Podcasting has been an interest to kids with visual impairments here at the Kansas State School for the Blind for several years. We recently purchased the equipment and we are starting this spring, 2020. To start, our first episode will focus on “Discovering Podcasting” and getting it started. Topics will vary with each episode, so stay tuned for more.
E10 | June 27, 2020
Joe Cioffi spent over 30 years immersed in the deafblind world: as an advocate, a product developer, and a teacher of independent travel skills and tactile communication skills to deafblind youth and adults. He is the CEO of ClickAndGo Wayfinding is dedicated to bringing independent mobility to everyone–regardless of their ability and at no cost to the user.
Our discussion today talked briefly of his background and how Way Finding evolved in his life and business
E9 | June 19, 2020
Technology Education and Literacy in Schools (TEALS) is a Microsoft Philanthropies program that connects classroom teachers with tech-industry volunteers to create sustainable CS programs. During this episode, the TEALS team shared about the JAVA class that was taught at KSSB, how the instructors got into coding, and the importance of accessibility.
Allison Hartnett, Regional Manager with TEALS, mentioned the new Computer Science course that will be taught online with KSSB this Fall, 2020 during the afternoon after school hours to make it more accessible.
E8 | May 28, 2020
John Panereez, owner of Mac for the Blind, stopped by the virtual studio to discuss how he founded Mac for the Blind, what he did before becoming a certified trainer through Apple, and his views on accessibility of Apple products.
E7 | May 25, 2020
Robert Beach is an assistive technology specialist at the Kansas City Community College, who has trained and assisted students during their early college years. He has worked with other agencies such as Envision and the Kansas State School for the Blind to help improve student readiness in technology before leaving the high school years. During this episode, Robert Beach shares his insights.
E5 | May 8, 2020
The Discover Podcasting team is joined by Tyler Merren, who has competed three times in the Paralympics, playing Goalball on a team through the United States Association For Blind Athletes. We cover his new fitness training project, his experience with self-advocacy, his time spent playing Goalball, his love of sports, and much, much more.