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 - May 29, 2016

Quirky things that annoy people who are blind; Larry Skutchan presents details of the Orbit Reader 20 low-cost notetaker

Key Words: 
braille display, braille notetaker, blindness, visual impairment
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Sound Prints - May 22, 2016

The new Orbit Reader 20 braille display; meet the 2016 ACB Leadership Fellows with Kim Charlson, ACB President; accessible currency and web accessibility with ERic Bridges, ACB Executive Director; Dr. Stephen L. Pruit, Kentucky Commissioner of Education, on his outlook for the Kentucky School for the Blind

Key Words: 
braille notetaker, accessible currency, web accessibility, acb leadership fellows, blindness, visual impairment
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Sound Prints - May 15, 2016

Pre-register now for workshops and seminars at the 2016 ACB Conference and Convention - feature with Janet Dickelman; blind actor and model tells what it takes to succeed in theater and stage work - feature with Darren HarbourACB Convention highlights - workshops and seminars

Key Words: 
acb convention, jobs, theater, blindness, visual impairment
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Sound Prints - May 8, 2016

Deanna Scoggins, President, Kentucky School for the Blind Alumni Association, on the 2016 conference and reunion; demo of Blindfold Barnyard, an accessible game app for the iPhone; Kentucky Derby montage from our local chapter party

Key Words: 
accessible iPhone app, chapter activities, accessible games, blindness, visual impairment
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Sound Prints - May 1, 2016

New ACB Angel page for Jim Shaw and memories of Jim; the food processor - a great countertop appliance for people with vision loss; quarterly meeting and elections at the Greater Louisville Council of the Blind

Key Words: 
cooking with low vision, blindness, visual impairment
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Sound Prints - April 24, 2016

Industrial tour of Louisville with Mike Hudson, director of the American Printing House for the Blind Museum; the low-cost braille display with Larry Skutchan from the Printing House; independent living services with Gay Pannell, Kentucky Office for the Blind

Key Words: 
louisville history, braille display, low vision services, blindness, visual impairment
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Sound Prints - April 17, 2016

Netflix and ACB expand audio description; new tactile books for blind children from Seedlings; driverless cars in our future

Key Words: 
audio description, driverless cars, tactile books, blindness, visual impairment
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Sound Prints - April 10, 2016

Support the Kentucky E-Racers in the ACB 2016 walk; participate in a national call-in day to support better education for blind and deaf children; explore the hobby of soapmaking; find out about great tours at the 2016 ACB convention

Key Words: 
hobbies for the blind, acb convention, education of blind children, blindness, visual impairment
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Sound Prints - April 3, 2016

new accessible technology announced at CSUN - report from Jeff Bishop, member, ACB Board of Directors; Support Alliance of the Visually Impaired (SAVI), KCB's Owensboro chapter; proposed changes in video description on TV and more

Key Words: 
accessible technology, braille displays, Amazon echo, video description, blindness, visual impairment
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Sound Prints - March 27, 2016

The land of "over there"; the new Braille Touch from Humanware; KCB chapter spotlight on Guide Dog Users of Kentucky

Key Words: 
technology, braille notetakers, guide dogs, blindness, visual impairment
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