Sinopse

Working blind shares the stories of blind people, their journey to a career and the successes and challenges they have experienced throughout their lives.

Episódios

  • Martin Ralfe, Technology Services and Skills Lead

    Martin Ralfe, Technology Services and Skills Lead

    08/01/2020 Duração: 48min

    Martin works for the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association UK leading their technology service. Although initially a reluctant technology user himself he ended up working in the field and wants to ensure that blind people who receive Guide Dogs services can also receive support with technology that will enable them to become more independent. Visit the home of working blind at http://catchthesewords.com Social links: Twitter: http://twitter.com/catchthesewords Instagram: http://instagram.com/catchthesewords YouTube: http://youtube.com/c/catchthesewords Facebook: http://facebook.com/catchthesewords Email me: [email protected] Support Working Blind by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/working-blind

  • Justin Yarbrough, Digital Accessibility Specialist

    Justin Yarbrough, Digital Accessibility Specialist

    23/12/2019 Duração: 24min

    Justin works at a university ensuring that classes are accessible to disabled students. As a blind person he knows first hand why accessibility matters, and it is his goal to ensure that all students can access the class materials. Follow Justin on Twitter: https://twitter.com/fatelvis04 Visit the home of working blind at http://catchthesewords.com Social links: Twitter: http://twitter.com/catchthesewords Instagram: http://instagram.com/catchthesewords YouTube: http://youtube.com/c/catchthesewords Facebook: http://facebook.com/catchthesewords Email me: [email protected] Support Working Blind by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/working-blind

  • Matthew Horspool, Braille Transcriber

    Matthew Horspool, Braille Transcriber

    29/05/2019 Duração: 32min

    Matthew works as a braille transcriber at a school for children with disabilities. A number of the students are blind and need access to braille. We talk about braille, changes to the code and how accessible the job is for a blind person. Support Working Blind by donating to the tip jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/working-blind

  • Angela Fowler, Beef Jerky Creator and Business Owner

    Angela Fowler, Beef Jerky Creator and Business Owner

    15/05/2019 Duração: 27min

    Episode Notes Angela turned her hobby of producing beef jerky into a business when she set up Gliding Eagle Jerky. She hopes to not only sell quality products but offer competitive employment opportunities to blind and otherwise disabled people. I chat to her about how she got started making jerky, her current job and her hopes for the business. You can visit Gliding Eagle Jerky on the web, like them on FaceBook or follow them on Twitter. Support Working Blind by donating to the tip jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/working-blind

  • Sean Randall, Technology Teacher

    Sean Randall, Technology Teacher

    17/04/2019 Duração: 20min

    Sean Randall works at New College Worcester, a school for young people who are blind or visually impaired. He uses his skills and experience to teach them how to use the technology they need in order to be successful. He also delivers careers advice and works as an IT technician. Sean speaks about his field of work and how he feels blindness can be an asset. Support Working Blind by donating to the tip jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/working-blind

  • Caitlin Hernandez, Special Education Teacher

    Caitlin Hernandez, Special Education Teacher

    03/04/2019 Duração: 30min

    Caitlin Hernandez is blind and teaches students with disabilities in San Francisco. I talk to her about her experiences in school, what made her want to become a teacher and the adaptations she uses to work with students who are sighted but have other disabilities. A transcript of this episode can be found at: http://catchthesewords.com/working-blind-episode-two-caitlin-hernandez-blind-teacher/ Support Working Blind by donating to the tip jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/working-blind

  • Meet Florian, a blind programmer

    Meet Florian, a blind programmer

    20/03/2019 Duração: 26min

    Florian Beijers is blind and lives in the Netherlands. He now works as a programmer, after completing a degree at university. I met with him to find out what life is like for blind people in the Netherlands and to ask what his experiences were in education. He also offers useful advice for blind people who are looking for a job. A transcript of this episode can be found at: http://catchthesewords.com/working-blind-episode-1-meet-florian-a-blind-programmer/ Support Working Blind by donating to the tip jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/working-blind

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