Penny Forward Podcast Episode 13 Miranda Kennedy

Episode Notes This extended episode of the Penny Forward podcast features Miranda Kennedy, director of the ABLE National Resource Center.   The ABLE National Resource Center is the leading, comprehensive source of objective, independent information about federal- and state-related ABLE programs and activities, including guidance on tax-advantaged ABLE savings accounts. Their mission is to educate, … Read more

Penny Forward Podcast Episode 12 Bill Boules

Episode Notes This week on the Penny Forward podcast, we meet Bill Boules. Blind since childhood, Bill has worked in the blind rehab field for over 20 years. He is the first in the world to be certified in all four core areas of vision rehabilitation and has presented at every conference and convention imaginable. … Read more

Penny Forward Podcast Episode 11 Pramit B

Episode Notes This week we meet Pramit, the creator of the Louie voice assistant app for the blind and visually impaired. Pramit was scaling the heights of his career when an unfortunate incident lead to the partial loss of his vision. Disappointed with his options for way finding apps, Pramit used his computer engineering and … Read more

Penny Forward Podcast Episode 10 Tommaso Nonis

Episode Notes This week’s guest is Tommaso Nonis. Tommaso lives in Italy, has studied abroad twice, interned as a translator in the European Parliament, and now translates Freedom Scientific products from English to his native Italian. We also discuss why buying things on sale might not always save you money.   The Penny Forward podcast … Read more

Penny Forward Podcast Episode 9 Jo Elizabeth Pinto

Episode Notes This week on the Penny Forward podcast, we get to know Jo Elizabeth Pinto. Joe was born three months too early and lost her vision due to Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP). Blindness didn’t stop her from reading, though, and from the time she figured out that words could be written down and reread, … Read more

Penny Forward Podcast Episode 8 David Furukawa

Episode Notes In this week’s episode, David Furukawa tells us how his views on blindness have evolved as he gradually lost his vision while working as a Physician’s Assistant. David has also been a stay-at-home dad and is now the co-founder and chief experience officer of Foresight Augmented Reality. Foresight Augmented Reality (FAR) brings a … Read more

Penny Forward Podcast Episode 7 Chris Walker

Episode Notes In this week’s episode, Chris walker tells us how unexpectedly losing his vision changed his life, but didn’t keep him down. Chris is a prominent figure in the blind social media community and, in just a few short years, has become a respected leader in the National Federation of the Blind. We hope … Read more

Penny Forward Podcast Episode 6 Byron Lee

Episode Notes In this week’s episode, Byron Lee tells us how he found the right job, the right home, and started a business with a little help from his friends. Support Penny Forward by contributing to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/penny-forward

Penny Forward Podcast Episode 5 Billy and Nancy Irwin

Episode Notes In the conclusion of a two part series, Billy and Nancy Irwin tell us what it’s like for them to start a marriage, build careers, and buy their first home as a blind couple during the COVID19 pandemic. Support Penny Forward by contributing to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/penny-forward

Penny Forward Podcast Episode 4 Billy and Nancy Irwin

Episode Notes In part one of a two part series, Billy and Nancy Irwin tell us what it’s like for them to start a marriage, build careers, and buy their first home as a blind couple during the COVID19 pandemic. Support Penny Forward by contributing to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/penny-forward