The Nation’s Blind Podcast: Episode 25 – April 2018 – Technology and its Role in Living the Lives We Want

This month on the Nation’s Blind Podcast, we discuss our favorite technologies and how they can best play a role in enhancing our ability to live the lives we want. Chris talks to Chancey Fleet, a professional technology trainer, about “visual interpreter” services like Seeing AI, Aira, Be My Eyes, and BeSpecular. Then Chris and Melissa discuss the latest news, including an important agreement about access to Medicare information and momentum on our legislative initiatives, especially the Marrakesh Treaty. President Riccobono and Anil round out the technology discussion in the Presidential Privilege segment, and the President shares his most magical convention moment. Share yours too so we can feature it on next month’s podcast!

Need Vision On Demand? There’s an App for That, by Chancey Fleet (Braille Monitor, July 2017)

Medicare Information to Become Accessible to Blind Beneficiaries (Press Release)

United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Hearing on Marrakesh Treaty.

Innovation, Blindness, and the Emerging Pattern of Thought (2017 Banquet Address by President Riccobono)

2018 National Convention Information

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