Host Paul Van Dyck speaks with Chris Cooke, a successful Naturopathic Physician who is blind. She shares her insights into the healing arts and her success in the use of alternative techniques to better serve her patients.
Host Paul Van Dyck interviews Dawn Turko, the Senior Vice President at the Hadley School for the Blind, the largest worldwide distance educator of blind and visually impaired people, their families and blindness service professionals.
Host Paul Van Dyck speaks with Chris Danielson, Public Affairs Director at the National Federation of the Blind, about a law student who was barred from taking the bar exam. This naturally leads into a discussion of electronic books and screen reading programs, useful technologies that were denied to the law student for no good reason.
Host Paul Van Dyck speaks with Lani Deauville who is, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, the longest surviving quadriplegic. A diving accident 52 years ago left her with a broken neck. She talks about her professional and personal life.
ALBERT J. BERNSTEIN, Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist, author of How To Deal With Emotionally Explosive People, Dinosaur Brains, Emotional Vampires, Neanderthals at Work, and Sacred Bull, specialist in solving psychological problems at work and at home, Speaker, Business Consultant, Executive Coach, and purveyor of advice about people problems and job stress.
"Unlimited Visibility," a history of The Washington State School For the Blind, tracking the school’s 125 year history and an overview of the evolution of education of blind children in Washington State. The book is available in large print and Braille from:
Autism is a growing issue in the U.S. Host Paul Van Dyck speaks with Tobi Burch Rates, Vice President of the Autism Society of Oregon, about what autism is and how it affects children and how to improve the lives of all affected by autism.
Host Paul Van Dyck speaks with Amanda Milholland, Development Director of Port City Development, a non-profit organization that provides employment, job training and support services for people with developmental disabilities in the Portland metro community. Programs include production, art and farming, job development, community volunteers, fabric arts, silk-screening, woodworking, custodial and other areas.
Host Paul Van Dyck speaks with Debbie Timmins, Program Supervisor of the Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation department, or AIR, at Portland Parks and Recreation. AIR offers community-based recreation activities and leisure services specially designed for children, teens, and adults who have a disability and/or special needs. Their services are designed to assist people in developing and using their leisure time in ways that enhance their health, well-being, and independence.
Host Paul Van Dyck interviews Mike Morrison, site administrators for Vintage Radio Shows.com, a site offering over 38,000 episodes of the best Old Time Radio broadcasts. They talk about radio and people with sight impairments.
The race for The White House is heating up. Four years ago Sounds of Awareness broadcast a program on access to the voting booth by people with disabilities. Though some of the names have been changed since then to protect the innocent, we felt that now would be a good time to revisit this vital topic.
Host Paul Van Dyck speaks with medical transcriptionist Ginger May who discusses what happened to her after she fell out of a hayloft and broke her back. They discuss her rehabilitation and the importance of having an advocate when you are hospitalized.