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Podcast Resources for people with vision loss: Entertained & Informed

May 17, 2021

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Podcasts are a great way for you to be both entertained and informed about targeted areas of interest, right on your own digital device.  If you are dealing with vision loss, either long term or more recent, there likely is a podcast to help you adjust to life with limited vision.  Whether you are interested in the latest accessible technology, dealing with the emotions of vision loss, or want to explore new ways to do things or accessible places to visit, there’s likely a podcast for that as well!  Here is a listing of a variety of podcasts you may wish to check out to keep up to date on all things vision-related.  Here’s another list of even more podcasts on blindness…just click here.

13 Letters  This podcast can get a bit tech-heavy, but it’s a great way to learn about web accessibility and how it works and has changed over the years.

ACB Reports  Monthly reports produced by the American Council of the Blind.

The ADNA Presents: Know Your Narrator  Get to know your narrator - The Audio Description Narrators of America presents this interview series with your favorite narrators.

A Step Forward This podcast made for and by Orientation and Mobility Specialists, can be enjoyed by anyone interested in helping those who are blind and visually impaired, staying focused and productive, and new things happening in the O&M field.

Accessible computer (UK) Technology training for people with visual impairments. Smart speakers have become one of the most popular and useful devices today. Simply talking to this intelligent device can help you find out just about anything, you can shop, organize your calendar and much more.

Airacast This podcast focuses on new updates on the app, tips, and tricks on how to make your use of AIRA the most effective, and even audio described museum tours! 

AppleVis  A podcast about everything Apple and Accessibility! You’ll hear the latest updates from Apple from an accessibility standpoint as well as tips like saving an audio message on your iPhone to all the latest updates to Apple!

Be My Eyes  A great podcast about blindness, sight loss, and what it means to be a person who is blind or visually impaired today. The podcast takes an interview format, interviewing those in the blind and visually impaired community doing amazing things.

Blind Alive   This fitness podcast discusses wellness topics and how it relates to the sighted and blind. Topics range from cooking to health and wellness.  Episodes are informative, and relevant to persons with visual impairment.  The commentator is a person with visual impairments and is very inquisitive with her guests.  

Blind Bargains  Discusses the biggest names, latest news, and insights from the field of blindness. The hosts, who are both visually impaired, use humor and personal insight into how the products work, and ways they use them. 

Blind Storm (Indonesia) I'm Eka, a visually impaired girl from Indonesia. Generally, we talk about the life of the blinds such as accessibility, adaptive technology, love, family, sexual and reproductive health and rights and stuff. But we also discuss news, diary of today, role models, disability corner and other crazy stuff.

Blind Like Me  A tech app to help the visually impaired and blind.

Blind Tech Guys  Here to bridge the gap for blind and visually impaired users of technology, we discuss all things related to tech; however, we mainly focus on Android, iOS and mobile devices from a blind and visually impaired perspective.

Bumping into Walls  A monthly, conversation-style spoken word program about living with vision loss, the challenges, the successes, and the day-to-day walls we all bump into.

Canadialog (Canada) Co-hosts Alexandre Bellemare and Olivier D'Anjou offer tips and tricks in the daily use of assistive technologies for the blind and low vision users. You'll learn about Braille displays, screen readers (JAWS, NVDA, VoiceOver, TalkBack), OCR technologies, recent technology innovations, and much more.

Chenelle’s Language Learning Journey   Host Chenelle Hancock dives into what it’s like learning a language for those who are blind or visually impaired.

Cooking in the Dark  A cooking show for all the blind and visually impaired foodies out there. Join them as they make any kind of recipe, and show you helpful tips too.

Eyes on Success with Nancy and Peter Torpey   This weekly podcast covers a variety of topics of interest to those with vision loss from technology to services, even on-site explorations of accessible places. Hosts Nancy (sighted) and Peter (blind) are Ph.D.’s in Physics who retired from Xerox Corporation after over 25 years in corporate research.

Flying Blind  My name is Jessica and I am here to tell my story of my disability to inspire people and help someone who is going through a similar experience.

FSCast   Freedom Scientific’s Official podcast.

Inform & Connect  AFB’s ongoing series created to foster togetherness and camaraderie within the blindness community through informal storytelling and learning about relevant and interesting topics.

Life After Blindness  A resource to those who are blind or visually impaired as well as their sighted family and friends.

Life After Sight Loss Radio  If you are a person who's life has been directly affected by physical sight loss, then this is for you! Whether you are the VIP (Visually Impaired Person) or a Sighted Supporter, LASLR is the place to find encouragement and information on discovering life after sight loss. Join co-hosts Derek and April who share their own lessons about living with sight loss.

The Lowe Down with Kevin Lowe  Through the eyes of the blind… See the world from a different view. Look at life from a different angle. And get to know people in a different way! Kevin has experienced life both as someone who can see, and now cannot. But as you will soon discover through entertaining stories, engaging conversations, and inspiring moments perhaps Kevin now sees more of this life than perfect sight could ever allow.

NFB Newsline Tech  This feed was created by mixing existing feeds from various sources.

Out of Sight  You're going blind or are already blind. So am I. Too bad there wasn't a 'Going Blind For Dummies' when I was out of sight. Join me for interviews, hot topics and all things visually impaired!

Playback Magazine  (Scotland) A free monthly audio magazine for visually-impaired people. We cover a wide range of subject matters from sport, technology, music, etc.

Reid my Mind Focuses on all kinds of stories of those with disabilities, but specifically the blind and visually impaired. Host Thomas Reid provides his own commentary as a person who is blind.

Ripple Effects: Travelers with Disabilities Abroad is a podcast dedicated to those traveling abroad with a disability and the positive effects that can have on a single person or society.  

SeroTalk Tech Chats   A podcast and interactive blog on the accessible digital lifestyle, produced by Serotek, the Accessibility Anywhere people

Sight Attendant  An exploration of the difference between how blind and sighted people consume movies and television. While some TV shows and films have audio description for the blind, several do not.

That Blind Tech Show    Insights and professional opinions on the latest technology that is helping the blind and visually impaired community from the perspective of a host who is blind.

The Tommy Edison Experience   Popular YouTuber Tommy Edison uses his one-of-a-kind sense of humor and his life experiences to answer questions about managing daily tasks without sight.

VI Talk  (UK) VI Talk is aimed at anyone with a visual impairment, anyone who knows someone who is visually impaired or anyone who has connections with an organization or group that offers services or support to visually impaired people.

We’re Alive  A fiction podcast filled with audio descriptions throughout, especially if you’re looking for something dystopian and drama-filled!