Penny Forward Podcast Episode 16 Chris McKnight

This week on the Penny Forward podcast, Chris McKnight, a senior mortgage banker with Bank of England Mortgage, helps us to understand the home buying process. You won’t want to miss this interview whether you’re thinking of buying your first home or you’re ready to upgrade to the home of your dreams,. The Penny Forward … Read more

Penny Forward Podcast Episode 15 Joshua Loya

This week we get to know totally blind adventurer Joshua Loya. Joshua is a multiple time surfing champion, holder of 5 3rd degree black belts, and stand-up comedian and host of the Adventure Mind Podcast. We also discuss some types of risk you may want to consider when making financial decisions. The Penny Forward podcast … Read more

Penny Forward Podcast Episode 14 Angela Fowler

Angela Fowler started selling her awesome jerky to help pay for a trip to the NFB national convention in 2012. Nine years later, she has turned that small business into an awesome jerky empire. The Penny Forward podcast is telling stories about people like us who are working toward their own success and sharing tips … Read more

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