A Different Way of Seeing

LOIS STRACHAN  |  Podcast , ±38 min episodes every 2 weeks, 5 days  | 
Conversations on opportunities, challenges and lived experiences to foster understanding between disabled and non-disabled communities. Insights into the tools and techniques used by people with disabilities navigating the worlds of work, education, travel, sport, the arts and leisure.

Because while we may be disabled we will never be disempowered.

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27
APR

63 - Dr Karen Smit on Digital Inclusion in the Telecommunications Industry.

In this episode I chat to Dr Karen Smit about her work empowering young women with disabilities, as well as the impact that digital inclusion in the telecommunications industry can have on the lives of persons with disabilities.

Contact Dr Karen Smit at karensmit50@gmail.com
Contact Lois with podcast topics or guest suggestions at
Web: loisstrachan.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/loisstrachanspeaker

This episode edited by Craig Strachan using Hindenburg PRO – find out more on Hindenburg.com
Credits and music by Charlie Dyasi of Naledi Media.
11
APR

62 - Elizabeth Sammons on Representations of Disability in Literature

In this episode I chat to author and disability advocate Elizabeth Sammons about the way persons with disabilities are represented in literature. Elizabeth shares great advice for authors, both those with and without disabilities, who wish to include characters with disabilities in their writing.

Here are the publications mentioned by Elizabeth during our conversation:
“Blindness: Is Literature Against Us?”
By Kenneth Jernigan,
July 3, 1974
https://nfb.org/Images/nfb/Publications/convent/banque74.htm

“Being Seen: One Deafblind Woman's Fight to End Ableism”
By Elsa Sjunneson
“There Plant Eyes: A Personal and Cultural History of Blindness”
By M. Leona Godin.

Reach out to Elizabeth on her website – and buy a copy of “The Lyra and the Cross”
https://www.dldbooks.com/elizabethsammons/
Contact Lois with podcast topics or guest suggestions at
Web: loisstrachan.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/loisstrachanspeaker

This episode edited by Craig Strachan using Hindenburg PRO – find out more on Hindenburg.com
Credits and music by Charlie Dyasi of Naledi Media.
27
MAR

61 - Dr Michelle Botha on Ways of Thinking and Talking about Disability.

In this episode I chat to Dr Michelle Botha about different ways of thinking and talking about disability, and how the theories impact on our lived experiences.

Michelle and I chat about

• The Medical Model,
• The Social Model
• Critical Disability Theory

We discuss what those models are, how they play out in our lives, and in the lives of those with little or no personal contact with disability

Contact Michelle on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-botha-b64838229/
Contact Lois with podcast topic or guest suggestions at
Web: loisstrachan.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/loisstrachanspeaker

This episode edited by Craig Strachan using Hindenburg PRO – find out more on Hindenburg.com
Credits and music by Charlie Dyasi of Naledi Media.
14
MAR

60 - An Upside-Down Introduction to the New Format - with Lois Strachan and Jeff Thompson

In this episode we get creative and turn everything upside down. Because it’s all about change!

Our host, Lois Strachan is on the other side of the microphone as she speaks to guest interviewer, Jeff Thompson from the Blind Abilities podcast network about what to expect in the new format of A Different Way of Seeing.

Find out what to expect in future episodes and the story of how Lois got into podcasting in the first place.

With thanks to Jeff for editing the interview section of the podcast.

Contact Jeff Thompson at blindabilities.com

Contact Lois with podcast topic or guest suggestions at
Web: loisstrachan.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/loisstrachanspeaker

This episode edited by Craig Strachan using Hindenburg PRO – find out more on Hindenburg.com
Credits and music by Charlie Dyasi of Naledi Media.
28
FEB

59 - Echo location with Brian Bushway

In this episode our host, Lois Strachan, speaks with Brian Bushway of Acoustic Athletics about echo location as a tool to help us navigate the world.

We also share news on upcoming changes to the podcast, so be sure to listen right to the end of today’s episode.

Here’s how you can contact Brian Bushway and Acoustic Athletics:
YouTube
The Brian Bushway- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnSsNx-Ql3WNNcSULXdTbug
Acoustic Athletics- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-h5Y_i65SZx1EWwzHXE-8Q

Instagram
Brianbushway
Acousticathletics

LinkedIn
www.linkedin.com/in/brianbushway

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/brian.bushway.3/

Website
www.acousticathletics.com
www.brianbushway.com

This episode was edited by Craig Strachan using Hindenburg PRO – find out more on Hindenburg.com Credits read by Musa E Zulu.
14
FEB

58 - Adaptive Golf with Raising Hope SA

In this episode, our host, Lois Strachan, speaks with Mary Klinkradt of Raising Hope SA about adaptive golf and the launch of the Raising Hope SA Golf Academy in Cape Town.

For general enquiries contact Mary on mary@raisinghopesa.com

For enquiries on adaptive golf lessons, contact Shane on golfacademy@hazendal.co.za

Look out for news of the podcast update coming soon…

This episode was edited by Craig Strachan using Hindenburg PRO – find out more on hindenburg.com

Credits read by Musa E Zulu.
24
JAN

57 - Saffura Khan

In this episode, our host, Lois Strachan chats to Saffura Khan who is a social activist involved in many different areas of the disability sector. She is education manager at the South African National Zakah Fund, and a radio presenter. Saffura was born blind and she loves to travel.

Today's travel quote is by Lawrence Block: "Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing, while in pursuit of something else."

This episode was edited by Craig Strachan using the Hindenburg Software. Credits read by Musa E Zulu
23
NOV
2021

56 - An Introduction to Adaptive Paragliding in South Africa

In this episode, our host, Lois Strachan, speaks with Matthew van Zyl from Square One Paragliding and Taryn Tomlinson from Able2Travel about the introduction of adaptive paragliding into South Africa.

Today's travel quote is by Leonardo da Vinci: "Once you have tasted flight, you will always walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward. Because there you have been, and there you long to return"

This episode was edited by Craig Strachan using the Hindenburg software. Credits read by Musa E Zulu.
28
OCT
2021

55 - Meiki Motshabi

In this episode, our host, Lois Strachan, chats with Meiki Motshabi.who learned to swim as a visually impaired adult. We will hear about her love of water sports and her swimming adventures.

Today's travel quote is by Rabindranath Tagor: "

This episode was edited by Craig Strachan using the Hindenburg software. Credits read by Musa E. Zulu.
07
OCT
2021

54 - Scuba Diving for Persons with Disabilities

In this episode, Lois Strachan chats with the team from Handicapped Scuba Crew, an NPO that provides adaptive scuba diving experiences.

Handicapped Scuba Crew can be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HandicappedScubaCrew/

Today's travel quote is by Justina Chen Headley: "I didn't know that the world could be so mind-blowingly beautiful."

This episode was edited by Craig Strachan using the Hindenburg software. Credits read by Musa E. Zulu.
21
SEP
2021

53 - Michael Hingson on Long Distance Air Travel with a Guide Dog

In this episode, Lois speaks with Michael Hingson.about his experiences with long distance air travel with a guide dog. Michael has been blind his entire life and received his first guide dog at 14 years old.

Today's travel quote is by Aaron Lauritsen: "Explore, experience, then push beyond."

This episode was edited by Craig Strachan using the Hindenburg software. Credits read by Musa E Zulu
26
AUG
2021

52 - Neha Arora of Planet Abled

Today Lois speaks with Neha Arora of Planet Abled in India. The organisation promotes accessibility and inclusive travel for people with all disabilities, giving people the freedom of choice to travel wherever they want. Neha's father is blind, and her mother is a wheelchair user, so Planet Abled was born through her own experiences of travel and the challenges presented for her family.

Today's travel quote is by an anonymous author: "Of all the books in the world, the best stories are found between the pages of a passport."

This episode was edited by Craig Strachan using the Hindenburg software. Credits read by Musa E Zulu

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