic

Paul Louden, a 30 year old Asperger’s Syndrome adult from Houston ,was selected as one of the bold creative individuals to test out the new Google Glass. Paul has his own radio broadcast, called Understanding Autism and will talk about how the Google Glasses can help the autistic.

Mike BrennanWeekly feature with Mike Brennan, editor and publisher of, highlighting technology headlines from Michigan and around the world that impact of our state’s growing high tech sector.

This week we launch our co-branded MiTechNews Newsletter in collaboration with the Internet Advisor.

“MITechNews.Com would like to thank Mophie.Com, the maker of the iPhone juice pack,  for helping make possible

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Podcast 1303 Jan. 19, 2013 Blind Surfing & Tweeting Auto Show

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Ted Lennox, teacher of the blind, golfer, bon vivant, and one of our most frequent guests returns with a studio full of blind friends, Bah, Ernie and 10 year old Matthew to show off their chops navigating the Internet, smartphones.




Tweet TeamEmily Hay, our social media expert, shares about how her Tweet Team is working on the floor of the 2013 NorthAmerican International Auto Show.  Emily will also help us understand Graph Search, Facebook’s most recent feature announced this week. Emily is president of Hay There Social Media.


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Free Lunch Friday, Jan. 25, 2013 Detroit, MI (

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Podcast, April 28, 2012: Seeing through Braille Note

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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: 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.

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Optometric Institute of Michigan

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