As a woman who gained a visual impairment as an adult, I continue to seek out resources. Podcasts fill this information gap. Programs can serve as an outlet for education as well as entertainment. Here are a few shows I listen to regularly which are produced and/or hosted by people with disabilities:
Ouch: Disability Talk features a panel discussing current issues and topics in the disability community. Humor is not kept to a minimum.
Vital stats: Weekly show which lasts about 20 minutes for the “Inside Ouch” features and about 50 minutes for the full programs.
Podcast website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02r6yqw/episodes/downloads
BBC Radio 4 – In Touch hosted by, “Peter White with news and information for blind and partially sighted people.” Great, short interviews.
Vital stats: Weekly show lasts about 20 minutes per episode.
Podcast website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qxww/episodes/downloads
How to Be Blind, which is a collection of shows with different focuses. My favorite is the We’re Still Talking all-ladies panel.
Vital stats: Most of the panel shows are monthly and last from 30 to 50 minutes. The other tech updates and random tips and guides can appear weekly and are as short as a couple of minutes each.
Podcast website: http://htb2.com/podcasts/
RIP, High Contrast. It was a podcast featuring a panel of people with visual impairments, but it ended. Its archives are still online as of today.
Would you ever listen to a podcast about living with a disability? What would you want to find out from a particular show? Is there a program about disability that you listen to that I did not mention? Tell me about it.
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Sounds like “Ouch” may provide much needed comedy relief? Love humor especially when dealing with soemthing as heavy as vision loss.
Ouch is well-produced and I highly recommend it. I laugh out loud frequently when I tune in.
Some aspects of modern technology – like this – are so wonderful!
When tech is great, it really makes life more enjoyable.