Homepages by the Blind
Blind Cool Tech
Website - Blind Cool Tech
Description - Blind Cool Tech is a podcast that brings some fun, education, and variety into your mp3 player. The show provides interviews, brings you along on sound seeing tours, and discusses life and cool technology, especially technology that blind people can use. If you just want to check out one or two episodes, just go to the podcasts' web page and click on the episode name you want to hear. This should open Media Player and begin playing the file. If you want each new episode delivered to your machine, you must first download and install "podcatching" software. Then, once you run the podcatcher, add the address of the rss feed to the software. Vist the website for more technical information on podcasting.
BLINDSPOTS: Movie Reviews for Visually Impaired People
Description - In 1995 I wrote an article called "Movies, Anyone?" for "Dialogue," a magazine for and by blind and visually impaired people. My intent was to get as many blind and visually impaired people to realize that going to the movies is a realistic option for an enjoyable afternoon or evening out. The response to the article was good, so I decided to start doing movie reviews and rating them, based on my ability to follow the picture with the aid of a sighted assistant. I've been publishing the movie reviews locally in my home town and in Dialogue and, again the response has been excellent. So, I decided to put it out on the net for all blind and visually impaired computer users. I rate movies on a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being a movie that is next to impossible to follow, even with the best sighted assistant, and 10 being a movie that a blind person could follow and enjoy without any assistance from someone with sight. Usually any rating from 6 and higher will be workable with a sighted assistant. The movie reviews on this home page will not make judgments about profanity, violence or sexuality. Our sole concern is to inform viewers about the ease or difficulty that visually impaired people will experience while following the story.
Brian's Eye Story -- A Personal Encounter with Age-related Macular Degeneration and Choroidal Neo-Vascularization
Description - In these pages I shall tell you about an eye disease that I developed and how I came to grips with it. I spent the better part of a month scouring the Internet for information relating to AMD and CNV in hopes of understanding what my future held. I have included numerous links to other AMD and Ophthalmology pages and I'll show you some really gross pictures of my own eyes if you like. If you know what to watch out for, you might be able to receive treatment before its too late.
The V.I.P. Lounge
Website - The V.I.P. Lounge
Description - Pull up a chair and make yourself comfortable. I'm your host V.I.P.(Visually Impaired Person) with R.P. (Retinitis Pigmentosa). For those who do not know, this means I am slowly losing my eyesight. I am not sure how much time I have left before I go completely blind, but I am told it is inevitable (so the doctors say). I will be filling this site up with as much useful information as I can find. If you feel you have something that would be beneficial to VIP's, please email me and I will post it on this site.