Support for Eyes On Success is provided by:
… NaviLens, a four color QR code designed to be located and read from up to sixty feet away without the need to focus on it. Now, using augmented reality, NaviLens 360 Vision locates the NaviLens codes in a 3D space, available for iPhone and soon for Android. More information is at:
or by calling 866-296-8388.
Important news for those listening through radio reading services
If you currently obtain Eyes On Success via IAAIS Program Share or via a radio reading service that gets the show that way, as of 5/30/2021 you will need a new method. We plan to continue to release a new episode of Eyes On Success every Wednesday with no gap in service. The only difference is that we will not be uploading them to IAAIS Program Share.
If you’ve been listening to the show, you know that we provide Eyes On Success as a podcast and as a direct download from this web site in addition to having it broadcast through radio reading services and streamed through streaming services.
Going forward, the easiest way for an organization to get each week’s audio is to sign up for our announcements-only list by sending an e-mail to:
Each Wednesday morning (or Tuesday evening) we send a direct link to both the audio and associated show notes for that week’s episode along with a descriptive title and brief description. Only a few other notes per year get sent to this list. For individuals, the easiest way is to subscribe to our podcast. Instructions are on the website.
This Week's Show:
2125 GoodMaps Indoor Navigation Aid (Jun. 16, 2021)
GPS technologies and apps are a great asset in helping the blind navigate and become more mobile. Unfortunately, GPS is only effective in navigating outdoors. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Mike May about the new GoodMaps app and how it has overcome technical challenges faced by other approaches to indoor navigation in the past.
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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. To date, the show has been downloaded in all 50 states in the US and over 100 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 through the International Association of Audio Information Services (IAAIS).
Each episode is basically a success story. Some are human stories of visually impaired people's accomplishments in academics, employment, sports or pasttimes. Others are descriptions of adaptive aids that enable visually impaired people to achieve things. These include screen readers, magnifiers, navigation aids, and others. In all cases, the focus is 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.
- 2011 WXXI’s Producers Award in honor of creating and hosting the weekly radio series heard on Reachout Radio, WXXI’s reading radio service.
- 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.
- 2015 AFB's VisionAware named Eyes On Success "Agency of the Month" in recognition of the amount and quality of information provided to people with vision loss. This was the first time that this award was given to an organization that was not actually an agency.
- 2016 Program of the Year Award in the Interview category from the International Association of Audio Information Services (IAAIS) for show #1644 about Currency Identification.
- 2017 Program of the Year Award in the Interview category from the International Association of Audio Information Services (IAAIS) for show #1725 about Low Vision Optometry.
Connecting with Eyes On Success
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Click here for a list of resources for the visually impaired.
Click here for accessibility tools that Pete developed.
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. 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, 2 young grandsons and they love to travel, hike and enjoy music together.
Here are photos of them at Garden of the Gods, at the Badlands and in their home studio recording Eyes On Success.
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