We begin this episode by sharing about our March 2020 free event. this time, we’ll be discussing and demonstrating the Leasey scripts available for JAWS. Brian Hartgen is kindly providing a recorded presentation to be shared in class, and we’ll also be demonstrating Leasey and answering questions. If you’re unfamiliar with Leasey, or would like to learn more about how it can bring more convenience, fun and ease to using your PC, we’d love for you to join us. All info will be shared on our Events mailing list, which you may subscribe to from any page of our site.
We’re also proud to announce that Mystic Access is now a distributor for the BlindShell Classic phone. If you’re looking for an intuitive cell phone with full speech, tactile buttons and a rich set of features, or would just like to make calls and send texts with greater ease, this phone could be for you. We not only distribute the BlindShell, but also created a free six-hour comprehensive audio tutorial to walk you through orientation, configuration and features. So essentially, you can try before you buy. If you appreciate the tutorial and it convinces you that the BlindShell would meet your needs, we’d be delighted to send one to you. We also provide a cool addon service that we describe in the podcast which you may find very helpful in getting started with your new phone.
Next, we venture into the magic castle for an inspiring interview with Elizabeth Lam. We don’t feature interviews about a person’s journey through sight loss as a rule, but Liz’s story and can-do attitude have truly inspired us, and we thought what she has to share may serve as a powerful and helpful message to many who have lost physical sight, or who struggle with blindness. We’re so proud that she’s our client, and are excited to introduce her to all of you. Liz shares about herself, her dramatic sight loss, the re-building of her life through support from the Society for the Blind, and advice to support others on similar journeys. She also shares about an upcoming PBS documentary in which she and her Society instructor, Randy Owen, are prominently featured, airing on April 15, 2020.
Another resource mentioned in this interview is the book Crashing Through, about the life and sight journey of Mike May. While the above is the BARD link, it’s also available through Bookshare.
We hope you enjoy our conversation with Liz, and, as always, thanks for listening!
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