The Blind Life Podcast

Sam Seavey

This is the companion Podcast for The Blind Life, the very popular YouTube channel for the blind and visually impaired community. read less
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Episodes

Ep. 31 - Blazing Trails: A Blind Cyclist's Journey Across America
May 17 2024
Ep. 31 - Blazing Trails: A Blind Cyclist's Journey Across America
Join Sam from The Blind Life as he interviews Chris, a remarkable individual with an inspiring vision story. At the age of 24, Chris received a diagnosis of Stargardt disease, leading to legal blindness by his early thirties. Despite the challenges, Chris embarked on a transformative journey of self-discovery through cycling. From commuting to work to conquering 100-mile charity rides and tackling the rugged terrain of off-road mountain biking, Chris's resilience shines through. Now, he's preparing for his most ambitious adventure yet: the Tour Divide, a 2,700-mile self-supported mountain bike race from Canada to Mexico. Learn how Chris navigates the trails with low vision, overcomes obstacles, and finds strength in solitude. This is a story of determination, adventure, and living life to the fullest. Don't miss out on this incredible journey! Follow Chris's adventure with the hashtag #BlindCyclistJourney and share your own stories of resilience and adventure. Join the conversation and support Chris on his epic ride across America! 🚴‍♂️✨ #BlindAdventures #CyclingWithVision #Inspiration #TourDivide #BlindLifeJourney About Chris and follow the trip: ► http://www.blindguybiking.org Donations: ► https://give.fightingblindness.org/fundraiser/5178006 Instagram: ► https://www.instagram.com/blindguybiking/ Facebook: ► https://www.facebook.com/StripedMoose YouTube: ► https://www.youtube.com/@Blindguyonabike
Episode 26 | Will the new TESLA robot be our salvation, or our destruction? |Robots for the blind
Jan 20 2024
Episode 26 | Will the new TESLA robot be our salvation, or our destruction? |Robots for the blind
Today we explore the world of Tesla's humanoid robots and their potential as personal assistants for the blind community. Could the Optimus Gen II be the ideal solution for the visually impaired? Tesla unveiled their groundbreaking prototype humanoid robot in 2021, and just two years later, they announced the third-generation model called Optimus. These highly advanced robots closely resemble humans and possess a range of impressive capabilities. As Tesla pushes forward with their ambitious plans, we question whether these robots could be a game-changer for the disabled community, particularly the blind and visually impaired. In this episode, we delve into the features of the Optimus Gen II and compare it with Boston Dynamics' robot, Atlas. Our goal is to provide a comprehensive understanding of how these robotic advancements can revolutionize personal assistance for the visually impaired. However, an important consideration is the accessibility and affordability of these robots. Will they be freely available to the blind community, or will they follow a different economic model? We value our viewers' perspectives on this crucial matter. Join the conversation and share your thoughts on whether having a robot as a personal assistant for the blind is a viable option in the next 10 years. As we explore the intersections of technology, disability, and progress, we want to hear from you. Be part of a community fascinated by assistive technology for the blind, interested in robotics, future technology, and the advancements made by companies like Tesla. #teslarobot #Teslabot #OptimisGenII #RobotsForTheBlind @Tesla