Blind Abilities – my first ever podcast interview

I was recently interviewed for one of my favourite podcasts, Blind Abilities – you can listen to the interview here:

http://blindabilities.com/bapresents/lois-strachan-a-different-way-of-seeing/

Blind Abilities is a podcast focussed on empowering people who are blind or visually impaired. The podcast is presented by Jeff Thompson and Pete Lane. I first started listening when a friend, Chris Venter, aka Blind Scooter Guy, was interviewed and then started looking at what else they had to offer.

They cover several different subjects, which appear to be split into two main categories:

* Assistive products/skills
* Interviews

The assistive products and skills episodes usually either show us how to use our assistive technology better or showcase products on the market for people who are blind or visually impaired. It’s amazing how a few simple techniques can make a real difference in speeding up what I’m doing on my iPhone or my JAWS screenreader. It also makes sense to keep up with what is out there in the market– you never know what apps or gadget may come along and revolutionise your life. Well, okay – I never know what apps and gadgets may come along and revolutionise MY life, but you know what I mean.

Jeff and Pete also conduct interviews with blind and visually impaired people who are out there doing amazing things in the world. I regularly find myself nodding in agreement since the interviews resonate with me so much. As you can imagine, I was overwhelmed when I was offered the chance to be interviewed – thanks, Jeff!

If you’re interested in hearing really inspiring stories of how blind and visually impaired people live extraordinary lives, then give Blind Abilities a listen. I promise you won’t be disappointed!

You can find Blind Abilities on www.blindabilities.com or wherever you download your podcasts.

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