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2408 The Disability in Medicine Mutual Mentorship Program (Feb. 21, 2024)
Show Notes
The Disability in Medicine Mutual Mentorship Program (DM3P) is a grassroots organization that supports disabled healthcare professionals and trainees as they navigate the field of medicine. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with members Erin Jarrell and Suchita Rastogi about why and how the organization was formed and how its members benefit each other.

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2407 Biped – The Smart Mobility Aid (Feb. 14, 2024)
Show Notes
Now the technology used in self-driving cars comes to a smart harness worn by the blind to warn of obstacles and assist navigating using a combination of GPS and audio feedback. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with co-founder and CEO Maël Fabien about the development of the Biped device, the technology behind it, and how it works.

Sheri Wells-Jensen playing a banjo and wearing a plaid shirt in front of a brick wall

2406 From Science to Linguistics to Both (Feb. 7, 2024)
Show Notes
Sheri Wells-Jensen wanted to be a scientist when she was young. Unfortunately, being blind as well as female she was discouraged from pursuing such a career by those around her. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Sheri, now an Associate Professor of Linguistics, about her journey and how she was able to merge science into her career.

Sheri Wells-Jensen wearing a space suit navigating a simulated Martian surface with her white cane

2405 Making Space Exploration Accessible (Jan. 31, 2024)
Show Notes
Sheri Wells-Jensen is a fully blind Associate Professor of Linguistics at Bowling Green State University who spent six days with four crew members in a hermetically sealed habitat at Biosphere 2, learning about what it would be like living on Mars or the Moon. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Sheri about the experience and what was learned.

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2404 Court Reporter (Jan. 24, 2024)
Show Notes
Eden Kizer is a blind court reporter. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Eden about how she was drawn to the profession and what makes it a suitable profession for someone who is blind. You’ll learn about how she was trained, the technology that makes this possible, how the job is done, and why Eden finds it so rewarding.

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2403 Echo Heart Rate App for iOS (Jan. 17, 2024)
Show Notes
Using Voiceover to monitor one’s heart rate while running on a noisy treadmill wearing an Apple Watch and noise cancelling AirPods is difficult. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Alex Weiner, developer at PK Fitness, about how he added Siri commands to provide on demand speech feedback in their Echo Heart Rate app, as well as about their Fat Burn app.

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2402 Meet the Host – Nancy Goodman Torpey (Jan. 10, 2024)
Show Notes
The microphone is turned around on Nancy Torpey this week when she is interviewed by Glen Gordon, Software Fellow at Freedom Scientific and host of the FSCast podcast. In this episode you’ll learn how Nancy became interested in science, how she and Peter met, her education and career as a female scientist in a male dominated profession, and more.

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2401 Meet the Host - Peter Torpey (Jan. 3, 2024)
Show Notes
Late last year, Glen Gordon, Software Fellow at Freedom Scientific and host of the FSCast podcast, interviewed Peter Torpey about his life and career as a blind scientist. In these excerpts from the FSCast episode you’ll learn how Peter became interested in science, how he and Nancy met, about his work in image science at Xerox, and more.

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