Must-Have Blindness Assistive Tech Podcasts
As Determined by
Revised on February 1, 2019
To stay in touch with the blind world of accessible and assistive technology GTT participants refer frequently to the following list of podcasters. Some we go to just to hear what’s new, what’s coming, what does or doesn’t work, and some we go to when we want to learn how to do a task, set-up a device or how to use an app. Either way, these are our collective go-to podcasts for your consideration. Please don’t think that you have to agree, and if you have others not yet included in this list please share them and they will be included. The list is alphabetical and not by importance.
Thanks goes out to those GTT participants who helped make this list a little more complete.
- Accessibility Moving Forwards Podcast, for interesting interviews and assistive technology presentations.
- Airacast with Jonathan Mosen, for interviews, Agent and Explorer features and news about Aira.
- AMI Audio Live, for blindness related radio programs on AMI Audio.
- AppleVis, for learning how to, and for the news related to all things Apple.
- AT Banter Podcast by Canadian Assistive Technology, which consists of interviews with interesting people in the blind and multi-disabled assistive tech worlds.
- Audio Pizza, by and for the Blind, audio reviews and tutorials on the things we’re passionate about. Assistive tech from Apple’s Mac & iOS to reviews of the latest bespoke devices.
- Blind Abilities, for learning how to, and for the news related to all things assistive tech.
- Blind Bargains Audio, for learning how to, and for the news related to all things assistive tech.
- CNIB, Blind Wide Open Podcast, for presentations and interviews about blindness. Kim Kilpatrick was featured on January 8, 2019 talking about GTT.
- CNIB, Venture Zone Podcast, which seems to be interviews with blind entrepreneurs
- Comments On, Blind Vet Tech Quick Guides, for learning how to use all manner of apps and devices.
- Cool Blind Tech, it has over 400 episodes available, and appears to not have added anything new since August 2018.
- Devon Wilkins operates three podcasts related to blindness, Guide Dogs and our first love, old time radio, and they are called: Insight Peterborough; Spotlight On Assistance Dogs; and Canadians in Old Time Radio.
- Double Tap, an AMI Audio Show dedicated to blindness assistive tech interviews.
- Eyes on Success, a weekly, half hour radio show / podcast covering a wide variety of topics of interest to the visually impaired.
- FS Cast by Freedom Scientific giving you all the news about JAWS, ZoomText and Fusion.
- IACast, Making Success Accessible!
- iHabilitation by Tom Dekker, which is an iOS training podcast offering paid training sessions along with some free episodes.
- InTouch, a BBC interview podcast dealing with blindness and low vision issues.
- Kelly and Company, an AMI Audio program that features some assistive tech segments, local reporting and other blindness related interviews.
- Main Menu, ACB Radio, for the news related to all things assistive tech and blindness.
- Mystic Access, for free tutorials, helpful hints and news about the online and home-study courses they sometimes offer on a fee-for-service basis.
- Parallel, Relay FM, an interview podcast featuring many experts and innovators in the blind/tech world by Shelly Brisban. She is the author of the series of books titled, iOS Access for All, and is herself vision impaired.
- RNIB Tek Talk, for news on the blind assistive tech world.
- Seminars at Hadley, for hour long presentations, discussions and interviews related to assistive tech.
- TedTalks, consisting of several separate podcasts related to Education, Health, News and Politics, Society and Culture, and Technology, which all must be searched for and subscribed to individually.
- Technology Podcasts, NCBI from Ireland, Working for people with sight loss.
- The Canadian Council of the Blind Podcast, just because I have a couple of episodes on there, and the CCB Health and Fitness program has many more than that.
- The Tech Doctor Blog and Podcast, which posts new episodes infrequently, and that is very good, all-be-it completely Apple ecosystem based.
- Victor Reader Stream Information, which is infrequently updated with new material.
- Woodbridge, David, iSee – Using various technologies from a blind person’s perspective, for learning how to use many apps and devices.