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Longtime Goodwill & ABVI leader announces retirement

There will be a new leader for Goodwill of the Finger Lakes and its affiliate, The Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ABVI) in Rochester. The organization announced on Tuesday that longtime CEO Gidget Hopf will retire June 30, 2020 after nearly 34 years in the position. Officials note that when Hopf joined the organization in 1986, ABVI was the only organization in a 7 county region providing comprehensive vision rehabilitation and employment for people who are blind or visually...

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Enabled #1938: Whodunit? Characters who are Blind, 09/16/19

Sep 16, 2019

In this program you will hear from two famous authors of crime fiction. They will tell what it was like for them to create characters who are blind, characters who actually help figure out “whodunit?” 

EOS #1938: Victor Reader Trek, 09/18/19

Sep 16, 2019

The Victor Reader products from Humanware are digital reading devices for print impaired individuals that come in handheld as well as desktop models.  Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with product manager Robert Panetta about the differences between the various models with a focus on what is special about Humanware’s most advanced model, the Victor Reader Trek.

AARP, New York Times and the Association of Fraud Examiners report on new social security  and robo-call scams, the top 10 scams against seniors and offer a guide to protect  yourself from being a victim.

Pets+Us #1938: Horse Sense, 09/19/19

Sep 16, 2019

We'll learn about caring for an aging horse, and we'll get tips to comfort pets with separation anxiety.

People with prosopagnosia often have difficulty recognizing family members, close friends, and even themselves. A personal essay from a Washington Post staffer about living with face blindness.

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