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Canes vs. Guide Dogs

Canes vs. Guide Dogs

2022-09-2251:57

On this episode of Change Makers, we’ll talk about the pros and cons of having a cane vs guide dog, learn how guide dogs are trained and speak with a guide dog owner about her experience. We’ll also preview our upcoming Annual Meeting.On this Podcast (In Order of Appearance)Jeff Fox (Narrator)Sara Brown, APH Public Relations ManagerKevin McCormack, Orientation and Mobility Specialist and Assistive Technology Consultant for the State of KentuckyLeslie Hoskins, Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist and the Outreach Services and Community Engagement Manager at Leader Dogs for the BlindJessica Minneci, APH Communication AssociateAdditional Links Leader Dogs for the BlindTaking the Lead PodcastTactile Town: 3-D O&M KitAccessible Code and Go MouseCodeQuest (iPad App)Crossings with No Traffic ControlAPH Annual Meeting
InSights Art 2022

InSights Art 2022

2022-09-0818:26

On this episode of Change Makers, we're previewing the upcoming InSights Arts competition. We'll learn more about the program and speak to an artist. Then hear about the upcoming Helen Keller Symposium.Podcast Participants (In Order of Appearance)Jack Fox, NarratorSara Brown, APH Public Relations ManagerMeg Outland, APH Visitors services and InSights Art CoordinatorKylie Sykes, InSights ArtistAdditional LinksInSights ArtHidden Legacies of Helen Keller: A Symposium
On this episode of Change Makers, learn about the ways you can ensure success for your child. Back to school season is underway and now's the time people start to wonder what they can do to make sure their child has a great start. Hear about an upcoming Helen Keller symposium and get the latest news and information with JAWS and ZoomText with Partners with Paul. On This Podcast (In Order of Appearance)Jeff Fox, NarratorSara Brown, Host and APH Public Relations ManagerOlaya Landa-Vialard, APH ConnectCenter DirectorMicheal Hudson, APH Museum DirectorPaul Ferrara, APH Communications Accessibility EditorMike Wood, Vispero  Strategic Accounts Manager EducationAdditional LinksConnectCenterKnowing What to Advocate for in an Individualized Education Program (IEP) - Home - FamilyConnectVISTAS Homework HotlineHidden Legacies of Helen Keller - A SymposiumJAWS and ZoomText Now Available for Sale through the APH Website!Teaching Resources - Freedom ScientificFreedom Scientific - K-12 Student of the Month ProgramEmail APH Customer Support
APH Huntington

APH Huntington

2022-08-1126:29

On this episode of Change Makers, we’re learning about APH Huntington. Listen about the service it provides and the impact that it makes.On This Episode (In Order of Appearance) Jeff Fox, NarratorSara Brown, APH Public Relations ManagerLee Huffman, APH Huntington, Senior Strategist, Accessible Technology and Community OutreachAdditional LinksAPH Huntington: Accessible Tech Initiatives in West Virginia
On this episode of Change Makers, we’re getting a sneak peek at a few upcoming APH products that will be available for purchase in the coming months.On this Episode (In Order of Appearance)Jeff Fox, NarratorSara Brown, APH Public Relations ManagerJoe Hodge, APH Technical Product ManagerTyler Maddox, APH Technical Innovations Product ManagerGreg Stilson, APH Head of Global Technology InnovationDonna McClure-Rogers, APH Early Childhood Product ManagerDilip Ramesh, Thinkerbell Lab’s co-founder and CEOSanskriti Dawle, Thinkerbell Lab’s co-founder and CEOAdditional LinksPolly WaitlistJack Hartman Songs: Braille Alphabet  Braille Alphabet WordsignsCustomer Service
On this episode of Change Makers, learn about the National Prison Braille Network. Participants (In Order of Appearance)Jeff Fox, NarratorSara Brown, APH Public Relations ManagerJayma Hawkins, APH National Prison braille Network, Senior DirectorPaul Schroeder, APH Vice President of Impact and OutreachNancy Motherseale,  EOT, Braille Coordinator for Aging and Disability Services, Bureau of Education Services for the Blind in Connecticut Anne Saint,  Sales and Marketing Manager for Connecticut's Correctional Enterprises Additional LinksNational Prison Braille NetworkLouie Database
Acknowledging Bias

Acknowledging Bias

2022-06-2324:16

On this episode of Change Makers, learn what resources APH provides regarding bias and things you can do to be more aware. Podcast Participants (In Order of Appearance)Jeff Fox, NarratorSara Brown, APH Public Relations ManagerAlan Lovell, APH ConnectCenter Information and Referral Services Coordinator Tai Tomasi, APH ABIDE DirectorAdditional LinksConnectCenterBlind Dating While Gay An Introduction to Unconscious Bias
Transition Hub Turns 1

Transition Hub Turns 1

2022-06-0915:53

On this episode of Change Makers we are celebrating the Transition Hub 's one year anniversary. We’ll hear from a Transition Hub official and hear about all the many services and resources it provides and from a student advisory member who uses the Transition Hub regularly.In this Episode (In Order of Appearance)Jeff Fox, NarratorSara Brown, APH Public Relations ManagerRichard Reuda, Digital Content Manager for APH ConnectCenter and CareerConnectPaige Hammock, CareerConnect Student Advisory MemberAdditional LinksTransition HubConnectCenterCareerConnect
On this episode of Change Makers, we are celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week with a focus on Special Education and Orientation and Mobility Specialists. We’ll learn the process to become an Orientation & Mobility Specialist, the need for more, and what opportunities are in the field. We’ll also have a special segment that highlights the new APH Press book, Guidelines and Games.Podcast Participants (In Order of Appearance)Jeff Fox, NarratorSara Brown, APH Public Relations ManagerLauralyn Randles, APH’s Product Manager of Educational Product InnovationDr. Amy Parker, Portland State University’s College of Education, Assistant Professor, Orientation and Mobility Program CoordinatorJess Bryant, APH Press Managing EditorRenae Bjorg, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of North DakotaAdditional Information and LinksOrientation and Mobility Specialist Association (OMSA)National Orientation and Mobility CertificationDonna Brostek Lee, Ph.D. - UK College of EducationTactile Town: 3-D O&M KitCrossings with No Traffic ControlStep-By-Step, Second EditionGuidelines and Games for Teaching Efficient Braille ReadingMobility Matters, 2018Mobility Matters, 2019Mobility Matters, 2020Mobility Matters, 2021Mobility Matters, 2022
 On this episode of Change Makers, we are celebrating the 11th annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day on Thursday, May 19. We’ll learn about the importance of accessibility awareness and how to make your social media more accessible.  After that, we'll learn how to advocate for yourself in the workplace.Podcast Guests (In Order of Appearance)Jeff Fox, NarratorSara Brown, APH Public Relations ManagerTai Tomasi, APH ABIDE DirectorAbby Pullis, APH Digital Engagement ManagerSassy Outwater-Wright,  Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually impaired Executive DirectorAdditional LinksGlobal Accessibility Awareness DayTai TomasiMoving Toward an Accessible Future: Celebrating Global Accessibility Awareness Day (2021)Using PowerPoint with JAWSBuilding Accessible Word DocumentsAccessibility SolutionsMassachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
On this episode of Change Makers, we learning what educational offerings are available for professionals and students. We’ll talk to Amy Campbell, APH’s Learning Management System Administrator and hear the latest news and info, upcoming exciting projects and future goals for The Hive, Access Academy and ExCEL Academy. On this Podcast (In Order of Appearance)Jeff Fox, NarratorSara Brown, APH Public Relations ManagerAmy Campbell, APH Learning Management System AdministratorAdditional LinksThe HiveAccess AcademyExCEL Academy
It's time for the 2022 National Coding Symposium, presented by APH and Partners. We’ll learn what to expect from this year’s event and hear what’s new and exciting. We’ll also speak with one keynote speaker, who invented a well-known computer screen reader. After that, we’ll hear what’s available for students interested in learning how to code. Participants (In Order of Appearance)Jeff Fox, APH Talking Book NarratorSara Brown, APH Public Relations ManagerLeanne Grillot, APH National Director of Outreach ServicesGina Fugate, Maryland School for the Blind’s, Technology & Lego Engineering InstructorKen Perry, APH Senior Software Engineer, Technology Product ResearchJason Martin, Center for Assistive Technology Training, Assistive Technology TrainerTed Henter, Computer Programmer and Businessperson (retired)Tai Tomasi, APH ABIDE DirectorAdditional LinksJAWS for Windows 20th Anniversary VideoAPH Youtube Videos Featuring JAWS2022 National Coding Symposium WebsiteRegister for the 2022 National Coding Symposiumaccessibility@aph.orgttomasi@aph.org
Hello and welcome to Change Makers. On this episode, we're celebrating Arts and Crafts month. Listen as we learn about APH products, new and legacy-wise that help users learn about music and those that help users learn how to create. We’re also learning about InSights Art and its upcoming submission deadline.Podcast Participants (In Order of Appearance)Jeff Fox, NarratorSara Brown, APH Public Relations ManagerLaura Zierer, APH Independent Living and O&M Product ManagerTristan G. Pierce, APH Multiple Disabilities and Physical Education Product ManagerRob Guillen, APH Special ProgramsAdditional LinksA Tune for National Train Day!Feel The BeatMusic Braille Code, 2015, BrailleMusic Braille Flash CardsJoy PlayerPaint Pot PalettePaint by Number Safari ™ – Tropical RainforestBraille BeadsPicture Maker Wheatley Tactile Diagramming KitTactileDoodleInSights ArtEnter InSights Art Contest
In honor of Women’s History Month, Change Makers highlighting Ever Lee Hairston. Hairston came of age during a pivotal time in U.S. history and shares her story of living on a plantation, marching with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., trials and tribulations stemming from her undiagnosed eye issues to finally getting a diagnosis and how attending an NFB conference changed her life.Podcast Participants (In Order of Appearance)Sara Brown, APH Public Relations ManagerEver Lee Hairston, NFB Board of DirectorsAdditional LinksNominate a Leader to the Hall of Fame
GoodMaps 2022 Update

GoodMaps 2022 Update

2022-02-2457:03

On this episode of Change Makers, we're talking to GoodMaps officials. We’ll learn the latest on their new app, what projects they’re working on in the U.K. and what’s next for the accessibility app. This podcast is moderated by Greg Stilson.Participants (In Order of Appearance)Sara Brown, APH Public Relations ManagerGreg Stilson, APH Head of Global InnovationJose Gaztambide, GoodMaps CEOMike May, GoodMaps Chief EvangelistNeil Barnfarther, MBE, GoodMaps Europe, Vice PresidentSteve Ewell, Consumer Technology Association Foundation Executive DirectorAdditional Linkshttp://www.CTAFoundation.tech/https://www.CES.techEmail Addressesinfo@goodmaps.com
Black History Month

Black History Month

2022-02-1040:41

On this episode of Change Makers, we are celebrating Black History Month. We're talking to Denna Lambert who works for NASA headquarters in their Space Technology Mission Directorate, as their DEIA Lead. DEIA stands for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility. Podcast Participants (In Order of Appearance)Sara Brown, APH Public Relations ManagerDenna Lambert, NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate
On this episode of Change Makers, learn why it’s important your child be counted in the upcoming census. We’ll hear from APH officials and talk to an EOT about the upcoming census. Participants (In Order of Appearance)Sara Brown, APH Public Relations ManagerCraig Meador, Ed.D., APH PresidentLeanne Grillot, APH National Director of Outreach ServicesNancy Mothersele, Braille Coordinator, Department of Aging and Disability/Bureau of Education and Services for the BlindPaul Ferrara, APH Communications Accessibility EditorJenine Stanley, Aira Director of CommunicationsAdditional LinksAiraRecording AIRA produced with Mike Hudson about our Museum
On this episode of Change Makers, we’re celebrating braille history with a look at some of our high-tech braille that feature braille technology. We’ll look at a brand-new product that’s in the works, learn what new feature is coming to Chameleon 20 and go waaaaay back and learn about the history of braille. We will also have a check-in with Partner’s With Paul.Participants (In Order of Appearance)Sara Brown, APH Public Relations ManagerDonna McClure-Rogers, APH Early Childhood Product ManagerWilliam Freeman, APH’s Product Manager, Educational Product InnovationMicheal Hudson, APH Museum DirectorPaul Ferrara, CPACC, ADS, Certified Braille TranscriberKim Nova , Mystic Access, Director of Product DevelopmentChris Nova, Mystic Access FounderAdditional LinksChameleon 20hinkerbell LabsMystic Accesshttps://downloads.mysticaccess.com/ From here, you would select “APH products.”
Looking Toward 2022

Looking Toward 2022

2021-12-0901:09:28

This Change Makers episode is looking toward 2022. Listen as we talk to APH officials about what they want to see from renovations, innovations, finances and equality. We also talk to APH committee members about what they want to see for APH in 2022.Participants (In Order of Appearance)Craig Meador, Ed. D, APH PresidentAnne Durham, APH Vice President of Innovation and StrategyPaul Schroeder, APH Vice President Community, Government AffairsTai Tomasi,  APH Director Accessibility, Belonging, Inclusion, Diversity and EquityKathy Segers, Ex Officio Trustee for the State of Tennessee, EPAC Committee MemberScott McCallum, Superintendent at the Washington State School for the Blind, EPAC Committee MemberBeth Pieters, Literacy Consultant for the State of Iowa, Teacher of Visually Impaired, O&M Specialist, ESAC Committee MemberJared Leslie, Director of Media and Development for the Foundation for Blind Children, Ex Officio Trustee for Accounts 8-9 for the Arizona Department of Education, ESAC Committee MemberAdditional LinksEmail Tai Tomasi at Ttomasi@aph.org
Tactile Graphics

Tactile Graphics

2021-11-2444:03

As National Family Literacy Month winds down, Change Makers is discussing tactile literacy. Listen as we learn more about how tactile images are created, recent upgrades to APH’s Tactile Graphic Image Library, what APH products encourage tactile literacy and the process of teaching students tactile literacy.Participants (In Order of Appearance)Sara Brown, APH Public Relations ManagerSally Hart, APH Tactile Graphics DesignerKaren Poppe, APH Tactile Literacy Product ManagerDonna McClure-Rogers, APH Early Childhood Product ManagerElizabeth McCann, Teaching Fellow at the University of Edinburgh, CPD Coordinator for Visual Impairment at Scottish Sensory CenterAdditional Links:The Tactile Graphics Image Library: Helping Students Succeedtgfeedback@aph.orgAPHB - Login for APH Tactile Graphic Image LibrarySetting the Stage for Tactile Understanding, Guidebook, BrailleFlip-Over Concept Books: TEXTURESQuick-Draw PaperPixBlaster embosserGiant Textured Beads with Pattern Matching CardsTactile Treasures Kit, Tactile-Color EditionPicture Maker Wheatley Tactile Diagramming KitTextured Sorting Circles and ShapesAll-In-One BoardWeb ChaseTactileDoodleDRAFTSMAN Tactile Drawing BoardColor-by-Texture Marking MatsAPH - Tactile Skills MatrixTactile Book Builder KitCVI Book Builder KitScottish Sensory Centre websiteScottish Sensory Centre TwitterElizabeth McCann Twitter
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