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

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-n3vst-d497b1

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

 

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Pressing Need The number of seniors with low vision is expected to double by 2030, as the “baby boomers” experience sight loss such as glaucoma, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration. Low vision makes it difficult to complete activities of daily living, puts elders at increased risk of falls, and complicates health care compliance. There is a pressing need for low vision services today more than ever, to ensure people with vision loss can continue to live the lives they want. Elders are the fastest-growing and most vulnerable population of persons with sight loss. Four of the five major causes of blindness are directly related to the aging process: age related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and cataracts. According to data published by the Commission for the Blind and the National Society for the Prevention of Blindness, there are an estimated 105,000 elders in Massachusetts with serious sight loss who cannot receive state-funded services because they are not “legally blind.” Nevertheless, their vision impairment is serious, and without appropriate intervention, can have a devastating impact on their independence.

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