A glimpse into visually impaired life in a visual world. Host Avery Berschauer shares her personal experience and explores other topics around diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.
Would You Rather Be Blind or Deaf?
At some point, you've probably asked yourself or friends would you rather be blind or deaf. It is a loaded question with a lot to consider. Avery invites Andrea Lambrecht back to the podcast to discuss. Find out what someone blind and someone with a hearing impairment have to say on the matter.
Netflix & Chill: The Magic of Audio Descriptions
Watching movies and TV is a huge part of pop culture. Meeting someone and finding out you have the same favorite show immediately helps you build rapport. However, “watching” something is a visual act. How does someone who is blind or visually impaired watch movies or television shows? Avery goes into utilizing audio descriptions on streaming platforms, what it was like before audio descriptions, what it is like after, and which streaming services stand out in this area.
If you would like to enable audio descriptions on a platform or find titles with audio descriptions, use the resources below to learn more.
Audio Description for TV Shows and Movies - Netflix Help CenterHow to Use Audio Descriptions with Downloads - Netflix Help CenterUse Audio Descriptions on Apple TVAccessibility Features on HBO MaxAudio Descriptions for Movies and Shows on HuluHow to Turn on Accessibility Features like Closed Captioning and Audio Descriptions on Paramount+?How to Turn Audio Descriptions On Disney+Disney+ Titles with Audio DescriptionsPeacock Audio Description Titles
Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution
This month's installment of The More You Know Series takes a look at Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution. Avery recaps and shares her reactions to this award-winning documentary. For those interested in watching the film, it can be found on Netflix.
Would I Change Being Blind?
People with disabilities are used to being questioned about potential cures or treatments that could improve their current condition. While the mindset of needing to "fix" someone is a key part of ableism, medical discoveries are made every day. Choosing to lessen a disability is a personal one. Avery shares her feelings on if she would want to no longer be blind.
What is Ableism?
We’re all familiar with racism and sexism, but what about ableism? Avery goes over the definition, how it shows up in society, and what can be done to combat it.
You Have to Love What You Do
Love what you do. It seems so simple, so why does it seem so hard at times? Everyone strives to be passionate about their work, but Avery makes the case for why it is even more important for members of marginalized communities to find work they love.
Favorite podcast of 2021
Avery discusses very important topics about being blind and more. It’s a nice listen. Each episode is very engaging , and I’m always up for hearing what she has to say . Good job Avery! :)
Avery let’s us walk in her shoes so we can empathize, and understand. Entertaining, and thought provoking.
Very good and interesting perspective.