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** FINAL NOTICE ** Important information for podcast subscribers - Update #2

Over the past several weeks, we have tried to make all of our listeners aware of the fact that we had to change the subscription URL for our podcast subscribers. During the transition, we have kept both the old feed and the new feed active.

Now, however, the transition is finally complete and only the new feed is being updated with new episodes of Eyes On Success.

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Most subscribers are already using this URL / text in their podcatchers, but some are not. If the most recent episode you have gotten is show #1430 "Using the iPhone Camera for Access", then you are subscribed with the old feed and will need to re-subscribe with the new feed URL above.

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The Hosts: Peter and Nancy Torpey

This Week's Show:

1438 Developing DAISY Standards and Players (Sep. 17, 2014)
Show Notes
After going blind over the course of his career as an entrepreneur, consultant, and software developer, Gerry Chevalier was a key contributor to the development of the DAISY standard and of the NLS and Victor Reader digital reading devices. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with him about his commitment to accessibility and his work in that field.

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 at the link above. To date, the show has been downloaded in all 50 states in the US, 8 Canadian provinces and over 90 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.

Topics range from detailed descriptions of adaptive equipment and programs such as screen readers and portable Braille displays to discussions of various accessible reading materials to personal stories of engaging in extreme sports and other hobbies. There's something for everyone on Eyes 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.

Eyes On Success, then known as ViewPoints, was awarded the 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.

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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. Each episode is basically a success story. Some are human stories of visually impaired people's accomplishments. Others are descriptions of adaptive aids that enable visually impaired people to achieve things. In all cases, the focus is on success. 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, and they love to travel, hike and enjoy music together.

Here are photos of them snowshoeing near the Erie Canal, in their backyard and in their home studio recording Eyes On Success.

photo of Pete and Nancy snowshoeing near the Erie Canal photo of Pete and Nancy with woods in background photo of Pete and Nancy in their home recording studio

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