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The Tactile Traveler

The Tactile Traveler

By Nick Isenberg
The goal of this podcast is to empower blind and low-vision people to explore the world, and help our sighted friends see the world in a new way.

Frequently, as people lose their eyesight, they become more and more isolated. The Tactile Traveler hopes to empower people, not only to go literally around the world, but around the block to new adventures in their lives.
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The Tactile Traveler #9 - Low Vision Driving, Holograms, Blind Summer Camps, COVID-19 Tourism, & White Cane Repairs

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The Tactile Traveler #33 - Lost Person Behavior with Robert J. Koester, Ph.D., and Getting On The Back Seat of a Tandem Bike
In this episode, we'll discuss lost person behavior and what to do when you’re blind and lost, Robert J. Koester, Ph.D. - the ultimate expert on how people are likely to behave when they get lost and getting on the back seat of a tandem bike.
26:31
September 06, 2022
Tactile Traveler #32 - How to Swim in the Ocean as a Blind Person, A Trip to the Tasting Garden & Remembering Kat Bradbury
In this episode, we'll discuss how to swim in the ocean when you're blind, and a trip to a tasting, or food source, garden.  In memory of Kat Bradbury who made The Tractile Traveler possible.
26:30
August 02, 2022
Tactile Traveler #31 - What To Do In An Active Shooter Situation, Natural Disasters, Riding a Bicycle, & the Blind Driver Challenge
What to do if you’re blind in an active shooter situation. A follow-up on our responsibilities in a natural disaster, like a hurricane or forest fire. How to ride a bicycle with only 10% field of vision. Blind race car driver, Dan Parker, has met the Blind Driver Challenge, and his newest challenge.
26:30
July 05, 2022
Tactile Traveler #30 - Natural Disasters, Loosing Your Cell Phone, Keeping Track of Your Medicine, & Computers for the Blind
Our responsibilities during natural disasters like hurricanes or forest fires How to keep from loosing your cell phone Using folding hanging cosmetic cases to keep track of your medicine Computers for the Blind and Blind race car driver Dan Parker has met the Blind Drivers Challenge
36:34
June 07, 2022
Tactile Traveler #29 - Summer Edition, Glenwood Springs
In this Episode: Summer Edition; Why Glenwood Springs Colorado is one of the best tourist destinations for blind travelers because of all the experiential things to do there.  
26:34
May 03, 2022
Tactile Traveler #28 - Charles Bonnet Syndrome, Trip to a Car Show, Eating with Chopsticks
How Charles Bonnet Syndrome affects your life Free help with home COVID test from Aira Taking a trip to a car show How to eat with chopsticks
26:51
April 14, 2022
Tactile Traveler #27 - Trucker Convoys, Little Screens, Silverware
In this Episode: What its like being blind in the truckers convoys in Ottawa, Canada. How little screens can make a big difference in your life. And, how to eat with silverware. The transcript of this episode will be available at the link below. Tactile Traveler 27 Transcript Link The goal of this podcast is to empower blind and low-vision people to explore the world, and help our sighted friends see the world in a new way.  Frequently, as people lose their eyesight, they become more and more isolated. The Tactile Traveler hopes to empower people, not only to go literally around the world, but around the block to new adventures in their lives. All episodes of this program are available at anchor.fm/thetactiletraveler We’d like you to weigh in on how were doing. Please let us know by sending an e-mail to thetactiletraveler@gmail.com we spell traveler the American way with one “L.” Transcripts of this program are also available for our deaf listeners by searching The Tactile Traveler in any search engine. This program is also being broadcast on the Audio Information Network of Colorado and in additional states. It’s also available by typing The Tactile Traveler into any search engine and available wherever you get podcasts and by asking your smart speaker for THE TACTILE TRAVELER podcast.
26:30
March 01, 2022
Tactile Traveler #26 - Erik Weihenmayer, Goat Yoga, Dialing Phone Extensions
In this Episode: Breaking our mental barriers with Erik Weihenmayer, the first blind person to climb Mt. Everest, Goat yoga, and dialing telephone extensions. The transcript of this episode will be available at the link below. Tactile Traveler 26 Transcript Link The goal of this podcast is to empower blind and low-vision people to explore the world, and help our sighted friends see the world in a new way.  Frequently, as people lose their eyesight, they become more and more isolated. The Tactile Traveler hopes to empower people, not only to go literally around the world, but around the block to new adventures in their lives. All episodes of this program are available at anchor.fm/thetactiletraveler We’d like you to weigh in on how were doing. Please let us know by sending an e-mail to thetactiletraveler@gmail.com we spell traveler the American way with one “L.” Transcripts of this program are also available for our deaf listeners by searching The Tactile Traveler in any search engine. This program is also being broadcast on the Audio Information Network of Colorado and in additional states. It’s also available by typing The Tactile Traveler into any search engine and available wherever you get podcasts and by asking your smart speaker for THE TACTILE TRAVELER podcast.
26:30
February 01, 2022
Tactile Traveler #25 - Glenwood Springs Special
In this special edition of the Tactile Traveler we’re explaining why Glenwood Springs is one of the best tourist destinations in the world for blind travelers because of all its experiential opportunities. The transcript of this episode will be available at the link below. Tactile Traveler 25 Transcript Link The goal of this podcast is to empower blind and low-vision people to explore the world, and help our sighted friends see the world in a new way.  Frequently, as people lose their eyesight, they become more and more isolated. The Tactile Traveler hopes to empower people, not only to go literally around the world, but around the block to new adventures in their lives. All episodes of this program are available at anchor.fm/thetactiletraveler We’d like you to weigh in on how were doing. Please let us know by sending an e-mail to thetactiletraveler@gmail.com we spell traveler the American way with one “L.” Transcripts of this program are also available for our deaf listeners by searching The Tactile Traveler in any search engine. This program is also being broadcast on the Audio Information Network of Colorado and in additional states. It’s also available by typing The Tactile Traveler into any search engine and available wherever you get podcasts and by asking your smart speaker for THE TACTILE TRAVELER podcast.
26:28
January 03, 2022
Tactile Traveler #24 - Orthotics, Oxygen Concentrators, AIRA Friendly Airports & New Years Eve
In this Episode: How orthotics may reduce the need for knee and hip replacements. How to move an oxygen concentrator. Airports where you can use AIRA for free outside of the United States, and, you don’t have to be alone on New Year’s Eve. The transcript of this episode will be available at the link below. Tactile Traveler 24 Transcript Link The goal of this podcast is to empower blind and low-vision people to explore the world, and help our sighted friends see the world in a new way.  Frequently, as people lose their eyesight, they become more and more isolated. The Tactile Traveler hopes to empower people, not only to go literally around the world, but around the block to new adventures in their lives. All episodes of this program are available at anchor.fm/thetactiletraveler We’d like you to weigh in on how were doing. Please let us know by sending an e-mail to thetactiletraveler@gmail.com we spell traveler the American way with one “L.” Transcripts of this program are also available for our deaf listeners by searching The Tactile Traveler in any search engine. This program is also being broadcast on the Audio Information Network of Colorado and in additional states. It’s also available by typing The Tactile Traveler into any search engine and available wherever you get podcasts and by asking your smart speaker for THE TACTILE TRAVELER podcast.
26:23
December 07, 2021
Tactile Traveler #24 - Orthotics, Oxygen Concentrators, AIRA Friendly Airports and New Years Eve
In this Episode: How orthotics may reduce the need for knee and hip replacements. How to move an oxygen concentrator. Airports where you can use AIRA for free outside of the United States, and, you don’t have to be alone on New Year’s Eve. The transcript of this episode will be available at the link below. Tactile Traveler 24 Transcript Link The goal of this podcast is to empower blind and low-vision people to explore the world, and help our sighted friends see the world in a new way.  Frequently, as people lose their eyesight, they become more and more isolated. The Tactile Traveler hopes to empower people, not only to go literally around the world, but around the block to new adventures in their lives. All episodes of this program are available at anchor.fm/thetactiletraveler We’d like you to weigh in on how were doing. Please let us know by sending an e-mail to thetactiletraveler@gmail.com we spell traveler the American way with one “L.” Transcripts of this program are also available for our deaf listeners by searching The Tactile Traveler in any search engine. This program is also being broadcast on the Audio Information Network of Colorado and in additional states. It’s also available by typing The Tactile Traveler into any search engine and available wherever you get podcasts and by asking your smart speaker for THE TACTILE TRAVELER podcast.
26:26
December 07, 2021
Tactile Traveler #23 - Being Assertive, Futuristic Subway Station & Better Description Techniques
In this Episode: How being assertive can make life more fun for both blind and sighted people. The subway station of the future for blind and low vision riders is already here in a city in South Korea, and insights on better ways to describe things to those of us who can’t see them The transcript of this episode will be available at the link below. Tactile Traveler 23 Transcript Link The goal of this podcast is to empower blind and low-vision people to  explore the world, and help our sighted friends see the world in a new  way.  Frequently, as people lose their eyesight, they become  more and more isolated. The Tactile Traveler hopes to empower people,  not only to go literally around the world, but around the block to new  adventures in their lives. All episodes of this program are available at anchor.fm/thetactiletraveler We’d like you to weigh in on how were doing. Please let us know by sending an e-mail to thetactiletraveler@gmail.com we spell traveler the American way with one “L.” Transcripts of this program are also available for our deaf listeners by searching The Tactile Traveler in any search engine. This program is also being broadcast on the Audio Information Network of Colorado and in additional states. It’s also available by typing The Tactile Traveler into any search engine and available wherever you get podcasts and by asking your smart speaker for THE TACTILE TRAVELER podcast.
26:30
October 27, 2021
Tactile Traveler #22 - Comparing Canes & Guide Dogs, Knee & Hip Replacements, Oxygen Concentrators, Go Go Grandparent
In this Episode: A way to reduce knee and hip replacements. The difference between traveling with a white cane and a guide dog. How to move an oxygen concentrator and “Go Go Grandparent.” The transcript of this episode will be available at the link below. Tactile Traveler 22 Transcript Link The goal of this podcast is to empower blind and low-vision people to  explore the world, and help our sighted friends see the world in a new  way.  Frequently, as people lose their eyesight, they become  more and more isolated. The Tactile Traveler hopes to empower people,  not only to go literally around the world, but around the block to new  adventures in their lives. All episodes of this program are available at anchor.fm/thetactiletraveler We’d like you to weigh in on how were doing. Please let us know by sending an e-mail to thetactiletraveler@gmail.com we spell traveler the American way with one “L.” Transcripts of this program are also available for our deaf listeners by searching The Tactile Traveler in any search engine. This program is also being broadcast on the Audio Information Network of Colorado and in additional states. It’s also available by typing The Tactile Traveler into any search engine and available wherever you get podcasts and by asking your smart speaker for THE TACTILE TRAVELER podcast.
26:30
October 04, 2021
Tactile Traveler #21 - Hurricane preparedness, medical luggage, sports with friends & tactile art with Rishika Kirk
In this Episode: What to do if you’re blind and get caught in a hurricane. Free medical luggage. How to make watching sports with friends more fun, and tactile art with Rishika Kartik The transcript of this episode will be available at the link below. Tactile Traveler 21 Transcript Link The goal of this podcast is to empower blind and low-vision people to  explore the world, and help our sighted friends see the world in a new  way.  Frequently, as people lose their eyesight, they become  more and more isolated. The Tactile Traveler hopes to empower people,  not only to go literally around the world, but around the block to new  adventures in their lives. All episodes of this program are available at anchor.fm/thetactiletraveler We’d like you to weigh in on how were doing. Please let us know by sending an e-mail to thetactiletraveler@gmail.com we spell traveler the American way with one “L.” Transcripts of this program are also available for our deaf listeners by searching The Tactile Traveler in any search engine. This program is also being broadcast on the Audio Information Network of Colorado and in additional states. It’s also available by typing The Tactile Traveler into any search engine and available wherever you get podcasts and by asking your smart speaker for THE TACTILE TRAVELER podcast.
26:28
September 07, 2021
Tactile Traveler #20 - InChroma lenses, blind-friendly parks & time-shared self-driving cars
In this Episode: InChroma Lenses may help 80 percent of color blind people experience colors. How Oregon's 273 State Parks are becoming blind and handicapped friendly, and cruising in a "Cruise Origin," a time shared self-driving car. The transcript of this episode will be available at the link below. Tactile Traveler 20 Transcript Link The goal of this podcast is to empower blind and low-vision people to  explore the world, and help our sighted friends see the world in a new  way.  Frequently, as people lose their eyesight, they become  more and more isolated. The Tactile Traveler hopes to empower people,  not only to go literally around the world, but around the block to new  adventures in their lives. All episodes of this program are available at anchor.fm/thetactiletraveler We’d like you to weigh in on how were doing. Please let us know by sending an e-mail to thetactiletraveler@gmail.com we spell traveler the American way with one “L.” Transcripts of this program are also available for our deaf listeners by searching The Tactile Traveler in any search engine. This program is also being broadcast on the Audio Information Network of Colorado and in additional states. It’s also available by typing The Tactile Traveler into any search engine and available wherever you get podcasts and by asking your smart speaker for THE TACTILE TRAVELER podcast.
26:28
July 06, 2021
Tactile Traveler #19 - Visiting George Floyd square, Paralympic swimming, & High Country Gems and Minerals
In this Episode: What its like for us to visit the George Floyd Memorial Square in Minneapolis, Minnesota, a look at Paralympic swimming with racer Becca Meyers, and a visit to High Country Gems and Minerals, a rock shop. The transcript of this episode will be available at the link below. Tactile Traveler 19 Transcript Link The goal of this podcast is to empower blind and low-vision people to  explore the world, and help our sighted friends see the world in a new  way.  Frequently, as people lose their eyesight, they become  more and more isolated. The Tactile Traveler hopes to empower people,  not only to go literally around the world, but around the block to new  adventures in their lives. All episodes of this program are available at anchor.fm/thetactiletraveler We’d like you to weigh in on how were doing. Please let us know by sending an e-mail to thetactiletraveler@gmail.com we spell traveler the American way with one “L.” Transcripts of this program are also available for our deaf listeners by searching The Tactile Traveler in any search engine. This program is also being broadcast on the Audio Information Network of Colorado and in additional states. It’s also available by typing The Tactile Traveler into any search engine and available wherever you get podcasts and by asking your smart speaker for THE TACTILE TRAVELER podcast.
26:28
June 01, 2021
Tactile Traveler #18 - What to do in an active shooter situation, traveling through cloudbursts & the blind driver's challenge
In this Episode: What to do if you’re blind and find yourself in a active shooter situation. Tips on traveling through Cloudbursts. The Blind Driver’s Challenge, driving over 200 miles per hour. The transcript of this episode will be available at the link below. Tactile Traveler 18 Transcript Link The goal of this podcast is to empower blind and low-vision people to  explore the world, and help our sighted friends see the world in a new  way.  Frequently, as people lose their eyesight, they become  more and more isolated. The Tactile Traveler hopes to empower people,  not only to go literally around the world, but around the block to new  adventures in their lives. All episodes of this program are available at anchor.fm/thetactiletraveler We’d like you to weigh in on how were doing. Please let us know by sending an e-mail to thetactiletraveler@gmail.com  we spell traveler the American way with one  “L.” Transcripts of this program are also available for our deaf listeners by searching The Tactile Traveler in any search engine. This program is also being broadcast on the Audio Information Network of Colorado and in additional states. It’s also available by typing The Tactile Traveler into any search engine and available wherever you get podcasts and by asking your smart speaker for THE TACTILE TRAVELER podcast.
26:28
May 04, 2021
Tactile Traveler #17 - Tear Gas & Contact Lenses, Charles Bonnet Increase and How to Tell If It Might Rain
In this Episode: We'll hear about tear gas and  contact lenses. Research on an increase in Charles Bonnet Syndrome as a result of COVID19 isolation, and How to tell when it looks like rain, when you can’t look. The transcript of this episode will be available at the link below. Tactile Traveler 17 Transcript Link The goal of this podcast is to empower blind and low-vision people to  explore the world, and help our sighted friends see the world in a new  way.  Frequently, as people lose their eyesight, they become  more and more isolated. The Tactile Traveler hopes to empower people,  not only to go literally around the world, but around the block to new  adventures in their lives. All episodes of this program are available at anchor.fm/thetactiletraveler We’d like you to weigh in on how were doing. Please let us know by sending an e-mail to thetactiletraveler@gmail.com  we spell traveler the American way with one  “L.” Transcripts of this program are also available for our deaf listeners by searching The Tactile Traveler in any search engine. This program is also being broadcast on the Audio Information Network of Colorado and in additional states. It’s also available by typing The Tactile Traveler into any search engine and available wherever you get podcasts and by asking your smart speaker for THE TACTILE TRAVELER podcast.
26:28
March 30, 2021
Tactile Traveler #16 - Busy intersections, skiing eye injuries, blind skateboarding, a correction, avoiding weight gain on cruises, and housebreaking horses
In this Episode: We'll hear about research underway to make it much easier and safer for us to cross busy intersections. How to prevent skiing eye injuries. Blind skateboarding. A correction. How to go on a cruise and come home without gaining weight, and Housebreaking horses, well, guide horses. The transcript of this episode will be available at the link below. Tactile Traveler 16 Transcript Link The goal of this podcast is to empower blind and low-vision people to  explore the world, and help our sighted friends see the world in a new  way.  Frequently, as people lose their eyesight, they become  more and more isolated. The Tactile Traveler hopes to empower people,  not only to go literally around the world, but around the block to new  adventures in their lives. All episodes of this program are available at anchor.fm/thetactiletraveler We’d like you to weigh in on how were doing. Please let us know by sending an e-mail to thetactiletraveler@gmail.com  we spell traveler the American way with one  “L.” Transcripts of this program are also available for our deaf listeners by searching The Tactile Traveler in any search engine. This program is also being broadcast on the Audio Information Network of Colorado and in additional states. It’s also available by typing The Tactile Traveler into any search engine and available wherever you get podcasts and by asking your smart speaker for THE TACTILE TRAVELER podcast.
26:28
March 02, 2021
Tactile Traveler #15 - Guide Horses, Blind Bus Riders, Voiceover Control, and Dinner in the Dark
Corrections to this podcast episode: - In story number one, the woman from New York with the guide horse is Ann Ebie. - In story number three, double tap with THREE fingers to turn voiceover on and off.  In this Episode: We’ll examine the status of guide horses, learn about an app that’s making blind bus riders more independent in Kansas City, learn how to stop our iPhones from talking to us when we don’t want them to, and have dinner in the dark. The transcript of this episode will be available at the link below. Tactile Traveler 15 Transcript Link Or go to BIT.LY/TACTILE15 The goal of this podcast is to empower blind and low-vision people to  explore the world, and help our sighted friends see the world in a new  way.  Frequently, as people lose their eyesight, they become  more and more isolated. The Tactile Traveler hopes to empower people,  not only to go literally around the world, but around the block to new  adventures in their lives. All episodes of this program are available at anchor.fm/thetactiletraveler We’d like you to weigh in on how were doing. Please let us know by sending an e-mail to thetactiletraveler@gmail.com  we spell traveler the American way with one  “L.” Transcripts of this program are also available for our deaf listeners by searching The Tactile Traveler in any search engine. This program is also being broadcast on the Audio Information Network of Colorado and in additional states. It’s also available by typing The Tactile Traveler into any search engine and available wherever you get podcasts and by asking your smart speaker for THE TACTILE TRAVELER podcast.
26:28
February 02, 2021
Tactile Traveler #14 - PPE, Packing Your Suitcase, Keeping Track of Credit Cards, Tips for Long Amtrak Trips, and A Trip to Democracy
In this Episode: We find out what all that personal protective equipment all of our medical providers wear looks like. A tip to prevent you from leaving things out of your suitcase. How to keep track of your credit card  when its out of your wallet or purse. Making long trips on Amtrak more pleasant. And we’ll take a trip to democracy. The transcript of this episode will be available at the link below. Tactile Traveler 14 Transcript Link Or go to TINYURL.COM/TACTILE14 The goal of this podcast is to empower blind and low-vision people to  explore the world, and help our sighted friends see the world in a new  way.  Frequently, as people lose their eyesight, they become  more and more isolated. The Tactile Traveler hopes to empower people,  not only to go literally around the world, but around the block to new  adventures in their lives. All episodes of this program are available at anchor.fm/thetactiletraveler We’d like you to weigh in on how were doing. Please let us know by sending an e-mail to thetactiletraveler@gmail.com  we spell traveler the American way with one  “L.” Transcripts of this program are also available for our deaf listeners by searching The Tactile Traveler in any search engine. This program is also being broadcast on the Audio Information Network of Colorado and in additional states. It’s also available by typing The Tactile Traveler into any search engine and available wherever you get podcasts and by asking your smart speaker for THE TACTILE TRAVELER podcast.
26:28
January 05, 2021
Tactile Traveler #13 - Describing Things to Blind People, Amtrak Seating, Artificial Vision Implant Update, Finding Wastebaskets and No Pressure Parties
In this Episode: Describing things to people who are blind. The advantages and disadvantages of upper and lower level seating  on Amtrak Superliners. An update on Jason Esterhuizen, the man who has an device implanted in his head to help him see. How to find waste baskets in restrooms. And how to hold a party without pressuring people to drink, or drink more than they would like to. The transcript of this episode will be available at the link below. Tactile Traveler 13 Transcript Link Or go to TINYURL.COM/TACTILE13 The goal of this podcast is to empower blind and low-vision people to  explore the world, and help our sighted friends see the world in a new  way.  Frequently, as people lose their eyesight, they become  more and more isolated. The Tactile Traveler hopes to empower people,  not only to go literally around the world, but around the block to new  adventures in their lives. All episodes of this program are available at anchor.fm/thetactiletraveler We’d like you to weigh in on how were doing. Please let us know by sending an e-mail to thetactiletraveler@gmail.com  we spell traveler the American way with one  “L.” Transcripts of this program are also available for our deaf listeners by searching The Tactile Traveler in any search engine. This program is also being broadcast on the Audio Information Network of Colorado and in additional states. It’s also available by typing The Tactile Traveler into any search engine and available wherever you get podcasts and by asking your smart speaker for THE TACTILE TRAVELER podcast.
26:26
December 01, 2020
Tactile Traveler 12 - Posture Problems, First White Cain, Botanic Garden Trip, Guide Dog Booties, Riots Update, Organizing Your Medicine
In this Episode: How being blind can create posture problems. Where to get your first white cain. A trip to a botanic garden. Teaching your dog to wear booties. An update on getting out of riots or demonstrations you don’t want  to be in, and how to keep your medicine organized both when you travel  and at home. The transcript of this episode will be available soon at a link below. Tactile Traveler 11 Transcript Link Or go to TINYURL.COM/TACTILE12 The goal of this podcast is to empower blind and low-vision people to  explore the world, and help our sighted friends see the world in a new  way.  Frequently, as people lose their eyesight, they become  more and more isolated. The Tactile Traveler hopes to empower people,  not only to go literally around the world, but around the block to new  adventures in their lives. All episodes of this program are available at anchor.fm/thetactiletraveler We’d like you to weigh in on how were doing. Please let us know by sending an e-mail to thetactiletraveler@gmail.com  we spell traveler the American way with one  “L.” Transcripts of this program are also available for our deaf listeners by searching The Tactile Traveler in any search engine. This program is also being broadcast on the Audio Information Network of Colorado and in additional states. It’s also available by typing The Tactile Traveler into any search engine and available wherever you get podcasts and by asking your smart speaker for THE TACTILE TRAVELER podcast. We would  like  to thank the following people who help make this episode possible. We would  like  to thank the following people who help make TODAY’S program possible. Be My Eyes Microsoft Accessabilities Tech Support Apple accessibility tech support Aira Lorraine Hutchinson Sarah Williams Sophia Williams Joe Beaver Becca Wirrta Joan Isenberg Erin Byrd Lucas Turner And Raleigh Burleigh This has been TACTILE TRAVELER-EMPOWERING BLIND AND LOW VISION PEOPLE TO explore THE WORLD AND HELPING OUR SIGHTED FRIENDS SEE THE WORLD IN A NEW WAY This has been a production of KDNK community Access Radio, Carbondale, Colorado.
26:28
November 03, 2020
The Tactile Traveler #11 - Echolocation, Hotel Pillows, Hunting Season Safety, Amtrak, Phone Chargers and Voting with a Disability
In this Episode: We’ll learn about echolocation, a way to hear to see. How to deal with miserable pillows in hotel and motel rooms. How to avoid accidentally  becoming the hunted during hunting season. Getting the most out of Amtrak. What to do when you forgot your chargers. And a trip you won't have to take for a really secret ballot. Our first story begins very quietly. So, don’t worry if you  have trouble hearing it at first. You can find a full transcript of this show by clicking the link below: Tactile Traveler 11 Transcript Link Or go to TINYURL.COM/TACTILE11 The goal of this podcast is to empower blind and low-vision people to  explore the world, and help our sighted friends see the world in a new  way.  Frequently, as people lose their eyesight, they become  more and more isolated. The Tactile Traveler hopes to empower people,  not only to go literally around the world, but around the block to new  adventures in their lives. All episodes of this program are available at anchor.fm/thetactiletraveler We’d like you to weigh in on how were doing. Please let us know by sending an e-mail to thetactiletraveler@gmail.com  we spell traveler the American way with one  “L.” Transcripts of this program are also available for our deaf listeners by searching The Tactile Traveler in any search engine. This program is also being broadcast on the Audio Information Network of Colorado and in additional states. It’s also available by typing The Tactile Traveler into any search engine and available wherever you get podcasts and by asking your smart speaker for THE TACTILE TRAVELER podcast. We would  like  to thank the following people who help make this episode possible. We would  like  to thank the following people who help make TODAY’S program possible. Be My Eyes Microsoft Accessibility Tech Support Apple accessibility tech support Pattrick Conarro Joe Beaver Becca Worthem Liz Dorsey Lorraine Hutchinson Sarah Williams Sophia Williams Debbie O’Leary Kriss Mitchell Maurice Perret Jean Alberico Lucas Turner And Raleigh Burleigh This has been TACTILE TRAVELER-EMPOWERING BLIND AND LOW VISION PEOPLE TO explore THE WORLD AND HELPING OUR SIGHTED FRIENDS SEE THE WORLD IN A NEW WAY This has been a production of KDNK community Access Radio, Carbondale, Colorado.
26:28
October 06, 2020
The Tactile Traveler #10 - Bicycle Safety, Directory Assistance, Blind Reporter Nate Trela, Facemask Comfort, White Cain Tip and Friday the 13th
In this Episode: How we can protect ourselves from the rapidly increasing numbers of bicycles taking over big cities. Free directory assistance if you can’t see your cell phone’s screen. blind reporter has figured out how to do his job which requires lots of travel. Wide angle cameras   can help us shoot the video we wand, even if we’re not quite sure  where it’s at. Making  face masks more comfortable Tips on a very unusual tip for white cains. And how to fly right through Friday the 13th. You can find a full transcript of this show by clicking the link below: Tactile Traveler 10 Transcript Link Or go to TINYURL.COM/TACTILE10 The goal of this podcast is to empower blind and low-vision people to  explore the world, and help our sighted friends see the world in a new  way.  Frequently, as people lose their eyesight, they become  more and more isolated. The Tactile Traveler hopes to empower people,  not only to go literally around the world, but around the block to new  adventures in their lives. All episodes of this program are available at anchor.fm/thetactiletraveler We’d like you to weigh in on how were doing. Please let us know by sending an e-mail to thetactiletraveler@gmail.com  we spell traveler the American way with one  “L.” Transcripts of this program are also available for our deaf listeners by searching The Tactile Traveler in any search engine. This program is also being broadcast on the Audio Information Network of Colorado and in additional states. It’s also available by typing The Tactile Traveler into any search engine and available wherever you get podcasts and by asking your smart speaker for THE TACTILE TRAVELER podcast. We would  like  to thank the following people who help make this episode possible. We would  like  to thank the following people who help make TODAY’S program possible. Be My Eyes Microsoft Accessibility Tech Support Apple accessibility tech support Aira Daniel Kish Maurice Peret Doug Yakel Cary Cooper AAnahit LaBarre Susan RoAnne Will Schell Lorraine Hutchinson Ken Barker Sarah Williams Sophia Williams Lucas Turner And Raleigh Burleigh This has been TACTILE TRAVELER-EMPOWERING BLIND AND LOW VISION PEOPLE TO explore THE WORLD AND HELPING OUR SIGHTED FRIENDS SEE THE WORLD IN A NEW WAY This has been a production of KDNK community Access Radio, Carbondale, C
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September 01, 2020
The Tactile Traveler #9 - Low Vision Driving, Holograms, Blind Summer Camps, COVID-19 Tourism, & White Cane Repairs
On today’s program we’ll 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 You can find a full transcript of this show by clicking the link below: Tactile Traveler 9 Transcript Link Or go to TINYURL.COM/TACTILE9 The goal of this podcast is to empower blind and low-vision people to  explore the world, and help our sighted friends see the world in a new  way.  Frequently, as people lose their eyesight, they become  more and more isolated. The Tactile Traveler hopes to empower people,  not only to go literally around the world, but around the block to new  adventures in their lives. All episodes of this program are available at anchor.fm/thetactiletraveler We’d like you to weigh in on how were doing. Please let us know by sending an e-mail to thetactiletraveler@gmail.com  we spell traveler the American way with one  “L.” Transcripts of this program are also available for our deaf listeners by searching The Tactile Traveler in any search engine. This program is also being broadcast on the Audio Information Network of Colorado and in additional states. It’s also available by typing The Tactile Traveler into any search engine and available wherever you get podcasts and by asking your smart speaker for THE TACTILE TRAVELER podcast. We would  like  to thank the following people who help make this episode possible. Be My Eyes Microsoft Accessibility Tech Support Apple accessibility tech support Humanware Tech support Aira Lorraine Hutchinson Paula Freund Sarah Williams Sophia Williams Harry Cooper Doug Yakel Sierra Michelle Baumann Sierra Wolff Lucas Turner And Raleigh Burleigh This has been TACTILE TRAVELER-EMPOWERING BLIND AND LOW VISION PEOPLE TO explore THE WORLD AND HELPING OUR SIGHTED FRIENDS SEE THE WORLD IN A NEW WAY This has been a production of KDNK community Access Radio, Carbondale, Colorado.
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August 03, 2020
Tactile Traveler #8 - What To Do In A Protest, Demonstration or Riot, Whether You Want to Be There or Not
This is a special program of the TACTILE TRAVELER. 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 full transcript of this show by clicking the link below: Tactile Traveler 8 Transcript Link Or go to TINYURL.COM/TACTILE8 The goal of this podcast is to empower blind and low-vision people to  explore the world, and help our sighted friends see the world in a new  way.  Frequently, as people lose their eyesight, they become  more and more isolated. The Tactile Traveler hopes to empower people,  not only to go literally around the world, but around the block to new  adventures in their lives. All episodes of this program are available at anchor.fm/thetactiletraveler We’d like you to weigh in on how were doing. Please let us know by sending an e-mail to thetactiletraveler@gmail.com  we spell traveler the American way with one  “L.” We’d also like to hear your story ideas from all over the world. Send us an e-mail with story ideas in the subject line at thetactiletraveller@gmail.com . If you would like to help underwrite this program please send us an e-mail with “Underwriting” in the subject line at thetactiletraveler@gmail.com . Transcripts of this program are also available for our deaf listeners by searching The Tactile Traveler in any search engine. This program is also being broadcast on the Audio Information Network of Colorado and in additional states. It’s also available by typing The Tactile Traveler into any search engine and available wherever you get podcasts and by asking your smart speaker for THE TACTILE TRAVELER podcast. We would like to thank the following people who help make TODAY’S program possible. Be My Eyes Microsoft Accessibility Tech Support Bob Kreshner Pam Scott Emelie Coleman Cary Thompson Joan Isenberg Scot Murriden Norma Crosby Susan Roan Ceesar Lazcanos Aira Lorraine Hutchinson Sarah Williams Sophia Williams Lucas Turner And Raleigh Burleigh. This has been THE TACTILE TRAVELER- EMPOWERING BLIND AND LOW VISION PEOPLE TO EXPLORE THE WORLD AND HELPING OUR SIGHTED FRIENDS SEE THE WORLD IN A NEW WAY.  I’m Nick Isenburg. This has been a production of KDNK Community Access Radio, Carbondale, Colorado.
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July 08, 2020
Tactile Traveler #7 - Tips for Social Distancing, Carrying a Tray, Artificial Sight, Website Accessibility, Philly Touch Tours and Guide Dog Assembly Lines
On today’s program, we explore two smart phone apps and a white cane method to help with social distancing when you can’t see six feet, or even at all. Lydia Eckert explains a better way to carry a tray. Jason Strother reports on a nightmare for a man testing a device designed to provide artificial sight. Simon Bonenfant talks about Philly Touch Tours, a company that provides experiences for blind people in Pennsylvania. Nick reminds you not to lose your head when you lose your hat. Phyllis Chavez shares tips on how to make your business easier for blind and low vision people to spend money with, and Nick dives into the world of guide dog assembly lines. You can find a full transcript of this show by clicking the link below: Tactile Traveler 7 Transcript Link Or go to TINYURL.COM/TACTILE7 The goal of this podcast is to empower blind and low-vision people to  explore the world, and help our sighted friends see the world in a new  way. Frequently, as people lose their eyesight, they become  more and more isolated. The Tactile Traveler hopes to empower people,  not only to go literally around the world, but around the block to new  adventures in their lives. All episodes of this program are available at anchor.fm/thetactiletraveler We’d like you to weigh in on how were doing. Please let us know by sending an e-mail to thetactiletraveler@gmail.com  we spell traveler the American way with one  “L.”   We’d also like to hear your story ideas from all over the world. Send us an e-mail with story ideas in the subject line at thetactiletraveller@gmail.com . If you would like to help underwrite this program please send us an e-mail with “Underwriting” in the subject line at thetactiletraveler@gmail.com . Transcripts of this program are also available for our deaf listeners by searching The Tactile Traveler in any search engine. This program is also being broadcast on the Audio Information Network of Colorado and in additional states. It’s also available by typing The Tactile Traveler into any search engine and available wherever you get podcasts and by asking your smart speaker for THE TACTILE TRAVELER podcast. We would like to thank the following people who help make TODAY’S program possible. Be My Eyes Microsoft Accessibilities Tech Support Apple accessibility tech support Humanwear Tech Support Aira Lorraine Hutchinson Sarah Williams Sophia Williams Becca Warner John grace Lucas Turner And Raleigh Burleigh This has been TACTILE TRAVELER-EMPOWERING BLIND AND LOW VISION PEOPLE TO explore THE WORLD AND HELPING OUR SIGHTED FRIENDS SEE THE WORLD IN A NEW WAY This has been a production of KDNK community Access Radio, Carbondale, Colorado.
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June 03, 2020
Tactile Traveler #6 - More on Charles Bonnet Syndrome, World Traveler Mona Minkara, Battery Packs, Keeping Guide Dogs In Shape
In this episode, we examine at an increase in Charles Bonnet Syndrome symptoms for some people who are social-distancing, and the way we might be able to reduce that increase. An interview with last year’s winner of the James Holman prize for blind ambition. A way to prevent hurting your back if you’re blind in one eye. A cell phone accessory that takes the stress out of traveling, and tips on how to keep your guide dog, and pet dogs in tip-top shape while social-distancing. For a transcript of this episode click here or go to TINYURL.COM/TACTILE6 
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May 01, 2020
Tactile Traveler #5 - Don't Grab a Blind Person, Braille Trails & Sensory Gardens, World Famous Blind Traveler, Finding Luggage, Blind Tannis, and Protecting Ourselves from COVID-19
On today’s program, we will explore the dynamics of blind people who are being grabbed by sighted people wherever they go. We'll learn about 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 this show click here or go to TINYURL.COM/TACTILE5 ----- To provide feedback, share story ideas, or for any other queries email thetactiletraveler@gmail.com Keep reading below for the transcribed version of some of the stories in episode 5. ----- Don't grab a blind person: It’s a rare day when I walk more than a block from my house that some well-meaning person doesn’t grab me. It happens to blind people all the time. Sometimes, it’s even worse. They have no way of knowing how the people they grab may react. A friend of mine said that her former husband was standing at an intersection in New Zealand when two big men did the exact same thing. He was stationed in front of a prison he had just visited in his role as a parole officer. You can imagine how scary that was for him, too. Jim Stokes, PhD is a blind psychologist, and he says he has been grabbed as well. Jim Stokes bite “I have been grabbed often,” Jim says, “a good way to disengage from someone who grabs you is to face your hand palm- down and pull it to your side.” He also says you are usually better off being diplomatic instead of aggressive. Jim says, “if you would like their assistance, ask if you can hold their arm by the elbow and walk a half step behind them.” “I was at a big bus stop in Denver, when two drunks were arguing over what bus I was supposed to take. One of them even flagged down a bus, and pushed me on.” What you do if the person who decides to help you is drunk, high, or mentally ill? Or if you are sighted, the person you would like to help could also be drunk, high, or mentally ill. Unless it is a real emergency, just ask before touching someone. Coronavirus tips for blind and visually impaired: Everyone has to use good judgment to reduce his or her odds of catching the Corona Virus. There are some extra steps those of us who are blind and visually impaired can do to reduce our chances of becoming a statistic. Doctor Richa Davidson is a Professor and vice chair for quality and clinical affairs at the University of Colorado School of ophthalmology. First, Doctor Davidson says that is okay to touch your face with the proper precautions: Dr. Richard: "But in our case, we have to wash more than just our hands." Since we are, being warned against touching people I asked Doctor Davidson if it would be safer if our sighted guides wore long-sleeved shirts since we hold onto guide’s arms. Since the best way for a sighted person to guide us is to have us hold them by the back of one of their arms, walking a half step behind them. Instead of looking straight ahead or at the person guiding us, it is best to look away from them to the side. Finally, plan ahead to avoid infected areas.  If you find yourself in one, keep in touch with your hotel’s desk clerks, concierge and bell persons to see if there are new places you shouldn’t go.
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March 30, 2020
The Tactile Traveler #4 - Charles Bennet Syndrome, Guiding the Blind, Restaurant Tips, Using White-Canes, and the California Zephyr
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. For a full transcript of this show, click here or go to TINYURL.COM/TACTILE4 To provide feedback, share story ideas, or for any other queries email thetactiletraveler@gmail.com The Tactile Traveler is hosted by Nick Isenberg
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February 03, 2020
Tactile Traveler #3 - Becoming a Delegate, Guide Dog Guides, Over There App, Questions to Ask your Driver, Buying Prosthetic Eyes
In this episode we learn how to become a delegate to political conventions, using guide dogs as guides in races instead of human beings, questions to ask before getting out of a car by yourself, apps to help find businesses in your area, and why buying a prosthetic eye can be a real trip. The Tactile Traveler is hosted by Nick Isenberg. The goal of the program is to empower blind and low-vision people to explore the world, and help our sighted friends see the world in a new way. Frequently as people lose their eyesight,  they become isolated. The Tactile Traveler hopes to empower people not only to go literally around the world but around the block to new adventures in their lives. For a full transcript of this show, click here or go to TINYURL.COM/TACTILE3 To provide feedback, share story ideas, or for any other queries email thetactiletraveler@gmail.com
26:28
December 27, 2019
Tactile Traveler #2 - The Braille Trail, National Federation of the Blind Convention, Surviving Typhoons in the Philippines
In this episode we will walk down a picturesque mountain trail designed to be experienced instead of viewed, join the largest number of blind people to ever be in one place at one time, and experience Typhoon damage in the Philippines. All of us on the show are volunteers, and since we all live in Colorado many of our early stories are from Colorado. And since all our stories will be reported from the prospective of blind people, and there are very few blind reporters, we will be giving  blind people the opportunity to become reporters. For a full transcript of this show, click here or go to TINYURL.COM/TACTILE2
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October 29, 2019
Tactile Traveler #1 - 6 Dot Dash, Avalanche Damage, Autonomous Vehicles, and the Denver Trolley
Welcome to the Tactile Traveler, hosted by Nick Isenberg. Empowering blind and low-vision people to explore the world, and helping our sighted friends see the world in a new way. Frequently as people lose their eyesight, they become more and more isolated. The Tactile Traveler hopes to empower people, not only to go literally around the world, but around the block to new adventures in their lives. In this episode we meet people who are walking and running out of the comfort zones, seeing what some might look at as the destruction of nature, a tourist attraction that's fun for the whole family, and an important part of our future independence. For a full transcript of this show, click here or go to TINYURL.COM/TACTILE1 6 Dot Dash - https://runsignup.com/Race/CO/Littleton/6DotDash Denver Trolley - http://www.denvertrolley.org/
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July 29, 2019