Dangerous Vision with Randy Cohen

Ever wonder what it would be like to be blind in a sighted world? On Dangerous Vision, host Randy Cohen, a blind Harvard Business School professor, learns how other blind people “do blind”, navigating their way over and around obstacles and barriers with white canes, guides dogs and technologies that will blow your mind. Randy, who has Retinitis Pigmentosa, loves to learn and talk and he applies all of his professorial skills that reveal remarkable insights about what it’s like to be blind.

In this episode of Dangerous Vision Randy Cohen talks with Alison Lynch. Alison may not be your typical Millennial but she is the first Millennial Randy has spoken with. She drives her more than avocado toast? Lets start with the law, running, and the bonus of living in New York as a person who is legally blind. Alison has Achromatopsia i--this s a condition characterized by partial or total absence of color vision. For more information on Alison and achromatopsia visit https://www.mabvi.org/resources/dangerous-vision/

Jason Romero has earned his nickname "Relentless Romero." He is a lawyer, a Fortune 500 business Executive, and a runner. In fact, running has launched his current profession as a motivational speaker. In the 14th episode of Dangerous Vision, Randy and Jason talk about living with retinitis pigments and sight loss, and Jason shares how he has turned certain challenges into wonderful opportunities. His epic run across America is a lesson in perseverance and true grit. For more information on this episode visit www.mabvi.org/resources/dangerous-vision/ For information on Jason visit www.relentlessromero.com/

In the 13th episode of Dangerous Vision, Randy Cohen talks with Sara Minkara, founder and CEO of Empowerment Through Integration (ETI), a nonprofit committed to developing a more inclusive society.
Sara has a long list of accomplishments, including being named a Forbes Magazine "30 Under 30". Sara and Randy talk about education, their mutual love of math, and the camp Sara created in Lebanon-- a summer camp for both blind and sighted children.

One is a professor at a large east-coast university and the other is a professor at a large west-coast university. Harvard meets the University of California Berkeley| HBS meets UC Berkeley| Randy meets Georgina.

In episode 12 of Dangerous Vision the Podcast host Randy Cohen chats up Georgina Kleege of the English Department. Their fields of study couldn't be any different (Math vs English) yet being a part of the blindness community quickly forges a fast friendship. Georgina shares her personal rants and resentments towards Helen Keller; "'Blind Rage: Letters to Helen Keller '(2006) transcends the boundaries between fiction and nonfiction to re-imagine the life and legacy of this celebrated disability icon.

For more information on Ms. Kleege and Dangerous Vision please visit https://www.mabvi.org/resources/dangerous-vision/

There are over 700,000 podcasts to choose from on a regular basis. To many in the blindness community, Nancy and Peter Torpey are familiar as the hosts of Eyes on Success. This podcast has been regular listening since 2011. Meanwhile Jenine Stanley, the host of "AIRA-cast" is more of a newbie, but has dreamed of hosting a podcast for years. In this episode of Dangerous Vision, Randy gets valuable podcast advice. Nancy Torpey sums it up by saying "it is a whole lot of work."

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In part two of Randy Cohen's conversation with Mark Riccobono, President of the National Federation of the Blind, the focus is on education. The idea of education as the major civil rights issue for many in the blind community. The education of blind students should be a continuum of educational services. Schools should be prepared to give the same educational services for all students, sighted and blind. For more information to go mabvi.org/resources/dangerous-vision/

This week's Dangerous Vision is part one of a two-part conversation with Mark Riccobono, President of the National Federation of the Blind. As President Mark leads the nation's oldest and largest blindness consumer organization. Part watchdog and part entrepreneur, Mark shares with Randy Cohen how growing up in Milwaukee Wisconsin shaped his sense of community and social justice. For more information visiotn www.mabvi.org

In the 8th episode of Dangerous Vision Randy Cohen talks with Chris Meredith, a financial test engineer, and accessibility officer. Randy and Chris cover a lot of topics including how to make a workplace more inclusive to the latest tech, and employment trends. For more information on this episode and others go to https://www.mabvi.org/resources/dangerous-vision/

By day Bill McCann was a computer programmer and by night he was a trumpeter and composer. In this week's Dangerous Vision Bill McCann opens up about the time of his life when he ditched the day job to focus on his passion--music. This led to the launch of Dancing Dots Braille Music Technology.

Thomas Panek is the CEO of Guiding Eyes for the Blind. He is not only the President, he is also a client. In this week's Dangerous Vision Randy and Thomas talk about the special bond Thomas has with his guide dog, Gus. What did Gus do that no other guide dog has ever done? What is Thomas doing right now that is advancing medical science? 
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