16 episodes

The Be My Eyes Podcast is about blindness, sight and the sometimes blurry in-between. On this bi-weekly podcast, Will from Be My Eyes talks to interesting and insightful individuals from the blind community to see the world through their eyes. Whether you are sighted, blind or low-vision, tune in to learn much more about accessibility, life with a vision impairment and other exciting topics from the people who know most about it.

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The Be My Eyes Podcast is about blindness, sight and the sometimes blurry in-between. On this bi-weekly podcast, Will from Be My Eyes talks to interesting and insightful individuals from the blind community to see the world through their eyes. Whether you are sighted, blind or low-vision, tune in to learn much more about accessibility, life with a vision impairment and other exciting topics from the people who know most about it.

    How Blind Folks Dealing with the Pandemic?

    How Blind Folks Dealing with the Pandemic?

    In the last two weeks, the whole world has changed. The global economy has all but slammed to a halt, people are locked in their houses and not allowed to leave except for essential tasks, and the self-isolation has presented humans with a whole new set of challenges they probably never imagined having. Today we take an overview look at how the blind community is reacting, share some resources as starting points for blind and low vision folks looking to learn more, and chat with Be My Eyes communications officer Cecilie Skou Anderson about what's going on in Denmark.

    • 25 min
    Sounds Ambitious

    Sounds Ambitious

    What would you do with $25,000? That's what the Holman Prize is all about. Any blind or visually impaired adult in the world can apply – and every year, the LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired in San Francisco grants the Holman Prize to three lucky individuals. Initial submissions for this year’s prize are about to close, and so in honor of its fourth year, we’re sharing exclusive interviews with the three Holman Prizewinners from 2019. Learn more and apply at holmanprize.org.

    • 34 min
    Best Apps, Wearables and the Future of Blind Tech

    Best Apps, Wearables and the Future of Blind Tech

    Podcasters Robin Christopherson (Dot to Dot) and Steven Scott (Double Tap Canada) join forces every week on RNIB Connect radio to talk tech. Both longtime tech early adopters and well-known voices of the UK’s visually impaired community, the two are opinionated, adamant and any other adjective you could conjure up about their devices, tools, gizmos and any other tool you could imagine for making sight-less life a little easier. We caught up with them this week to get the latest and greatest on best apps, smart devices, wearables and other exciting news about blind tech in 2020.

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Is the Music Industry Accessible?

    Is the Music Industry Accessible?

    Byron Harden has a mission: to teach as many blind people as possible to work in recording studios, produce music and edit audio like pros. Working in the music industry might seem like a natural for the visually impaired, but the truth is huge barriers still remain – and Byron runs the only school in the world that specializes in educating blind producers and engineers. When you say “blind,” we all have images of the piano playing, blues singing, street performing visually impaired person that define the stereotype of the blind musician. But unless audio technology and education catches up, blind people will be left out of the modern music industry. Get a full overview on today’s episode, and find out more at ISeeMusic.org.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Blind Girls Can Do Their Own Makeup

    Blind Girls Can Do Their Own Makeup

    Confident; in control; beautiful. Are these words you associate with blindness? When Lucy Edwards became blind in 2013, she didn’t. Over the last five years, though, she’s become the first blind ambassador for Cover Girl, an accomplished journalist, and built up a considerable following on her YouTube channel where she talks about makeup, the beauty industry, self care and how she finds confidence in every day life. On December 28 and 29, Lucy will make history as BBC1’s first-ever blind presenter.

    • 44 min
    Two Blind Brothers Running a Clothing Company

    Two Blind Brothers Running a Clothing Company

    Two Blind Brothers are "obsessed with soft." The 34 and 27 year old entrepreneurs have Stargardt disease, which gradually reduces the central vision and results in functional blindness. and they quit their day jobs a few years ago to pursue 2BB full time as a social enterprise. We caught up with them in Las Vegas this summer to hear about how they got started, their views on being blind in he fashion industry and how being blind actually prepares you to be a great entrepreneur. 

    • 56 min

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