Binaural Podcast (Headphones Required) First Episode

Binaural recording is most appreciated by blind and visually impaired people since they rely solely on different environmental sounds when they want to familiarize themselves with new surroundings, or they just want to have a detailed description of the environment where they are in. Of course the description from a real human would definitely help in some cases, but because blind people have a very sensitive hearing for example, they are able to accurately pinpoint the location of a sound source around them, and learn their actual physical position in the process by just using their ears and sometimes with the help of their other senses as well.

Sound Professionals Binaural Podcast by Sarah

This is the first episode of our podcast about binaural recording through a special type of microphones called Sound Professionals, and the handy digital recorder called Zoom H1. In this podcast, Sarah is going to demonstrate the difference in sound quality when you record using regular stereo recorder, and the binaural recording which I’m going to discuss more below.Continue Reading Binaural Podcast (Headphones Required) First Episode


Google Text-to-speech Filipino Language for Talkback Screen Reader is Now Available

Last October, Google has finally released the Filipino language support on its 3.13.3 update for their text-to-speech engine for Android and other products. Google TTS converts the text into speech which can be useful especially for visually impaired users of Talkback, a screen reader built-in to Android operating system.Continue Reading Google Text-to-speech Filipino Language for Talkback Screen Reader is Now Available


A Blind Legend: An Accessible Audio Game Podcast (Headphones Recommended)

A Blind Legend is an accessible audio game for visually impaired gamers but sighted people are also welcome to try it for them to become more familiar with blindness and how a blind person is able to move around his or her surroundings. It is not perfect, but the realism is evident in the game, as well as the accuracy of the sound positions and other sound effects.

A Blind Legend Podcast (Headphones Recommended) hosted by Sarah

This is the first episode of our podcast about A Blind Legend, an audio game for the visually impaired people. This exciting, accessible audio game for the blind is available on the App Store for iOS, Play Store for Android and there are also Windows and Mac versions of A Blind Legend. Both mobile versions of the game are free, while the Mac and PC versions cost 229.95 pesos.Continue Reading A Blind Legend: An Accessible Audio Game Podcast (Headphones Recommended)



WATCH: Viral Video of a Blind Filipino Singer Singing Angel

Just recently one of the videos of Sarah Joyce, a female Filipino blind singer became viral on Facebook.

Viral video of Sarah Joyce Roberts a female blind singer/keyboardist
Sarah Joyce Roberts a viral female blind singer and a keyboardist

Watch this viral video of a talented Filipino blind girl named Sarah Joyce Roberts while singing a song called Angel by Sarah Mclachlan and playing a keyboard at the same time. Currently her video has hundred thousand views and counting on Facebook, plus thousands of reactions and shares. No wonder she is really “a true gifted”, “a girl that has an angelic voice” and “a sweet young lady”, according to netizens. Continue Reading WATCH: Viral Video of a Blind Filipino Singer Singing Angel


The Story of RBI, an Organization that Helps the Blind Filipinos

Hand Reading Braille
A hand while reading Braille

This is the story of Resources for the Blind Incorporated RBI, an organization that provides products and services for blind Filipinos all over the Philippines.

While we know that the Philippine government is doing their best to ensure that their programs and services are felt by the PWD sector, organizations like RBI are also there, trying to reach out those visually impaired in every corner of the Philippines. And of course they do this with the help of the Lord!

If you want to know more about RBI and the different services they offer, you can read the text that was copied from the RBI’s website below. Continue Reading The Story of RBI, an Organization that Helps the Blind Filipinos