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A special note from the IRS
We have been asked to pass along the following message to our listeners from the IRS about accessible tax forms and assistance:
IRS Provides Online Services for People with Disabilities
People who are blind or visually impaired can download hundreds of the most popular federal tax forms and publications at the IRS
These products range from accessible PDFs to e-Braille and HTML formats and are accessible using screen reading software and refreshable Braille displays. Watch a
introducing you to products and services available for people with disabilities.
In an earlier episode of Eyes On Success we featured an interview with a representative from the IRS who outlined these services. Click on the link below to find a summary of that show along with links to the audio and show notes for that episode:
Show #1609: Services for Preparing Your Taxes (Feb. 24, 2016)
This Week's Show:
1708 DictationBridge (Feb. 15, 2017)
Microsoft Windows now comes with built in speech recognition. Unfortunately, on its own, it is difficult to use with a screen reader. DictationBridge is a free program that solves this problem using most popular screen readers. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey speak with Lucy Greco, a member of the team that created the technology, about how it works.
About Eyes On Success:
This half-hour weekly radio program and podcast discusses products, services and daily living tips for people with vision loss. It is available through radio reading services across the US and Canada, via 3 internet streaming services, and to everybody else as a podcast at the
link above. To date, the show has been downloaded in all 50 states in the US, 8 Canadian provinces and over 90 other countries on all
the inhabited continents. Eyes On Success is hosted and produced by Peter Torpey and Nancy Goodman Torpey and distributed
by WXXI Reachout Radio in Rochester, NY.
Topics range from detailed descriptions of adaptive equipment and programs such as screen readers and portable Braille displays to discussions of various accessible reading materials to personal stories of engaging in extreme sports and other hobbies. There's something for everyone on Eyes On Success.
Eyes On Success has been airing weekly since January 2011. Prior to January 2013 the name of the show was ViewPoints. Other than the name, nothing has changed.
Eyes On Success, then known as ViewPoints, was awarded the 2012 Program of the Year Award in the Consumer Information category from the International Association of Audio Information Services (IAAIS) for show #1242 about Downloading and Reading Books on a Smart Phone.
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About The Logo: The logo is a black square with rounded corners and has the letters EOS in silver across the top with 4 silver lines fanning out downwards from the bottom of the O. Since the initials of the show's name (Eyes On Success) spell the name of the Greek goddess of the dawn (EOS), the logo was designed to give the impression of a sunrise which in turn provides a positive uplifting feeling in keeping with the theme of the show. Each episode is basically a success story. Some are human stories of visually impaired people's accomplishments. Others are descriptions of adaptive aids that enable visually impaired people to achieve things. In all cases, the focus is on success. We are grateful to our daughter Allison for the graphic design work.
About The Hosts: The Torpey's both have PhD's in Physics and retired from Xerox Corporation after
over 25 years in corporate research. Nancy is sighted and Pete is blind, and they've been learning together for many years. Pete and Nancy have two adult children, and they love to travel, hike and enjoy music together.
Here are photos of them snowshoeing near the Erie Canal, in their backyard and in their home studio recording Eyes On Success.
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