Sound Prints

Listen to Sound Prints, a weekly audio magazine brought to you by the Kentucky Council of the Blind. Sound Prints covers news, issues, products and resources of interest to blind and visually impaired people. Hosted by KCB Treasurer Carla Ruschival, the magazine features a mix of local, state and national topics, all discussed by a wide range of guests from around the United States. Listen to Sound Prints in one of the following ways:
  • ACB Radio Mainstream at www.acbradio.org or on the phone at 605-475-8130 - Sundays at 10:00 PM Eastern and repeated every other hour through Mondays at 8:00 PM.
  • Central Kentucky Radio Eye - Saturday at 1:00 and 9:00 p.m.; Sunday at 5:00 a.m. CKRE is a radio reading service originating in Lexington and heard throughout central Kentucky and the Louisville area. Find out more about CKRE here.
  • Sound Prints is now available as a podcast from the KCB website. Add kentucky-acb.org/soundprints.xml to your favorite podcast device and you won't miss a single show.
  • Listen any time here on the KCB website by clicking the listen or download link below.
  • Can't listen on the Internet? Do you know someone who would enjoy Sound Prints, but he or she can't use a computer? No problem. Sound Prints is available on audio CD. Just email us at kcb@kentucky-acb.org or call us at 502-895-4598 and we will be happy to mail a copy of the magazine each week, free of charge.
You will need an MP3 compatible player such as Winamp to listen to the magazine on ACB Radio. To listen to the CD edition, you only need a standard CD player that will play any commercial music CD. Listen to the latest magazine here.

Click here to download the latest magazine in MP3 format.

Sound Prints - August 14, 2016

Demo of Nearby Explorer - new GPS app for the iPhone from the American Printing House for the Blind

Key Words: 
accessible gps app, accessible iphone app, blindness, visual impairment
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Sound Prints - August 7, 2016

Meet B. T. Kimbrough, a Kentucky School for the Blind Alum; APH Museum Director Micheal Hudson introduces the 1829 Louis Braille book; Kentucky School for the Blind Alumni Conference and Reunion montage

Key Words: 
louis braille, ksb alumni reunion, blindness, visual impairment
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Sound Prints - July 31, 2016

Meet Denise Colley, new ACB Board member. Visit with Mark Lasser, a delegate from colorado to the 2016 Democratic National Convention who is one of a handful of blind delegates to the convention. We chat with him before he leaves for Philadelphia, and check in while he is on the convention floor.

Key Words: 
acb, advocacy, american council of the blind, blindness, visual impairment
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Sound Prints - July 24, 2016

Kentucky School for the Blind students author book; Congress approves distribution of braille e-reader devices to NLS patrons; Siri vs. Alexa - Brian Charlson puts them to the test

Key Words: 
iphone, alexa, accessible technology, blindness, visual impairment
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Sound Prints - July 17, 2016

Debbie Deatherage, 2016 ACB Leadership Fellow from Kentucky; highlights from the 2016 ACB Convention opening session; 2016 ACB convention highlights

Key Words: 
acb leadership fellows, acb convention highlights, blindness, visual impairment
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Sound Prints - July 10, 2016

ACB election results; meet the Can-Do Canine Lions Club of Minneapolis; visit with Talking Book narrator, Martha Harmon-Pardee

Key Words: 
service dogs, lions club, talking book narrator, blindness, visual impairment
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Sound Prints - June 26, 2016

e-trade announces new accessibility; ACB and DC taxi companies settle lawsuit - good news for service dog users; ACB comments on proposed expansion of audio description; author Lynne Raimondo talks about her Mark Angelotti crime series

Key Words: 
accessible websites, service dogs, audio description, blindness, visual impairment
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Sound Prints - June 19, 2016

AI Squared and Freedom Scientific merge; ACB Radio to broadcast all general sessions and selected workshops and seminars from the ACB Conference and Convention in Minneapolis - get the details

Key Words: 
assistive technology, acb convention, blindness, visual impairment
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Sound Prints - June 12, 2016

Tony Stephens, ACB Director of Advocacy and Governmental Affairs, updates us on the accessible currency situation and proposed expansion of audio description on TV; share a montage of news articles, information, and emails depicting the incredible celebration of the life of Muhammad Ali in Louisville

Key Words: 
accessible currency, audio description, muhammad ali, blindness, visual impairment
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Sound Prints - June 5, 2016

Author Lynne Riamondo to speak at Tri-state Library Users conference call; details about the Voices from around the World Luncheon, Randolph-Sheppard Vendors of America events, Independent Visually Impaired Entrepreneurs programs, and ACB Membership Committee Seminar - all at the 2016 ACB convention in Minneapolis; stories about two brave blind children and an incredible surgery

Key Words: 
acb convention, rsva, ivie, blindness, visual impairment
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