Blindness

The Tactile Traveler host NIck Isenberg explores how blind and low vision people can protect themselves from the rapidly increasing numbers of bicycles taking over big cities. Free directory assistance for those who their cell phone’s screen. A blind reporter how has figured out how to do his job which requires lots of travel. This episode also covers wide angle cameras, making face masks more comfortable, a very unusual tip for white cains, and how to fly right through Friday the 13th.

Lucas Turner

On this program we learn how you might be able to still get a driver’s license, even if you can’t pass the driver’s license eye test. A way people who are blind in one eye can experience depth. The special problems blind kids have when blind camps are closed because of the coronavirus. How to make zippier Zoom calls. An Asian country welcoming tourists again, with an unusual welcome, and tips on making emergency white cane repairs.

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Because of the world wide reaction to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Memorial day, this entire program is guide on what to do if you are at the wrong place at the wrong time and find yourself in the middle of a demonstration or riot that you don’t want to be in. It also provides suggestions if you are in a demonstration by choice. You can find a link to the show's full transcript by clicking the headline.

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On this month's program we explore social distancing when you can't see six feet, or even at all, Philly Touch Tours, guide dog assembly lines and much, much more. You can find a link to the show's full transcript by clicking the headline.

Lucas Turner

On this month's program, we explore the dynamics of blind people who are being grabbed by sighted people wherever they go. We also receive a guide to 200 Braille trails and sensory gardens, meet the world’s best known blind traveler, get tips on easier ways to find luggage, play a little blind tennis, and get special tips on reducing our chances of getting the Coronavirus.

For a full transcript of for the deaf, click here. Or go to tinyurl.com/tactile5

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Episode 4 of The Tactile Traveler includes more useful advice for navigating the world as a blind or visually-impaired person with stories about the discovery of Charles Bennet syndrome, how-to guide a blind person, tips for eating at restaurants, using white-canes on cobblestone streets, and riding the California Zephyr.

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Episode 3 of The Tactile Traveler features an array of stories produced by Nick Isenberg and KDNK News Director Lucas Turner. These include information on becoming a political delegate, Jason Strother's experience of running a marathon with a guide dog, the app OverTHERE that helps blind people know what is in front of them, questions to ask a driver when getting dropped off, and Nick's trip to the ocularist for a new prosthetic eye.

Dan Simon

"Nicky News" Isenberg provides a unique perspective on travel. Applying journalistic skills acquired while Nick could still see, "The Tactile Traveler" seeks to empower blind and low vision people to explore the world and help the sighted to see the world in a new way. Topics include the Second Annual Six Dot Dash, assessing avalanche damage in the White River National Park, self-driving cars for the blind, and riding the trolley through Denver.