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Talking About Seeing: Past Episodes

Providing a resource that illustrates the wide range of ways blind and deaf-blind people experience the world in 2022.

Airing time: Mondays at 5pm

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Blind Low Vision NZ Taranaki commissioned a project to provide a resource of recorded conversations that illustrate the wide range of ways blind and deaf-blind people experience the world in 2022.

 

This show is also archived at the Alexander Turnbull Library.

 

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Sue And Amanda

Amanda tells Sue how she twice has had to reconstruct her rich and fulfilling life, after suddenly losing first her vision and later her hearing and balance. She vividly describes her beautiful art, healthy ways of communicating by touch and when audio description really works.

Duration: 00:59:43 | Date: 4 July, 2022

Geoff, Christine and Elizabeth

Christine talks about adapting to the sudden loss of the left half of her vision, causing havoc with shopping, cooking and getting around, made worse by visual memory trying to help out. Elizabeth tells us how she got to stand and become science-mad, writing books and talking about string theory.

Duration: 1:08:59 | Date: 27 June, 2022

Lance and Gene

Gene Gibson talks with Lance Girling-Butcher about adapting to vision loss, guide dogs and helpful gadgets. Check out Gene's website: accessibilitycentral.net to find loads of helpful tips and tricks

Duration: 00:55:27 | Date: 20 June, 2022

Geoff and Bev Part 2

Bev McCulloch tells Geoff Aiken about growing up in Auckland away from her family in Wellington, making friends at Sunrise, playing sports and performing in a band. We hear about body language, elephant feet, skiing with her children, her love for dogs, and how times have changed.

Duration: 00:43:55 | Date: 13 June, 2022

Geoff and Bev_Part1

Bev McCulloch tells Geoff Aiken about growing up in Auckland away from her family in Wellington, making friends at Sunrise, playing sports and performing in a band. We hear about body language, elephant feet, skiing with her children, her love for dogs, and how times have changed.

Duration: 00:42:40 | Date: 6 June, 2022

Geoff and Lance

Lance Girling-Butcher talks to Geoff Aiken about his visual memories and dreams, being treated for glaucoma, being disorientated by hearing loss and how dyslexia helped him find solutions on the council. We hear about toilet designs, book clubs, Len Lye, the Festival of Lights, and much more.

Duration: 1:06:49 | Date: 30 May, 2022

Brendan, Louie and Tarryn

Brendan Cresswell talks with Louie deThiery about how he lost his sight as a premature baby. He talks about his early education, the support he receives, and his love for music. The theme song for Talking About Seeing is Loiue playing Acker Bilk's "Stranger on the Shore" on his clarinet.
Then Tarryn Wallace and Brendan Cresswell share their stories of visual impairment. Tarryn finishes the episode and brings tears to our eyes with her beautiful voice.

Duration: 00:50:02 | Date: 23 May, 2022