Classroom of The Air

Classroom of The Air

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Accessible World Presents So You Want To Buy A Computer On Classroom Of The Air with Rick Harmon Hosted on Tuesday, May 17, 2011

You’ve heard all about how much easier computers have made the lives of your friends and family. You’ve heard about Spam, the internet, and you know that tweeting doesn’t have a thing to do with birds conversing outside in your back yard. You’ve heard all the daunting words like giga bytes, mega bytes, terra bytes, Jaws and Window Eyes, Spam,Facebook, Send Space, and Twitter too. Friends speak glowingly of doing internet research and listening to internet radio around the world, but with all that looms before you as a new computer user, is there too much to learn?

Download classroom05-17-11buying_your_new_computer.mp3 31.07 MB Hosted on Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Accessible World Presents All Things Coffee On Classroom Of The Air with Gerry Leary Hosted on Tuesday, April 19, 2011

I can’t get through the beginning of any morning without it. Friends say I am not worth talking to before I have had a cup or two and will enquire whether I have had any before embarking on any topic of discussion in which they need my attention and participation. What can so affect my morning? Coffee, of course.

On the next Classroom Of The Air, we will hear about all things coffee from Gerry Leary, owner and proprietor of Unseen Bean. His company makes the morning a pleasant and welcome experience through the products he sells.

Download classroom04-19-11all_things_coffee.mp3 24.64 MB Hosted on Tuesday, April 19, 2011

ACCESSIBLE WORLD PRESENTS CLASSROOM OF THE AIR with Alan lemly Hosted on Tuesday, March 15, 2011

With the April 18th deadline to file your federal income tax return approaching, we will answer some common questions related to federal income taxes. Also, we will hopefully have time to take additional questions from the audience.

Download classroom_03-15-11_Income_Tax_information.mp3 37.06 MB Hosted on Tuesday, March 15, 2011


No matter how competent we are as blind people, there are certain tasks that require sight. For some of us those tasks include reading the mail, paying bills, or labeling spices. For others, assistance is needed in getting to and conquering grocery shopping or buying spiffy new clothes at the mall. Maybe you need someone with eyesight to help organize your photo albums or inspect suit jackets for dry cleaning, or to “spot” you while you sort and label tools, repair a car engine, or fill those boiled mason jars with homemade preserves.

Download classroom_02-16-11_finding_and_keeping_volunteers.mp3 25.71 MB Hosted on Wednesday, February 16, 2011

ACCESSIBLE WORLD CLASSROOM OF THE AIR PRESENTS THE ETIQUETTE OF EATING OUT with Linn Sorge and Doug Anzlovar Hosted on Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Eating out as a blind person can present some real challenges. How does one deal with wait staff who ask your friends what you will be having. Do sighted people have problems with salads containing pieces of lettuce the size of parachutes? And what about buffets. Entertaining guests for dinner at home can also present some challenges. Preparation, socializing and trying to clean up with several people in your kitchen trying to help can add some stress to your evening. Our January Classroom of the Air presentation will deal with these issues and more.

Download classroom_01-18-11_proper_ettiquette_eating_out_or_at_home.mp3 34.61 MB Hosted on Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Accessible World presents ClassRoom of the Air with Dr.Terri Hedgpeth Hosted on Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Dr.Terri Hedgpeth, Director, Disability Resource Center , Arizona State university
will give us a presentation on socializing at a party. She outlines her presentation
below for us to consider.
Working A Room: Why is it important and what are some helpful tips?
Learning to “work a room” be it at a friends party or a large function at your work
place, is an important skill to have or learn even more so today then in the past
for people who are blind or visually impaired. I say this because more and more people

Download classroom_Social_Interaction_at_parties_11-16-10.mp3 28.64 MB Hosted on Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Classroom of the air presents Shop Until you drop with Ruth Ann Acosta and Cindy Flerman Hosted on Tuesday, October 19, 2010

What would you do far more if you had the time and money? If you answer, "Shop" the next Accessible World classroom of the air is one you will love. Facilitators Ruth Ann Acosta and Cindy Flerman will share their love of shopping. Cindy loves making purchases on line and will acquaint us with web sites and all we should know about buying in this fast-growing and safe way to shop. It's wonderful to buy the old-fashioned way, but increasingly customers are shopping at home. No more toting all those heavy bags from store to store.

Download classroom_shopping_101910.mp3 66.04 MB Hosted on Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Accessible World ClassRoom of the Air presents Starting Your Own Business with Ann Parsons and Karen Rose Hosted on Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Have you ever dreamed of having your own business? If so, you are not alone. Perhaps
you've had an idea in your mind for years but have decided the prospect of creating
and running a business would be too time consuming or costly. Advice from others
when contemplating an enormous life change is free for the asking but not always
On this month's ClassRoom of the Air, Karen Rose and Ann Parsons will talk about
running a business of their own. How does one begin? What sacrifices will you have

Download classroomoftheair_092110.mp3 52.7 MB Hosted on Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Accessible World ClassRoom of the Air presents A Non-Visual Perspective on Self-Defense with Larry Lewis Hosted on Tuesday, August 17, 2010

In this seminar, Larry Lewis, President of Flying Blind LLC will be discussing non-visual
strategies for self-defense techniques that can be used by persons who are blind/visually
impaired. Lewis has studied a few different martial arts but has found his passion
in training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, a grappling-based Martial Art with a highly affective
self-defense component that requires no vision to learn and utilize.
Lewis will be discussing the components of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as well as the pluses

Download classroomoftheair_Self-defense_techniques081710.mp3 58.34 MB Hosted on Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Accessible World Classroom of the Air presents Traveling the World Without Sight with Wendy David Hosted on Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Ever wanted to just "get away" but didn't know how to go about arranging it? Ever wished you could lounge on a beach and sip a tropical drink, but worried about whether or not you'd be able to find your way back to your hotel room? Ever think that if you just had a sighted friend to travel with, you would love to go on an African Safari or visit the pyramids of Egypt? For those of us who are visually impaired, these luxuries and dreams are well within our reach.

Download classroom072010-travelingwithoutsight.mp3 54.35 MB Hosted on Tuesday, July 20, 2010