In the last several years, podcasts have become a popular form of entertainment for, well, everyone—but those who are blind or visually impaired have probably been listening to them a little longer. Podcasts can help listeners alleviate commute time, learn something new, or connect to a community with similar interests or lifestyles.
There are endless options of podcasts right at your fingertips. Here are a few made specifically for people who are blind or visually impaired.
That Blind Tech Show
This podcast gives listeners insights and professional opinions on the latest technology that is helping the blind and visually impaired community from the perspective of a host who is blind. By combining humor and interviews with professionals, That Blind Tech Show provides a wealth of information when it comes to technology and vision loss.
Life After Blindness
Life After Blindness (LAB) is aimed at being a resource to those who are blind or visually impaired as well as their sighted family and friends. The hosts do this through sharing personal stories from people throughout the blind community. The goal of LAB is to show the world that there truly is life after vision loss.
The Tommy Edison Experience
Tommy Edison is a popular YouTuber who has been blind since birth. By using his one-of-a-kind sense of humor, Edison takes his life experiences and uses them to answer questions about managing daily tasks without sight.
Eyes on Success with Nancy and Peter Torpey
This weekly podcast covers many different topics that are of interest to those with vision loss. Hosts Nancy, sighted, and Peter, blind, both have Ph.D.’s in Physics and retired from Xerox Corporation after over 25 years in corporate research. Their dynamic brings a fun and real-life approach to the blind and visually impaired community.
Chenelle’s Language Learning Journey
In this podcast, host Chenelle Hancock dives into what it’s like learning a language for those who are blind or visually impaired. From apps to university learning, Chenelle speaks with some of the world’s most successful language learners and experts in the field of learning and language acquisition.
These are only a few of the podcasts made for the blind and visually impaired community, but you shouldn’t stop listening there. Any podcast, no matter the topic or genre, is a great form of entertainment or education for those with vision loss. Got a favorite we didn’t mention? Let us know in the comments!