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Dr. Joshua Miele works at the Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute and is involved with some amazing projects. In this interview, I talk to him about audio descriptions and an innovative new way they can be provided to the blind and others that would benefit from them. Listen to this podcast to learn more, and attend their webinar on January 24th.

The video description research discussed in this podcast was funded by the National Eye Institute of the U.S. National Institutes of Health grant titled: "Innovative Techniques for Creating and Distributing Described Video for the Blind". Grant #1 R01 EY020925-01. The Video Description Research and Development Center is funded by The Department of Education OSEP Grant #H327J110005.

Useful Links:

Sign up for the webinar
http://webinars.dcmp.org/

Josh Miele's web page which describes some of his projects
http://www.mielelab.org

The main site for the Smith-Kettlewell Video Description Research and Development Center
http://www.vdrdc.org

An interview Josh did with KQED about his map development project and other good info
http://www.kqed.org/a/forum/R201106171000

A video showing how Josh uses his iPhone to aid mobility
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQKtSR5Li1A

A video demonstrating the WearaBraille
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_QWtUFFAFQ

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An interview I have been trying to get for some time -- an update on the new offerings by Bookshare! Please excuse the bad quality of my recording, I was having some microphone issues. But Betsy Burgess sounds good, and she's the one you really want to hear, anyway!

Be sure and visit www.bookshare.org for more information!

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This episode tells you all about an arts exhibition for artists with disabilities. Be chosen and you can gain recognition, attend a reception on Capital Hill, and win lots of money. Learn more by visiting the VSA website at www.vsarts.org. And follow them on Facebook, www.facebook.com/VSAInternational.

Don't forget to email me at disability411@jinkle.com if you enter!

See pictures and learn more about past winners at www.vsarts.org/accelerate and www.vsarts.org/greenlight.

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VSA Exhibit

Photo by Greg Staley Photography

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