Dangerous Vision Presents: Boy Wonder, a conversation with Matthew Shifrin


Innovation comes in all shapes, sizes, and ages.  Meet Matthew Shifrin.  As a 13 year he wanted to do one simple thing–build legos from the directions lego provided.  The directions are pictures of each step, pictures that are not accessible.  In this episode of Dangerous Vision host, Randy Cohen asks Matthew how he got the company to do something about this problem.  Today Matthew is a college at the New England Conservatory of Music majoring in contemporary Improvision.  Matthew is a countertenor and an accomplished accordion player.  This is one Dangerous Vision you must listen to.  For more information go to mabvi.org

Book mentioned:

Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It

   By Chris Voss


Captain Kirk–President / CEO of AFB


As the president and chief executive officer of the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB), Kirk Adams is a longtime champion of people who are blind or visually impaired and is committed to creating a more inclusive, accessible world for the more than 20 million Americans with vision loss.

Randy Cohen jumps into the alphabet soup once again to find out how this AFB is different from NFB (National Federation of the Blind) and ACB (American Council of the Blind). Randy and Kirk talk about research, policy, and creating an app to navigate public bathrooms. What is the novel that they both are reading and love? Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi.  For more information visit www.mabvi.org/resources/dangerous-vision/