Talking About Seeing

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Talking About Seeing

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Talking About Seeing 15-08-2022 Sue and Judy( 0:40:21)       
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Judy describes how her life was transformed when age 16 her thick ugly glasses, constantly in danger of being snatched or scratched, were replaced by contact lenses, which were not an option for Sue because of her nystagmus. Now they value audio descriptions, not remarks like over there, and Judy loves her cane because she is now free from explanations.
Published: 16/08/2022 1:00:00 p.m.
Talking About Seeing 08-08-2022 Lance, Geoff and Graham( 0:37:24)       
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Graham tells Lance and Geoff about his adventures on the Outward Bound Course, building tiny houses designed on golden proportions and how celestial calendars are his guide to sustainable living.
Published: 9/08/2022 1:15:00 p.m.
Talking About Seeing 01-08-2022 Geoff and Johnathan( 1:13:36)       
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Jonathan proudly embraces our culture and celebrates our different abilities, emphasizing the need for our inclusion in the workplace. He debates with Geoff the inner workings of the mind, the vitality we gain from healthy eating, and a future that will keep e-scooters at bay.
Published: 2/08/2022 4:15:00 p.m.
Talking About Seeing 25-07-2022 Geoff and Martine( 0:58:15)       
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Martine celebrates Braille, the great cornerstone of her life, brimming with international experience. She tells Geoff about employment hubs, safety in numbers, overcoming cane stigma, blind culture and finding our strengths. Watch her full story at
Published: 26/07/2022 12:45:00 p.m.
Talking About Seeing 18-07-2022 Lance and Brian( 0:55:53)       
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Brian shares his wealth of knowledge and award-winning experience in the disability sector with Lance. They talk about promoting accessibility, double seat scooters, disability awareness courses, and our new minister.
Published: 19/07/2022 4:45:00 p.m.
Talking About Seeing 11-07-2022 Richard and Aleister( 0:48:1)       
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Aleister tells Richard of the many ways he helps others when he is not keeping the place tidy, weeding by feel and recycling metals to fund the Nationals in bowls.
Published: 12/07/2022 3:00:00 p.m.
Talking About Seeing 04-07-2022 Sue And Amanda( 0:59:43)       
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Amanda tells Sue how she twice has had to reconstruct her rich and fulfilling life, after suddenly losing first her vision and later her hearing and balance. She vividly describes her beautiful art, healthy ways of communicating by touch, and when audio description really works.
Published: 5/07/2022 9:45:00 a.m.
Talking About Seeing 27-06-2022 Geoff, Christine and Elizabeth( 1:8:59)       
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Christine talks about adapting to the sudden loss of the left half of her vision, causing havoc with shopping, cooking and getting around, made worse by visual memory trying to help out. Elizabeth tells us how she got to stand and become science mad, writing books and talking string theory.
Published: 28/06/2022 11:00:00 a.m.
Talking About Seeing 20-06-2022 Lance and Gene( 0:55:27)       
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Gene Gibson talks with Lance Girling-Butcher about adapting to vision loss, guide dogs and helpful gadgets. Check out Gene's website: to find loads of helpful tips and tricks
Published: 22/06/2022 1:53:00 p.m.
Talking About Seeing 13-06-2022 Geoff and Bev Part 2( 0:43:55)       
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Bev McCulloch tells Geoff Aiken about growing up in Auckland away from her family in Wellington, making friends at Sunrise, playing sports and performing in a band. We hear about body language, elephant feet, skiing with her children, her love for dogs, and how times have changed.
Published: 14/06/2022 3:00:00 p.m.
Talking About Seeing 06-06-2022 Geoff and Bev Part 1( 0:42:40)       
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Bev tells Geoff about growing up in Auckland away from her family in Wellington, making friends at Sunrise, playing sports and performing in a band. We hear about body language, elephant feet, skiing with her children, her love for dogs, and how times have changed.
Published: 7/06/2022 10:45:00 a.m.
Talking About Seeing 30-05-2022 Geoff and Lance( 1:6:49)       
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Lance Girling-Butcher talks to Geoff Aiken about his visual memories and dreams, being treated for glaucoma, being disorientated by hearing loss and how dyslexia helped him find solutions on the council. We hear about toilet designs, book clubs, Len Lye, the Festival of Lights, and much more.
Published: 31/05/2022 1:45:00 p.m.
Talking About Seeing 23-05-2022 Brendan, Tarryn and Louie( 0:50:3)       
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Brendan Cresswell talks with Louie deThiery about how he lost his sight as a premature baby. He talks about his early education, the support he receives, and his love for music. The theme song for Talking About Seeing is Loiue playing Acker Bilk's "Stranger on the Shore" on his clarinet. Then Tarryn Wallace and Brendan Cresswell share their stories of visual impairment. Tarryn finishes the episode and brings tears to our eyes with her beautiful voice.
Published: 23/05/2022 6:00:00 p.m.

Blind Low Vison NZ Taranaki commissioned a project to provide a resource of recorded conversations that illustrate the wide range of ways blind and deaf-blind people experience the world in 2022.

Host: Geoff Aiken
Produced By: Access Radio Taranaki
Language: English
Category: Health & Disability
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