Welcome to Vision Insights, a podcast produced by Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Vision Insights is a podcast that examines issues and concerns facing the blind and visually impaired community. On each episode, Senior Vice President for External Relations Cameron Sisser, will explore new developments in health, education and technology, benefiting the blind. Cameron will also be joined by some very special people who teach us everyday that it's possible to see without sight.
We welcome your questions, comments, and suggestions by emailing CSisser@miamilighthouse.org.
Miami Lighthouse United Voices Choir - A Vision for the Holidays
A holiday album recorded by the Miami Lighthouse United Voices Choir. Happy holidays!
IntroductionWhite ChristmasHava NagilaJingle BellsSilent NightO Holy NightO Come, All Ye FaithfulJoy to the World
Miami Lighthouse For The BlindVirginia JackoCarlos Camacho
Oman PedreiraVigarie KendricksGerardo UbiedaAntonio Cobo
Recording by Antonio Cobo, Victor Castillo & Gerardo Ubieda
Mixing by Victor Castillo & Gerardo Ubieda
Mastering by Oman Pedreira & Victor Castillo
Guitar, voices, all instruments, arrangements and production of the track “Hava Nagila” by Antonio Cobo
Introduction voice by Cameron Sisser
Vigarie Kendricks..........Piano and keyboards.
Victor Castillo..........Hammond Organ, keyboards and electronics.
Miguela Angel Echevarreneta..........Bass
Oman Pedreira..........Violin y Piano
Gerardo Ubieda.........Drums, percussion and loops.
United Voices Are:
Alesia Smith..........Lead vocal
Robert Ferron..........Lead Vocal
Joannie M Holmes
A Discussion on the World of Ridesharing Through the Lens of Accessibility and Equity for the Blind
We interview three guests who have a unique viewpoint on making ride-sharing more accessible and inclusive for the blind and visually impaired. Briana Gilmore is a trailblazer in the realm of accessibility and public policy. As the Head of Public Policy, Accessibility & Marginalized Communities at Uber, Briana has been instrumental in shaping the policies that drive equitable and inclusive transportation options for all. She's a driving force behind the initiatives that ensure ridesharing is a viable, safe, and convenient option for the blind and visually impaired community.
Chris Yoon is a passionate advocate for accessibility in transportation. Chris is Product Manager on Uber's Product Equity team, where he's dedicated to creating innovative solutions that empower riders and drivers alike, regardless of their abilities. Chris's expertise lies in bridging the gap between technology and accessibility, and we're thrilled to have him share his insights today.
Oseas De Leon has been a computer and braille instructor at Miami Lighthouse for over 15 years. He is blind and travels independently using a variety of transportation methods including ride sharing. Uber has been a great help to Oseas when other methods of transportation do not work, and we are excited to hear his perspective on ridesharing.
A discussion on employment training and work opportunities for the disabled
We interview three guests whose experiences have informed their viewpoints on training and employing the disabled.
Jonathan Villalobos is a visually impaired resident of Kendall, Florida, who lost his eye sight seven years ago and is now gainfully employed after completing life skills and job readiness training at Miami Lighthouse for the Blind.
David Wagner is South Florida Market President of Florida Blue, overseeing operations in eight counties from the Treasure Coast to the Keys. David has been involved in his company’s hiring and job retention practices for persons with disabilities.
And Carol Brady-Simmons is Miami Lighthouse’s Chief Program Officer, overseeing our organization’s various employment training programs with more than 30 years of experience in educating persons with visual challenges.
Job Readiness and Job Placement classes at Miami Lighthouse can be found here https://www.miamilighthouse.org/Adult_Services.asp
A Heart-to-Heart Discussion with Former Governor of New York David Paterson
David Paterson was the first legally blind person to be sworn in as governor of a U.S. state and the first African American governor of New York.
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A Discussion with Two Truly Daring Adventurers
Shawn Cheshire is a blind Paralympian who has competed on the national and international levels in tandem cycling, biathlon, rowing, and other sports. Kaiya Armstrong, a visually impaired pilot who recently fulfilled a personal dream by flying a small airplane cross country from Arizona to Washington, D.C.
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A Discussion About the Arts at Miami Lighthouse for the Blind
Christine Stiefel, a prominent South Florida philanthropist, art connoisseur and Founder & President of the Wildflower Foundation. Aaron Hill, Senior Group Health & Activities Instructor and arts specialist at Miami Lighthouse.
To donate to Miami Lighthouse's Arts Programs visit https://secure.miamilighthouse.org/Donations.asp